And after winning the Atlantic Sun, you should make time to watch them next weekend. Our panel at The Juice Online weighed in... Overall, Syracuse went just 10-5 against team outside the RPI top 100. Syracuse looks pretty good in comparison with a.429 win percentage. If you use Sagarin's top 50 teams, the Orange are still 6-8 with Providence 6-7 and Iowa 6-8.
The Wildcats were rated No. 57 in the RPI with a No. 39 strength of schedule playing in the Big 12. They all have other bad stats, as evidenced below. They also faded down the stretch of the regular season, failing to cover in three of their last four games.
California (21-12) gave Syracuse fans quite a scare as the Golden Bears almost solidified its resume with a marquee win over No. 5 OR last night in the PAC-12 Semifinals.
The women's tournament will have 64 teams, with 32 automatic slots and 32 at-large picks revealed on Monday (Tuesday AEDT).
It's always worth remembering at this point in the year, too, that no bubble team's result occurs in a vacuum.
Josh Hart was named Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament, capping off the run with a 29-point effort a day after he had the game-winning putback against Seton Hall.
"And here's the thing with Duke's eight losses - there are caveats to a lot of them".
The Baylor front court may garner most of the headlines, but this Baylor team is going nowhere without Kristy Wallace running the show from the back court. Priority will be given to Eagles Club members based on giving levels. Seventeen of them made the tournament. Villanova has exhibited those traits throughout this season, making a repeat more likely.
Although Clemson will not make the NCAA tournament this year, the ACC will be well represented as North Carolina and Duke are projected to earn one and two seeds respectively.
After a rollercoaster season that saw them soar to new heights, Northwestern University is finally NCAA tournament bound for the first time in program history.
St Mary's had an impressive 28 win, four loss season and cemented a place as one of America's top 25 teams. But Sunday's selection will be the coolest moment in a season full of them. I was kind of losing it with the ref late in the game, and he came over and was like, . The Eagles finished dead last at 2-16 and dropped its final 13 games.
The No. 1 seeds are mostly as expected. Syracuse suffered five nonconference losses, three of which came to St. John's (by 33), Georgetown and CT.
I just don't see how victories against Florida State, Virginia, and Duke will earn Syracuse a dance invite.