2013 College Basketball – 2/20/2013

As always based on the power rankings which are faithfully updated (well, semi-regularly), and consequently the 68 team “should” field.  This time though, we DO consider regions now – and try to slot into regionals and eliminate UConn from discussion due to ineligibility.  It’s a more tedious exercise, but possibly more interesting – I put top ranked Duke in Los Angeles to give Miami some credit for being the ACC champ in this alignment:

Los Angeles Regional

  • Philadelphia: (1) Duke v (16) NORTHEASTERN, (8) LaSalle v (9) Illinois
  • San Jose: (4) Georgetown v (13) BUCKNELL, (5) MEMPHIS v (12) Kentucky
  • Dayton: (2) Louisville v (15) HARVARD, (7) Creighton v (10) San Diego State
  • Auburn Hills: (3) Michigan v (14) STONY BROOK, (6) Kansas State v (11) BELMONT

Indianapolis Regional

  • Dayton: (1) INDIANA v (16) NORFOLK STATE/CHARLESTON SOUTHERN, (8) OREGON v (9) VCU
  • Salt Lake City: (4) Colorado State v (13) Ole Miss, (5) WICHITA STATE v (12) Notre Dame
  • San Jose: (2) GONZAGA v (15) LONG BEACH STATE, (7) Pittsburgh v (10) Oklahoma
  • Auburn Hills: (3) Michigan State v (14) VALPARAISO, (6) NC State v (11) LOUISIANA TECH

Washington, DC Regional

  • Lexington: (1) MIAMI-FL v (16) MERCER/TEXAS SOUTHERN, (8) Colorado v (9) Missouri
  • Austin: (4) Marquette v (13) Southern Miss/California, (5) Oklahoma State v (12) AKRON
  • Kansas City: (2) KANSAS v (15) NIAGARA, (7) Wisconsin v (10) Saint Mary’s
  • Philadelphia: (3) SYRACUSE v (14) DAVIDSON, (6) SAINT LOUIS v (11) Virginia

Arlington, TX Regional

  • Lexington: (1) FLORIDA v (16) MONTANA, (8) UNLV v (9) UCLA
  • Kansas City: (4) Minnesota v (13) STEPHEN F AUSTIN, (5) MIDDLE TENNESSEE v (12) Iowa State/Temple
  • Austin: (2) NEW MEXICO v (15) BRYANT, (7) Butler v (10) North Carolina
  • Salt Lake City: (3) Arizona v (14) SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, (6) Ohio State v (11) Cincinnati

Quick impressions?

  1. As far as who missed this field?  Villanova, Baylor, Boise State, Alabama with Villanova getting first dibs.  Maryland, Arizona State, BYU and Charlotte are even further away.

The conference breakdown

  • ACC (5): Duke, Miami-FL, Virginia, NC State, North Carolina
  • Northeast (1): Bryant
  • MEAC (1): Norfolk State
  • Big 12 (5): Kansas State, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Kansas
  • Big East (8): Connecticut, Georgetown, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Louisville, Marquette
  • SEC (4): Kentucky, Ole Miss, Missouri, Florida
  • Atlantic 10 (5): Temple, VCU, LaSalle, Butler, Saint Louis
  • Pac 12 (4): Colorado, UCLA, Oregon, Arizona
  • West Coast (2): Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s
  • Mountain West (4): UNLV, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State
  • Missouri Valley (2): Creighton, Wichita State
  • Conference USA (2): Memphis, Southern Miss
  • WAC (1): Louisiana Tech
  • Big Ten (7): Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan State, Ohio State, Michigan, Illinois
  • MAC (1): Akron
  • Atlantic Sun (1): Mercer
  • Ivy (1): Harvard
  • Big Sky (1): Montana
  • Ohio Valley (1): Belmont
  • Patriot (1): Bucknell
  • Horizon (1): Valparaiso
  • Big South (1): Charleston Southern
  • SWAC (1): Texas Southern
  • Colonial (1): Northeastern
  • America East (1): Stony Brook
  • Metro Atlantic (1): Niagara
  • Big West (1): Long Beach State
  • Southland (1): Stephen F Austin
  • Sun Belt (1): Middle Tennessee
  • Summit (1): South Dakota State
  • Southern (1): Davidson
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