Sunday, March 17, 2024

NIT Bracketology, March 17

There was chaos last night. This bracket is the result of that chaos. Oregon and NC State both moved out of the NIT and into the NCAA Tournament via upsets that secured them automatic bids. That forced two more bubble teams into the NIT and also moved seeds around a ton.

Where I'm at at this point is that no one really knows anything. The bubble is historically strong and historically squeezed. I've never felt like I could be more off. And that matters in NIT bracketology now because of the automatic bids. This bracket would look a lot different if say Texas A&M or Mississippi St. miss the tournament instead.

Also, we've never watched the NIT Committee select the bottom of the bubble like this. So who knows what they'll actually do.

The NCAA Selection Show is at 6 pm. I'll have a new bracket after that reveal. If Yale or VCU lose I'll update the bracket accordingly. The NIT Selection Show is tonight at 9:30 pm on ESPN2. So we'll have a nice gap in between to wait and wonder. Good luck to everyone.

Last NCAA Tournament: TCU, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Mississippi St., Colorado St., Colorado

NIT Bracket:

1. Indiana St.
U. Butler
4. Washington (Pac-12 2)
U. San Francisco
3. Ohio St. (Big Ten 1)
U. Kansas St.
2. Providence
U. Boston College

1. Pittsburgh (ACC 1)
U. Duquesne
4. LSU (SEC 1)
U. UC Irvine
3. Iowa (Big Ten 2)
U. Bradley
2. Villanova (Big East 2)
U. Syracuse

1. Virginia
U. Richmond
4. UCF (Big 12 2)
U. South Florida
3. Cincinnati (Big 12 1)
U. SMU
2. Wake Forest (ACC 2)
U. Appalachian St.

1. St. John's (Big East 1)
U. Loyola Chicago
4. Georgia (SEC 2)
U. Virginia Tech
3. Utah (Pac-12 1)
U. UNLV
2. Seton Hall
U. Princeton

Others Considered: Xavier (for NET reasons), Saint Joseph's, VCU (in NCAA Tournament), St. Bonaventure, Cornell, Yale (in NCAA Tournament), Florida St.

Said They'll Decline: Memphis, Indiana, Ole Miss

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