Beef’s Bracketology, February 26 Edition

Beef's Bracketology

Not a lot of frills this week. Was more work than I wanted to do to get this done this week.

The multi-bid conferences look like this…

  • 9, Atlantic Coast
  • 8, Southeastern
  • 6, Big XII (-1 this week)
  • 5, Big East
  • 5, Big Ten
  • 4, Pacific Twelve
  • 3, American
  • 2, Atlantic Ten
  • 2, Mountain West (+1 this week)
  • 2, West Coast

The last four teams in, with byes are: Virginia Tech, St. Bonaventure, UCLA, Nebraska

The last four teams in, playing in play-in games are: Boise State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Kansas State

The first eight teams missing the cut are: Alabama, Syracuse, Western Kentucky, Utah, Providence, Penn State, Texas, 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

RiSK Rankings