Here's an update from tonight's meeting:
Tonight, we started the meeting by eliminating teams from our nomination board. After recent losses in their conference tournaments, Georgia, Michigan, San Diego State and Washington have been eliminated from contention for an at large bid.
Currently, we have 17 teams left on the nomination board:
Appalachian State, Arkansas, Clemson, Drexel, Florida State, Illinois, Kansas State, Michigan State, Mississippi, Missouri State, Old Dominion, Purdue, Stanford, Syracuse, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Xavier
With Nevada losing, there are 17 teams left for 7 potential spots. Another at large spot may be gone should Florida lose in the SEC Tournament. With the chaos in a lot of these conference tournaments, we postponed further at large voting until tomorrow.
Although this is a subject to change, we have slotted the top 16 teams our on S Curve. This will likely change because of the remaining conference tournaments, but as of now the 1-4 seeds are the following
1. Ohio State
3. North Carolina
9. Texas A&M
11. Washington State
13. Southern Illinois
Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, UNLV and Virginia were the teams up for the vote for spots 13-16, and will be held over for the next vote. A group of another five teams, which includes Marquette along with Butler, BYU, Tennessee and Nevada will likely figure for the five and six seeds. Honestly, I think that is a little too high for BYU and Butler. I currently have Butler a 7 seed, BYU an 8 seed.
Tomorrow night, we will work on the remaining at large spots, and potentially seed up until the 12 line. The rest will be left for Sunday afternoon. This is the farthest behind we have ever been with the at large selection process, but a lot of that has do with the craziness in the conference tournaments.