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Seed List: Gonzaga eyeing No. 1 Seed in West Region

February 2, 2019 Leave a comment

Dave2015Put yourself in Gonzaga’s shoes.  The Zags are No. 2 in the latest NET Ratings (only updated through January 30), No. 2 in the BPI, No. 4 at KenPom, and No. 6 in the SOR (Strength of Record) metric.  One of their top rotational players, Killian Tillie, missed the Bulldogs’ two losses (Tennessee, North Carolina).  They also have a victory over Duke.  In other words, another No. 1 seed is a realistic possibility.

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Now, let’s add in Phase 2 of the equation.  Gonzaga watched Michigan fall at Iowa on Friday night.  The Bulldogs also know that Michigan and Michigan State still play each other twice.  Tennessee and Kentucky also play twice between now and Selection Sunday.  And then there’s at least one more meeting between Duke and Virginia.  In other words, other No. 1 seed contenders will lose – potentially putting the Zags in prime position to claim the top seed in the West Region. Read more…