Beef’s Bracketology, February 24, 2020 Edition

A lot of shaking near the bubble this week. The Southern Conference gave back their extra bid, as East Tennessee State took over the automatic distinction. Northern Iowa may have cost themselves an at-large if they don’t win the Missouri Valley by losing twice in their last three. The Big East is now in line for seven of their ten to make the field, which is amazing. All the normal information is below.

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

  • 10, Big Ten
  • 7, Big East (up 1)
  • 6, Pacific Twelve (up 1)
  • 5, Atlantic Coast (up 1)
  • 4, Big XII (down 1)
  • 4, Southeastern
  • 3, American
  • 3, West Coast
  • 2, Atlantic Ten (down 1)
  • 2, Mountain West
  • 1, Southern (down 1)

Last Four Teams In, With Byes

  • Xavier, Rutgers, Stanford, North Carolina State

Last Four Teams in, Play-In Games

  • Providence, Southern California, Indiana, Utah State

First Eight Teams Missing The Cut

  • Richmond, Memphis, UNC-Greensboro, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Notre Dame, Mississippi State, Alabama

Link to Beef’s Bracket for February 24, 2020

Link to SKiN Rankings for February 24, 2020