Bracket Bits: Sooners top weekend Seed List
Heading into another busy weekend on the college hardwood, Oklahoma slides into the No. 1 Seed List position thanks to Kansas’ loss at West Virginia and Iowa’s thumping of Michigan State in East Lansing. The Sooners host those same Mountaineers today in Norman. North Carolina and Villanova move into slots three and four. I wouldn’t expect the carousel on the top line – or elsewhere – to end anytime soon.
Iowa continue to ascend after a 4-0 start in the Big Ten that includes two victories over Michigan State and one on the road at Purdue. It’s been an impressive run for the Hawkeyes who sit at No. 6 this morning. The middle and lower end of the bracket spots on the Seed List are very much a work in progress. Not sure you like the order today? Check back on Monday when the next Seed List accompanies an updated bracket projection.
A couple of other quick thoughts:
- The Pac-12 has played the RPI game well; which will help keep many of their teams in the at-large discussion. How good are some of those teams? Hard to tell. Could a bunch of mediocre league records actually hurt the number of at-large bids? We’ll see. Anything is possible.
- Connecticut and Cincinnati really need to separate from the pack in the American Conference. If not, it could end up being a one or two bid league. Neither are in great position for an at-large bid right now.
- The same holds true for Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s, and BYU in the West Coast. None of the three has a non-conference resume that instills confidence.
- As for the Mountain West, we have a long way to go, but it’s looking more and more like a one-team league in March, unless Boise State continues its lead and/or San Diego State, UNLV, or New Mexico close on a hefty run.
Enjoy your weekend of hoops!