Jerry Palm's new bracket is out, and we are now projected as the 8 seed in the Midwest Region, matched up against Pitt in Des Moines. Joe Lunardi has us as the play-in game for a 12 seed against Cincinnati. With all due respect to Lunardi, there is no way a team with an RPI of 32, in our conference, is going to Dayton. ESPN uses a lot of advanced metrics (BPI, Kenpom) etc, that are neither part of the official criteria, nor have they historically been used by the selection committee. I believe Lunardi will make some drastic changes to his bracket in the week before selections.
Let's look at last nights results:
LSU 69 ROLL TIDE!
Georgia Tech 86
Florida State 80
Boston College 64
St. Bonaventure 64
George Washington 81
Saint Joe's 79
Texas Tech 65
ROLL EAGLES! Root for Kennesaw State, Southern Miss, and Winthrop to beat Stetson, UTEP, and Coastal Carolina
ROLL WILDCATS! Pull for Big Blue Nation over Tennessee
ROLL SHOCKERS! Let's hope Wichita State beats Missouri State
ROLL RAGIN CAJUNS! UL Lafayette over UT Arlington helps.
ROLL KEYDETS! A VMI upset of Chattanooga would be nice
ROLL TIGERS! Here's to Pacific upsetting Gonzaga
ROLL PILOTS! Pull for Portland over St. Mary's
ROLL BEARS! Hope Cal beats Washington