Home > Current Updates, Team News > Big East continues claim on 11 bids in latest bracket

Big East continues claim on 11 bids in latest bracket

Welcome to Bracketville

Entering the stretch run, the Big East continues to claim 11 spots in our Valentine’s Day bracket.   Whether Marquette and Cincinnati can keep two of those spots is becoming more questionable.  Few teams have better losses than Marquette – the Golden Eagles have played 12 games against teams ranked in the Top 25 of the RPI and gone 3-9 in those games.  The problem is that Marquette’s best non-conference win is Bucknell, and the Golden Eagles are 8-10 vs. the RPI Top 200.  Teams with that type of resume have generally not fared well on Selection Sunday.  Cincinnati’s biggest hurdle is it’s non-conference SOS (No. 285).  Other than a good win over Xavier, the Bearcats did nothing before January and have only a win at St. John’s within league play.

The bottom of the bracket remains highly suspect.  I’m not sold on any of the last in or last out.  In fact, teams seeded nine (9) and lower all have some realistic concerns.  We do have to fill 68 spots, so there will likely be a team or two whose profile would have produced an NIT bid last season.

An updated Bubble Banter on Wednesday.  Then next week we’ll start more frequent updates – including an extra bracket projection during the week.  Have a different opinion?  Send a rebound.  Bring some information along.  March is just around the corner.

Advertisements
Categories: Current Updates, Team News
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: