This a preliminary look at what I think the seeds from 1-10 should be as of today (Jan. 25). This is a combination of my bias, SOS, RPI date available to me and records. Some of this was tough like leaving Oregon off the list, but I’m not putting a 7 loss team in right now. They’d be an 11th seed in my list.
The seeds go from best of that seed to worst. There is no s-curve.
1. Kansas (19-0), Memphis (18-0), North Carolina (19-1), Tennessee (15-2)
2. UCLA (16-2), Duke (16-1), Georgetown (15-2), Michigan State (17-2)
3. Washington State (16-2), Indiana (17-1), Pittsburgh (15-3), Wisconsin (16-2)
4. Texas (15-3), Ole Miss (15-2), Stanford (15-3), Vanderbilt (17-2)
I don't see UConn on the list....yet I see Marquette....must be a mistake.
Good list overall, though.
I'm not convinced UConn even makes the tourny at this point. They don't have much experience. Marquette has been here before and while they have played below their expectations recently, I am much more confidence in them than in UConn. James/McNeal/Matthews won't let them fall too far.
I still would put UConn in the same boat as Syracuse although a little bit higher.
Yeah, I was kind of joking because I'm a huge UConn fan but I am seriously very confident in them this year...they don't have much experience, but they are gaining it, and their talent and athleticism is elite.
They're were my preseason favourite to win it all. If the tourny started right now, I'd probably have them as my second favourite team behind Kansas...even though they're not second in my power rankings, I'd pick them to go all the way if I was doing a pool basically.
They're the first number 2 seed.
I don't know how that makes me biased against them.