College Basketball Pairwise NCAA Forecast #6

If the season ended today – correcting for a horrid math error (rankings here🙂

The Field of 68.  Easier to present it this way – ignoring procedural seeding rules.  Conference champs (leaders, wins first tiebreak, pairwise ranking second) in caps:

BOSTON

  • (1) Syracuse vs (16) MISSISSIPPI VALLEY-UNC ASHEVILLE
  • (8) Florida vs (9) SAINT MARY’S
  • (4) Kansas vs (13) CLEVELAND STATE
  • (5) Temple vs (12) MARSHALL
  • (2) Gonzaga vs (15) GEORGE MASON
  • (7) Kansas State vs (10) Mississippi
  • (3) Missouri vs (14) BELMONT
  • (6) Marquette vs (11) Mississippi State

PHOENIX

  • (1) KENTUCKY vs (16) BUCKNELL
  • (8) Vanderbilt vs (9) ORAL ROBERTS
  • (4) Illinois vs (13) LONG BEACH STATE
  • (5) Georgetown vs (12) MURRAY STATE
  • (2) Duke vs (15) AKRON
  • (7) Louisville vs (10) Wichita State
  • (3) Ohio State vs (14) LASALLE
  • (6) UNLV vs (11) Harvard

SAINT LOUIS

  • (1) Indiana vs (16) TEXAS-ARLINGTON/STONY BROOK
  • (8) West Virginia vs (9) Northern Iowa
  • (4) Alabama vs (13) DAVIDSON
  • (5) Virginia vs (12) Arizona/NC State
  • (2) MICHIGAN STATE vs (15) WEBER STATE
  • (7) Purdue vs (10) Iowa State
  • (3) Connecticut vs (14) COLORADO
  • (6) IONA vs (11) Xavier

ATLANTA

  • (1) BAYLOR vs (16) LONG ISLAND
  • (8) Denver vs (9) California
  • (4) CREIGHTON vs (13) MIDDLE TENNESSEE
  • (5) Michigan vs (12) Saint Joseph’s/Minnesota
  • (2) Seton Hall vs (15) NORFOLK STATE
  • (7) Dayton vs (10) Colorado State
  • (3) North Carolina vs (14) NEVADA
  • (6) Southern Miss vs (11) Northwestern

First four out: Stanford, New Mexico, Ohio, Memphis

Next four out: Arkansas, Oregon, Texas, LSU

Multi-Bid Leagues

  • Big East (7)
  • SEC (6)
  • West Coast (2)
  • Big 12 (5)
  • Atlantic 10 (5)
  • Conference USA (2)
  • Big Ten (8)
  • ACC (4)
  • Missouri Valley (3)
  • Mountain West (2)
  • Pac 12 (3)
  • Sun Belt (2)

 

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