March 08, 2016

Waiting for the bracket

Nothing much to do except wait until next Monday (March 14) when the NCAA announces the bracket. Watch the Selection Show on ESPN at 4:00 PT.

Until then, you can keep track of who's won their conference tourney and an automatic bid to the NCAA tourney here: Championship Week Results.

As for the remaining 32 at-large bids, there's no telling for sure except for the dozen or so obviously top teams.

As of now (Tuesday evening):

  • Stanford's RPI (Ratings Power Index), as reported by the NCAA, places us at #10. The RPI is a major factor, but not the only one, in the NCAA selection process.
  • The media (AP Top 25 Poll) ranks Stanford at #13.
  • The coaches (USA TODAY Coaches Poll) rank Stanford at #16.
  • Charlie Creme predicts Stanford will be a #4 seed, which would make us one of the 16 teams eligible to host the 1st and 2nd rounds of the tournament.
  • Stanford Athletics predicts, "We expect to receive a top-16 seed and host 1st & 2nd Round games at Maples Pavilion on March 19 & 21," and offers the opportunity for season ticket members to reserve their seats now.
Click here for details of the offer and to get tickets.

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