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3/14/2010 Selection Sunday Final Rankings

Posted on: March 14, 2010 4:55 pm
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These rankings represent where I have the top 45 teams standing after all the conference tournaments (besides the Big 10 finale), just hours before the selection show is aired.  The only possible change that could take place is Ohio St. moving up one spot ahead of New Mexico by winning, or moving down one place below Kansas St. if they were to get blown out by Minnesota, and ONLY if they lost in that fashion. Otherwise even with a loss they would stay where I have them currently ranked.  I may have teams left off my rankings that get an at-large bid, or others on there that don't garnish a bid, but this is how I rank them heading into post-season play.  Previous ranking in ()

1. Kansas 32-2 (1)
2. Kentucky 32-2 (2)
3. Syracuse 28-4 (3)
4. Duke 29-5 (5)
5. West Virginia 27-6 (9)
6. New Mexico 29-4 (6)
7. Ohio St. 26-7* (7)
8. Kansas St. 26-7 (12)
9. Tennessee 25-8 (8)
10. Purdue 27-5 (4)
11. Baylor 25-7 (14)
12. Pittsburgh 24-8 (10)
13. Temple 29-5 (17)
14. Villanova 24-7 (11)
15. Michigan St. 24-8 (13)
16. Butler 28-4 (18)
17. Wisconsin 23-8 (16)
18. Georgetown 23-10 (28)
19. Gonzaga 26-6 (15)
20. Texas A&M 23-9 (20)
21. Maryland 23-8 (21)
22. Richmond 26-8 (25)
23. Vanderbilt 24-8 (22)
24. Xavier 24-8 (24)
25. Notre Dame 23-11 (26)
26. Marquette 22-11 (27)
27. Texas 24-9 (23)
28. UNLV 25-8 (29)
29. BYU 29-5 (19)
30. Oklahoma St. 22-10 (30)
31. Northern Iowa 28-4 (41)
32. UTEP 26-6 (32)
33. Washington 24-9 (40)
34. California 23-10 (35)
35. Georgia Tech 22-12 (49)
36. Louisville 21-12 (36)
37. Florida St. 22-9 (33)
38. St. Mary's 26-5 (NR)
39. San Diego St. 25-8 (NR)
40. Virginia Tech 23-8 (34)
41. Missouri 22-10 (31)
42. Mississippi St. 23-11 (NR)
43. Mississippi 21-10 (38)
44. Cornell 27-6 (44)
45. Wake Forest 19-10 (37)
46. Clemson 21-10 (39)
47. Minnesota 21-12* (NR)
48. Rhode Island 23-9 (NR)
49. Florida 21-12 (43)
50. Memphis 23-9 (45)

Just Outside: Arizona St., Illinois

*= Big 10 Championship (Ohio St./Minnesota) not included
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Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2010 5:01 pm
 

3/14/2010 Selection Sunday Final Rankings

Since I stated Ohio St's fate based on what happens in the B10 Championship, I'll add that a Minnesota win would propel them up about 10-12 places while a loss, would likely drop them out of the top 50 to be replaced by either Arizona St. or Illinois at #50.



Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2010 4:58 pm
 

3/14/2010 Selection Sunday Final Rankings

Although it doesn't really matter, I actually ranked the teams 50 deep rather than 45 as stated above the rankings.  With these final rankings, I'm ready to print my bracket in a few hours and to let the madness really grip me. (Not that it hasn't already with the playing of the conference tournaments!)

ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!!


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