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On 3/6/2018 at 11:37 PM, HuskerFever said:

Here's the current status of the conference tournaments:

 

Automatic Bids Sealed

 

Atlantic Sun: #2 Lipscomb

Big South: #2 Radford

Big Ten: #5 Michigan

Colonial: #1 College of Charleston

Horizon League: #2 Wright State

MAAC: #4 Iona

Missouri Valley: #1 Loyola-Chicago

Northeast: #4 LIU Brooklyn

Ohio Valley: #1 Murray State

Patriot: #1 Bucknell

Southern: #1 UNC Greensboro

Summit: #1 South Dakota State

West Coast: #1 Gonzaga

 

Automatic Bids Outstanding

 

ACC: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8)

Big 12: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8)

Big East: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8)

Big Sky: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8)

Big West: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8)

Conference USA: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8)

MAC: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8)

MEAC: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8)

Mountain West: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8)

Pac-12: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8)

Southland: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8)

WAC: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8)

Atlantic 10: Second Round (Mar. 8)

SEC: Second Round (Mar. 8)

AAC: First Round (Mar. 8)

 

SWAC: Semifinals: #1 vs #4 / #2 vs #3 (Mar. 9)

Sun Belt: Quarterfinals (Mar. 9)

 

America East: #1 Vermont vs. #2 UMBC (Mar. 10)

Ivy League: Semifinals: #1 vs #4 / #2 vs #3 (Mar. 10)

 

Updated through Wednesday's games.

Edited by HuskerFever

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Automatic Bids Sealed

 

Atlantic Sun: #2 Lipscomb

Big South: #2 Radford

Big Ten: #5 Michigan

Colonial: #1 College of Charleston

Horizon League: #2 Wright State

MAAC: #4 Iona

Missouri Valley: #1 Loyola-Chicago

Northeast: #4 LIU Brooklyn

Ohio Valley: #1 Murray State

Patriot: #1 Bucknell

Southern: #1 UNC Greensboro

Summit: #1 South Dakota State

West Coast: #1 Gonzaga

 

Automatic Bids Outstanding

 

ACC: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #6, #9, #10, $12

Big 12: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8

Big East: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #9

Big Sky: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #8, #10

Big West: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8

Conference USA: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #9, #10

MAC: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #7, #8, #11

MEAC: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #9

Mountain West: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8

Pac-12: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #8, #10

Southland: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #7

WAC: Quarterfinals (Mar. 8) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8

Atlantic 10: Second Round (Mar. 8) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #13

SEC: Second Round (Mar. 8) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12

AAC: First Round (Mar. 8) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12

 

SWAC: Semifinals: #1 vs #4 / #2 vs #3 (Mar. 9) -- #1, #2, #3, #4

Sun Belt: Quarterfinals (Mar. 9) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #9

 

America East: Championship: #1 Vermont vs. #2 UMBC (Mar. 10)

Ivy League: Semifinals: #1 vs #4 / #2 vs #3 (Mar. 10) -- #1, #2, #3, #4

 

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Good news so far. All #1 teams still remain in all of the remaining conference tournaments.

Edited by HuskerFever

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20 hours ago, HuskerFever said:

Automatic Bids Sealed

 

Atlantic Sun: #2 Lipscomb

Big South: #2 Radford

Big Ten: #5 Michigan

Colonial: #1 College of Charleston

Horizon League: #2 Wright State

MAAC: #4 Iona

Missouri Valley: #1 Loyola-Chicago

Northeast: #4 LIU Brooklyn

Ohio Valley: #1 Murray State

Patriot: #1 Bucknell

Southern: #1 UNC Greensboro

Summit: #1 South Dakota State

West Coast: #1 Gonzaga

 

Automatic Bids Outstanding

 

ACC: Semifinals (Mar. 9) -- #1, #2, #4, #6

Big 12: Semifinals (Mar. 9) -- #1, #2, #3, #4

Big East: Semifinals (Mar. 9) -- #1, #2, #5, #6

Big Sky: Semifinals (Mar. 9) -- #1, #3, #5, #10

Big West: Semifinals (Mar. 9) -- #1, #2, #3, #4

Conference USA: Semifinals (Mar. 9) -- #2, #3, #4, #9

MAC: Semifinals (Mar. 9) -- #1, #2, #3, #5

MEAC: Semifinals (Mar. 9) -- #1, #4, #6, #7

Mountain West: Semifinals (Mar. 9) -- #1, #3, #5, #7

Pac-12: Semifinals (Mar. 9) -- #1, #2, #4, #6

Southland: Semifinals (Mar. 9) -- #1, #2, #3, #4

SWAC: Semifinals (Mar. 9) -- #1, #2, #3, #4

WAC: Semifinals (Mar. 9) -- #1, #2, #3, #4

AAC: Quarterfinals (Mar. 9) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #9

Atlantic 10: Quarterfinals (Mar. 9) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8

SEC: Quarterfinals (Mar. 9) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #6, #7, #9, #12

Sun Belt: Quarterfinals (Mar. 9) -- #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #9

 

America East: Championship: #1 Vermont vs. #2 UMBC (Mar. 10)

Ivy League: Semifinals (Mar. 10) -- #1, #2, #3, #4

 

Updated through Thursday's games.

 

All remaining autobid opportunities still have a #1 seed except for C-USA. That was Middle Tennessee that fell to Southern Mississippi and still has an opportunity to steal an at-large bid.

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19 hours ago, HuskerFever said:

Automatic Bids Sealed

 

Atlantic Sun: #2 Lipscomb

Big South: #2 Radford

Big Ten: #5 Michigan

Colonial: #1 College of Charleston

Horizon League: #2 Wright State

MAAC: #4 Iona

Missouri Valley: #1 Loyola-Chicago

Northeast: #4 LIU Brooklyn

Ohio Valley: #1 Murray State

Patriot: #1 Bucknell

Southern: #1 UNC Greensboro

Summit: #1 South Dakota State

West Coast: #1 Gonzaga

 

Automatic Bids Outstanding

 

America East: Championship: #1 Vermont vs. #2 UMBC (Mar. 10) -- 10:00 am, ESPN2

MEAC: Championship: #1 Hampton vs. #6 NC Central (Mar. 10) -- 12:00 pm, ESPN2

SWAC: Championship: #1 Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. #3 Texas Southern (Mar. 10) -- 4:00 pm, ESPN2

Big 12: Championship: #1 Kansas vs. #3 West Virginia (Mar. 10) -- 5:00 pm, ESPN

Mountain West: Championship: #3 New Mexico vs. #5 San Diego State (Mar. 10) -- 5:00 pm, CBS

Big East: Championship: #2 Villanova vs. #5 Providence (Mar. 10) -- 5:30 pm, FOX

MAC: Championship: #1 Buffalo vs. #2 Toledo (Mar. 10) -- 6:00 pm, ESPN2

Big Sky: Championship: #1 Montana vs. #3 Eastern Washington (Mar. 10) -- 7:00 pm, ESPNU

ACC: Championship: #1 Virginia vs. #6 North Carolina (Mar. 10) -- 7:30 pm CST, ESPN

Conference USA: Championship: #3 Western Kentucky vs. #4 Marshall (Mar. 10) -- 7:30 pm, CBSSN

Southland: Championship: #1 SE Louisiana vs. #3 Stephen F. Austin (Mar. 10) -- 8:00 pm, ESPN2

Pac-12: Championship: #1 Arizona vs. #2 USC (Mar. 10) -- 9:00 pm, FS1

WAC: Championship: #1 New Mexico State vs. #3 Grand Valley (Mar. 10) -- 9:00 pm, ESPNU

Big West: Championship: #3 UC Irvine vs. #4 Cal State Fullerton (Mar. 10) -- 10:59 pm, ESPN2

 

AAC: Semifinals (Mar. 10) -- #1, #2, #3, #5

Atlantic 10: Semifinals (Mar. 10) -- #1, #2, #3, #4

Ivy League: Semifinals (Mar. 10) -- #1, #2, #3, #4

SEC: Semifinals (Mar. 10) -- #2, #4, #6, #9

Sun Belt: Semifinals (Mar. 10) -- #1, #2, #3, #4

 

Updated after Friday's games.

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LJS had a good article on this thread's subject by AP writer Paul Newberry in this morning's paper. If someone cares to link it, his  observations make a lot of sense. However, because of the $$$ involved, they will never be augmented.

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44 minutes ago, jimmykc said:

LJS had a good article on this thread's subject by AP writer Paul Newberry in this morning's paper. If someone cares to link it, his  observations make a lot of sense. However, because of the $$$ involved, they will never be augmented.

 

For those interested, here's the link:

 

http://journalstar.com/column-dump-these-conference-tourneys-get-to-real-thing/article_f1323216-6747-5ce3-bfa8-e7c9468f3ae6.html

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I think they're right. The conference tournaments have become such an obvious cash grab that all the fun got sucked out of them a ways back. Remember some of those old Big 8 tournaments in KC back in the day? Those were fun. And consequential. And appropriate for the league. 

 

Now it's everyone trying to play in NYC or Vancouver or Hong Kong. 

 

This might not be a popular sentiment here, but television and the ad buys that it exists to serve have wrecked a lot of college sports. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, tcp said:

I think they're right. The conference tournaments have become such an obvious cash grab that all the fun got sucked out of them a ways back. Remember some of those old Big 8 tournaments in KC back in the day? Those were fun. And consequential. And appropriate for the league. 

 

Now it's everyone trying to play in NYC or Vancouver or Hong Kong. 

 

This might not be a popular sentiment here, but television and the ad buys that it exists to serve have wrecked a lot of college sports. 

 

 

I like how basketball is set up.

Whether it is high school or college.

 

You first play for regular season titles (which i think we put too little emphasis on and a regular season conference championship should be celebrated almost like a national tournament title)

 

Second you play in the end of year tournament...which allows teams to grow throughout the year...some teams are just not ready to be good in January, but they develop as a team and have a chance to control their destiny from the first conference tourney game until they lose....we reward 36 wildcards, which should make sure no "great" team is left out...but in the end, every team that qualifies for their conference tournament is just one great run from winning the end of season tournament. (that is all it is, it is called the national title, but it is just an end of year 300 plus team tournament that 36 teams get the opportunity to go through double elimination.

 

 

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19 hours ago, HuskerFever said:

Automatic Bids Sealed

 

ACC: #1 Virginia

America East: #2 UMBC

Atlantic Sun: #2 Lipscomb

Big 12: #1 Kansas

Big East: #2 Villanova

Big Sky: #1 Montana

Big South: #2 Radford

Big Ten: #5 Michigan

Big West: #4 Cal State Fullerton

Colonial: #1 College of Charleston

Conference USA: #4 Marshall

Horizon League: #2 Wright State

MAAC: #4 Iona

MAC: #1 Buffalo

MEAC: #6 NC Central

Missouri Valley: #1 Loyola-Chicago

Mountain West: #5 San Diego State

Northeast: #4 LIU Brooklyn

Ohio Valley: #1 Murray State

Pac-12: #1 Arizona

Patriot: #1 Bucknell

Southern: #1 UNC Greensboro

Southland: #3 Stephen F. Austin

Summit: #1 South Dakota State

SWAC: #3 Texas Southern

WAC: #1 New Mexico State

West Coast: #1 Gonzaga

 

Automatic Bids Outstanding

 

Ivy League: Championship: #1 Harvard vs. #2 Penn (Mar. 11) -- 11:00 am, ESPN2

Atlantic 10: Championship: #1 Rhode Island vs. #3 Davidson (Mar. 11) -- 12:00 pm, CBS

SEC: Championship: #2 Tennessee vs. #4 Kentucky (Mar. 11) -- 12:00 pm, ESPN

Sun Belt: Championship: #2 Georgia State vs. #4 UT Arlington (Mar. 11) -- 1:00 pm, ESPN2

AAC: Championship: #1 Cincinnati vs. #3 Houston (Mar. 11) -- 2:30 pm, CBS

 

Updated through the conclusion of Saturday's games.

 

A whole gamut of non-#1 conference tournament seeded bids were sealed on Saturday. Fortunately most of those were in one-bid-league conferences.

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15 hours ago, HuskerFever said:

Automatic Bids Sealed

 

AAC: #1 Cincinnati

ACC: #1 Virginia

America East: #2 UMBC

Atlantic 10: #3 Davidson

Atlantic Sun: #2 Lipscomb

Big 12: #1 Kansas

Big East: #2 Villanova

Big Sky: #1 Montana

Big South: #2 Radford

Big Ten: #5 Michigan

Big West: #4 Cal State Fullerton

Colonial: #1 College of Charleston

Conference USA: #4 Marshall

Horizon League: #2 Wright State

Ivy League: #2 Penn

MAAC: #4 Iona

MAC: #1 Buffalo

MEAC: #6 NC Central

Missouri Valley: #1 Loyola-Chicago

Mountain West: #5 San Diego State

Northeast: #4 LIU Brooklyn

Ohio Valley: #1 Murray State

Pac-12: #1 Arizona

Patriot: #1 Bucknell

SEC: #4 Kentucky

Southern: #1 UNC Greensboro

Southland: #3 Stephen F. Austin

Summit: #1 South Dakota State

Sun Belt: #2 Georgia State

SWAC: #3 Texas Southern

WAC: #1 New Mexico State

West Coast: #1 Gonzaga

 

For what it's worth.

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