- Mar 24, 2015
I think the most important aspect of the final rankings will be which teams of the 6 listed here (assuming the list doesn't change) will be one of the top 2 #1 seeds and so avoid playing any of the other 5 before the Final 4. That would be a major plus imo, since I, at least, would have a difficult time predicting who would win any given matchup among them. Geography also matters, of course, so as an Oregon fan I'd love to see them in Portland matched against anyone other than Baylor or Louisville or UCONN or Notre Dame or Mississippi State.At least she has a hard deadline this time. Based on her college recruiting decision timeline, she'd probably wait until an hour before the draft to declare if she could.
I'm very curious to see how the top six shakes out. I'd go:
5. Notre Dame
6. Mississippi State
Where ND ends up in the 4-6 range will be an interesting test of how much RPI and SOS matters vs. number of losses. I have UConn ahead of ND because of the head-to-head, but ND still has the #1 RPI and way more top-50 wins than either UConn or Miss. St.
I think ND pretty much controls its own destiny. If they win out, including winning the ACC tournament, they will get a #1. My only practical interest in the seeding reveal is the potential of twitter meltdowns if ND is higher than 6.