Friday, January 24, 2014

January 24, 2014

Without even taking the floor, the Golden Gophers moved up two spots in the RPI last night thanks to a 6-1 performance by their prior opponents.  Montana, Wofford, New Orleans, Texas A&M CC, Michigan, and Ohio State all won; Nebraska-Omaha lost.

Aside from that, there weren't any surprising or impactful results amongst the projected tournament field, and therefore only a few minor changes to the bracket:

  • The top 16 remained unchanged,
  • Zaga, Xavier, Virginia and Minnesota moved up one seed line,
  • Duke, Colorado, and UConn moved down a line each,
  • Memphis' home win over Houtson moved them up two lines,
  • Oregon's loss (#5 in a row) at home to Washington moved them down 3 seed lines from 8 to 11,
  • and, Arizona State moved into the field, bumping Stanford onto the outside of the bubble.

1 seeds: Arizona, Syracuse, Wichita State, Michigan State
2 seeds: Kansas, Villanova, Massachusetts, Florida
3 seeds: Wisconsin, San Diego State, Pittsburgh, Creighton
4 seeds: Cincinnati, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Saint Louis
5 seeds: Ohio State, Louisville, Kentucky, Gonzaga
6 seeds: Oklahoma, Duke, George Washington, Xavier
7 seeds: UCLA, Michigan, Iowa, Colorado
8 seeds: Southern Miss, Texas, Minnesota, Virginia
9 seeds: Connecticut, VCU, New Mexico, Memphis
10 seeds: Florida State, Green Bay, SMU, Kansas State
11 seeds: Oregon, California, Missouri, Providence
12 seeds: Indiana State, Saint Mary's, Arizona State, Baylor, Ole Miss, North Dakota State
13 seeds: New Mexico State, Toledo, Harvard, Stephen F Austin
14 seeds: Manhattan, Mercer, Belmont, UC Santa Barbara
15 seeds: Delaware, Georgia State, Boston University, Northern Colorado
16 seeds: North Carolina Central, Stony Brook, Saint Francis (NY), Elon, Radford, Alabama State

First Four Out: LSU, Richmond, Saint Joseph's, Stanford
Next Four Out: Wake Forest, Dayton, Tennessee, Boise State

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