This year we are including the full s-curve with our bracket updates. As time permits I’ll try to update the list more frequently (especially in December and March). The actual s-curve is updated daily. Early in the season, teams tend to move more freely and quickly as the overall body of work is smaller. Below are two tables used to display the current s-curve – a tool used by the Selection Committee to seed teams into the bracket.
A couple of things to note:
Teams listed in ALL CAPS are those currently deemed to earn the automatic conference bid to the tournament (with the exception of teams that use abbreviations like UCLA, LSU). The highest remaining seed in a conference tournament will be used as the champion (in most cases) until all the automatic bids have been updated.
Updated: December 10, 2013 | 6:30 a.m.
To make it easier to follow, I didn’t use an actual “S” shape on the table; rather the highest seed on each line is to the left.
|DECEMBER 10 S-CURVE RANKINGS | 1-68|
|1. ARIZONA||2. SYRACUSE||3. MICHIGAN STATE||4. LOUISVILLE|
|5. Wisconsin||6. Ohio State||7. VILLANOVA||8. OKLAHOMA ST|
|9. Duke||10. Kansas||11. Memphis||12. Baylor|
|13. WICHITA ST||14. KENTUCKY||15. Iowa State||16. Connecticut|
|17. Oregon||18. Iowa||19. North Carolina||20. Florida|
|21. UMASS||22. Colorado||23. SAN DIEGO ST||24. UCLA|
|25. GONZAGA||26. New Mexico||27. Michigan||28. Indiana|
|29. Dayton||30. Pittsburgh||31. Creighton||32. Georgetown|
|33. VCU||34. Saint Louis||35. Marquette||36. BYU|
|37. Missouri||38. Virginia||39. Arizona State||40. LSU|
|41. Oklahoma||42. Florida State||43. HARVARD||44. Geo Washington|
|45. Notre Dame||46. Arkansas||47. Minnesota||48. California|
|49. UC-SBARBARA||50. BELMONT|
|51. DREXEL||52. CHARLOTTE||53. TOLEDO||54. GREEN BAY|
|55. NO DAKOTA ST||56. BUCKNELL||57. NEW MEXICO ST||58. MANHATTAN|
|59. MERCER||60. LA-LAFAYETTE||61. NC-GREENSBORO||62. S.F. AUSTIN|
|63. STONY BROOK||64. E. WASHINGTON||65. WAGNER||66. NC-CENTRAL|
|67. CH-SOUTHERN||68. TX-SOUTHERN|
This is where the FIRST OUT at-large teams begin. While Illinois (in this case) isn’t rated lower than Tx-Southern, automatic qualifiers have to be ranked within the Field of 68. That’s why I’ve compiled the s-curve this way. Other sites choose to compile the list differently. Either way is fine. To me, it’s just easier to see the clear break from which teams are IN and which are close but in the next tier. We still monitor teams after No. 100, but it makes a nice stopping point.
|S-CURVE RANKINGS | 69 - 100|
|69. Illinois||70. Boise State||71. Cincinnati||72. Tennessee|
|73. UAB||74. Butler||75. Saint Mary’s||76. Clemson|
|77. SMU||78. Texas||79. Indiana State||80. Providence|
|81. Mississippi||82. Wake Forest||83. St. John’s||84. Purdue|
|85. Georgia Tech||86. Colorado State||87. Maryland||88. Stanford|
|89. Xavier||90. Penn State||91. UTEP||92. UNLV|
|93. Southern Miss||94. Richmond||95. Utah State||96. Ohio|
|97. Kansas State||98. Wyoming||99. Pacific||100. Utah|
Hopefully, you enjoy this new addition to Bracketville. Thanks for you continued interest. Please share your thoughts. That’s a huge part of the fun as we work toward Selection Sunday.