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Projection #6 - Week 15






Seed List
  1. Virginia, Villanova, Xavier, Purdue
  2. Auburn, Kansas, Duke, Cincinnati
  3. Clemson, Texas Tech, Michigan St., North Carolina
  4. Tennessee, Ohio St., Arizona, Oklahoma
  5. Kentucky, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Florida
  6. Arizona St., Gonzaga, Texas A&M, Miami
  7. St. Mary's, Texas, TCU, Seton Hall
  8. Florida St., Michigan, Creighton, Butler
  9. Arkansas, Wichita St., Missouri, UCLA
  10. Alabama, Syracuse, Nevada, Louisville
  11. USC, New Mexico St., Utah, Houston, Washington, Baylor
  12. Middle Tennessee, Boise St., South Dakota St., Buffalo
  13. Vermont, Loyola-Chicago, Murray St., East Tennessee St.
  14. UL-Lafayette, Montana, Bucknell, N. Kentucky
  15. Coll. Charleston, Penn, Rider, FGCU
  16. UCSB, UNC-Asheville, Wagner, Nicholls St., Grambling St., Savannah St.

NOTES:
  • RPI is (more) heavily considered based on the Bracket Preview Show.
  • This is the first projection with flexed seed lines (Florida St. / Seton Hall at 7/8).
  • Seeds 12-16 are no longer placeholders by projected conference winner.

OPINION:
  • The Selection Committee has basically thrown my evaluation process out the window.  I'm throwing darts at this point.
  • Lack of a non-power conference leader in the Top 4 pushes the WCC back.  Rhode Island is safe at 5 with no bad losses.
  • Despite a lack of Q1 wins, Wichita St. benefits from RPI history and is in the field.