PSN College Basketball Tournament Bid Report

With Kansas State’s win over Baylor in the Big 12 Tournament and Iowa’s drubbing at the hands of Indiana in the Big 10, the Wildcats have now taken over the last spot in our at-large field for the ‘Big Dance’ while sending the Hawkeyes spiraling down the list towards the NIT.

By Greg DePalma, PSN Executive Producer

Here is a breakdown of each conference (in order of their respective RPI rank) with predictions on the teams we believe will make the ‘Field of 68’ in the D1 College Basketball Tournament.

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Projected auto & at-large bids = 45

1 ACC = 10 bids

-Locks (9): Duke, Florida State, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

-On the bubble/in (1): Syracuse.

-On the bubble/out (0): None.

-Near the bubble/out (1): Georgia Tech.

2 Big 12 = 6 bids

-Locks (5): Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma State and West Virginia.

-On the bubble/in (1): Kansas State.

-On the bubble/out (1): TCU.

-Near the bubble/out (0): None.

3 Big East = 7 bids

-Locks (7): Butler, Creighton, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, Villanova and Xavier.

-On the bubble/in (0): None.

-On the bubble/out (0): None.

-Near the bubble/out (0): None.

4 Big 10 = 7 bids

-Locks (7): Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin.

-On the bubble/in (0): None.

-On the bubble/out (2): Indiana and Iowa.

-Near the bubble/out (0): None.

5 SEC = 5 bids

-Locks (4): Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky and South Carolina.

-On the bubble/in (1): Vanderbilt.

-On the bubble/out (1): Georgia.

-Near the bubble/out (1): Alabama and Mississippi.

6 Pac 12 = 4 bids

-Locks (3): Arizona, Oregon and UCLA.

-On the bubble/in (1): USC.

-On the bubble/out (1): California.

-Near the bubble/out (1): Utah.

7 AAC = 2 bids

-Locks (2): Cincinnati and SMU.

-On the bubble/in (0): None

-On the bubble/out (0): None.

-Near the bubble/out (1): Houston.

8 Atlantic 10 = 2 bids

-Locks (2): Dayton and VCU.

-On the bubble/in (0): None.

-On the bubble/out (1): Rhode Island.

-Near the bubble/out (0): None.

9 West Coast = 2 bids

-Locks (2): Gonzaga and St. Mary’s.

-On the bubble/in (0): None.

-On the bubble/out (0): None.

-Near the bubble/out (0): None.

10 Mountain West = 0 at-large bids

-Locks (0): None.

-On the bubble/in (0): None.

-On the bubble/out (1): Nevada.

-Near the bubble/out (0): None.

12 Missouri Valley = 0 at-large bids

-Auto (1): Wichita State.

-Locks (0): None.

-On the bubble/in (0): None.

-On the bubble/out (1): Illinois State.

-Near the bubble/out (0): None.

23 C-USA = 0 at-large bids

-Locks (0): None.

-On the bubble/in (0): None.

-On the bubble/out (1): Middle Tennessee.

-Near the bubble/out (0): None.

-Last four teams that earned an at-large bid…

68 USC

67 Kansas State

66 Vanderbilt

65 Syracuse

-Last eight teams that failed to receive an at-large bid…

69 Georgia

70 California

71 Illinois State

72 Middle Tennessee

73 Rhode Island

74 Nevada

75 Indiana

76 Iowa

Projected one-bid/auto-only leagues = 23

NOTE: First-place teams for each conference below are in parentheses.

NOTE: Teams receiving automatic bids have an asterisk.

10 Mountain West (Nevada)

11 Colonial (UNC Wilmington)*

12 Missouri Valley (Wichita State)*

13 Sun Belt (Texas-Arlington)

14 MAC (Akron)

15 Southern (E Tennessee St)*

16 MAAC (Iona)*

17 Horizon (N Kentucky)*

18 Summit (South Dakota State)*

19 WAC (Cal State Bakersfield)

20 Ivy League (Princeton)

21 America East (Vermont)

22 Patriot (Bucknell)*

23 C-USA (Middle Tennessee)

24 Ohio Valley (Jacksonville State)*

25 Big South (Winthrop)*

26 Atlantic Sun (Florida Gulf Coast)*

27 Southland (New Orleans)

28 Big Sky (North Dakota)

29 Big West (UC Irvine)

30 Northeast (Mount St Mary’s)*

31 SWAC (Texas Southern)

32 Mid-Eastern Athletic (North Carolina Central)

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