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    Default August Off-Season Field of 68 Projection

    *Please note, for the 2019-20 season my "Power 6" conferences are the American, ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big XII, and SEC.

    AUGUST 12 FIELD OF 68
    Automatic Qualifiers (32) -- determined by most NCAA Tournament appearances and/or tournament wins since 1999-2000 season
    America East: Vermont
    American: Cincinnati
    ACC: Duke
    ASUN: Florida Gulf Coast
    Atlantic 10: VCU
    Big East: Xavier
    Big Sky: Montana
    Big South: Winthrop
    Big Ten: Michigan State
    Big XII: Kansas
    Big West: Hawaii
    Colonial: NC-Wilmington
    Conference USA: Western Kentucky
    Horizon: Milwaukee
    Ivy: Penn
    MAAC: Iona
    MAC: Kent State
    MEAC: NCCU
    Missouri Valley: Northern Iowa
    Mountain West: San Diego State
    NEC: LIU
    OVC: Belmont
    Pac 12: Arizona
    Patriot: Bucknell
    SEC: Kentucky
    Southern: Wofford
    Southland: Stephen F. Austin
    SWAC: Texas Southern
    Summit: South Dakota State
    Sun Belt: Georgia State
    WCC: Gonzaga
    WAC: New Mexico State

    At-Large Selections (36)
    American (2): Memphis, Wichita State

    ACC (6): Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Virginia

    Atlantic 10 (1): Davidson

    Big East (4): Georgetown, Marquette, Seton Hall, Villanova

    Big Ten (6): Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue, Wisconsin

    Big XII (5): Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech

    Missouri Valley (1): Missouri State

    Mountain West (1): Utah State

    Pac 12 (3): Colorado, Oregon, Washington

    SEC (6): Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss

    WCC (1): Saint Mary's
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    Last 4 In: Arkansas, Wichita State, Missouri State, Notre Dame (last team in)

    First 4 Out: Penn State (first team out), Creighton, Providence, Houston

    Next 8 Out: Arizona State, BYU, College of Charleston, Dayton, Minnesota, Oregon State, Tennessee, West Virginia

    Non-Power 6 At-Larges (7): Colorado, Davidson, Missouri State, Oregon, Saint Mary's, Utah State, Washington

    Final 4: Kansas, Maryland, Michigan State, Seton Hall

    National Champion: Michigan State
    Last edited by SelectionSunday; 08-12-2019 at 09:14 AM.


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    obviously, you weren't impressed with our Italian session!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis View Post
    obviously, you weren't impressed with our Italian session!
    I wouldn't say that. Gophers still holding firm at #9 in my current Big Ten standings projection.

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    South Dakota St.???.... probably meant South Dakota

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    Quote Originally Posted by theczar View Post
    South Dakota St.???.... probably meant South Dakota
    See note regarding how I determine the automatic qualifiers.

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    You are out of your mind!


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    Wow! The PAC is not considered a power conference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gophers7NatTitlesBadgers0 View Post
    Wow! The PAC is not considered a power conference?
    Not this season anyways. I take the 6 conferences with the most NCAA bids the previous season. I suspect the Pac 12 will get its spot back after the coming season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SelectionSunday View Post
    Not this season anyways. I take the 6 conferences with the most NCAA bids the previous season. I suspect the Pac 12 will get its spot back after the coming season.
    That may be your criteria, but selecting the American over the PAC12 is just ridiculous! Where would you rather play, Wichita State or over half of the PAC12 schools?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemy2u View Post
    That may be your criteria, but selecting the American over the PAC12 is just ridiculous! Where would you rather play, Wichita State or over half of the PAC12 schools?
    There's not really a whole lot of difference. Last year the American finished 6th and the Pac 12 7th in final conference rankings.

    http://warrennolan.com/basketball/2019/conferencerpi

    To answer your question, I can come up with half the Pac 12 arenas as an opponent I'd rather play at than Wichita State. ... Cal, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, and Washington State. Those 6 usually are sleepy arenas, certainly not the case with Wichita State.

    To be fair, the American has plenty of those, too. ... East Carolina, Tulane, UCF, and USF come immediately to mind.
    Last edited by SelectionSunday; 08-14-2019 at 12:51 PM.

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    Pac 12 hasn't been a power conference for years. You must not watch much basketball.

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    NCAA tournament seeds the last three years for the Pac-12 and American:

    Pac-12
    2019: Sent 3 teams (Seeds: 9, 11, 12... would've been only two if Oregon didn't run the table in the Pac-12 tournament)
    2018: Sent 3 teams (Seeds: 4, 11, 11)
    2017: Sent 4 teams (Seeds: 2, 3, 3, 11)
    Average seed: 7.7

    American
    2019: Sent 4 teams (Seeds: 3, 7, 9, 11)
    2018: Sent 4 teams (Seeds: 2, 4, 6)
    2018: Sent 2 teams (Seeds: 6, 6)
    Average seed: 6

    While the American is by no means a great conference, it has been better than the Pac-12 in the regular season the last few years.

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