24 Hours Out: Texas' Resume and Bracketology

Forget Baylor. Just... let's move on. Texas could have and should have won. And didn't. A recurring theme for this squad, and the reason it's so difficult to imagine this group winning three or four straight games in the next two weeks. Regardless, we're going Dancing. Let's enjoy it while we can. First up, a look at Texas' resume and projected bracket seeding.

Resume

Flawed though it is, we know the NCAA Tournament committee and every pundit with a soapbox will be citing RPI data galore on Selection Sunday, so we'll start the look at Texas' resume through that prism:

WINS, RPI 1-50 WINS, RPI 51-100 LOSSES
Oklahoma (5) @ Baylor (55) n-Michigan St (4)
n-Villanova (13) Baylor (55) @ Oklahoma (5)
Oklahoma St (20) n-Kansas St (82) @ Kansas (9)
UCLA (32) Missouri (10)
Texas A&M (37) @ Oklahoma St (20)
@ Wisconson (44) @ Texas A&M (37)
n-Baylor (55)
@ Nebraska (75)
n-Notre Dame (77)
Kansas St (82)
@ Arkansas (148)

For some additional perspective, let's look at Texas' resume by Ken Pomeroy's ratings. Click here for KP's explanation for why he no longer lists the RPI on his page.

WINS, KP 1-50 WINS, KP 51-100 LOSSES
UCLA (9) Texas A&M (52)
Missouri (10)
n-Villanova (19) Texas Tech (96)
n-Michigan St (11)
@ Wisconsin (30) @ Texas Tech (96)
@ Kansas (13)
Oklahoma St (33) @ Oklahoma (17)
n-Kansas St (41) @ Oklahoma St (33)
@ Baylor (48) n-Notre Dame (36)
Baylor (48) Kansas St (41)
n-Baylor (48)
@ Texas A&M (52)
@ Nebraska (72)
@ Arkansas (129)

 

Bracketologists

As of 3/14 at 7:30 p.m. CDT.

Blogging The Bracket: 8

Bracket Project: 8

Bracketology 101: 6

ESPN: 7

Jerry Palm: 7

Matrix Consensus: 7

24 hours out, we're looking like a 6, 7 or 8.  For fun, then, let's look at the Matrix Consensus 9, 10, and 11 seeds:

Projected 9's:  Ohio State, Boston College, A&M, Wisconsin

Projected 10's: Dayton, Michigan, Minnesota, Siena

Projected 11's: San Diego State, Utah State, Penn State, Maryland

(Note: Projected 12-seed USC just won the Pac 10 tournament. Throw them in the mix, too. Also -- cry if they show up on our line tomorrow night. This Texas offense versus a Tim Floyd defense wouldn't be pretty.)

 

 

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