In Search of 65, Selection Sunday

1 Kansas Kentucky Syracuse Duke
2 Georgetown Kansas State Ohio State West Virginia
3 New Mexico Villanova Baylor Purdue
4 Vanderbilt Maryland Temple Pittsburgh
5 Wisconsin Texas A&M Tennessee Michigan State
6 Gonzaga Xavier Butler BYU
7 Richmond Northern Iowa Marquette Texas
8 Louisville Saint Mary’s Oklahoma State UNLV
9 Georgia Tech Notre Dame Clemson Missouri
10 Virginia Tech Florida State UTEP Old Dominion
11 San Diego State Washington Wake Forest California
12 Siena Minnesota Murray State Utah State
13 Oakland Wofford New Mexico State Cornell
14 Houston Ohio Sam Houston State UCSB
15 North Texas Montana Vermont Morgan State
16 East Tennessee State Lehigh Winthrop v. UAPB Robert Morris

Newbies: North Texas, Robert Morris, Houston, Washington, Minnesota, UAPB, Ohio,

Goners: Troy, Quinnipiac, Memphis, Arizona State, Mississippi, Jackson State, Kent State

Last Five In: Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, California, Utah State, Minnesota

Last Five Out: Mississippi State, Illinois, Florida, Seton Hall, Rhode Island

  • It came down to Mississippi State, Minnesota, Illinois, and Florida for the last spot and, more specifically, Minnesota and Mississippi State. Despite what happened today, I’m going with the Golden Gophers, who simply beat more good teams than the Bulldogs. Minnesota has five RPI top 50 wins as opposed to MSU’s two. The Golden Gophers have played a tougher schedule and should sneak in. Of course, if it were up to me, we’d cut the 65th team and be back down to 64 like we should, and I’d feel more confident I have them all. It wouldn’t stun me if Utah State or Virginia Tech was kept out, but I would be disappointed if they were.
  • Purdue’s horrific performance on Saturday drops them from a 2 to a 3. Georgetown hops back up to a 2 after several down weeks.
  • My Elite Eight from this: Kansas over Richmond, Kentucky over Villanova, Syracuse over Ohio State, West Virginia over Duke
  • Upsets: Siena over Wisconsin and Vanderbilt, Utah State over Michigan State, Richmond over Georgetown, Gonzaga over New Mexico, Northern Iowa over Kansas State, BYU over Purdue

As for locations:


West Virginia-Texas-Old Dominion-Morgan State

Georgetown-Richmond-Virginia Tech-North Texas


Syracuse-Oklahoma State-Clemson-Play-in

Ohio State-Marquette-UTEP-Vermont



Pitt-Michigan State-Utah State-Cornell


Kentucky-Saint Mary’s-Notre Dame-Lehigh

Duke-UNLV-Missouri-Robert Morris

Oklahoma City

Kansas-Louisville-Georgia Tech-East Tennessee State

Kansas State-Northern Iowa-Florida State-Montana

New Orleans

Baylor-Butler-Wake Forest-Sam Houston State



Temple-Tennessee-Murray State-New Mexico State

Maryland-Texas A&M-Minnesota-Wofford

San Jose

New Mexico-Gonzaga-San Diego State-Houston


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