Field of 68 Projection: Will This Be the Gophers' Final Appearance?

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VENICE, FL – On vacation this week, so keeping this one short and sweet. As a Gopher fan I have a bad feeling this will be the last time the Gophers appear in our weekly Field of 68 projection. With games this week @ co-Big Ten leader Michigan State (Wednesday) and home vs. Iowa (Sunday), the #68 NET Gophers certainly need a split to hang around Projectionville for at least another week.

We have 18 new teams in the field, highlighted by new at-larges Indiana, Memphis, Texas A&M, and Utah State. Automatic qualifiers (team with best conference record and/or best NET ranking) from multiple-bid conferences are noted in bold.

8TH IN-SEASON FIELD OF 68 PROJECTION (through games played January 9)
America East (1): NJIT (253)

American (2): Houston (3), Memphis (50)

ACC (4): Duke (13), North Carolina (34), Wake Forest (47), Miami (80)

ASUN (1): Central Arkansas (321)

Atlantic 10 (1): Davidson (38)

Big East (7): Villanova (7), UConn (14), Xavier (18), Seton Hall (26), Providence (35), Marquette (44), Creighton (64)

Big Sky (1): Weber (152)

Big South (1): Gardner-Webb (158)

Big Ten (7): Purdue (8), Illinois (10), Michigan State (15), Wisconsin (24), Ohio State (25), Indiana (33), Minnesota (68)

Big XII (8): Baylor (1), Kansas (9), Texas (17), Texas Tech (21), Iowa State (23), Oklahoma (31), West Virginia (39), TCU (58)

Big West (1): UC-Irvine (75)

Colonial (1): William & Mary (347)

Conference USA (1): Louisiana Tech (78)

Horizon (1): Cleveland (141)

Ivy (1): Princeton (115)

MAAC (1): Iona (54)

MAC (1): Ohio (76)

MEAC (1): Coppin (290)

Missouri Valley (1): Loyola (19)

Mountain West (3): San Diego State (40), Colorado State (41), Utah State (61)

NEC (1): Wagner (63)

OVC (2): Belmont (28), Murray (46)

Pac 12 (3): Arizona (2), USC (12), UCLA (20)

Patriot (1): Navy (97)

SEC (6): LSU (4), Auburn (6), Tennessee (11), Kentucky (16), Alabama (22), Texas A&M (60)

SoCon (1): Chattanooga (29)

Southland (1): Nicholls (142)

SWAC (1): Southern (200)

Summit (1): South Dakota State (90)

Sun Belt (1): Louisiana (138)

WCC (4): Gonzaga (5), BYU (30), San Francisco (36), Saint Mary’s (43)

WAC (1): New Mexico State (74)
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Last 4 In: Saint Mary’s (43), TCU (58), Texas A&M (60), Utah State (61)

First 4 Out: Iowa (27), Mississippi State (45), Florida (51), Notre Dame (86)

8 to Watch: Wyoming (32), Virginia Tech (37), UAB (42), Boise (48), VCU (52), Clemson (55), Saint Louis (65), Oakland (72)

Non-Power 6 At-Large Bids (7): Gonzaga (5), San Francisco (36), Colorado State (41), Saint Mary’s (43), Murray (46), Memphis (50), Utah State (61)

New to the Field (18): Central Arkansas, Cleveland, Coppin, Davidson, Gardner-Webb, Indiana, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Miami-Florida, NJIT, Ohio, San Diego State, Southern, Texas A&M, UC-Irvine, Utah State, Weber

Dropped from the Field (18): Abilene Christian, Boise, Cal State-Fullerton, Campbell, Coastal Carolina, Florida, Howard, Liberty, Louisville, Mississippi State, Oakland, Saint Joseph’s, Southern Utah, Texas Southern, Toledo, UAB, UCF, Vermont]
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Ineligible for NCAA Tournament (9): Oklahoma State (56), Tarleton (165), Saint Thomas (214), Cal Baptist (220), UC-San Diego (230), Bellarmine (250), North Alabama (256), Merrimack (271), Dixie (296)
 




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