Field of 68 Projection (through Jan. 29)

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The Gophers have played 10 games vs. teams currently projected into my latest Field of 68. They are 5-5 in such games, but have lost 3 straight (Michigan State, Wisconsin, Maryland).

KenPom ranking is noted in parentheses. An * denotes conference leader or team with best KenPom in a multiple-bid conference.

FIELD OF 68 (through Jan. 22)
America East (1): Vermont (66)

American (2): *Cincinnati (16), SMU (21)

ACC (10): Virginia (2), Louisville (4), *North Carolina (9), Duke (15), Florida State (23), Notre Dame (24), Clemson (31), Miami (33), Virginia Tech (50), Georgia Tech (71)

Atlantic Sun (1): Florida Gulf Coast (115)

Atlantic 10 (3): Dayton (36), VCU (45), *Richmond (108)

Big East (6): *Villanova (6), Butler (18), Creighton (26), Xavier (28), Marquette (32), Providence (64)

Big Sky (1): Weber State (140)

Big South (1): NC-Asheville (102)

B1G (8): *Wisconsin (11), Purdue (12), Northwestern (30), Michigan (35), Indiana (39), Maryland (40), GOPHERS (44), Michigan State (51)

Big XII (5): West Virginia (5), Baylor (7), *Kansas (8), Oklahoma State (22), Iowa State (27)

Big West (1): UC Davis (201)

Colonial (1): North Carolina-Wilmington (55)

Conference USA (1): Middle Tennessee (46)

Horizon (1): Valparaiso (90)

Ivy (1): Princeton (79)

Metro Atlantic (1): Monmouth (92)

MAC (1): Akron (98)

MEAC (1): Morgan State (324)

Missouri Valley (1): Illinois State (37)

Mountain West (1): Nevada (65)

Northeast (1): Mount Saint Mary's (213)

Ohio Valley (1): Belmont (94.5)

Pac 12 (4): *Arizona (13), UCLA (17), Oregon (19), USC (58)

Patriot (1): Bucknell (76)

SEC (4): *Kentucky (3), Florida (10), South Carolina (25), Tennessee (38)

Southern (1): East Tennessee State (62)

Southland (1): New Orleans (182)

SWAC (1): Texas Southern (202)

Summit (1): North Dakota State (135)

Sun Belt (2): Texas-Arlington (69), *Georgia Southern (145)

West Coast (2): *Gonzaga (1), Saint Mary's (14)

WAC (1): New Mexico State (85)
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Last 4 In: USC (58), Providence (64), Texas-Arlington (69), Georgia Tech (71)

First 4 Out: Texas Tech (41), TCU (43), Arkansas (49), Seton Hall (57)

Non-Power 6 At-Larges (5): Saint Mary's (14), SMU (21), Dayton (36), VCU (45), Texas-Arlington (69)

Others Considered (12): Wichita State (20), Kansas State (29), Utah (42), Rhode Island (48), Georgia (52), Syracuse (54), Cal (56), Alabama (60), Ohio State (63), Illinois (67), Memphis (74), NC State (78)

New to the Field (11): Clemson, East Tennessee State, Georgia Tech, Morgan State, North Carolina-Asheville, Oklahoma State, Providence, Richmond, Tennessee, Texas-Arlington, UC-Davis

Gophers vs. the Projected Field: 5-5 (beat Texas-Arlington, beat Mount Saint Mary's, lost to Florida State, beat Georgia Southern, lost to Michigan State, beat Purdue, beat Northwestern, lost to Michigan State, lost to Wisconsin, lost to Maryland)
 

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Thanks for posting SS. Just curious...is this for if the season ended today, or the way you think it will be on Selection Sunday?
 

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It was interesting that Pom projected MN as a 7 seed on BTN Live last night. That would be great but it sounds a bit high. The wins at Purdue and NW helped.
 
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