How the Sports Landscape in the US may change as a result of COVID19

The Coronavirus (COVID19) has upended the sports world in massive ways with all kinds of postponements and cancellations. Even Horse Racing, right now one of the ONLY sports still going (even without fans in the stands) is seeing massive changes with The Kentucky and Preakness already moved to Sept. 5 and 19 respectively and The Belmont Stakes at some point barring anything unforeseen likely to also move, in that case to October 10. The sport is likely in many cases to continue for now, even if some meets like Keeneland have already canceled their entire spring season in April.

Although as things worked out we would have been headed in this direction anyway, this all started on Wednesday, March 11 when Rudy Gobert (and the next day, Donovan Mitchell) of the Utah Jazz tested positive for the COVID19 virus, with the NBA immediately suspending their season. Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons subsequently tested positive and days later, four players of the Brooklyn Nets (including Kevin Durant) tested positive. The NHL followed suit the next day followed by the NCAA Tournament (I wrote what I would do with the NCAA in a separate post here) and so forth.

With that in mind, we could see some permanent changes of the landscape happening as a result of this.

Even if the NBA and NHL eventually complete their seasons, it will be well into summer and will force a delay in the start of next season. Even before the virus hit, there were NBA owners who wanted the NBA season pushed back to begin in December and run through the summer to get it away from the NFL, the 800-pound gorilla of sports that is the least likely to be affected by this to the effect the NBA, NHL and MLB has. With that already on the table, it may be in the long-term best interests of the NBA and NHL to push the start of their regular seasons back:

The NHL could start on “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving that could have an opening day doubleheader on NBC and opening night doubleheader on NBCSN for example. With pretty much all NHL arenas now air conditioned in ways that were not always the case AND given the World Championships have been played in the summer nuerous times, the NHL season could go with the regular season ending around June 10 with the Stanley Cup Playoffs running through mid-August.

For the NBA, opening day could be Christmas Day (which many consider the real opening day for the NBA as it is) with the five games currently played that day on ESPN/ABC and everyone else opening the next day (Dec. 26) with perhaps a quintupleheader on TNT (and if 12/26 is a Sunday or Monday, tripleheaders on 12/26, 12/27 and 12/28 on TNT). The regular season could conclude around June 25-30 with the playoffs starting around July 1-4 and going through the summer. The NBA Finals could have a latest possible date of the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, the Sunday before the start of the next NFL season. Management of the Atlanta Hawks actually suggested something similar to this before this virus outbreak happened and given how the NFL is the 800-pound gorilla of sports, this now is something that realistically needs to be implemented. The NBA Draft can be moved to the Tuesday after the opening weekend of the NFL season concludes for this to happen.

While for now the Triple Crown looks to for 2020 be a late summer-early fall event for this year only, if that is unable to happen and the Triple Crown races have to be canceled due to the virus, it presents the sport with an opportunity to do something that many would consider sacriledge but in my opinion may now be a “necessary evil” that would benefit the Sport of Kings long term: Change the Triple Crown races to being for four year olds. This is something many have been clammoring for in recent years because of the increasing fragility of horses by breeders more concerned about the quick buck, speed and precociousness than durability and soundness. While Lasix is considered a major factor as well (I have felt there should be a five-year phaseout of Lasix starting with the very top events and two year olds and working down from there to all levels), changing the Triple Crown races to being for four year olds allows horses to mature in ways many are not at three and knowing these horses will have to race at four if they want to win the Triple Crown, breed them for durability and soundness. That in turn will make horses much more robust over time and much better able to handle the rigors of racing, which in turn along with a phase-out of Lasix would allow horses to race far more often than they presently do. This likely would be a big long-term benefit for the sport as with horses racing more often, stakes races don’t have to be spread out as much and allow for horses to have more opportunities overall.

These are just the three biggest cases of how the virus could change the sports landscape on a permanent basis that likely need to be looked at for the long haul.

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FINAL Bracketology for 2020 — How the field of 68 would have been seeded by PowerBase

What turns out to be the final Bracketology of 2020 because of the cancelation of the NCAA Tournament due to the Coronavirus.

It should be noted the software that does this had ALL teams equally ranked to start the season. The first rankings are done 25 days into the season, and the computer and PowerBase software used to do these rankings after each day’s games have concluded replays the prior 24 days of games plus the current day based on new information not known at the time those games were originally played. The rankings here as a result may be considerably different from rankings elsewhere and seeds can be considerably higher or lower than they are elsewhere. This is an evaluation of where schools should be ranked and likely in many cases are different from how the Selection Committee will look at schools. Also, unlike past seedings that have been done, this final Bracketology used the Season Rating instead of the Slow Rating that had previously been used.

All match-ups are what would have been first round games except where the teams having to play the opening (play-in) round in Dayton are noted.   Again, this is if the tournament had actually been played.

NOTE: Several schools had to be moved up or down one or more seed lines to fit in with the seed rules for the NCAA Tournament that are described on the NCAA site. That number where applicable appears before the numbers.

*-Regular Season Champion awarded automatic bid before season was canceled.
**-Regular Season and Conference Tournament Champion
***-Conference Tournament Champion
****-Regular Season Champion, did not win or was eliminated from Conference Tournament before season was canceled

Midwest Regional (Finals in Indianapolis 3/26-28):
Sub-Regional in Omaha 3/20-22:
1MW 1. Kansas* (1) 111.94 111.30 128.79 112.23 110.38 28-3 14-1 19-12 17-1 7-8 12-4 12-6 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Wednesday 3/18:
16PMW 162. Boston University*** (65) 93.09 93.53 88.66 95.16 91.91 21-13 12-3 15-18 15-6 5-9 10-9 9-12 0.000
16PMW 249. NC-Central* (68) 87.20 88.64 87.63 91.47 85.81 18-13 12-0 15-11 14-3 8-1 7-10 10-6 0.000

8MW 48. Arizona (30) 102.74 101.10 102.50 102.90 99.29 21-11 13-4 16-14 11-8 11-6 5-8 10-8 0.000
9MW 42. Iowa (35) 102.50 101.34 102.06 104.75 97.94 20-11 14-2 19-11 11-9 12-4 7-7 11-8 0.000

Sub-Regional in St. Louis 3/19-21:
4MW 22. Butler (15) 105.20 103.84 107.38 105.91 101.77 22-9 14-3 19-12 10-8 11-6 8-6 9-9 0.000
13MW 33. Stephen F. Austin* (51) 100.66 102.45 105.10 103.43 101.47 27-3 15-1 17-9 18-1 8-5 9-4 13-6 0.000

5MW 16. Kentucky* -1 (16) 104.83 104.76 117.02 105.85 103.66 24-6 16-2 17-13 14-3 9-9 8-4 11-6 0.000
12MW 49. Utah St.*** (49) 100.99 101.04 106.05 104.44 97.64 25-8 15-1 14-17 14-6 9-5 5-12 9-11 0.000

Sub-Regional in Cleveland 3/20-22:
2MW 2. Dayton* (5) 109.18 110.25 117.07 111.54 108.96 28-2 16-0 16-14 17-0 9-7 7-7 9-8 0.000
15MW 101. UC-Irvine* (59) 96.15 96.73 98.41 98.37 95.09 21-11 12-3 16-13 13-3 8-5 8-8 9-6 0.000

7MW 40. Houston -1 (22) 103.72 101.49 100.06 104.21 98.77 23-8 14-2 16-15 13-5 9-7 7-8 9-9 0.000
10MW 83. Marquette (38) 101.71 98.22 102.49 100.94 95.50 18-11 13-3 15-12 8-9 8-7 7-5 9-8 0.000

Sub-regional in Tampa 3/19-21:
3MW 15. Louisville (10) 106.61 104.79 104.77 107.62 101.96 24-7 17-1 17-14 15-5 11-7 6-7 12-8 0.000
14MW 126. North Texas* (58) 96.80 95.40 92.37 96.95 93.85 20-11 13-3 20-9 14-4 11-3 9-6 12-6 0.000

6MW 12. Michigan St. -1 (20) 104.19 105.88 111.39 107.27 104.49 22-9 12-3 15-15 14-6 10-4 5-11 10-9 0.000
11MW 43. Akron* (43) 101.40 101.21 102.27 102.31 100.11 24-7 15-2 15-14 14-4 6-9 9-5 9-9 0.000

West Regional (Finals in Los Angeles 3/26-28):
Sub-Regional in Sacramento 3/20-22:
1W 6. San Diego St.**** (2) 110.57 107.86 112.34 108.59 107.14 30-1 14-1 19-10 19-1 5-8 14-2 12-7 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Tuesday 3/17:
16PW 204. Prairie View A&M* (66) 90.00 91.12 86.81 93.99 88.25 19-12 12-0 15-13 15-3 3-6 12-7 7-10 0.000
16PW 236. Robert Morris** (67) 89.24 89.53 86.74 91.99 87.07 20-14 13-3 20-13 16-5 10-5 10-8 14-7 0.000

8W 17. Wisconsin* -1 (27) 102.83 104.17 115.05 106.46 101.89 21-10 15-2 15-15 14-6 9-7 6-8 10-9 0.000
9W 61. Arizona St. (36) 102.33 100.09 101.60 102.07 98.11 20-11 13-4 14-15 11-8 7-10 7-5 8-9 0.000

Sub-Regional in Sacramento 3/20-22:
4W 9. Oregon* (13) 105.90 106.61 108.89 109.78 103.43 23-7 17-0 17-11 12-5 12-4 5-7 7-8 0.000
13W 53. New Mexico St.* (53) 99.63 100.70 114.66 102.11 99.29 25-6 13-1 14-15 16-0 6-6 8-9 9-7 0.000

5W 5. Virginia -1 (14) 105.44 107.92 111.75 109.67 106.18 23-7 14-3 12-17 15-5 7-10 5-7 11-8 0.000
12W 72. Liberty** -1 (44) 101.40 99.14 96.63 102.21 96.07 30-4 17-0 16-13 16-3 5-9 11-4 7-10 0.000

Sub-regional in Albany, NY 3/19-21:
2W 7. Villanova (8) 107.12 107.61 116.44 108.48 106.75 23-7 12-3 14-15 12-5 6-9 8-6 9-8 0.000
15W 129. Northern Kentucky*** (62) 95.36 95.12 95.32 95.06 95.17 23-9 11-4 18-12 15-5 6-7 12-5 12-8 0.000

7W 29. St. Mary’s (26) 102.95 102.86 108.24 103.90 101.81 25-8 16-3 16-15 12-6 8-10 8-5 10-7 0.000
10W 24. Saint Louis (39) 101.62 103.37 99.85 104.74 101.99 23-8 16-3 17-13 12-6 10-8 7-5 9-9 0.000

Sub-Regional in Omaha 3/20-22:
3W 34. Auburn (12) 106.18 102.33 103.97 105.21 99.46 24-6 17-1 13-17 11-6 8-10 5-7 7-10 0.000
14W 86. North Dakota St.*** (57) 96.85 98.15 101.07 100.50 95.79 24-8 13-2 17-12 15-3 6-7 11-5 11-7 0.000

6W 14. BYU (24) 103.42 105.09 110.53 107.95 102.23 24-8 15-1 18-13 13-4 10-5 8-8 10-7 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Wednesday 3/18:
11PW 90. Northern Iowa**** +1 (46) 101.26 98.00 84.17 100.08 95.91 25-6 16-0 19-10 14-5 9-5 10-5 11-8 0.000
11PW 39. Stanford +1 (47) 101.20 101.62 100.48 103.59 99.64 20-11 15-4 19-12 9-9 12-7 7-5 10-8 0.000

South Regional (Finals in Houston 3/27-29):
Sub-Regional in St. Louis 3/19-21:
1S 11. Baylor (3) 110.12 105.97 115.80 107.39 104.54 26-3 14-1 17-11 15-2 6-8 11-3 11-6 0.000
16S 104. Siena* (64) 93.39 96.64 99.11 100.29 92.98 20-10 15-0 15-15 16-5 10-5 5-10 10-11 0.000

8S 70. Penn St. (32) 102.71 99.24 94.16 101.48 97.00 21-10 15-3 16-14 11-9 10-7 6-7 9-10 0.000
9S 19. Richmond (34) 102.52 104.06 101.69 105.71 102.40 24-7 14-2 18-13 14-4 11-5 7-8 12-6 0.000

Sub-Regional in Cleveland 3/20-22:
4S 10. Ohio St. +1 (18) 104.53 106.43 108.35 109.37 103.48 21-10 16-3 17-12 11-9 12-5 5-7 9-10 0.000
13S 57. Hofstra** (54) 98.67 100.40 88.71 100.29 100.51 26-8 10-4 23-8 17-4 7-4 16-4 15-4 0.000

5S 20. East Tennessee St.**+1 (21)104.16 103.92 115.73 105.10 102.73 29-4 16-1 18-12 18-2 8-6 10-6 12-8 0.000
12S 55. Yale* (50) 100.98 100.58 91.31 102.51 98.64 23-7 10-1 18-10 11-3 5-4 13-6 7-7 0.000

Sub-regional in Tampa 3/19-21:
2S 4. Florida State* (6) 107.88 108.71 109.54 111.34 106.07 26-5 16-0 16-15 16-4 8-8 8-7 11-9 0.000
15S 118. Ark-Little Rock* (60) 95.98 96.11 90.11 98.76 93.46 21-10 13-2 18-11 15-5 10-4 8-7 11-8 0.000

7S 18. Michigan (28) 102.83 104.17 106.67 105.75 102.58 19-12 12-5 17-14 10-10 10-7 7-7 10-10 0.000
10S 76. LSU (37) 102.20 98.79 107.81 101.75 95.82 20-10 14-2 13-17 11-6 7-9 6-8 5-12 0.000

Sub-regional in Spokane 3/19-21:
3S 8. Creighton* (11) 106.28 107.18 113.12 109.64 104.71 24-7 17-1 18-12 13-5 11-6 7-6 12-6 0.000
14S 44. Eastern Washington* (56) 97.90 101.19 103.94 102.30 100.07 23-8 13-2 18-11 16-4 8-5 10-6 11-9 0.000

6S 36. USC (23) 103.55 102.16 103.11 105.39 98.94 22-9 15-2 17-12 11-7 9-8 8-4 12-5 0.000
11S 51. Cincinnati* (41) 101.48 100.97 97.66 103.52 98.43 20-10 13-2 11-19 13-5 7-8 4-11 8-10 0.000

East Regional (Finals at Madison Square Garden 3/27-29):
Sub-regional in Spokane 3/19-21:
1E 3. Gonzaga** (4) 109.82 109.44 114.24 111.16 107.72 31-2 17-0 17-16 17-1 10-7 7-9 8-10 0.000
16E 149. Winthrop*** (63) 94.43 94.13 91.33 94.23 94.03 24-10 13-4 17-14 18-3 5-10 12-4 10-11 0.000

8E 30. Illinois (31) 102.73 102.82 103.17 104.38 101.26 21-10 15-3 14-16 13-7 7-10 7-6 10-10 0.000
9E 58. Colorado (33) 102.56 100.30 96.01 102.50 98.10 21-11 13-3 12-19 11-9 6-9 6-10 8-12 0.000

Sub-regional in Albany, NY 3/19-21:
4E 25. Seton Hall +1 (17) 104.73 103.34 110.61 104.15 102.53 21-9 11-4 18-12 13-5 9-6 9-6 10-8 0.000
13E 66. Vermont* (52) 99.64 99.72 93.94 99.59 99.84 26-7 13-3 19-13 16-2 9-6 10-7 11-7 0.000

5E 37. West Virginia (19) 104.35 102.04 107.36 105.13 98.95 20-10 13-2 14-16 8-9 9-6 5-10 7-10 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Tueday 3/17:
12PE 31. Florida (45) 101.33 102.73 113.05 105.39 100.07 19-11 11-3 13-17 11-6 6-8 7-9 9-8 0.000
12PE 27. Providence (48) 101.15 102.95 120.08 105.18 100.72 19-12 13-3 16-14 12-6 10-5 6-9 12-5 0.000

Sub-Regional in Greensboro 3/20-22:
2E 13. Maryland (7) 107.18 105.20 103.34 108.04 102.36 24-7 16-1 15-15 14-6 9-8 6-7 11-9 0.000
15E 123. Bradley*** (61) 95.91 95.77 90.87 98.70 92.83 22-11 15-2 16-16 13-7 10-6 6-10 10-10 0.000

7E 35. Oklahoma +1 (29) 102.76 102.32 111.27 104.44 100.20 19-12 12-3 14-16 9-9 6-8 8-8 10-8 0.000
10E 68. Xavier (40) 101.51 99.32 104.88 100.44 98.20 19-13 12-5 11-20 8-11 5-11 6-9 7-11 0.000

Sub-Regional in Greensboro 3/20-22:
3E 26. Duke (9) 106.86 103.09 102.19 105.40 100.78 25-6 15-2 16-14 15-5 10-6 6-8 10-10 0.000
14E 56. Belmont** (55) 98.18 100.50 102.99 101.75 99.24 25-7 13-1 17-14 16-3 10-3 7-11 11-8 0.000

6E 23. Wichita St. +1 (25) 103.20 103.37 100.28 105.70 101.05 23-8 17-2 16-13 11-7 9-8 7-5 8-9 0.000
11E 52. Rutgers (42) 101.45 100.75 103.68 104.36 97.13 20-11 18-2 19-9 11-9 12-6 7-3 14-5 0.000

The rules below obviously assume the tournament would have been played:

BYU due to religious beliefs must be slotted in a Thursday-Saturday regional (Indianapolis or Los Angeles) and before it a Thursday-Saturday sub-regional. BYU is not allowed to play on Sundays and is why the west regional is always Thursday-Saturday.

Houston must play in the Midwest or West regional because they are the host school for the South Regional.

Creighton must play in a Thursday-Saturday sub-regional because they host a Friday-Sunday sub-regional

Siena must play in a Friday-Sunday sub-regional because The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference hosts a Thursday-Saturday sub-region on their home floor

The University of St. Louis can play in the St. Louis sub-regional because they are NOT the host school for that sub-regional

Butler University can play in the Midwest Regional because they are NOT the host school for that regional.

Gonzaga can play in a Spokane sub-regional because they are NOT the host school for that sub-regional AND it’s NOT their primary home floor.

Dayton can play in the “first four” on their home floor and is the only allowable such instance.

Multiple Bids By Conference:
Big Ten (9)
Pac-12 (6)
Big 12 (4)
Big East (6)
ACC (4)
SEC (3)
American (3)
West Coast (3)
Atlantic 10 (3)
Missouri Valley (2)
Mountain West (2)

Last four byes:
51. Cincinnati* (41) 101.48 100.97 97.66 103.52 98.43 20-10 13-2 11-19 13-5 7-8 4-11 8-10 0.000
52. Rutgers +1 (42) 101.45 100.75 103.68 104.36 97.13 20-11 18-2 19-9 11-9 12-6 7-3 14-5 0.000
43. Akron* (43) 101.40 101.21 102.27 102.31 100.11 24-7 15-2 15-14 14-4 6-9 9-5 9-9 0.000
72. Liberty** -1 (44) 101.40 99.14 96.63 102.21 96.07 30-4 17-0 16-13 16-3 5-9 11-4 7-10 0.000

Last four in:
31. Florida (45) 101.33 102.73 113.05 105.39 100.07 19-11 11-3 13-17 11-6 6-8 7-9 9-8 0.000
90. Northern Iowa**** +1 (46) 101.26 98.00 84.17 100.08 95.91 25-6 16-0 19-10 14-5 9-5 10-5 11-8 0.000
39. Stanford +1 (47) 101.20 101.62 100.48 103.59 99.64 20-11 15-4 19-12 9-9 12-7 7-5 10-8 0.000
27. Providence (48) 101.15 102.95 120.08 105.18 100.72 19-12 13-3 16-14 12-6 10-5 6-9 12-5 0.000

First four out:
93. Rhode Island 101.05 97.66 88.90 99.50 95.82 20-9 13-3 15-14 12-5 7-9 8-5 10-7 0.000
21. Oklahoma St. 100.89 103.86 114.49 105.26 102.46 18-14 10-6 14-17 8-11 6-9 8-8 7-11 0.000
59. Memphis 100.82 100.29 97.46 102.85 97.73 21-10 16-3 18-10 10-8 12-7 6-3 10-6 0.000
41. Mississippi St. 100.75 101.47 110.46 104.10 98.84 20-11 14-3 16-13 11-7 9-8 7-5 10-8 0.000

Next four out:
63. Indiana 100.61 99.85 99.99 102.71 96.98 20-12 15-4 16-16 10-11 11-8 5-8 9-12 0.000
28. Texas 100.60 102.91 113.24 102.80 103.01 19-12 11-6 14-17 9-9 6-11 8-6 10-8 0.000
69. Arkansas 100.49 99.25 108.42 101.78 96.72 20-12 15-4 16-16 8-11 11-8 5-8 8-11 0.000
81. Texas Tech 100.48 98.39 109.39 100.58 96.21 18-13 13-4 14-17 9-9 7-10 7-7 9-9 0.000

Third set of four out:
67. North Carolina St. 100.25 99.55 97.66 101.66 97.43 20-12 14-4 15-17 11-10 8-10 7-7 9-12 0.000
38. Furman 100.05 101.70 104.45 103.96 99.44 25-6 15-1 15-13 15-3 5-8 10-5 10-8 0.000
32. UCLA 99.82 102.52 110.15 104.20 100.85 19-12 13-4 17-13 12-6 9-7 8-6 11-6 0.000
54. Tennessee 99.62 100.70 108.14 102.09 99.31 17-13 11-5 13-16 9-8 6-10 7-6 8-9 0.000

Fourth set of four out:
65. Tulsa 99.57 99.72 100.00 102.23 97.22 21-10 15-3 18-13 13-5 11-7 7-6 12-6 0.000
80. Purdue 99.24 98.43 102.26 100.01 96.84 16-15 11-5 13-17 9-11 9-7 4-10 7-12 0.000
50. Notre Dame 99.12 101.03 101.99 102.87 99.19 20-12 15-4 18-13 11-10 11-7 7-6 13-8 0.000
113. NC-Greensboro 99.12 96.28 96.98 96.98 95.58 23-8 14-4 14-14 13-5 7-8 7-6 6-11 0.000

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What should be done in light of the NCAA Tournament cancellations

In light of the unprecedented cancellation of ALL remaining Winter and Spring sports by the NCAA (not just the NCAA Tornament), in my opinion here’s what the NCAA should be looking at doing:

1. For all sports that were affected where their seasons ended abruptly (whether winter or spring), ALL student-athletes across the board get an additional year of eligibility to make up for what has turned out to be a lost year for many, not just in basketball.

2. For the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tournaments, there should be selections shows that announce what would have been the fields for the NCAA Tournament, with ALL teams that would have been in this year’s field guaranteed berths in a one-time only expanded NCAA Tournament that would cover BOTH the 2019-’20 and 2020-’21 seasons with the winner of that declared champions for BOTH 2020 and ’21.

3. For 2021 only, the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tournaments are doubled in size from 68 to 136 for the men and from 64 to 128 for the women. For the men, this would include a one-time only “First Eight” followed by what would be an additional weekend of games with the first round spread out between Thursday-Sunday (for the women, Friday-Monday), with all 14 sites that were supposed to host 2020 (men’s) NCAA Tournament games hosting the additional round of games (for the women, this would be 32 different pods hosting first-round games only). Following the expanded first round, what would normally be the first and second rounds (in this case the second and third rounds) would take place at the scheduled first/second round sites in 2021 (for the women, the normal procedure of a top four seed hosting such) and the tournament would proceed as normal, possibly one week later than usual.

This might be the way to do it, especially given when this happened and why. Would some traditionalists not like it? Of course, but in this case, it’s a special situation caused by an unprecedented situation.  That said, they likely would not go as far as I would do, likely out of concerns about what happens with incoming freshman and so forth.

After I wrote this originally,  the NCAA is expected to grant an extra year of eligibility  to all athletes in spring sports who had their seasons taken from them.

While arguing with someone on Twitter about the idea of a super-sized tournament next year, it occurred to me another reason besides what I wrote above for having super-sized NCAA Tournaments for 2021 only:  Especially on the men’s tournament, even with insurance, the NCAA and it’s TV partners (CBS and Turner) are likely to NOT recoup all losses from not having the tournament in 2020. Having an additional round (and a “first eight” instead of “first four” for 2021 only would recoup any and all losses the NCAA encountered by being forced to cancel the 2020 tournament.  That might entice the NCAA to essentially make next year a tournament covering two seasons by guaranteeing all 68 schools that would have been in this year a berth next year regardless of record next year.

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Bracketology following games of Monday, March 9, 2020

The current round of Bracketology is following games of Monday, March 9. Listed are the first games as we see them.

It should be noted the software that does this had ALL teams equally ranked to start the season. The first rankings are done 25 days into the season, and the computer and PowerBase software used to do these rankings after each day’s games have concluded replays the prior 24 days of games plus the current day based on new information not known at the time those games were originally played. The rankings here as a result may be considerably different from rankings elsewhere and seeds can be considerably higher or lower than they are elsewhere. This is an evaluation of where schools should be ranked and likely in many cases are different from how the Selection Committee will look at schools.

All match-ups are first round games except where the teams having to play the opening (play-in) round in Dayton are noted. The first number is seeding, second number is the PowerBase ranking going into Monday, March 10:

NOTE: Several schools had to be moved up or down one or more seed lines to fit in with the seed rules for the NCAA Tournament that are described on the NCAA site. That number where applicable appears before the numbers.

*-Currently holds automatic bid.
**-IN NCAA Tournament as conference
****-Regular season champion, did not win or no longer alive for automatic bid.

Midwest Regional (Finals in Indianapolis 3/26-28):
Sub-Regional in Omaha 3/20-22:
1. 1. Kansas* (1MW) 112.02 128.09 112.04 112.97 111.08 28-3 14-1 19-12 17-1 7-8 12-4 12-6 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Wednesday 3/18:
16. 159. Northern Kentucky* (16PMW) 93.46 93.48 95.07 93.37 93.55 22-9 11-4 17-12 14-5 6-7 11-5 11-8 0.000
16. 258. NC-Central* (16PMW) 87.81 87.81 86.98 90.63 84.99 17-13 12-0 14-11 13-3 8-1 6-10 9-6 0.000

8. 31. UCLA (8MW) 102.41 110.55 99.92 104.11 100.72 19-12 13-4 17-13 12-6 9-7 8-6 11-6 0.000
9. 37. Seton Hall (9MW) +1 101.92 110.07 104.67 102.70 101.14 21-9 11-4 18-12 13-5 9-6 9-6 10-8 0.000

Sub-regional in Spokane 3/19-21:
4. 14. BYU (4MW) 105.03 113.15 103.36 107.90 102.16 24-8 15-1 18-13 13-4 10-5 8-8 10-7 0.000
13. 58. Eastern Washington* (13MW) 100.06 100.84 97.76 101.19 98.94 23-8 13-2 18-11 16-4 8-5 10-6 11-9 0.000

5. 19. Wisconsin* (5MW) 104.01 114.21 102.88 106.33 101.69 21-10 15-2 15-15 14-6 9-7 6-8 10-9 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Tueday 3/17:
12. 48. Houston (12PMW) 101.15 100.24 103.66 103.89 98.42 23-8 14-2 16-15 13-5 9-7 7-8 9-9 0.000
12. 53. Arizona St. (12PMW) 100.60 101.79 102.18 102.51 98.69 20-11 13-4 14-15 11-8 7-10 7-5 8-9 0.000

Sub-Regional in St. Louis 3/19-21:
2. 9. Creighton* (2MW) +1 106.83 114.03 106.12 109.26 104.41 24-7 17-1 18-12 13-5 11-6 7-6 12-6 0.000
15. 96. Bradley** (15MW) 97.37 90.77 96.02 100.37 94.37 23-11 15-2 17-16 14-7 10-6 7-10 11-10 0.000

7. 25. Utah St.** (7MW) 103.49 108.03 101.67 106.92 100.05 26-8 15-1 15-17 15-6 9-5 6-12 10-11 0.000
10. 41. Mississippi St. (10MW) 101.46 110.33 100.85 104.08 98.84 20-11 14-3 16-13 11-7 9-8 7-5 10-8 0.000

Sub-regional in Tampa 3/19-21:
3. 10. Ohio St. (3MW) 106.34 109.09 104.48 109.29 103.38 21-10 16-3 17-12 11-9 12-5 5-7 9-10 0.000
14. 60. Yale** (14MW) 99.90 92.38 100.81 101.79 98.00 23-7 10-1 18-10 11-3 5-4 13-6 7-7 0.000

6. 23. Louisville (6MW) 103.77 102.97 106.66 106.63 100.91 24-7 17-1 17-14 15-5 11-7 6-7 12-8 0.000
11. 42. Akron* (11MW) 101.38 102.36 101.44 102.47 100.28 24-7 15-2 15-14 14-4 6-9 9-5 9-9 0.000

East Regional (Finals at Madison Square Garden 3/27-29):
Sub-Regional in Cleveland 3/20-22:
1. 2. Dayton* (1E) 110.18 116.85 109.21 111.45 108.90 28-2 16-0 16-14 17-0 9-7 7-7 9-8 0.000
16. 147. Ark-Little Rock* (16E) 94.23 88.81 96.10 96.88 91.58 21-10 13-2 18-11 15-5 10-4 8-7 11-8 0.000

8. 30. Providence (8E) 102.56 117.97 101.05 104.77 100.34 19-12 13-3 16-14 12-6 10-5 6-9 12-5 0.000
9. 34. West Virginia (9E) 102.15 107.41 104.33 105.24 99.06 20-10 13-2 14-16 8-9 9-6 5-10 7-10 0.000

Sub-Regional in St. Louis 3/19-21:
4. 15. Kentucky* (4E) 104.60 116.39 104.85 105.70 103.50 24-6 16-2 17-13 14-3 9-9 8-4 11-6 0.000
13. 57. Hofstra* (13E) 100.09 88.14 98.39 100.00 100.19 25-8 10-4 22-8 16-4 7-4 15-4 14-4 0.000

5. 18. Richmond (5E) 104.10 102.37 102.61 105.74 102.46 24-7 14-2 18-13 14-4 11-5 7-8 12-6 0.000
12. 52. New Mexico State* (12E) +1 100.67 114.48 99.66 102.08 99.27 25-6 13-1 14-15 16-0 6-6 8-9 9-7 0.000

Sub-regional in Tampa 3/19-21:
2. 6. Florida St.* (2E) 107.39 108.97 107.81 109.98 104.79 26-5 16-0 16-15 16-4 8-8 8-7 11-9 0.000
15. 114. North Texas* (15E) 96.17 93.84 96.65 97.83 94.51 20-11 13-3 20-9 14-4 11-3 9-6 12-6 0.000

7. 27. USC (7E) 103.27 103.80 103.53 106.52 100.03 22-9 15-2 17-12 11-7 9-8 8-4 12-5 0.000
10. 39. Oklahoma (10E) 101.75 111.59 102.79 103.81 99.70 19-12 12-3 14-16 9-9 6-8 8-8 10-8 0.000

Sub-Regional in Cleveland 3/20-22:
3. 12. Michigan St. (3E) 105.80 109.83 104.16 107.17 104.43 22-9 12-3 15-15 14-6 10-4 5-11 10-9 0.000
14. 91. North Dakota St.* (14E) 97.83 98.65 96.75 100.09 95.56 24-8 13-2 16-13 15-3 6-7 10-6 10-8 0.000

6. 21. East Tennesse St.** (6E) 103.92 115.48 104.17 105.05 102.78 30-4 16-1 18-13 19-2 8-6 10-7 12-9 0.000
11. 44. Cincinnati* (11E) 101.26 97.99 101.41 103.81 98.70 20-10 13-2 11-19 13-5 7-8 4-11 8-10 0.000

West Regional (Finals in Los Angeles 3/26-28):
Sub-regional in Spokane 3/19-21:
1. 3. Gonzaga* (1W) 108.27 112.59 109.54 110.01 106.53 30-2 17-0 16-16 16-1 10-7 6-9 7-10 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Tuesday 3/17:
16. 235. Prairie View A&M* (16PW) 89.53 87.58 89.48 92.52 86.54 18-13 11-0 14-14 14-4 2-6 12-8 6-11 0.000
16. 247. Robert Morris* (16PW) 88.39 87.02 88.81 90.54 86.23 19-14 12-3 19-13 15-5 9-5 10-8 13-7 0.000

8. 29. Auburn (8W) 102.60 103.94 106.19 105.48 99.73 24-6 17-1 13-17 11-6 8-10 5-7 7-10 0.000
9. 35. Butler (9W) 102.12 106.15 105.13 104.12 100.13 22-9 14-3 19-12 10-8 11-6 8-6 9-9 0.000

Sub-regional in Albany, NY 3/19-21:
4. 16. Duke (4W) 104.57 104.60 106.77 106.90 102.25 25-6 15-2 16-14 15-5 10-6 6-8 10-10 0.000
13. 56. Vermont* (13W) 100.28 96.17 99.54 99.98 100.58 25-7 12-3 19-12 15-2 9-5 10-7 11-6 0.000

5. 17. Michigan (5W) 104.17 107.39 102.88 105.72 102.62 19-12 12-5 17-14 10-10 10-7 7-7 10-10 0.000
12. 46. Colorado (12W) 101.23 98.93 103.23 103.47 98.99 21-10 13-3 12-18 11-8 6-9 6-9 8-11 0.000

Sub-Regional in Sacramento 3/20-22:
2. 7. Oregon* (2W) 107.19 109.44 106.25 110.40 103.97 24-7 18-0 18-11 13-5 13-4 5-7 8-8 0.000
15. 108. Siena* (15W) 96.60 98.53 93.29 100.24 92.96 19-10 14-0 14-15 15-5 9-5 5-10 9-11 0.000

7. 26. Saint Louis (7W) 103.35 100.34 101.60 104.71 101.99 23-8 16-3 17-13 12-6 10-8 7-5 9-9 0.000
10. 40. Rutgers (10W) 101.57 104.54 101.43 105.20 97.93 20-11 18-2 19-9 11-9 12-6 7-3 14-5 0.000

Sub-Regional in Sacramento 3/20-22:
3. 8. San Diego St.**** (3W) -1 107.08 110.84 109.83 107.81 106.36 30-2 14-1 19-11 19-2 5-8 14-3 12-8 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Wednesday 3/18:
14. 49. UConn (14PW) -2 101.13 100.34 98.20 104.08 98.18 19-12 14-3 17-13 10-8 9-7 8-6 8-10 0.000
14. 50. Iowa (14PW) -2 100.93 101.82 102.53 104.34 97.52 20-11 14-2 19-11 11-9 12-4 7-7 11-8 0.000

6. 22. Oklahoma St. (6W) 103.88 114.28 100.59 105.28 102.47 17-14 10-6 14-16 7-11 6-9 8-7 7-10 0.000
11. 45. Stanford (11W) 101.25 100.17 101.62 103.35 99.14 20-11 15-4 19-12 9-9 12-7 7-5 10-8 0.000
(Note: The UConn-Iowa play-in game had to be placed on the 14 line because UConn had to be placed in the West Regional, Houston can only play in the Midwest or West Regional and Iowa could have had to play a Big 10 opponent before the regional semifinals otherwise, Iowa can play Rutgers in the Regional Semifinals because the schools only met once during the regular season).

South Regional (Finals in Houston 3/27-29):
Sub-Regional in Greensboro 3/20-22:
1. 4. Virginia* (1S) 107.92 110.48 105.48 109.63 106.21 23-7 14-3 12-17 15-5 7-10 5-7 11-8 0.000
16. 157. Winthrop** (16S) 93.61 87.77 94.34 93.71 93.50 24-10 13-4 17-14 18-3 5-10 12-4 10-11 0.000

8. 33. Stephen F. Austin* (8S) +1 102.16 104.98 100.62 103.12 101.19 28-3 16-1 18-9 19-1 9-5 9-4 14-6 0.000
9. 36. Arizona (9S) 101.96 102.82 102.25 103.72 100.21 20-11 13-4 15-14 10-8 11-6 4-8 9-8 0.000

Sub-Regional in Greensboro 3/20-22:
4. 13. Maryland (4S) 105.24 105.07 107.21 108.07 102.42 24-7 16-1 15-15 14-6 9-8 6-7 11-9 0.000
13. 64. Liberty** (13S) +1 99.39 96.42 101.45 102.47 96.32 30-4 17-0 16-13 16-3 5-9 11-4 7-10 0.000

5. 20. St. Mary’s (5S) 104.00 108.49 103.33 105.08 102.92 26-7 16-3 16-15 13-5 8-10 8-5 10-7 0.000
12. 51. Belmont** (12S) 100.88 102.65 98.52 102.14 99.63 26-7 13-1 17-15 17-3 10-3 7-12 11-9 0.000

Sub-regional in Albany, NY 3/19-21:
2. 5. Villanova (2S) 107.50 115.96 107.01 108.41 106.60 23-7 12-3 14-15 12-5 6-9 8-6 9-8 0.000
15. 128. Colgate* (15S) 95.15 89.84 96.62 97.19 93.11 25-8 16-1 16-16 16-4 10-6 6-10 12-8 0.000

7. 28. Florida (7S) 102.66 113.07 101.31 105.32 100.00 19-11 11-3 13-17 11-6 6-8 7-9 9-8 0.000
10. 32. Illinois (10S) -2 102.34 102.62 102.71 103.87 100.80 21-10 15-3 14-16 13-7 7-10 7-6 10-10 0.000

Sub-Regional in Omaha 3/20-22:
3. 11. Baylor (3S) 106.00 115.52 110.17 107.43 104.57 26-3 14-1 17-11 15-2 6-8 11-3 11-6 0.000
14. 84. UC-Irvine* (14S) 98.21 99.09 96.20 99.83 96.59 21-11 12-3 16-13 13-3 8-5 8-8 9-6 0.000

6. 24. Wichita St. (6S) 103.73 100.35 103.14 106.06 101.41 23-8 17-2 16-13 11-7 9-8 7-5 8-9 0.000
11. 43. Texas (11S) 101.36 112.18 100.62 101.31 101.41 19-12 11-6 14-17 9-9 6-11 8-6 10-8 0.000

Actually in main body of at-large bids (last four in) but ineligible for postseason play:
5. 47. Georgia Tech*** 101.21 108.45 99.08 102.66 99.76 17-14 10-6 20-10 11-9 10-5 10-5 13-7 0.000

BYU due to religious beliefs must be slotted in a Thursday-Saturday regional (Indianapolis or Los Angeles) and before it a Thursday-Saturday sub-regional. BYU is not allowed to play on Sundays and is why the west regional is always Thursday-Saturday.

Houston must play in the Midwest or West regional because they are the host school for the South Regional.

Creighton must play in a Thursday-Saturday sub-regional because they host a Friday-Sunday sub-regional

Siena must play in a Friday-Sunday sub-regional because The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference hosts a Thursday-Saturday sub-region on their home floor

The University of St. Louis can play in the St. Louis sub-regional because they are NOT the host school for that sub-regional

Butler University can play in the Midwest Regional because they are NOT the host school for that regional.

Gonzaga can play in a Spokane sub-regional because they are NOT the host school for that sub-regional AND it’s NOT their primary home floor.

Dayton can play in the “first four” on their home floor and is the only allowable such instance.

Multiple Bids By Conference:
Big Ten (8)
Pac-12 (7)
Big 12 (6)
Big East (5)
ACC (4)
SEC (4)
American (4)
West Coast (3)
Atlantic 10 (3)
Mountain West (2)

Ratings anomaly not in the field of 68 even though listed in main body:
38. San Francisco 101.90 104.16 99.13 103.20 100.60 22-12 13-5 17-16 11-8 7-10 10-6 10-9 0.000

Last four byes:
41. Mississippi St. (10MW) 101.46 110.33 100.85 104.08 98.84 20-11 14-3 16-13 11-7 9-8 7-5 10-8 0.000
43. Texas (11S) 101.36 112.18 100.62 101.31 101.41 19-12 11-6 14-17 9-9 6-11 8-6 10-8 0.000
45. Stanford (11W) 101.25 100.17 101.62 103.35 99.14 20-11 15-4 19-12 9-9 12-7 7-5 10-8 0.000
46. Colorado (12W) 101.23 98.93 103.23 103.47 98.99 21-10 13-3 12-18 11-8 6-9 6-9 8-11 0.000

Last four in:
48. Houston (12PMW) 101.15 100.24 103.66 103.89 98.42 23-8 14-2 16-15 13-5 9-7 7-8 9-9 0.000
49. UConn (14PW) -2 101.13 100.34 98.20 104.08 98.18 19-12 14-3 17-13 10-8 9-7 8-6 8-10 0.000
50. Iowa (14PW) -2 100.93 101.82 102.53 104.34 97.52 20-11 14-2 19-11 11-9 12-4 7-7 11-8 0.000
53. Arizona St. (12PMW) 100.60 101.79 102.18 102.51 98.69 20-11 13-4 14-15 11-8 7-10 7-5 8-9 0.000

First four out:
54. Tennessee 100.53 107.90 99.68 101.93 99.14 17-13 11-5 13-16 9-8 6-10 7-6 8-9 0.000
55. Xavier 100.37 106.82 101.97 101.46 99.29 19-12 12-5 11-19 8-10 5-11 6-8 7-10 0.000
59. Memphis 99.98 97.11 100.80 102.53 97.44 21-10 16-3 18-10 10-8 12-7 6-3 10-6 0.000
61. Clemson 99.83 104.97 98.10 102.05 97.61 15-15 11-6 16-14 9-11 9-8 7-6 9-11 0.000

Next four out:
62. Tulsa 99.67 99.08 99.53 102.17 97.17 21-10 15-3 18-13 13-5 11-7 7-6 12-6 0.000
63. North Carolina 99.52 100.63 96.65 100.54 98.51 13-18 7-8 12-19 6-14 5-10 7-9 10-10 0.000
65. Penn St. 99.35 95.35 102.66 101.62 97.09 21-10 15-3 16-14 11-9 10-7 6-7 9-10 0.000
66. Indiana 99.32 100.65 100.55 102.18 96.46 19-12 15-4 15-16 9-11 11-8 4-8 8-12 0.000

Third set of four out:
67. Notre Dame 99.31 101.73 98.91 101.23 97.39 19-12 15-4 17-13 10-10 11-7 6-6 12-8 0.000
68. TCU 99.25 107.41 98.05 102.21 96.29 16-15 13-5 12-18 7-11 8-9 4-9 7-11 0.000
69. Duquesne 99.01 93.38 99.12 99.61 98.41 21-9 11-4 13-17 11-7 6-9 7-8 8-10 0.000
70. Miami (FL) 99.00 102.21 98.32 100.86 97.14 15-15 9-5 15-15 7-13 9-5 6-10 9-11 0.000

Fourth set of four out:
71. LSU 98.91 106.42 102.22 101.87 95.95 20-10 14-2 13-17 11-6 7-9 6-8 5-12 0.000
72. Arkansas 98.76 105.52 100.34 101.34 96.19 19-12 15-4 15-16 7-11 11-8 4-8 7-11 0.000
73. Boise St. 98.75 103.81 98.29 101.32 96.17 20-12 13-2 18-13 12-8 11-3 7-10 11-9 0.000
74. LA Tech 98.67 96.52 97.37 100.84 96.50 22-8 15-1 15-13 13-5 8-6 7-7 10-8 0.000

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Bracketology following Games of Sunday, March 8, 2020

The current round of Bracketology is following games of Sunday, March 8. Listed are the first games as we see them.

It should be noted the software that does this had ALL teams equally ranked to start the season. The first rankings are done 25 days into the season, and the computer and PowerBase software used to do these rankings after each day’s games have concluded replays the prior 24 days of games plus the current day based on new information not known at the time those games were originally played. The rankings here as a result may be considerably different from rankings elsewhere and seeds can be considerably higher or lower than they are elsewhere. This is an evaluation of where schools should be ranked and likely in many cases are different from how the Selection Committee will look at schools.

All match-ups are first round games except where the teams having to play the opening (play-in) round in Dayton are noted. The first number is seeding, second number is the PowerBase ranking going into Monday, March 9:

NOTE: Several schools had to be moved up or down one or more seed lines to fit in with the seed rules for the NCAA Tournament that are described on the NCAA site. That number where applicable appears before the numbers.

*-Currently holds automatic bid.
**-IN NCAA Tournament as conference
****-Regular season champion, did not win or no longer alive for automatic bid.

Midwest Regional (Finals in Indianapolis 3/26-28):
Sub-Regional in Omaha 3/20-22:
1. 1. Kansas* (1MW) 112.40 127.91 112.16 113.35 111.44 28-3 14-1 19-12 17-1 7-8 12-4 12-6 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Wednesday 3/18:
16. 173. Winthrop** (16PMW) 92.70 86.40 94.41 92.82 92.58 24-10 13-4 17-14 18-3 5-10 12-4 10-11 0.000
16. 253. NC-Central* (16PMW) 87.78 87.90 86.88 90.60 84.96 17-13 12-0 14-11 13-3 8-1 6-10 9-6 0.000

8. 32. UCLA (8MW) 102.21 110.67 99.90 103.92 100.49 19-12 13-4 17-13 12-6 9-7 8-6 11-6 0.000
9. 33. Stephen F. Austin* (9MW) 102.18 104.87 100.59 103.14 101.23 28-3 16-1 18-9 19-1 9-5 9-4 14-6 0.000

Sub-regional in Spokane 3/19-21:
4. 13. BYU (4MW) 105.44 115.73 103.83 108.30 102.58 24-7 15-1 18-12 13-3 10-5 8-7 10-6 0.000
13. 66. Hofstra* (13MW) 99.33 88.20 97.87 99.21 99.45 23-8 10-4 20-8 14-4 7-4 13-4 12-4 0.000

5. 19. Wisconsin* (5MW) 104.04 114.00 102.85 106.34 101.75 21-10 15-2 15-15 14-6 9-7 6-8 10-9 0.000
12. 50. Belmont** (12MW) +1 100.90 102.42 98.81 102.16 99.64 26-7 13-1 17-15 17-3 10-3 7-12 11-9 0.000

Sub-Regional in St. Louis 3/19-21:
2. 7. Creighton* (2MW) 107.29 115.05 106.16 109.70 104.88 24-7 17-1 18-12 13-5 11-6 7-6 12-6 0.000
15. 98. North Dakota St.* (15MW) 97.26 98.23 96.36 99.54 94.97 23-8 13-2 15-13 14-3 6-7 9-6 9-8 0.000

7. 25. St. Mary’s (7MW) 103.15 107.63 102.85 104.23 102.06 25-7 16-3 15-15 12-5 8-10 7-5 9-7 0.000
10. 38. Oklahoma (10W) 101.83 111.89 102.88 103.89 99.77 19-12 12-3 14-16 9-9 6-8 8-8 10-8 0.000

Sub-regional in Tampa 3/19-21:
3. 10. Ohio St. (3MW) 106.48 109.31 104.45 109.45 103.51 21-10 16-3 17-12 11-9 12-5 5-7 9-10 0.000
14. 68. Liberty* (14MW) 99.17 96.37 101.44 102.26 96.08 30-4 17-0 16-13 16-3 5-9 11-4 7-10 0.000

6. 22. Wichita St. (6MW) 103.63 100.11 103.17 105.97 101.30 23-8 17-2 16-13 11-7 9-8 7-5 8-9 0.000
11. 44. Akron* (11MW) 101.41 102.33 101.44 102.48 100.34 24-7 15-2 15-14 14-4 6-9 9-5 9-9 0.000

East Regional (Finals at Madison Square Garden 3/27-29):
Sub-Regional in Cleveland 3/20-22:
1. 2. Dayton* (1E) 110.18 116.79 109.22 111.45 108.90 28-2 16-0 16-14 17-0 9-7 7-7 9-8 0.000
16. 157. Ark-Little Rock* (16E) 93.64 88.64 96.13 96.21 91.07 21-10 13-2 18-11 15-5 10-4 8-7 11-8 0.000

8. 31. Illinois (8E) 102.33 102.37 102.70 103.87 100.79 21-10 15-3 14-16 13-7 7-10 7-6 10-10 0.000
9. 34. Providence (9E) 102.11 116.55 101.10 104.32 99.90 19-12 13-3 16-14 12-6 10-5 6-9 12-5 0.000

Sub-Regional in Omaha 3/20-22:
4. 15. Kentucky* (4E) 104.61 116.39 104.88 105.73 103.49 24-6 16-2 17-13 14-3 9-9 8-4 11-6 0.000
13. 55. Vermont* (13E) 100.35 96.52 99.53 100.03 100.67 25-7 12-3 19-12 15-2 9-5 10-7 11-6 0.000

5. 20. Oklahoma St. (5E) 103.87 114.29 100.70 105.28 102.46 17-14 10-6 14-16 7-11 6-9 8-7 7-10 0.000
12. 53. New Mexico St.* (12E) +1 100.65 114.41 99.66 102.06 99.24 25-6 13-1 14-15 16-0 6-6 8-9 9-7 0.000

Sub-regional in Tampa 3/19-21:
2. 6. Florida State* (2E) 107.41 108.79 107.79 109.97 104.84 26-5 16-0 16-15 16-4 8-8 8-7 11-9 0.000
15. 122. Bradley** (15E) 95.43 89.42 95.45 98.38 92.47 22-12 15-2 16-17 13-8 10-6 6-11 10-11 0.000

7. 27. USC (7E) 102.82 102.83 103.52 106.10 99.54 22-9 15-2 17-12 11-7 9-8 8-4 12-5 0.000
10. 40. West Virginia (10E) 101.80 107.45 104.45 104.89 98.72 20-10 13-2 14-16 8-9 9-6 5-10 7-10 0.000

Sub-Regional in Cleveland 3/20-22:
3. 12. Michigan St. (3E) 105.77 110.10 104.21 107.12 104.41 22-9 12-3 15-15 14-6 10-4 5-11 10-9 0.000
14. 94. Wright St.* (14E) 97.57 99.14 97.57 99.42 95.72 25-6 14-2 14-14 15-3 7-6 7-8 7-10 0.000

6. 21. East Tennessee St.* (6E) 103.69 115.39 104.00 104.83 102.55 29-4 16-1 17-13 18-2 8-6 9-7 11-9 0.000
11. 42. Seton Hall (11E) 101.52 109.81 104.70 102.32 100.72 21-9 11-4 18-12 13-5 9-6 9-6 10-8 0.000

West Regional (Finals in Los Angeles 3/26-28):
Sub-regional in Spokane 3/19-21:
1. 3. Gonzaga* (1W) 107.92 112.42 109.27 109.65 106.19 29-2 17-0 16-15 15-1 10-7 6-8 7-9 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Tuesday 3/17:
16. 235. Prairie View A&M* (16PW) 89.53 87.58 89.48 92.52 86.54 18-13 11-0 14-14 14-4 2-6 12-8 6-11 0.000
16. 247. Robert Morris* (16PW) 88.39 87.02 88.81 90.54 86.23 19-14 12-3 19-13 15-5 9-5 10-8 13-7 0.000

8. 30. Butler (8W) 102.40 106.76 105.18 104.41 100.39 22-9 14-3 19-12 10-8 11-6 8-6 9-9 0.000
9. 37. Clemson (9W) +1 101.88 107.46 98.63 103.52 100.25 16-14 11-6 17-13 10-10 9-8 8-5 10-10 0.000

Sub-regional in Albany, NY 3/19-21:
4. 16. Duke (4W) 104.57 105.15 106.87 106.89 102.26 25-6 15-2 16-14 15-5 10-6 6-8 10-10 0.000
13. 59. Yale* (13W) 99.97 92.59 100.87 101.87 98.07 23-7 10-1 18-10 11-3 5-4 13-6 7-7 0.000

5. 18. Michigan (5W) 104.33 108.22 102.84 105.91 102.76 19-12 12-5 17-14 10-10 10-7 7-7 10-10 0.000
12. 45. Houston (12W) -1 101.41 100.80 103.76 104.14 98.67 23-8 14-2 16-15 13-5 9-7 7-8 9-9 0.000

Sub-Regional in Sacramento 3/20-22:
2. 8. Oregon* (2W) 107.16 109.52 106.23 110.33 103.99 24-7 18-0 18-11 13-5 13-4 5-7 8-8 0.000
15. 110. Siena* (15W) 96.60 98.26 93.33 100.24 92.95 19-10 14-0 14-15 15-5 9-5 5-10 9-11 0.000

7. 26. Florida (7W) 103.03 113.12 101.27 105.71 100.35 19-11 11-3 13-17 11-6 6-8 7-9 9-8 0.000
10. 38. Oklahoma (10W) 101.83 111.89 102.88 103.89 99.77 19-12 12-3 14-16 9-9 6-8 8-8 10-8 0.000

Sub-Regional in Sacramento 3/20-22:
3. 9. San Diego St.**** (3W) 107.06 111.22 109.77 107.77 106.34 30-2 14-1 19-11 19-2 5-8 14-3 12-8 0.000
14. 77. UC-Irvine* (14W) 98.55 99.23 96.27 100.20 96.90 21-11 12-3 16-13 13-3 8-5 8-8 9-6 0.000

6. 24. Louisville (6W) 103.30 102.90 106.61 106.13 100.47 24-7 17-1 17-14 15-5 11-7 6-7 12-8 0.000
11. 43. Mississippi St. (11W) 101.49 109.90 100.86 104.12 98.86 20-11 14-3 16-13 11-7 9-8 7-5 10-8 0.000

South Regional (Finals in Houston 3/27-29):
Sub-Regional in Greensboro 3/20-22:
1. 4. Virginia (1S) 107.87 109.99 105.46 109.58 106.15 23-7 14-3 12-17 15-5 7-10 5-7 11-8 0.000
16. 128. Colgate* (16S) 95.09 90.31 96.64 97.15 93.03 25-8 16-1 16-16 16-4 10-6 6-10 12-8 0.000

8. 29. Auburn (8S) 102.64 104.24 106.15 105.52 99.75 24-6 17-1 13-17 11-6 8-10 5-7 7-10 0.000
9. 35. Arizona (9S) 102.07 102.91 102.25 103.84 100.31 20-11 13-4 15-14 10-8 11-6 4-8 9-8 0.000

Sub-Regional in Greensboro 3/20-22:
4. 14. Maryland (4S) 105.25 104.69 107.22 108.07 102.42 24-7 16-1 15-15 14-6 9-8 6-7 11-9 0.000
13. 49. Cincinnati* (13S) -1 101.23 97.83 101.46 103.78 98.68 20-10 13-2 11-19 13-5 7-8 4-11 8-10 0.000

5. 17. Richmond (5S) 104.41 102.70 102.58 106.05 102.78 24-7 14-2 18-13 14-4 11-5 7-8 12-6 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Wednesday 3/18:
12. 47. Texas (12PS) 101.34 112.04 100.72 101.29 101.39 19-12 11-6 14-17 9-9 6-11 8-6 10-8 0.000
12. 48. Colorado (12PS) 101.28 99.40 103.23 103.51 99.04 21-10 13-3 12-18 11-8 6-9 6-9 8-11 0.000

Sub-regional in Albany, NY 3/19-21:
2. 5. Villanova (2S) 107.58 115.70 107.07 108.49 106.68 23-7 12-3 14-15 12-5 6-9 8-6 9-8 0.000
15. 105. North Texas* (15S) 96.97 94.14 96.66 98.61 95.32 20-11 13-3 20-9 14-4 11-3 9-6 12-6 0.000

7. 28. Utah St.** (7S) 102.77 108.08 101.63 106.16 99.38 26-8 15-1 15-17 15-6 9-5 6-12 10-11 0.000
10. 36. San Francisco (10S) -1 102.06 103.81 99.26 103.36 100.76 22-11 13-5 16-16 11-7 7-10 9-6 9-9 0.000

Sub-Regional in St. Louis 3/19-21:
3. 11. Baylor (3S) 106.00 115.80 110.25 107.43 104.57 26-3 14-1 17-11 15-2 6-8 11-3 11-6 0.000
14. 80. Eastern Washington* (14S) 98.41 99.14 97.76 99.50 97.33 23-8 13-2 18-11 16-4 8-5 10-6 11-9 0.000

6. 23. Saint Louis (6S) 103.33 100.38 101.57 104.66 102.01 23-8 16-3 17-13 12-6 10-8 7-5 9-9 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Tueday 3/17:
11. 46. Rutgers (11S) +1 101.41 104.61 101.41 105.05 97.77 20-11 18-2 19-9 11-9 12-6 7-3 14-5 0.000
11. 51. Stanford (11PS) +1 100.82 98.82 101.60 102.93 98.70 20-11 15-4 19-12 9-9 12-7 7-5 10-8 0.000

Actually in main body of at-large bids but ineligible for postseason play:
39. Georgia Tech*** 101.81 108.56 99.09 103.24 100.37 17-14 10-6 20-10 11-9 10-5 10-5 13-7 0.000

Both at-large play-in games had to be placed in the South Region due to several schools having to be assigned there because of seed rules.

BYU due to religious beliefs must be slotted in a Thursday-Saturday regional (Indianapolis or Los Angeles) and before it a Thursday-Saturday sub-regional. BYU is not allowed to play on Sundays and is why the west regional is always Thursday-Saturday.

Houston must play in the Midwest or West regional because they are the host school for the South Regional.

Creighton must play in a Thursday-Saturday sub-regional because they host a Friday-Sunday sub-regional

Siena must play in a Friday-Sunday sub-regional because The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference hosts a Thursday-Saturday sub-region on their home floor

The University of Saint Louis can play in the St. Louis sub-regional because they are NOT the host school for that sub-regional

Butler University can play in the Midwest Regional because they are NOT the host school for that regional.

Gonzaga can play in a Spokane sub-regional because they are NOT the host school for that sub-regional AND it’s NOT their primary home floor.

Dayton can play in the “first four” on their home floor and is the only allowable such instance.

Multiple Bids By Conference:
Big Ten (7)
Big 12 (6)
Pac-12 (6)
Big East (5)
ACC (5)
SEC (4)
West Coast (4)
American (3)
Atlantic 10 (3)
Mountain West (2)

Last four in field that do not have to play a play-in game:
41. Arizona St. (10S) 101.79 102.42 102.18 103.71 99.88 20-11 13-4 14-15 11-8 7-10 7-5 8-9 0.000
42. Seton Hall (11E) 101.52 109.81 104.70 102.32 100.72 21-9 11-4 18-12 13-5 9-6 9-6 10-8 0.000
43. Mississippi St. (11W) 101.49 109.90 100.86 104.12 98.86 20-11 14-3 16-13 11-7 9-8 7-5 10-8 0.000
45. Houston (12W) -1 101.41 100.80 103.76 104.14 98.67 23-8 14-2 16-15 13-5 9-7 7-8 9-9 0.000

Last four at-large in field that must play a play-in game:
46. Rutgers (11PS) +1 101.41 104.61 101.41 105.05 97.77 20-11 18-2 19-9 11-9 12-6 7-3 14-5 0.000
47. Texas (12PS) 101.34 112.04 100.72 101.29 101.39 19-12 11-6 14-17 9-9 6-11 8-6 10-8 0.000
48. Colorado (12PS) 101.28 99.40 103.23 103.51 99.04 21-10 13-3 12-18 11-8 6-9 6-9 8-11 0.000
51. Stanford (11PS) +1 100.82 98.82 101.60 102.93 98.70 20-11 15-4 19-12 9-9 12-7 7-5 10-8 0.000

First four out:
52. UConn 100.70 99.88 98.24 103.63 97.77 19-12 14-3 17-13 10-8 9-7 8-6 8-10 0.000
54. Tennessee 100.58 107.97 99.69 101.96 99.19 17-13 11-5 13-16 9-8 6-10 7-6 8-9 0.000
56. Iowa 100.13 101.63 102.52 103.55 96.71 20-11 14-2 19-11 11-9 12-4 7-7 11-8 0.000
57. Xavier 100.12 106.36 102.01 101.22 99.03 19-12 12-5 11-19 8-10 5-11 6-8 7-10 0.000

Next four out:
58. Indiana 100.09 101.91 100.56 102.97 97.21 19-12 15-4 15-16 9-11 11-8 4-8 8-12 0.000
60. Tulsa 99.66 98.74 99.56 102.13 97.19 21-10 15-3 18-13 13-5 11-7 7-6 12-6 0.000
61. Buffalo 99.57 99.43 97.74 99.66 99.48 20-11 11-6 13-17 11-7 6-10 7-7 8-10 0.000
62. North Carolina 99.51 100.83 96.70 100.53 98.48 13-18 7-8 12-19 6-14 5-10 7-9 10-10 0.000

Third set of four out:
64. Penn St. 99.34 96.22 102.65 101.61 97.07 21-10 15-3 16-14 11-9 10-7 6-7 9-10 0.000
65. Memphis 99.33 96.92 100.86 101.86 96.80 21-10 16-3 18-10 10-8 12-7 6-3 10-6 0.000
66. Notre Dame 99.25 101.46 98.96 101.15 97.34 19-12 15-4 17-13 10-10 11-7 6-6 12-8 0.000
67. TCU 99.23 107.37 98.14 102.19 96.27 16-15 13-5 12-18 7-11 8-9 4-9 7-11 0.000

Fourth set of four out:
69. Miami (FL) 99.16 102.20 98.38 101.02 97.31 15-15 9-5 15-15 7-13 9-5 6-10 9-11 0.000
70. Duquesne 99.02 93.55 99.15 99.66 98.39 21-9 11-4 13-17 11-7 6-9 7-8 8-10 0.000
71. LSU 98.93 106.56 102.22 101.87 96.00 20-10 14-2 13-17 11-6 7-9 6-8 5-12 0.000
72. Arkansas 98.74 105.08 100.28 101.33 96.16 19-12 15-4 15-16 7-11 11-8 4-8 7-11 0.000

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Bracketology following games of Saturday, March 7, 2020

Even with the last game not ending until almost 4:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time Sunday morning, I did get to do a new Bracketology:

The current round of Bracketology is following games of Saturday, March 7 (and early Sunday, March 8). Listed are the first games as we see them.

It should be noted the software that does this had ALL teams equally ranked to start the season. The first rankings are done 25 days into the season, and the computer and PowerBase software used to do these rankings after each day’s games have concluded replays the prior 24 days of games plus the current day based on new information not known at the time those games were originally played. The rankings here as a result may be considerably different from rankings elsewhere and seeds can be considerably higher or lower than they are elsewhere.

All match-ups are first round games except where the teams having to play the opening (play-in) round in Dayton are noted. The first number is seeding, second number is the PowerBase ranking going into Sunday, March 8:

NOTE: Several schools had to be moved up or down one or more seed lines to fit in with the seed rules for the NCAA Tournament that are described on the NCAA site. That number where applicable appears before the numbers.

*-Currently holds automatic bid.
**-IN NCAA Tournament as conference

Midwest Regional (Finals in Indianapolis 3/26-28):
Sub-Regional in Omaha 3/20-22:
1. 1. Kansas* (1MW) 112.96 127.69 112.03 113.94 111.98 28-3 14-1 19-12 17-1 7-8 12-4 12-6 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Wednesday 3/18:
16. 189. Winthrop* (16PMW) 91.91 85.95 94.29 91.79 92.02 22-10 11-4 16-13 16-3 4-9 12-4 9-10 0.000
16. 258. NC-Central* (16PMW) 87.67 88.06 86.87 90.43 84.92 17-13 12-0 14-11 13-3 8-1 6-10 9-6 0.000

8. 29. Auburn (8MW) 102.75 104.61 106.23 105.68 99.82 24-6 17-1 13-17 11-6 8-10 5-7 7-10 0.000
9. 31. Clemson (9MW) -1 102.26 109.75 99.12 104.28 100.24 16-13 11-5 17-12 10-9 9-7 8-5 10-9 0.000

Sub-regional in Spokane 3/19-21:
4. 13. BYU (4MW) 105.44 115.63 103.82 108.30 102.58 24-7 15-1 18-12 13-3 10-5 8-7 10-6 0.000
13. 66. Hofstra* (13MW) 99.33 88.20 97.87 99.21 99.45 23-8 10-4 20-8 14-4 7-4 13-4 12-4 0.000

5. 20. Wisconsin* (5MW) 104.01 113.71 102.33 106.29 101.74 21-10 15-2 15-15 14-6 9-7 6-8 10-9 0.000
12. 53. New Mexico St.* (12MW) +1 100.65 114.34 99.68 102.06 99.24 25-6 13-1 14-15 16-0 6-6 8-9 9-7 0.000

Sub-Regional in St. Louis 3/19-21:
2. 8. Creighton* (2MW) 107.18 115.80 105.92 109.56 104.79 24-7 17-1 18-12 13-5 11-6 7-6 12-6 0.000
15. 118. Siena* (15MW) 95.98 97.02 92.83 100.02 91.95 18-10 14-0 13-15 14-5 9-5 4-10 8-11 0.000

7. 25. Louisville (7MW) 102.92 103.03 106.92 105.74 100.10 24-7 17-1 17-14 15-5 11-7 6-7 12-8 0.000
10. 38. Texas (10MW) 101.44 111.94 101.20 101.36 101.52 19-12 11-6 14-17 9-9 6-11 8-6 10-8 0.000

Sub-Regional in Sacramento 3/20-22:
3. 9. Oregon* (3MW) 107.14 109.61 106.00 110.32 103.96 24-7 18-0 18-11 13-5 13-4 5-7 8-8 0.000
14. 80. UC-Irvine* (14MW) 98.42 99.36 96.25 100.08 96.76 21-11 12-3 16-13 13-3 8-5 8-8 9-6 0.000

6. 21. Wichita St. (6MW) 103.50 99.59 102.80 105.74 101.27 22-8 16-2 15-13 10-7 8-8 7-5 7-9 0.000
11. 42. Utah St.** (11MW) 101.32 107.24 100.84 104.64 98.00 23-8 15-1 14-15 12-6 9-5 5-10 9-9 0.000

East Regional (Finals at Madison Square Garden 3/27-29):
Sub-Regional in Cleveland 3/20-22:
1. 2. Dayton* (1E) 110.21 116.73 109.23 111.48 108.94 28-2 16-0 16-14 17-0 9-7 7-7 9-8 0.000
16. 156. Ark-Little Rock* (16E) 93.67 88.57 96.12 96.23 91.12 21-10 13-2 18-11 15-5 10-4 8-7 11-8 0.000

8. 32. UCLA (8E) 102.19 111.21 100.22 103.90 100.48 19-12 13-4 17-13 12-6 9-7 8-6 11-6 0.000
9. 35. Providence (9E) 102.00 114.99 100.84 104.23 99.77 19-12 13-3 16-14 12-6 10-5 6-9 12-5 0.000

Sub-Regional in Omaha 3/20-22:
4. 15. Kentucky* (4E) 104.85 116.58 104.90 105.98 103.73 24-6 16-2 17-13 14-3 9-9 8-4 11-6 0.000
13. 60. Yale* (13E) 100.05 92.53 101.42 101.90 98.20 23-7 10-1 18-10 11-3 5-4 13-6 7-7 0.000

5. 16. Michigan (5E) -1 104.73 110.16 103.10 106.13 103.34 19-11 12-5 17-13 10-9 10-7 7-6 10-9 0.000
12. 44. Colorado (12E) -1 101.27 99.41 103.93 103.51 99.04 21-10 13-3 12-18 11-8 6-9 6-9 8-11 0.000

Sub-regional in Tampa 3/19-21:
2. 7. Florida State* (2E) 107.38 108.56 107.79 109.93 104.84 26-5 16-0 16-15 16-4 8-8 8-7 11-9 0.000
15. 115. Radford* (15E) 96.26 93.74 94.11 96.72 95.79 20-10 10-4 12-13 15-3 4-8 8-5 8-9 0.000

7. 27. Oklahoma (7E) 102.83 113.07 102.46 104.89 100.77 19-12 12-3 14-16 9-9 6-8 8-8 10-8 0.000
10. 40. Seton Hall (10E) 101.40 109.69 105.03 102.23 100.57 21-9 11-4 18-12 13-5 9-6 9-6 10-8 0.000

Sub-Regional in Cleveland 3/20-22:
3. 10. Ohio St. (3E) 106.76 109.62 104.76 109.46 104.05 21-9 16-3 17-11 11-8 12-5 5-6 9-9 0.000
14. 70. Liberty* (14E) 99.18 96.16 101.46 102.16 96.21 27-4 14-0 15-11 13-3 4-7 11-4 6-8 0.000

6. 23. East Tennessee St.* (6E) 103.29 115.24 103.90 104.46 102.11 28-4 16-1 16-13 17-2 8-6 8-7 10-9 0.000
11. 43. Cincinnati (11E) 101.28 97.73 101.20 103.78 98.78 20-10 13-2 11-19 13-5 7-8 4-11 8-10 0.000

South Regional (Finals in Houston 3/27-29):
Sub-Regional in Greensboro 3/20-22:
1. 3. Virginia (1S) 107.95 109.54 105.11 109.67 106.23 23-7 14-3 12-17 15-5 7-10 5-7 11-8 0.000
16. 135. Colgate* (16S) 94.79 90.97 96.45 96.71 92.87 24-8 15-1 15-16 15-4 9-6 6-10 11-8 0.000

8. 32. Arizona (8S) 102.55 103.46 102.92 104.71 100.39 19-10 12-3 14-13 9-7 10-5 4-8 8-7 0.000
9. 37. Oklahoma St. (9S, +1) 102.32 113.16 100.24 104.14 100.51 16-14 10-6 13-16 6-11 6-9 7-7 6-10 0.000

Sub-regional in Albany, NY 3/19-21:
4. 14. Maryland (4S) 105.04 103.54 106.84 107.69 102.40 23-7 15-1 14-15 13-6 8-8 6-7 10-9 0.000
13. 55. Belmont** (13S) 100.51 102.20 98.54 101.76 99.26 25-7 13-1 17-14 16-3 10-3 7-11 11-8 0.000

5. 18. Richmond (5S) 104.31 102.86 102.57 105.94 102.67 24-7 14-2 18-13 14-4 11-5 7-8 12-6 0.000
12. 46. Tulsa* (12S) 101.16 98.73 99.79 103.47 98.86 21-9 15-3 18-12 13-4 11-7 7-5 12-5 0.000

Sub-regional in Albany, NY 3/19-21:
2. 6. Villanova (2S) 107.45 114.83 107.10 108.33 106.57 23-7 12-3 14-15 12-5 6-9 8-6 9-8 0.000
15. 113. Bradley* (15S) 96.14 91.09 95.54 99.09 93.19 22-11 15-2 16-16 13-7 10-6 6-10 10-10 0.000

7. 26. Florida (7S) 102.90 112.74 101.26 105.60 100.20 19-11 11-3 13-17 11-6 6-8 7-9 9-8 0.000
10. 39. Illinois (10S) 101.41 101.54 102.26 102.75 100.07 20-10 14-3 14-15 12-7 7-9 7-6 10-9 0.000

Sub-Regional in St. Louis 3/19-21:
3. 11. Baylor (3S) 106.08 115.93 110.28 107.51 104.66 26-3 14-1 17-11 15-2 6-8 11-3 11-6 0.000
14. 95. Wright St.* (14S) 97.60 99.06 97.57 99.43 95.76 25-6 14-2 14-14 15-3 7-6 7-8 7-10 0.000

6. 24. St. Mary’s (6S) 103.04 107.46 102.63 104.15 101.93 24-7 16-3 15-14 11-5 8-10 7-4 9-6 0.000
11. 41. Arizona St. (11S) 101.36 102.60 102.12 103.27 99.46 20-11 13-4 14-15 11-8 7-10 7-5 8-9 0.000

West Regional (Finals in Los Angeles 3/26-28):
Sub-regional in Spokane 3/19-21:
1. 4. Gonzaga* (1W) 107.87 112.42 109.30 109.58 106.17 29-2 17-0 16-15 15-1 10-7 6-8 7-9 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Tuesday 3/17:
16. 226. Prairie View A&M* (16PW) 89.96 88.65 89.88 92.76 87.16 18-12 11-0 14-13 14-3 2-6 12-7 6-10 0.000
16. 253. Robert Morris* (16PW) 87.91 86.97 88.25 89.76 86.06 17-14 10-3 18-12 13-5 8-4 10-8 12-6 0.000

8. 30. Butler (8W) 102.61 107.20 104.80 104.64 100.57 22-9 14-3 19-12 10-8 11-6 8-6 9-9 0.000
9. 36. Stephen F. Austin* (9W) 101.72 104.71 100.61 102.71 100.73 28-3 16-1 18-9 19-1 9-5 9-4 14-6 0.000

Sub-Regional in Greensboro 3/20-22:
4. 17. Duke (4W) +1 104.67 105.77 106.79 106.94 102.41 25-6 15-2 16-14 15-5 10-6 6-8 10-10 0.000
13. 57. Vermont* (13W) 100.35 97.73 99.51 100.02 100.68 24-7 11-3 19-11 14-2 9-4 10-7 11-5 0.000

5. 19. Oklahoma St. (5W) 104.23 114.32 100.15 105.67 102.78 17-14 10-6 14-16 7-11 6-9 8-7 7-10 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Wednesday 3/18:
12. 47. Mississippi St. (12PW) 101.06 109.52 100.75 103.70 98.41 20-11 14-3 16-13 11-7 9-8 7-5 10-8 0.000
12. 48. Rutgers (12PW) 100.95 103.98 100.95 104.58 97.31 20-11 18-2 19-9 11-9 12-6 7-3 14-5 0.000

Sub-Regional in Sacramento 3/20-22:
2. 5. San Diego St.**** (2W) 107.74 113.51 110.62 108.44 107.04 28-1 14-1 18-9 17-1 5-8 13-1 11-6 0.000
15. 114. Siena* (15W) 95.94 97.74 92.78 99.91 91.97 18-10 14-0 13-15 14-5 9-5 4-10 8-11 0.000

7. 28. USC (7W) 102.80 102.50 103.12 106.07 99.53 22-9 15-2 17-12 11-7 9-8 8-4 12-5 0.000
10. 37. Akron* (10W) 101.65 102.31 101.44 102.72 100.59 24-7 15-2 15-14 14-4 6-9 9-5 9-9 0.000

Sub-regional in Tampa 3/19-21:
3. 12. Michigan St. (3W) 105.61 109.63 103.70 106.72 104.49 21-9 11-3 14-15 13-6 9-4 5-11 9-9 0.000
14. 81. Eastern Washington* (14W) 98.41 99.10 97.77 99.50 97.33 23-8 13-2 18-11 16-4 8-5 10-6 11-9 0.000

6. 22. Saint Louis (6W) 103.30 100.30 101.41 104.61 101.99 23-8 16-3 17-13 12-6 10-8 7-5 9-9 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Tueday 3/17:
11. 45. Houston (11PW) +1 101.20 100.91 103.40 103.79 98.60 22-8 13-2 16-14 12-5 9-6 7-8 9-8 0.000
11. 49. Tennessee (11PW) +1 100.89 108.51 99.67 102.28 99.51 17-13 11-5 13-16 9-8 6-10 7-6 8-9 0.000

Both at-large play-in games had to be placed in the West Region due to Mississippi State and Houston having to be placed in the West region.

BYU due to religious beliefs must be slotted in a Thursday-Saturday regional (Indianapolis or Los Angeles) and before it a Thursday-Saturday sub-regional. BYU is not allowed to play on Sundays and is why the west regional is always Thursday-Saturday.

Houston must play in the Midwest or West regional because they are the host school for the South Regional.

Creighton must play in a Thursday-Saturday sub-regional because they host a Friday-Sunday sub-regional

Siena must play in a Friday-Sunday sub-regional because The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference hosts a Thursday-Saturday sub-region on their home floor

The University of St. Louis can play in the St. Louis sub-regional because they are NOT the host school for that sub-regional

Butler University can play in the Midwest Regional because they are NOT the host school for that regional.

Gonzaga can play in a Spokane sub-regional because they are NOT the host school for that sub-regional AND it’s NOT their primary home floor.

Dayton can play in the “first four” on their home floor and is the only allowable such instance.

Multiple Bids By Conference:
Big Ten (7)
Big 12 (6)
Pac-12 (6)
Big East (5)
ACC (5)
SEC (5)
American (4)
West Coast (3)
Atlantic 10 (3)
Mountain West (2)

Last four in field that do not have to play a play-in game:
40. Seton Hall (10E) 101.40 109.69 105.03 102.23 100.57 21-9 11-4 18-12 13-5 9-6 9-6 10-8 0.000
41. Arizona St. (11S) 101.36 102.60 102.12 103.27 99.46 20-11 13-4 14-15 11-8 7-10 7-5 8-9 0.000
43. Cincinnati (11E) 101.28 97.73 101.20 103.78 98.78 20-10 13-2 11-19 13-5 7-8 4-11 8-10 0.000
44. Colorado (12E) -1 101.27 99.41 103.93 103.51 99.04 21-10 13-3 12-18 11-8 6-9 6-9 8-11 0.000

Last four at-large in field that must play a play-in game:
45. Houston (11PW) +1 101.20 100.91 103.40 103.79 98.60 22-8 13-2 16-14 12-5 9-6 7-8 9-8 0.000
47. Mississippi St. (12PW) 101.06 109.52 100.75 103.70 98.41 20-11 14-3 16-13 11-7 9-8 7-5 10-8 0.000
48. Rutgers (12PW) 100.95 103.98 100.95 104.58 97.31 20-11 18-2 19-9 11-9 12-6 7-3 14-5 0.000
49. Tennessee (11PW) +1 100.89 108.51 99.67 102.28 99.51 17-13 11-5 13-16 9-8 6-10 7-6 8-9 0.000

First four out:
50. Iowa 100.86 103.08 103.01 104.10 97.62 20-10 14-2 18-11 11-8 12-4 6-7 10-8 0.000
51. Stanford 100.80 98.91 101.82 102.90 98.70 20-11 15-4 19-12 9-9 12-7 7-5 10-8 0.000
54. Xavier 100.56 105.75 102.55 101.64 99.49 19-12 12-5 11-19 8-10 5-11 6-8 7-10 0.000
56. Memphis 100.37 97.44 101.27 102.77 97.96 21-9 16-3 17-10 10-7 12-7 5-3 9-6 0.000
(Note: Georgia Tech, which is 52nd in the rankings between Stanford and New Mexico State (an automatic qualifier) is ineligible for postseason play)

Next four out:
58. UConn 100.11 99.11 97.80 103.24 96.97 18-12 14-3 17-12 9-8 9-7 8-5 8-9 0.000
59. Indiana 100.09 102.26 101.00 103.01 97.17 19-12 15-4 15-16 9-11 11-8 4-8 8-12 0.000
61. San Francisco 100.04 102.51 98.82 101.28 98.80 20-11 13-5 14-16 9-7 7-10 7-6 7-9 0.000
62. Nevada 100.02 112.61 98.66 102.63 97.41 19-11 12-3 16-13 12-6 8-7 8-6 9-8 0.000

Third set of four out:
63. Pacific 99.90 103.20 98.66 101.27 98.52 23-9 15-3 15-15 11-5 6-10 9-5 10-6 0.000
64. Penn St. 99.80 98.00 103.47 102.04 97.56 21-10 15-3 16-14 11-9 10-7 6-7 9-10 0.000
65. Buffalo 99.58 99.08 97.76 99.68 99.48 20-11 11-6 13-17 11-7 6-10 7-7 8-10 0.000
67. TCU 99.30 107.42 98.62 102.24 96.36 16-15 13-5 12-18 7-11 8-9 4-9 7-11 0.000

Fourth set of four out:
68. LSU 99.22 106.69 102.25 102.17 96.27 20-10 14-2 13-17 11-6 7-9 6-8 5-12 0.000
69. Notre Dame 99.20 101.27 98.73 101.06 97.34 19-12 15-4 17-13 10-10 11-7 6-6 12-8 0.000
71. North Carolina 99.14 100.87 96.98 100.23 98.06 13-18 7-8 12-19 6-14 5-10 7-9 10-10 0.000
72. Miami (FL) 99.05 102.37 98.02 100.95 97.15 15-15 9-5 15-15 7-13 9-5 6-10 9-11 0.000

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Bracketology following games of March 4, 2020

The current round of Bracketology is following games of Wednesday, March 4. Listed are the first games as we see them.

It should be noted the software that does this had ALL teams equally ranked to start the season. The first rankings are done 25 days into the season, and the computer and PowerBase software used to do these rankings after each day’s games have concluded replays the prior 24 days of games plus the current day based on new information not known at the time those games were originally played. The rankings here as a result may be considerably different from rankings elsewhere and seeds can be considerably higher or lower than they are elsewhere.

All match-ups are first round games except where the teams having to play the opening (play-in) round in Dayton are noted. The first number is seeding, second number is the PowerBase ranking going into Thursday, March 5:

NOTE: Several schools had to be moved up or down one or more seed lines to fit in with the seed rules for the NCAA Tournament that are described on the NCAA site. That number where applicable appears before the numbers.

*-Currently holds automatic bid.

Midwest Regional (Finals in Indianapolis 3/26-28):
Sub-Regional in Omaha 3/20-22:
1. 1. Kansas* (1MW) 112.93 126.96 112.09 113.94 111.93 27-3 14-1 18-12 16-1 7-8 11-4 11-6 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Wednesday 3/18:
16. 187. Prairie View A&M* (16PMW) 91.96 93.46 90.51 94.51 89.41 18-11 11-0 14-12 14-2 2-6 12-6 6-9 0.000
16. 249. Robert Morris* (16PMW) 88.79 88.29 88.51 90.76 86.82 18-14 11-3 18-13 14-5 8-5 10-8 12-7 0.000

8. 31. USC (8MW) 102.60 101.06 103.15 105.63 99.58 21-9 14-2 17-11 10-7 9-7 8-4 12-4 0.000
9. 39. Stephen F. Austin* (9MW, +1)102.16 104.41 100.45 103.13 101.19 27-3 15-1 17-9 18-1 8-5 9-4 13-6 0.000

Sub-Regional in Omaha 3/20-22:
4. 14. Kentucky* (4MW) 105.30 116.49 104.76 106.47 104.12 24-6 16-2 17-13 14-3 9-9 8-4 11-6 0.000
13. 70. Northern Iowa* (13MW, +1) 99.27 89.96 102.11 101.43 97.10 25-5 16-0 19-9 14-4 9-5 10-4 11-7 0.000

5. 17. Maryland (5MW) 104.91 106.00 106.82 107.60 102.23 23-7 15-1 14-15 13-6 8-8 6-7 10-9 0.000
12. 47. Providence (12PW) 101.37 113.11 101.03 103.56 99.18 18-12 12-3 15-14 11-6 9-5 6-9 11-5 0.000

Sub-Regional in Greensboro 3/20-22:
2. 7. Virginia (2MW) 107.10 107.54 105.15 108.74 105.46 22-7 13-3 11-17 14-5 6-10 5-7 10-8 0.000
15. 118. Siena* (15MW) 95.98 97.02 92.83 100.02 91.95 18-10 14-0 13-15 14-5 9-5 4-10 8-11 0.000

7. 28. Seton Hall* (7MW) 102.81 111.50 105.02 103.41 102.22 21-8 11-4 18-11 13-4 9-6 9-5 10-7 0.000
10. 36. Stanford (10MW, -1) 102.40 100.24 102.44 104.12 100.67 20-9 15-4 19-10 9-7 12-7 7-3 10-6 0.000

Sub-regional in Spokane 3/19-21:
3. 12. BYU (3MW) 105.60 115.40 103.83 108.48 102.71 24-7 15-1 18-12 13-3 10-5 8-7 10-6 0.000
14. 73. New Mexico St.* (14MW) 99.13 114.11 99.52 100.42 97.85 24-6 12-1 13-15 15-0 5-6 8-9 8-7 0.000

6. 23. Houston* (6MW) 103.29 101.98 103.74 105.71 100.86 22-7 13-2 16-13 12-4 9-6 7-7 9-7 0.000
11. 45. Clemson (11MW, +1) 101.55 106.47 99.16 103.52 99.57 16-13 11-5 17-12 10-9 9-7 8-5 10-9 0.000

East Regional (Finals at Madison Square Garden 3/27-29):
Sub-Regional in Cleveland 3/20-22:
1. 2. Dayton* (1E) 110.26 116.49 109.18 111.52 108.99 28-2 16-0 16-14 17-0 9-7 7-7 9-8 0.000
16. 126. Colgate* (16E) 95.33 91.52 96.19 97.19 93.47 23-8 14-1 14-16 14-4 8-6 6-10 10-8 0.000

8. 29. Oklahoma (8E) 102.62 113.31 102.52 105.12 100.11 18-12 12-3 13-16 8-9 6-8 7-8 9-8 0.000
9. 33. Colorado (9E) 102.44 100.54 103.84 104.43 100.45 21-9 13-3 12-17 11-7 6-9 6-8 8-10 0.000

Sub-regional in Tampa 3/19-21:
4. 15. Michigan St.* (4E) 105.21 110.17 103.78 106.29 104.13 21-9 11-3 14-15 13-6 9-4 5-11 9-9 0.000
13. 65. Hofstra* (13E) 99.42 91.69 97.92 99.31 99.53 23-8 10-4 20-8 14-4 7-4 13-4 12-4 0.000

5. 19. East Tennessee St.* (5E) 103.54 114.76 103.92 104.74 102.34 27-4 16-1 16-12 16-2 8-6 8-6 10-8 0.000
12. 54. Vermont* (12E) 100.60 98.10 99.54 100.31 100.88 24-7 11-3 19-11 14-2 9-4 10-7 11-5 0.000

Sub-regional in Albany, NY 3/19-21:
2. 8. Villanova (2E) 106.89 113.66 107.37 107.74 106.04 23-7 12-3 14-15 12-5 6-9 8-6 9-8 0.000
15. 115. Radford* (15E) 96.26 93.74 94.11 96.72 95.79 20-10 10-4 12-13 15-3 4-8 8-5 8-9 0.000

7. 27. Akron* (7E) 102.92 101.87 101.23 103.95 101.88 23-7 14-2 15-13 13-4 6-8 9-5 9-8 0.000
10. 38. Wichita St. (10E) 102.23 99.04 103.30 104.12 100.33 22-7 16-2 15-12 10-6 8-8 7-4 7-8 0.000

Sub-regional in Tampa 3/19-21:
3. 9. Florida State* (3E) 106.54 108.46 107.89 109.04 104.04 25-5 15-0 15-15 15-4 7-8 8-7 10-9 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Tueday 3/17:
14. 46. Illinois (14PE, -2) 101.51 101.03 102.49 102.76 100.26 20-9 14-3 14-14 12-6 7-9 7-5 10-8 0.000
14. 48. Tennessee (14PE, -2) 101.28 106.63 99.74 102.60 99.96 17-13 11-5 13-16 9-8 6-10 7-6 8-9 0.000

6. 24. UCLA (6E) 103.13 113.04 100.23 104.61 101.65 19-11 13-4 16-13 12-5 9-7 7-6 10-6 0.000
11. 40. Butler (11E) -1 101.59 102.30 104.79 103.81 99.38 20-9 13-3 17-12 8-8 10-6 7-6 7-9 0.000

West Regional (Finals in Los Angeles 3/26-28):
Sub-regional in Spokane 3/19-21:
1. 3. Gonzaga* (1W) 108.26 115.09 109.17 109.97 106.55 29-2 17-0 16-15 15-1 10-7 6-8 7-9 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Tuesday 3/17:
16. 173. Montana* (16PW) 92.74 100.30 93.61 95.24 90.24 18-11 12-1 12-14 14-4 6-4 6-10 10-8 0.000
16. 274. NC A&T* (16PW) 86.73 80.73 88.69 90.26 83.20 15-15 11-1 16-12 11-4 9-2 7-10 10-5 0.000

8. 35. St. Louis (8W) +1 102.13 95.51 101.06 103.62 100.65 21-8 15-3 15-13 10-6 9-8 6-5 7-9 0.000
9. 35.  Texas (9W) 102.43 111.66 101.28 102.59 102.28  19-11 11-5  14-16  9-8   6-10  8-6  10-7  0.000

Sub-Regional in Cleveland 3/20-22:
4. 16. Michigan (4W) 104.98 111.38 103.05 106.43 103.53 18-11 11-5 16-13 9-9 9-7 7-6 9-9 0.000
13. 60. Belmont* (13W, +1) 100.07 101.60 97.92 101.34 98.80 24-7 13-1 17-13 15-3 10-3 7-10 11-7 0.000

5. 18. Oklahoma (5W) 104.91 115.11 103.17 107.81 102.00 18-11 12-2 13-15 8-8 6-7 7-8 9-7 0.000
12. 44. Utah St. (12W, -1) 101.66 109.47 100.89 105.03 98.29 23-8 15-1 14-15 12-6 9-5 5-10 9-9 0.000

Sub-Regional in St. Louis 3/19-21:
2. 6. Creighton (2W) 107.10 117.20 106.12 109.28 104.92 23-7 16-1 17-12 12-5 10-6 7-6 11-6 0.000
vs. winner of Summit League Tournament (Top two in a tie for the automatic bid at present):
15. 99. South Dakota St.* (15W TIE) 97.47 97.69 95.71 100.41 94.54 22-9 16-0 19-9 13-3 10-3 9-6 10-5 0.000
15. 100. North Dakota St.* (15W TIE) 97.44 98.53 96.24 99.74 95.15 22-8 13-2 15-12 13-3 6-7 9-5 9-7 0.000

7. 28. Utah St. (7W) 102.94 112.45 100.90 106.37 99.52 23-8 15-1 14-15 12-6 9-5 5-10 9-9 0.000
10. 40. Furman (10W) 102.09 110.59 100.23 104.31 99.87 25-6 15-1 15-13 15-3 5-8 10-5 10-8 0.000

Sub-Regional in Sacramento 3/20-22:
3. 10. Oregon* (3W) 106.10 107.32 106.04 109.18 103.01 22-7 16-0 16-11 11-5 11-4 5-7 6-8 0.000
14. 73. New Mexico St.* (14MW) 99.13 114.11 99.52 100.42 97.85 24-6 12-1 13-15 15-0 5-6 8-9 8-7 0.000

6. 23. Louisville* (6W) 103.52 103.65 106.82 106.23 100.81 24-6 17-1 17-13 15-4 11-7 6-6 12-7 0.000
vs. winner of play-in game in Dayton Wednesday 3/18:
11. 47. Providence (11PW, +1) 101.37 113.11 101.03 103.56 99.18 18-12 12-3 15-14 11-6 9-5 6-9 11-5 0.000
11. 49. Penn St. (11PW, +1) 101.00 100.66 103.50 102.72 99.28 21-9 15-3 16-13 11-8 10-7 6-6 9-9 0.0001

South Regional (Finals in Houston 3/27-29):
Sub-Regional in Sacramento 3/20-22:
1. 4. San Diego St.* (1S) 107.84 113.31 110.58 108.54 107.15 28-1 14-1 18-9 17-1 5-8 13-1 11-6 0.000
16. 151. Ark-Little Rock* (16S) 93.84 87.65 96.00 96.39 91.28 21-10 13-2 18-11 15-5 10-4 8-7 11-8 0.000

8. 32. Arizona (8S) 102.55 103.46 102.92 104.71 100.39 19-10 12-3 14-13 9-7 10-5 4-8 8-7 0.000
9. 37. Oklahoma St. (9S, +1) 102.32 113.16 100.24 104.14 100.51 16-14 10-6 13-16 6-11 6-9 7-7 6-10 0.000

Sub-Regional in Greensboro 3/20-22:
4. 13. Duke (4S) 105.36 106.43 106.72 107.48 103.24 24-6 14-2 15-14 14-5 9-6 6-8 9-10 0.000
13. 64. Liberty* (13S) 99.47 97.74 101.36 102.45 96.49 27-4 14-0 15-11 13-3 4-7 11-4 6-8 0.000

5. 20. Wisconsin (5S) 103.49 112.23 102.44 106.08 100.89 20-10 15-2 14-15 13-6 9-7 5-8 9-9 0.000
12. 51. Yale* (12S, +1) 100.90 91.57 101.11 102.75 99.05 22-6 10-1 17-9 10-2 5-4 12-5 6-6 0.000

Sub-Regional in St. Louis 3/19-21:
2. 5. Baylor (2S) 107.53 117.76 110.26 108.98 106.08 26-3 14-1 17-11 15-2 6-8 11-3 11-6 0.000
15. 101. North Texas* (15S) 97.44 96.06 96.74 99.07 95.81 20-11 13-3 20-9 14-4 11-3 9-6 12-6 0.000

7. 25. St. Louis (7S) 103.03 99.12 101.39 104.29 101.78 22-8 15-3 16-13 11-6 9-8 7-5 8-9 0.000
10. 34. Florida (10S, -1) 102.43 110.02 101.19 105.11 99.76 19-11 11-3 13-17 11-6 6-8 7-9 9-8 0.000

Sub-regional in Albany, NY 3/19-21:
3. 11. Ohio St. (3S) 105.70 109.56 104.57 108.33 103.07 20-9 15-3 16-11 10-8 11-5 5-6 8-9 0.000
14. 92. Wright St.* (14S) 97.76 98.63 97.65 99.59 95.94 25-6 14-2 14-14 15-3 7-6 7-8 7-10 0.000

6. 21. Louisville (6W) 103.42 103.75 106.88 106.13 100.71 24-6 17-1 17-13 15-4 11-7 6-6 12-7 0.000
11. 42. Xavier (11S) 101.73 107.57 102.49 103.17 100.29 19-11 12-4 11-18 8-9 5-10 6-8 7-9 0.000

The Illinois-Tennessee play-in had to be dropped two seed lines to 14 because Tennessee had to be placed in the East Region AND Big 10 schools were seeded where Penn State could face one of them before the regional finals if the Play-in game remained on the 12 line. Likewise, the Providence-Penn State play-in game was moved up one seed line to 11.

BYU due to religious beliefs must be slotted in a Thursday-Saturday regional (Indianapolis or Los Angeles) and before it a Thursday-Saturday sub-regional. BYU is not allowed to play on Sundays and is why the west regional is always Thursday-Saturday.

Houston must play in the Midwest or West regional because they are the host school for the South Regional.

Creighton must play in a Thursday-Saturday sub-regional because they host a Friday-Sunday sub-regional

Oklahoma State and Texas Tech both were dropped one seed line because Big 12 schools were on the 1 or 8 line in all four regions and they can’t play any of them until at least the regional semifinals. Wisconsin and Iowa were moved up one seed line as a result.

The University of St. Louis can play in the St. Louis sub-regional because they are NOT the host school for that sub-regional

Butler University can play in the Midwest Regional because they are NOT the host school for that regional.

Gonzaga can play in a Spokane sub-regional because they are NOT the host school for that sub-regional AND it’s NOT their primary home floor.

Dayton can play in the “first four” on their home floor and is the only allowable such instance.

Multiple Bids By Conference:
Big Ten (7)
Pac-12 (7)
Big East (6)
Big 12 (6)
ACC (5)
SEC (4)
West Coast (3)
Atlantic 10 (3)
American (2)
Mountain West (2)
Southern (2)

Last four in field that do not have to play a play-in game:
42. Xavier (11S) 101.73 107.57 102.49 103.17 100.29 19-11 12-4 11-18 8-9 5-10 6-8 7-9 0.000
43. Butler (12MW, -1) 101.66 102.55 105.00 104.04 99.29 21-9 14-3 18-12 9-8 11-6 7-6 8-9 0.000
44. Utah St. (11W) 101.66 109.47 100.89 105.03 98.29 23-8 15-1 14-15 12-6 9-5 5-10 9-9 0.000
45. Clemson (11MW, +1) 101.55 106.47 99.16 103.52 99.57 16-13 11-5 17-12 10-9 9-7 8-5 10-9 0.000

Last four at-large in field that must play a play-in game:
46. Illinois (14PE, -2) 101.51 101.03 102.49 102.76 100.26 20-9 14-3 14-14 12-6 7-9 7-5 10-8 0.000
47. Providence (11PW, +1) 101.37 113.11 101.03 103.56 99.18 18-12 12-3 15-14 11-6 9-5 6-9 11-5 0.000
48. Tennessee (14PE, -2) 101.28 106.63 99.74 102.60 99.96 17-13 11-5 13-16 9-8 6-10 7-6 8-9 0.000
49. Penn St. (11PW, +1) 101.00 100.66 103.50 102.72 99.28 21-9 15-3 16-13 11-8 10-7 6-6 9-9 0.000

First four out:
50. Mississippi St. 100.97 108.58 100.78 103.55 98.40 19-11 13-3 15-13 10-7 8-8 7-5 9-8 0.000
52. Indiana 100.90 102.82 101.21 104.17 97.64 19-11 15-3 15-15 9-10 11-7 4-8 8-11 0.000
53. Iowa 100.87 103.83 102.97 104.13 97.62 20-10 14-2 18-11 11-8 12-4 6-7 10-8 0.000
55. Tulsa 100.46 97.36 99.95 102.75 98.17 21-9 15-3 18-12 13-4 11-7 7-5 12-5 0.000

Next four out:
57. Pacific 100.08 104.96 98.65 101.47 98.69 23-9 15-3 15-15 11-5 6-10 9-5 10-6 0.000
58. Nevada 100.08 111.53 98.67 102.62 97.54 19-11 12-3 16-13 12-6 8-7 8-6 9-8 0.000
59. Marquette 100.07 104.90 101.62 102.87 97.28 18-11 13-3 15-12 8-9 8-7 7-5 9-8 0.000
61. San Francisco 99.85 102.09 98.58 101.05 98.66 20-11 13-5 14-16 9-7 7-10 7-6 7-9 0.000
(Note: Georgia Tech, which is 56th in the rankings between Tulsa and Pacific is ineligible for postseason play)

Third set of four out:
62. UConn 99.76 98.62 97.23 102.63 96.89 17-12 13-3 16-12 8-8 8-7 8-5 7-9 0.000
63. Texas Tech 99.64 114.26 100.62 101.85 97.44 18-12 13-3 14-16 9-8 7-9 7-7 9-8 0.000
66. Notre Dame 99.47 103.31 98.65 101.10 97.83 18-12 14-4 16-13 9-10 10-7 6-6 11-8 0.000
67. South Carolina 99.41 107.33 98.92 100.57 98.25 18-12 12-5 17-13 10-7 8-9 9-4 11-6 0.000

Fourth set of four out:
68. Purdue 99.36 103.64 99.64 101.39 97.34 16-14 11-4 13-16 9-10 9-6 4-10 7-11 0.000
69. Cincinnati 99.30 97.30 101.26 101.62 96.99 19-10 12-2 11-18 12-5 7-7 4-11 8-9 0.000
71. Rutgers 99.26 102.41 100.99 103.27 95.24 19-11 18-2 18-9 10-9 12-6 6-3 13-5 0.000
72. LSU 99.20 106.11 102.26 102.14 96.26 20-10 14-2 13-17 11-6 7-9 6-8 5-12 0.000

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