NIT-Ology: Projecting the Field of 32

    
January 31st, 2012

The latest 2012 NIT-Ology field as things stand after Monday's action. The field below is not who I think deserves to be in, but simply a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand today. NIT-Ology is released following CollegeHoops.net's weekly NCAA Tournament Bracketology update.

 

Notes on the NIT Field and NIT Bracketology: The NIT field is compose of 32 teams, including regular season champions that do not win their conference tournament. There is no way to predict how many regular season champions will lose their tournaments or which teams that might be. Thus, all that is listed here is the 24 most likely "at-large" teams.

 

For a statistical breakdown of NCAA Bubble teams, check out the weekly Bubble Watch.

 

Arrows indicate teams that made a major move since the previous week. New teams in green. Teams that are currently winning their conference tournament (and thus projected to be in the NCAA field) are not included.

 

NCAA BUBBLE: Last 5 In

Notre Dame

Cincinnati

Washington

BYU

NC State (complete NCAA projection)

 

ONE

Ole Miss

Colorado State

Arkansas

Texas

 

TWO

Stanford

Marshall

Wyoming

UMASS

 

THREE

Pittsburgh

Arizona

UCF

VCU

 

FOUR

La Salle

Saint Joseph's

Maryland

Oklahoma

 

FIVE

Ohio

Missouri St

New Mexico St

South Florida

 

SIX

Villanova

Drexel

Northwestern

Virginia Tech

 

SEVEN

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EIGHT

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First Out: Illinois State, Oregon St, South Dakota St, Denver