Beef’s Basketball Bracketology, January 19, 2020 Edition

So I got to this a day early. Even though I’m not getting it posted until almost midnight Sunday into Monday. But, hey, working stiffs gotta do what they gotta do to pay the bills right?

As early as we are in this process, there’s still a lot of movement. Teams going in and out and up and down the seed lines. Not going to get into a lot of analysis, the information is here like normal.

For those unfamiliar with my SKiN Rankings, it’s a metric I’ve created using equal parts of the Sagarin Rating(S), KenPom Ranking(K) and the NCAA NET Rankings(N). I use these as a general guide to both selecting and seeding teams. As the season goes along and gets closer to the end of the season, I’ll start incorporating each tracked team’s conference record and record vs. Quadrant 1 & 2 teams. This early in the season, it’s way more information than I feel like tracking, so I pass on it. But as teams start weeding each other out come mid-February and the tracked list shrinks, it’s a little more manageable and much less tedious.

Multiple Bids By Conference

  • 11, Big Ten (up 1)
  • 6, Atlantic Coast (up 1)
  • 5, Big East (down 1)
  • 5, Southeastern (down 1)
  • 5, Big XII
  • 5, Pacific Twelve
  • 3, American
  • 3, West Coast
  • 2, Atlantic Ten

Last Four Teams In, With Byes

  • Virginia Commonwealth, Southern California, North Carolina State, Oklahoma

Last Four Teams in, Play-In Games

  • Brigham Young, Purdue, Virginia Tech, Virginia

First Eight Teams Missing The Cut

  • Washington, Georgetown, Minnesota, Syracuse, Alabama, Richmond, Mississippi State, Rhode Island

Link for the SKiN Rankings for January 19, 2020

Link for the Beef’s Bracket for January 19, 2020