Beef’s Bracketology, January 29 Edition

Beef's Bracketology

Looking at this week’s bracket and RiSK Rankings, the power conferences are still holding all but four of the at-large spots. That means the mid- and low-majors lost a spot this week to the big boys. This usually is part of the ebb and flow, but it’s not the desired trend the non-power conferences will want to continue any further.

The multi-bid conferences look like this…

  • 9, Atlantic Coast
  • 7, Big XII
  • 7, Big East
  • 7, Southeastern
  • 5, Big Ten
  • 3, Pacific Twelve
  • 3, American
  • 2, Mountain West
  • 2, West Coast

The last four teams in, with byes are: Alabama, Marquette, Houston, Texas A&M

The last four teams in, playing in play-in games are: Maryland, Providence, Virginia Tech, Boise State

The first eight teams missing the cut are: Southern Methodist, Western Kentucky, Missouri, Brigham Young, North Carolina State, Nebraska,  UCLA, Notre Dame

Linked below is the projected bracket as it would sit today. Also below are the current RiSK Rankings. RiSK is an equal, three-part compilation of each contenders RPI(R), Sagarin(S) and KenPom(K) Rankings. There are numerous teams not shown who may actually have better numbers than some of those shown, but many of those towards the bottom of the RiSK are one of the top two teams from conferences that will only receive one bid(its automatic). They are included because they’re being tracked for those automatic bids. Teams will appear and fall off fluidly until mid-February, when the contenders are more concrete. This RiSK Ranking is not an end-all as far as selection or seeding, but it seems to be a pretty solid and usual tool.

Beef’s Bracketology – Bracket

RiSK Rankings