Final NCAA Committee Seeding Rank for All 68 Teams; Michigan #6, Wofford #61, Texas #25, ASU #40

Submitted by alum96 on March 16th, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Here are how the 68 teams were seeded for you data nerds like me

 

Comments

gwkrlghl

March 16th, 2014 at 9:39 PM ^

It's easy to call them for an easy upset but everyone has bad losses. They don't have the greatest of schedules and were obliterated twice by Creighton but they do come from technically a major conference.

I think they'll get further than people think (they'll be popular for an opening weekend upset pick). They'll probably make the Sweet 16 or Elite 8 before being bounced ime

alum96

March 16th, 2014 at 9:44 PM ^

Yes sir, I noticed that as well.  But the eye test would have told us the same,   Louisville was a crime, I thought they'd be a 2. 

And as much as we hate Sparty, is the win over UF (with some injuries) worth 2 seeds up for Wiscy over MSU?

This tells me the committee worships at the feet of RPI.

Erik_in_Dayton

March 16th, 2014 at 9:37 PM ^

...I wish Michigan was the 14th team right now. Winning the Big Ten wasn't worth it from a tournament-means-all perspective. Better to play some weird guys and land in the East.

MaizeAndBlueWahoo

March 17th, 2014 at 8:43 AM ^

I probably would object to this, but it makes sense from a matchup perspective.  Michigan can't make Parker shoot 34% from the field the way UVA did in the two games combined.

If we had McGary I'd love a matchup against Duke.  Anyone who can score down low can beat them.  Duke's interior defense is so incredibly soft, especially because Parker doesn't play much D for fear of getting into foul trouble.  Akil Mitchell and Mike Tobey combined to shoot 7-for-9 in the ACC final.  Anthony Gill only shot 1-for-6 but drew a million fouls.  (I believe at least 9, maybe more.)  Alas, Michigan and Duke are awfully similar teams, but Duke would have the best player on the floor.

That said, I don't believe there's a team in the whole country whose offense UVA can't stop.  Anyone who wants to beat UVA had better play good defense - and that's easier said than done despite the lack of individual superstars - because the basket suddenly gets a lot further away.

Muttley

March 16th, 2014 at 11:41 PM ^

The Dr. Jekyl, Sweet 16, pre-Feb 18 Iowa team

DATE OPPONENT RESULT/TIME
19 Dates
Nov 30
Dec 13
Jan 5
Jan 22
Jan 28
Feb 4

 

The Mr Hyde, Play-In Round Bounced, post-Feb 18 team

Feb 18
  • Postponed
Feb 22
Feb 25
Feb 27
Mar 2
Mar 6
Mar 8
Mar 13

 

The only thing positive Iowa's got going for it is that it didn't get blown out in any of those six losses during their swan dive.  That and maybe a time machine in the Iowa Physics Department.

alum96

March 16th, 2014 at 10:33 PM ^

But to think we ended up in the exact same spot with the loss of either our #1 or #2 best player (thought process going into the season) is impressive.  Most thought GR3 and Mitch - who flirted with the NBA - would be option #1 and #2.  Nik was going to step up and be a strong option #3. 

Funny how it turned out to be Nik and Caris as 1A and 1B.

LordGrantham

March 16th, 2014 at 9:48 PM ^

So if I'm reading this right, Michigan has the top 15 seed, the top 7 seed, the top 3 seed, and the top 4 seed as likely opponents.  That seems a little unfair for the 2nd #2 seed.

bronxblue

March 16th, 2014 at 9:50 PM ^

Nova is a bit overrated, but Syracuse at #10 seems silly to me.  They are 2-5 in their last 7, even though a couple of those losses were close.  Feels like an upset waiting to happen.

alum96

March 16th, 2014 at 9:58 PM ^

Weird thing to me wasn't SMU ranked #23 maybe 2 weeks ago and now nowhere to be found?  I assume RPI was through the floor as this is what the committee seems to be using as their #1 judge after W-L.

Also didnt realize the Minutemen of UMass were such powers - still remember some of their teams from the 90s.  Right behind some quality teams in NC and Bucknuts

moffle

March 16th, 2014 at 10:03 PM ^

What about Wichita State? Has anyone watched them play much this year? Undefeated, but they also haven't played another NCAA tourney team since December.

GoBlueInIowa

March 16th, 2014 at 10:27 PM ^

Saw them play a bit in their conference tourney. How good they are is hard to tell given the competition, but what I saw they look like a very solid team. less concerned about them on that half of our bracket, more concerned with the athleticism of a Louisville or Kentucky given our inability to keep guards in front of us or get back on transition, but honestly, if we make it that far I don't care who we play.

alum96

March 16th, 2014 at 10:39 PM ^

Honestly at this point any team with a A, A-, B+ PF and/or C who has physical gifts is something to be concerned about.  I cannot imagine going up against a WIthey type for 40 minutes with Horford and/or Max B contributing 10-20.  Morgan would be a somewhat offset defensively at least but you just cant replace what is lost with Mitch. He was ridiculus last year.   There is no pick and roll game right now without him other than Morgan at times.   Randle from Kentucky would be a nighmare inside with our current state of D.   As for PF Robinson is still playing out of position when we have Nik, Caris, Walton (Spike) on the floor and physical forwards give him fits. 

It's going to be a tough road for us barring a strange matchup Sweet 16 forward.