The next projection should be posted on Monday, 1/22. Here is a preview of its predictive system:
- Automatic Bids are still projected by current conference standings.
- Teams are now placed by "True Seed"
- Regional/Host sites subsequently listed
- Starting at Seed 5, season/conference match-ups are considered to move teams along the line.
- For example, if a potential rematch exists for a 4/5 in the same conference during the regular season, the 5 team must be moved per principle.
- RPI Comparison heavily favored outside the Top 8.
- "In" teams must have at least 1 quality win (Top 50 RPI).
- The "scrubbing" process is emphasized only on the bubble.