Good afternoon, BBN!
Like last week we are going to look at which teams are NOT eliminated yet, since there are far more eliminated than uneliminated for an at-large berth at this point. For each conference that has an uneliminated team, listed are all the teams that are STILL ALIVE in their quest for one of the precious 36 at-large berths.
Let’s get to it.
AAC: Houston, Wichita State, SMU, Memphis
A-10: Richmond, VCU, Saint Louis
Big 12: Baylor, West Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Kansas
Missouri Valley: Drake, Loyola Chicago
Ohio Valley: Belmont
SEC: Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, LSU, and Florida
West Coast: Gonzaga, BYU
Teams Eliminated since Last Week: 4
I had forgotten that Arizona and Oklahoma State are banned from the postseason this year, so, heh, whoops, they didn’t get eliminated till now. We also say sayonara to TCU, who is 11-8 and stinks. I’m going to give Seton Hall one last chance to stay in here: if they can avoid a 9th lost in the next week, they get to stay. Otherwise, they get the boot. Michigan State is gone—boy are they putrid.
Everyone else is still alive and gearing up for March. Drake and Loyola by splitting their weekend series boosted both of their resumes. If they both win out till the MVC finals, they could both get in. That would be pretty excited.
Teams Remaining: 51
That’s all for this week! Only 26 days until Selection Sunday! I’m so excited for the bracket reveal. Next week or so we’ll eliminate some more teams. Until then, go ‘Cats!