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Sport 2020 NCAA tournament bracketology: Why Big East teams could win on Selection Sunday

17:51  20 february  2020
17:51  20 february  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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The Big East currently has no No. 1 seeds or No. 2 seeds.  But across the projected NCAA tournament bracket, the league is represented better than any conference in the country.

The Big East leads the nation in the NCAA's NET metric, outpacing the deep Big Ten this season. The league's best team, Seton Hall, checks in as a No. 3 seed and bolstered its profile — and likelihood to vault to the No. 2 line — after a narrow win over Butler on Wednesday. Creighton is also a No. 3 seed with a chance of improving to a No. 2 seed. A March 7 regular-season finale between the two teams could determine more than just conference supremacy.

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Currently, the Big East has eight of its 10 teams in the projected field, with Villanova (No. 4 seed), Butler (No. 5 seed) and Marquette (No. 5 seed) giving the conference the most top-five seeds (five total) of any in the country. As a result, Big East teams are positioned to do well on the bubble line, too. Xavier is relatively safe right now as a No. 9 seed, Providence just moved into the field as a No. 11 seed, and Georgetown is one of the last four teams in as a play-in No. 12 seed.

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When considering teams that "win" Selection Sunday, often the number of bids will be considered, and the Big Ten looks in good shape to win that race. But as far as a conference with the best percentage of teams capable of making deep runs, the Big East seems to be out front this year.

No. 1 seeds: Baylor, Kansas, Gonzaga, San Diego State.

Last four in: Florida, Georgetown, Rutgers, Richmond.

First Four out: Utah State, Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Purdue.

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NCAA tourney explainer:

  • Quadrant 1 wins: Home games vs. 1-30 NET teams; Neutral-site games vs. 1-50 NET; Away games vs. 1-75 NET
  • Quadrant 2 wins: Home games vs. 31-75 NET; Neutral-site games vs. 51-100 NET; Away games vs. 76-135 NET
  • Quadrant 3 wins, losses: Home games vs. 76-160 NET; Neutral-site games vs. 101-200 NET; Away games vs. 136-240 NET
  • Quadrant 4 wins, losses: Home games vs. 161-plus NET; Neutral-site games vs. 201-plus NET; Away games vs. 241-plus NET

Others considered for at-large bid (in order): Memphis, Arkansas, Stanford, South Carolina, UNCG, Alabama, Tennessee, Clemson, VCU, Oregon State, SMU, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Minnesota

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Look at every team on the bubble in my Sunday morning bracketology projection, and each has a flaw that could keep Why your bubble might be burst. The Blue Raiders, like USC, do not have any sure tournament wins , but probably could have survived a loss deeper in its conference tournament .

On life support (in no particular order): Connecticut, DePaul, Virginia Tech, TCU, Tulsa, Texas, Utah, St. Johns, Furman

Multi-bid conferences: Big Ten (10), Big East (8), ACC (5), Big 12 (5), Pac-12 (5), SEC (4), Atlantic 10 (3), West Coast (3), AAC (2).

Leaders or highest RPI from projected one-bid conferences — (23 total): America East - Vermont, Atlantic Sun - Liberty, Big Sky - Montana, Big South - Winthrop, Big West - UC Irvine, Colonial - Hofstra, Conference USA - North Texas, Horizon - Wright State, Ivy - Yale, Metro Atlantic - St. Peters, MAC - Bowling Green, MEAC - Norfolk State, Missouri Valley - Northern Iowa, Mountain West - San Diego State, Northeast - Saint Francis (Pa.), Ohio Valley - Murray State, Patriot - Colgate, Southern - East Tennessee State, Southland - Stephen F. Austin, SWAC - Prairie View A&M, Summit - South Dakota State, Sun Belt - Little Rock, WAC - New Mexico State

  • Transition schools ineligible to participate: Cal Baptist, North Alabama, Merrimack.
  • Banned from participating: Georgia Tech, Detroit.

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Note: Mostly all statistical data is used from WarrenNolan.com. The NCAA's NET rankings are also a reference point.

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About our bracketologist: Shelby Mast has been projecting the field since 2005 on his website, Bracket W.A.G. He joined USA TODAY in 2014. In his seventh season as our national bracketologist, Mast has finished as one of the top three bracketologists in the past six March Madnesses. He’s also predicted for The Indianapolis Star, collegeinsider.com and is an inaugural member of the Super 10 Selection Committee. Follow him on Twitter @BracketWag.

Follow college basketball reporter Scott Gleeson on Twitter @ScottMGleeson.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 2020 NCAA tournament bracketology: Why Big East teams could win on Selection Sunday

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