If the Pomeroy Ratings Determined the Tournament (Today)

I was bored, so I thought I’d do this. I might update it every week.

Anyway, I decided to look at the Pomeroy ratings, as they stood today, and see what the field would look like if they were used to determine the tournament field.

This is not the full bracket (though I might try and put that together later for fun), because of the various little important things that go in to seeding. This is just the teams ranked 1 through 65 that would be in (the auto-bids + the best teams remaining ranked by Pomeroy rating). The auto-bids are chosen by what team, at this point, is projected to finish with the best conference record (using the rating in case of ties).

Note this is not anything but the works of a bored man. This isn’t what I think the field necessarily should be or anything like that, just an interesting look.

1. Duke (ACC)
2. Gonzaga (WCC)
3. North Carolina
4. Georgetown
5. Pittsburgh (Big East)
6. Wake Forest
7. Missouri
8. Connecticut
9. Arizona State (Pac 10)
10. Memphis (Conference USA)
11. UCLA
12. West Virginia
13. Louisville
14. Oklahoma (Big XII)
15. Purdue
16. Illinois
17. Xavier (A-10)
18. Michigan State (Big 10)
19. Kentucky (SEC)
20. Washington
21. Kansas
22. Clemson
23. BYU (Mountain West)
24. Marquette
25. California
26. Texas
27. Utah
28. Villanova
29. Syracuse
30. Butler (Horizon)
31. Miami FL
32. Kansas State
33. Oklahoma State
34. Baylor
35. USC
36. Tennessee
37. Florida
38. Stanford
39. Wisconsin
40. Ohio State
41. San Diego State
42. Davidson (Southern)
43. Minnesota
44. Notre Dame
45. Houston
46. Tulsa
47. Utah State (WAC)
48. Virginia Commonwealth (CAA)
49. Illinois State (Missouri Valley)
50. Miami OH (MAC)
51. Siena (MAAC)
52. North Dakota State (Summit)
53. Belmont (Atlantic Sun)
54. Portland State (Big Sky)
55. Steven F. Austin (Southland)
56. MTSU (Sun Belt)
57. Cornell (Ivy League)
58. Vermont (America East)
59. American (Patriot)
60. Long Beach State (Big West)
61. Liberty (Big South)
62. Robert Morris (NEC)
63. Austin Peay (Ohio Valley)
64. Morgan State (MEAC)
65. Alabama State (SWAC)

Last Four In
1. Minnesota
2. Notre Dame
3. Houston
4. Tulsa

First Four Out
1. St. Mary’s
2. Arizona
3. Cleveland State
4. Northwestern

Next Four Out
1. Maryland
2. Rhode Island
3. LSU
4. Washington State

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