Friday, February 6, 2015

February 6 Update: Fall of the Horns

On December 21st, Charlie Creme tweeted that Texas would be a #1 seed if the season ended that day.  Since that day Texas has tallied six losses and lost Nneka Enemkpali to a season-ending ACL tear.  Texas is no longer a threat to Baylor's quest to win the Big 12, as they currently lie in a four-way tie for fifth place in conference with a record of four wins and six losses. 

The Longhorns are no longer a top 25 team in terms of ability. But for right now, they are still a top 25 team in terms of RPI. This means that the five teams that have beaten Texas all get a top 25 win, including Kansas State, which is making its first appearance in the S-Factor-predicted bracket since January 5, one day before they got clobbered by Baylor.  

Now, K-State's win over Texas on Wednesday was solid, don't get me wrong. Kindred Wesemann drained eight 3-pointers including two to start a 14-2 run that sealed the win for the Wildcats. But that game was the first time Kansas State scored more than 60 points since a game against Abilene Christian on December 22. Before the Texas game, K-State only had three wins against teams in the top-100 (by RPI), and they had seven losses. All I'm saying is that Kansas State (also 4-6 in the Big 12) is probably not up to the level of a 9-seed, and their ranking in the S-Factor is inflated for right now due to the fact that Texas is still technically a top 25 team.  

Now in:
Kansas State
LSU (I'm telling you...)

Now out:
St. John's

Conferences with multiple bids:
Big Ten: 8
SEC: 8
ACC: 8
PAC 12: 6
Big 12: 5
American: 2
Atlantic 10: 2

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