It is about time I start explaining my picks, so I don’t seem like a lunatic that has no logic. First off, let me start with me dropping Kansas down a line. They have only won 5 of their last 9, I don’t care if your SOS is number 1. You can’t be a 2 seed with that. Iowa st., might not be the most logical choice, but I gotta pick what the NCAA Committee will do, and they love the ‘best conference’, this year that being, the Big 12. So it would only make sense they take Kansas’ spot. Now, onto my beloved Illinois Illini. I would love for some Miracle to have the selection committee select them, but I don’t see that. Their Big 10 tournament schedule starts with Michigan, a must win for the Illini. That would by no means be enough to get them in. Next would be Wisconsin.If they can somehow pull off one heck of a miracle, by all means they should be in. If they can win that, they might as well claim the Automatic Bid. Rayvonte Rice might be some help with Wisconsin, but a close loss won’t be enough, they have to win that.
1: Kentucky(SEC) Duke(ACC) Virginia Villanova (Big East)
2: Gonzaga(WCC) Arizona(Pac 12)Wisconsin (Big 10) Iowa St. (Big 12)
3: Kansas Notre Dame Oklahoma Maryland
4: Louisville Northern Iowa(Missouri Valley) Baylor Wichita St.
5: Utah West Virginia Virginia Commonwealth (Atlantic 10) Butler
6: Arkansas Georgetown North Carolina SMU(American)
7: Iowa Michigan St. San Diego St.(MWC) Dayton
8: Ohio St. Providence Oregon LSU
9: Xavier St. John’s Cincinnati Davidson
10: Mississippi NC State Georgia Colorado St.
11: Indiana Boise St. Oklahoma St. Temple* Texas *
12: BYU* Purdue* Wofford (Southern) Stephen F.Austin(Southland) Harvard(Ivy)
13: Georgia St.(Sun Belt) Louisiana Tech (Conference USA) Valparaiso(Horizon) Iona (MAAC)
14: U.C. Davis (Big West) Toledo(MAC) Eastern Washington (Big Sky) Belmont (Ohio Valley)
15: Coastal Carolina (Big South) North Carolina Central (MEAC) North Florida(Atlantic Sun)South Dakota St. (Summit)
16: Texas Southern* (SWAC) St. Francis (NY)* (Northeast) New Mexico St.* (WAC) Albany (America East) American*(Patriot)William & Marry (Colonial)
*= denotes team will play in first round
Bold Indicates the team has cliched their bid to the tourney, THEY ARE DANCIN’!