College Basketball Pairwise NCAA Forecast #2

If the season ended today (rankings here🙂

AUTOMATIC BIDS (31) (ties broken with pairwise ranking):

  • America East: Boston University (4-7, #189)
  • Atlantic 10: Xavier (8-1, #19)
  • ACC: Duke (9-1, #4)
  • Atlantic Sun: Belmont (7-4, #83)
  • Big 12: Baylor (9-0, #5)
  • Big East: Syracuse (11-0, #1)
  • Big Sky: Weber State (6-3, #122)
  • Big South: Coastal Carolina (9-1, #160)
  • Big Ten: Minnesota (11-1, #12)
  • Big West: Long Beach State (4-5, #103)
  • Colonial: George Mason (7-3, #72)
  • Conference USA: Southern Miss (8-2, #27)
  • Horizon: Cleveland State (10-1, #15)
  • Ivy: Harvard (9-1, #39)
  • Metro Atlantic: Iona (9-2, #29)
  • Mid-American: Ohio (9-1, #11)
  • MEAC: Norfolk State (7-5, #105)
  • Missouri Valley: Northern Iowa (9-1, #8)
  • Mountain West: Wyoming (11-1, #31)
  • Northeast: Robert Morris (8-3, #57)
  • Ohio Valley: Eastern Kentucky (7-5, #189)
  • Pac 12: Stanford (9-1, #23)
  • Patriot: American (8-4, #71)
  • SEC: Kentucky (9-1, #18)
  • Southern: Charleston (9-1, #24)
  • Southland: Lamar (8-3, #52)
  • SWAC: Alabama A&M (2-4, #272)
  • Summit: South Dakota State (10-4, #69)
  • Sun Belt: Denver (8-2, #37)
  • West Coast: Saint Mary’s (8-1, #26)
  • WAC: Nevada (8-3, #73)

At Larges (37)

  1. Louisville (10-0, #2)
  2. Marquette (10-0, #3)
  3. Missouri (11-0, #6)
  4. Murray State (12-0, #7)
  5. UConn (9-1, #9)
  6. Seton Hall (9-1, #10)
  7. Ohio State (10-1, #13)
  8. Virginia (9-1, #14)
  9. Illinois (10-1, #16)
  10. Northwestern (10-1, #17)
  11. Oklahoma (8-1, #20)
  12. Creighton (8-1, #21)
  13. Mississippi State (11-1, #22)
  14. Pittsburgh (10-1, #25)
  15. Wisconsin (10-2, #28)
  16. Kansas State (7-1, #30)
  17. UNLV (11-2, #32)
  18. North Carolina (9-2, #33)
  19. Ole Miss (9-2, #34)
  20. Georgetown (9-1, #35)
  21. Michigan (9-2, #36)
  22. Indiana State (8-2, #38)
  23. Kent State (7-1, #40)
  24. San Diego State (9-2, #41)
  25. North Dakota State (8-2, #42)
  26. Saint Joseph’s (8-3, #43)
  27. Wichita State (8-2, #44)
  28. Dayton (8-3, #45)
  29. Michigan State (9-2, #46)
  30. West Virginia (7-2, #47)
  31. California (9-2, #48)
  32. Gonzaga (7-2, #49)
  33. Kansas (7-2, #50)
  34. Marshall (7-2, #51)
  35. Alabama (8-3, #53)
  36. Temple (6-3, #54)
  37. Texas (9-2, #55)

The two opening round doubleheaders feature, the last 4 at-large teams and the 4 lowest seeds in general:

  • Bubble Matchups: Marshall vs Texas, Alabama vs Temple
  • Lowest Seeds: Coastal Carolina vs Alabama A&M, Boston University vs Eastern Kentucky

The draw, disregarding regions and seeding rules:

EAST (Boston)

  • (1) Syracuse vs (16) Boston University/Eastern Kentucky
  • (8) UNLV vs (9) North Carolina
  • (4) Illinois vs (13) Gonzaga
  • (5) Northwestern vs (12) California
  • (2) Northern Iowa vs (15) George Mason
  • (7) Pittsburgh vs (10) Kent State
  • (3) Connecticut vs (14) American
  • (6) Charleston vs (11) San Diego State

SOUTH (Atlanta)

  • (1) Duke vs (16) Norfolk State
  • (8) Iona vs (9) Michigan
  • (4) Ohio State vs (13) Lamar
  • (5) Xavier vs (12) Dayton
  • (2) Baylor vs (15) Long Beach State
  • (7) Wisconsin vs (10) Denver
  • (3) Minnesota vs (14) Alabama/Temple
  • (6) Creighton vs (11) Wichita State

MIDWEST (Saint Louis)

  • (1) Louisville vs (16) Coastal Carolina/Alabama A&M
  • (8) Wyoming vs (9) Ole Miss
  • (4) Cleveland State vs (13) Kansas
  • (5) Kentucky vs (12) West Virginia
  • (2) Murray State vs (15) Nevada
  • (7) Saint Mary’s vs (10) Harvard
  • (3) Seton Hall vs (14) South Dakota State
  • (6) Stanford vs (11) North Dakota State

WEST (Phoenix)

  • (1) Marquette vs (16) Weber State
  • (8) Kansas State vs (9) Georgetown
  • (4) Virginia vs (13) Marshall/Texas
  • (5) Oklahoma vs (12) Michigan State
  • (2) Missouri vs (15) Belmont
  • (7) Southern Miss vs (10) Indiana State
  • (3) Ohio vs (14) Robert Morris
  • (6) Mississippi State vs (11) Saint Joseph’s
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