2013 College Basketball – 2/27/2013

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 was surprised at the impact of the Indiana and Florida losses – and a bit surprised at how Minnesota has held up despite a sub .500 record.  I have no doubt their actual seed will be lower:

Washington DC Regional

  • Philadelphia: (1) Duke v (16) MERCER, (8) UCLA v (9) VCU
  • San Jose: (4) MEMPHIS v (13) LOUISIANA TECH, (5) Ohio State v (12) Kentucky
  • Dayton: (2) Louisville v (15) HARVARD, (7) Kansas State v (10) Oregon
  • Auburn Hills: (3) Michigan v (14) SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, (6) SAINT LOUIS v (11) Virginia

Indianapolis Regional

  • Salt Lake City: (1) NEW MEXICO v (16) MONTANA/CHARLESTON SOUTHERN, (8) Butler v (9) Saint Mary’s
  • Austin: (4) GEORGETOWN v (13) VALPARAISO, (5) Minnesota v (12) AKRON
  • Lexington: (2) MIAMI-FL v (15) NORTHEASTERN, (7) Notre Dame v (10) San Diego State
  • Auburn Hills: (3) Michigan State v (14) STEPHEN F AUSTIN, (6) MIDDLE TENNESSEE v (11) Missouri

Arlington Regional

  • Kansas City: (1) KANSAS v (16) ROBERT MORRIS, (8) NC State v (9) Illinois
  • Austin: (4) WICHITA STATE (4) v (13) Ole Miss/California, (5) Colorado State v (12) Cincinnati
  • Dayton: (2) INDIANA v (15) LONG BEACH STATE, (7) Pittsburgh v (10) BELMONT
  • Salt Lake City: (3) ARIZONA v (14) DAVIDSON, (6) Oklahoma State v (11) Temple

Los Angeles Region

  • San Jose: (1) GONZAGA v (16) NORFOLK STATE/TEXAS SOUTHERN, (8) North Carolina v (9) Oklahoma
  • Kansas City: (4) Marquette v (13) BUCKNELL, (5) UNLV v (12) Southern Miss/Iowa State
  • Lexington: (2) FLORIDA v (15) NIAGARA, (7) Creighton v (10) Colorado
  • Philadelphia: (3) Syracuse v (14) STONY BROOK, (6) Wisconsin v (11) LaSalle

Quick impressions?

  1. As far as who missed this field?  Tennessee, Villanova, Boise State, Maryland with Tennessee getting first dibs.  Ohio, Massachusetts, BYU and Indiana State are even further away.

The conference breakdown

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

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