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Still top 10.
I'll take it!
"Leave the gun.....take the cannoli"
"It's not your job to be as confused as Nigel."
Beat Wissy and NW, make final game of BTT, MSU is stone cold lock for a 2 seed. Win out including over IU in BTT final and a 1 seed is likely like last year.
Happy we stayed in the top 10, but IMO we lost to an average team yesterday and should have fallen further.
michigan should have dropped lower
I agree that it's a real concern losing to UM because I think they're a bit overrated. But, they were ranked #4, and it was on the road. We played it a lot closer than the rankings say we should have, so in theory we shouldn't drop at all.
That said, neither team that played yesterday will go far in the NCAAT, both will have to play much better.
If it falls this way (plus a win over UM in the BTT semis), that would go a long way toward another #1 seed.
I think if the games had been switched (msu early in the week and the PSU loss yesterday) they would probably be a few spots lower. Not that it matters at all.
This post was edited by animool 13 months ago
1 Gonzaga (51) 29-2 1,607
2 Indiana (7) 25-4 1,517
3 Duke (5) 25-4 1,471
4 Kansas 25-4 1,433
5 Georgetown (2) 23-4 1,384
6 Miami (FL) 23-5 1,245
7 Michigan 24-5 1,240
8 Louisville 24-5 1,217
9 Kansas State 24-5 1,040
10 Michigan State 22-7 1,006
11 Florida 23-5 993
12 New Mexico 25-4 950
13 Oklahoma State 22-6 833
14 Ohio State 21-7 763
15 Marquette 21-7 687
16 Saint Louis 23-5 675
17 Syracuse 22-7 589
18 Arizona 23-6 394
19 Oregon 23-6 332
20 Pittsburgh 23-7 326
21 Virginia Commonwealth 23-6 277
22 Wisconsin 20-9 217
23 UCLA 22-7 196
24 Notre Dame 22-7 164
25 Memphis 25-4 149
Others receiving votes: North Carolina 109, Louisiana Tech 103, Saint Mary's 47, UNLV 43, California 33, Butler 26, Illinois 25, Minnesota 10, Creighton 7, Middle Tennessee 5, Akron 4, Missouri 4, Belmont 3, Colorado State 1
Dropped from rankings: Butler 20, Louisiana Tech 25
Latest AP and USA Today college basketball polls on ESPN.com.
the one saving grace is that almost everyone lost once this week.... with the exception on zaga, and kansas (who should have at iowa state if it wasn't for blown calls) and georgetown..... IU, duke, miami, michigan, florida, and then behind us. syracuse,ect...
This post was edited by sarcyspice 13 months ago
If we win the next 2 and one in the BTT. Do we get a 2 seed or would we need more than that?
To die in ann arbor is redundant
That cuts both ways though...imagine our rise in the polls had we won yesterday. Likely would have been Top 5
That's a good question. I'm no bracketologist, but I have to think it would be enough for a 2 seed. That Friday game is gonna be no easy game though.
Yes, we will get a two seed if we do that. MSU has an elite road win and an elite neutral court win. Need to have those in your back pocket like MSU does to separate yourself. Florida, for example, has not beaten a tourney team away from home.
Why do you care? Didn't you say you can't wait for this season to end just like football?
MSU is #12 in Coaches Poll. Win the last 2 and MSU will be in top 10 in both polls next week. Still in great position for a #2/3 seed and playing in Auburn Hills.
This post was edited by jgjohnson52 13 months ago
Win both this week, win 0 in Chicago - 3 seed
Win both this week, win 1/2 in Chicago - 2 seed
Win both this week, win 3 in Chicago - 1 seed
Split this week, win 0 in Chicago - 4/5 seed
Split this week, get to Saturday/Sunday in Chicago - 3 seed
Split this week, win tournament in Chicago - 2 seed
I'm not going to speculate about losing both this week.
We won't go lower then a 3 seed and definitely not a 5 seed.
It is too early to judge seeding at this time. A lot can happen between now and the Big Ten Tournament Finals. Based on strength of schedule, quality wins, and "quality losses" if we were to speculate I would say if we win out and get to the Big Ten Tournament finals we will have a shot at a 2 seed. Things can change. Indiana can lose the remaining two games (OSU, @UM) and this could push us to the 3 line and put a team like UM, OSU, or even Indiana at the 2 line.
I would think that scenario gets us a 2 seed.
More importantly, MSU actually moved up in both RPI and KenPom.
Probably, but even if we got a high 3 seed under that scenario we'd likely open in Auburn Hills.
Does it really matter enough to make such a definitive statement?
It doesn't matter one bit in determining the national champion so who cares if they're #1. This isn't football.
Watched them on tv a few times & they have talent,,,,,,,not a team that scares you though.
Duke, with Kelly back,,,,,,, Miami & IU, now those are the teams that will be very difficult matchups for us down the road.
We are 2-4 vs those ranked above us. None of the losses blow outs. One of the wins a decisive domination
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