Recent Updates

NCAA Tournament Seedings:  Jan 6

Updated seedings reflect all games through Jan 5.

Rankings for all Top 100 teams can be found at the link above.

Seed EAST (NYC) SOUTH (MEM) MIDWEST (KC) WEST (SJOSE)
1 Villanova (Big East) Baylor (Big 12) Kansas Gonzaga (WCC)
2 Florida State (ACC) Butler Creighton UCLA (PAC 12)
3 Kentucky (SEC) Duke Oregon Virginia
4 North Carolina USC Minnesota (B1G) Xavier
5 Arizona Virginia Tech Clemson Notre Dame
6 West Virginia Maryland Louisville St Mary’s
7 Cincinnati Florida SMU (AAC) Purdue
8 Northwestern Pittsburgh Middle Tennessee (C-USA) Wisconsin
9 TCU UCF South Carolina Dayton (A-10)
10 VCU UT Arlington (SUN BELT) Miami FL Arkansas
11 NC State/Michigan Temple Michigan State Colorado
12 Valparaiso (HOR) Seton Hall/Illinois Wichita State (MVC) UNC-Wilmington (CAA)
13 FGCU (A-SUN) Tennessee State (OVC) New Mex St (WAC) Chattanooga (SoCon)
14 Winthrop (Big South) Canisius (MAAC) Nevada (MWC) Bucknell (PAT)
15 Vermont (A-East) Yale (IVY) Ohio (MAC) IPFW (SUM)
16 LIU Brooklyn (NEC)/Texas Southern (SWAC) Nicholls St  (SLAND)/UC Davis (Big West) NC Central (MEAC) EWU (Big Sky)

 

 

Through games played Dec 29

Rankings 1-57   (includes all at-large eligible teams)

EAST (NYC) SOUTH (MEM) MIDWEST (KC) WEST (SJOSE)
1 Villanova Baylor Kansas Gonzaga
2 North Carolina Florida State Virginia Creighton
3 Florida Butler USC Duke
4 Clemson UCLA Louisville Kentucky
5 West Virginia Xavier Saint Mary’s Maryland
6 Middle Tennessee (C-USA) Virginia Tech SMU Oregon
7 Colorado Purdue Northwestern Cincinnati
8 Arizona Pittsburgh Temple Notre Dame
9 Tennessee State (OVC) Indiana Wisconsin Seton Hall
10 Michigan State UT Arlington (Sun Belt) Arkansas TCU
11 Oklahoma State South Carolina VCU Minnesota
12 Miami FL/Illinois UNC Wilmington (CAA) Dayton/Georgia Nevada (MWC)
13 Iona (MAAC) Chattanooga (SoCon) Valparaiso (HOR) Winthrop (Big South)
14 Illinois State (MVC) Ohio (MAC) NC Central (MEAC) IPFW (SUM)
15 Sam Houston St (SLAND) EWU (Big Sky) Yale (IVY) New Mex St (WAC)
16 Vermont (A-East)/ Cal Poly (Big West) Bucknell (PAT) LIU Brooklyn (NEC)/Texas Southern (SWAC) FGCU (A-SUN)

 

NCAA Tournament Seedings:  Dec 23

Through games played Dec. 22; seeds reflect only what teams have done TO THIS POINT, no projections of where will teams will end up in March

Glimpse at my rankings for teams 1-57, which includes all teams shown here as current NCAA Tourney teams, at link below

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EAST (NYC) MIDWEST (KC) SOUTH (MEM) WEST (SJOSE)
1 Villanova Baylor Butler Kansas
2 Duke Creighton UCLA Gonzaga
3 Xavier Virginia Florida State Louisville
4 USC Saint Mary’s North Carolina Kentucky
5 Virginia Tech Clemson Florida Middle Tennessee (C-USA)
6 Arkansas Maryland West Virginia Temple
7 Purdue TCU UT Arlington (Sun Belt) SMU
8 UNC Wilmington (CAA) Arizona Northwestern Notre Dame
9 Indiana Seton Hall Pittsburgh Minnesota
10 Arkansas State Oregon VCU Wake Forest
11 Colorado Dayton Ohio State Wisconsin
12 Okla St/Cincinnati Illinois/S Carolina Tennessee State (OVC) Nevada (MWC)
13 Iona (MAAC) Chattanooga (SoCon) Valparaiso (HOR) Winthrop (Big South)
14 Illinois State (MVC) Ohio (MAC) NC Central (MEAC) IPFW (SUM)
15 Sam Houston St (SLAND) EWU (Big Sky) Yale (IVY) New Mex St (WAC)
16 Vermont (A-East)/ Cal Poly (Big West) Bucknell (PAT) LIU Brooklyn (NEC)/Texas Southern (SWAC) FGCU (A-SUN)

 

Inaugural 2016-17 NCAA Tournament Seedings

Here are my initial seedings.  Accounts for all games played through Dec. 15.

This is purely an analysis based on what teams have done TO THIS POINT.  There is no projecting what teams will do the rest of the season.

That is why you will not see Michigan State on this list.  More than likely they will beat good teams and end up as tournament-worthy, but I’m not going to account for it until it’s happened.

The RPI plays a big role in my early-season rankings, as teams have not yet played conference games.  Wins and losses must stand up based on the quality of the opponents (which the RPI attempts to capture); not the relative strength of a conference.

EAST (NYC) SOUTH (MEM) WEST (SJ) MIDWEST (KC)
1 Villanova Baylor UCLA Kansas
2 Virginia North Carolina Creighton Gonzaga
3 Kentucky Butler Florida State Duke
4 Indiana Saint Mary’s Notre Dame Florida
5 Middle Tennessee (C-USA) Virginia Tech Temple Louisville
6 West Virginia Maryland USC Xavier
7 Seton Hall UNC Wilmington (CAA) UT Arlington (Sun Belt) TCU
8 Pittsburgh South Carolina Minnesota Northwestern
9 Arkansas State Colorado Tennessee State (OVC) Clemson
10 Dayton LSU Purdue Wisconsin
11 Ohio State Wake Forest Arkansas Arizona
12 NC State/SMU Cincinnati/Michigan Illinois Nevada (MWC)
13 Iona (MAAC) Northern Iowa (MVC) Chattanooga (SoCon) Valparaiso (HOR)
14 Winthrop (Big South) Ohio (MAC) NC Central (MEAC) IPFW (SUM)
15 Sam Houston St (SLAND) Yale (IVY) EWU (Big Sky) New Mex St (WAC)
16 Vermont (A-East)/ Cal Poly (Big West) LIU Brooklyn (NEC)/Texas Southern (SWAC) Bucknell (PAT) FGCU (A-SUN)

A glimpse into my ranking system can be found at the link below.  This includes teams ranked 1-56 (covers all at-large worthy teams).

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