NCAA Tournament Projections: No Third Team For Mountain West?

NCAA Tournament Projections: No Third Team For Mountain West?

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NCAA Tournament Projections: No Third Team For Mountain West?


NCAA Tournament Projections: Sorry Wyoming


Find out the chances for each Mountain West team to make the NCAA Tournament.


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There is a new way to determine NCAA Tournament bids

The NCAA Tournament selection committee has made some changes to how they select teams. Gone are the days of only using RPI only to determine which teams are worthy. (Read our intro here)

These changes weigh road and home games differently and four RPI groups, plus KenPom, RPI and BPI are metrics, too.

RPI Group 1: Home (1-30) Neutral (1-50) Away (1-75)
RPI Group 2: Home (31-75) Neutral (51-100) Away (76-135)
RPI Group 3: Home (76-160 Neutral (101-200) Away (136-240)
RPI Group 4: Home (161-351) Neutral (201-351)  Away (241-351)

Three teams are not likely to happen for the Mountain West, and it also currently stands that it might just be one team from the league.

Bracketologist across the web are predicting only one Mountain West team in the field of 68 and that team is usually the Nevada Wolf Pack.

However, this could change since Nevada take on Boise State this Saturday night in Reno with first-place on the line.

Over at Bracket Matrix they compile dozens of brackets and they actually have both the Broncos and Wolf Pack in the field. Of the 88 submitted brackets, Nevada is considered in all of those brackets and are an eight seed with a composite seed slightly higher at 7.78. Boise State is in just over half with 49 brackets placing them in the field and have a 10.37 seed average but puts them at 11 in the field.

It should be noted that a few brackets have San Diego State and UNLV in the tourney field.

The order below is alphabetically. (You may need to scroll to the right to see all the rankings)

 Team Record (D1-only) RPI Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 SOS KenPom BPI Sagarin
Air Force 6-10 237 0-2 0-2 2-2 4-4 216 254 281 240
Boise State 15-3 31 0-2 2-0 3-1 8-0 104 48 51 38
Colorado State 9-10 142 0-5 2-2 1-2 6-1 97 192 226 175
Fresno State 12-6 118 0-2 1-1 3-3 8-0 158 86 80 92
Nevada 17-3 17 1-2 2-0 9-1 5-0 64 19 21 21
New Mexico 8-11 164 0-7 0-2 3-1 5-1 67 131 117 153
San Diego State 10-6 101 1-2 1-1 3-2 5-1 109 53 58 40
San Jose State 2-15 307 0-1 0-3 0-7 2-4 151 314 314 319
UNLV 13-5 176 0-1 1-2 5-0 7-2 296 91 85 80
Utah State 9-10 165 0-3 1-3 2-4 6-0 124 150 147 143
Wyoming 10-7  86 0-3 3-0 4-3  3-1 66 122 167 86

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