2013 College Basketball – 3/4/2013

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,  Commentary will be a bit quicker now – as with the conference tourneys starting this week, information will get more interesting.  As a practical matter, I doubt Middle Tennessee and Belmont are as safe as they should be.

Washington DC

  • Philadelphia: (1) Duke v (16) NORTHEASTERN, (8) BELMONT v (9) Oklahoma
  • San Jose: (4) Arizona v (13) Boise State/Iowa State, (5) Minnesota v (12) Cincinnati
  • Austin: (2) FLORIDA v (15) PRINCETON, (7) VCU v (10) Illinois
  • Philadelphia: (3) GEORGETOWN v (14) SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, (6) Colorado State v (11) Oregon


  • Lexington: (1) INDIANA v (16) TEXAS SOUTHERN/NORFOLK STATE, (8) Pittsburgh v (9) Colorado
  • Salt Lake City: (4) SAINT LOUIS v (13) VALPARAISO, (5) UNLV v (12) Virginia
  • San Jose: (2) GONZAGA v (15) LONG BEACH STATE, (7) NC State v (10) Wisconsin
  • Dayton: (3) Syracuse v (14) DAVIDSON, (6) Oklahoma State v (11) Temple

Los Angeles

  • Salt Lake City: (1) NEW MEXICO v (16) MONTANA/CHARLESTON SOUTHERN, (8) Saint Mary’s v (9) Notre Dame
  • Dayton: (4) Ohio State v (13) BUCKNELL, (5) MEMPHIS v (12) LOUISIANA TECH
  • Austin: (2) MIAMI-FL v (15) ROBERT MORRIS, (7) UCLA v (10) Butler
  • Kansas City: (3) Marquette v (14) STEPHEN F AUSTIN, (6) CREIGHTON v (11) AKRON


  • Kansas City: (1) KANSAS v (16) MERCER, (8) North Carolina v (9) Missouri
  • Auburn Hills: (4) Michigan State v (13) Southern Miss/Kentucky, (5) MIDDLE TENNESSEE v (12) California
  • Lexington: (2) Louisville v (15) NIAGARA, (7) Wichita State v (10) San Diego State
  • Auburn Hills: (3) Michigan v (14) STONY BROOK, (6) Kansas State v (11) LaSalle

Quick impressions?

  1. As far as who missed this field? Ole Miss, Villanova, Maryland and Denver with Ole Miss getting first dibs.  Massachusetts, Tennessee, Providence and Alabama are even further away.

The conference breakdown

  • ACC (5): Duke, Virginia, NC State, Miami-FL, North Carolina
  • Big 12 (5): Oklahoma, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Kansas State
  • Atlantic 10 (5): Saint Louis, VCU, Temple, Butler, LaSalle
  • Mountain West (5): Boise State, Colorado State, UNLV, New Mexico, San Diego State
  • Big Ten (7): Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan
  • Big East (7): Cincinnati, Georgetown, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Marquette, Louisville
  • SEC (3): Florida, Missouri, Kentucky
  • Pac 12 (5): Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, UCLA, California
  • West Coast (2): Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s
  • Conference USA (2): Memphis, Southern Miss
  • Missouri Valley (2): Creighton, Wichita State
  • One Bidders: Northeastern (Colonial), Belmont (Ohio Valley), Princeton (Ivy), South Dakota State (Summit), Texas Southern (SWAC), Norfolk State (MEAC), Valparaiso (Horizon), Long Beach State (Big West), Davidson (Southern), Montana (Big Sky), Charleston Southern (Big South), Bucknell (Patriot), Louisiana Tech (WAC), Robert Morris (Northeast), Akron (MAC), Stephen F Austin (Southland), Mercer (Atlantic Sun), Middle Tennessee (Sun Belt), Niagara (Metro Atlantic), Stony Brook (America East)

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