We touched up on the men's bubble watch earlier so now let's discuss the women. I listed all the teams ranked 37 to 50, excluding the conference champions, however both No. 37 Wichita State and No. 38 NC State are probably both going to get in since there is a few point drop off down to No. 40 Clemson. The at-large cutoff is expected to be at 41 with eight conference champions currently ranked inside the top 41 so that means out of the list of teams from 40 to 50 there are only going to be two spots open to fill. 

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The final week of the regular season is coming to a close and while some teams wrapped up play last week others are playing conference tournaments this week. If you are ranked in the 38 to 50 range that means you're on the bubble so not only do you want to keep winning (if you have matches left) but you also need others around you to fall so they don't pass you. I'll go team-by-team to tell you what each team needs to do to give themselves their best chance of securing an NCAA at-large bid. The at-large cutoff is expected to be at either 42 or 43 with San Diego's outcome at the WCC Tournament determining which number it'll be. A USD title would mean 43 while a USD loss would mean 42.

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 17:00

Women's Conference Races - Bubble Watch

Last week I took a look at the men's conference races so now it's time for the women. There will be 30 women's conference tournaments this year with each winner earning an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. The only conference that does not have a tournament is the Ivy League which awards its automatic berth to the regular season champion. The only school that won't be able to defend its conference title will be Wichita State which moved from Missouri Valley to the American after winning nine straight MVC titles. There will be 33 at-large bids into the NCAA Tournament with the at-large ranking cutoff expected to be 41 or 42. 

Below is a look at the conference races with the contenders listed for all of my projected 1-bid leagues. For the Power 5, AAC, and CUSA I'll list who I think is probably in along with teams that will be on the bubble. Teams in the bigger conferences have enough matches left against ranked teams to make a move while teams in the one-bid leagues will not. 

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Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:00

Men's Conference Races - Bubble Watch

It's hard to believe but the first conference tournament gets started in two weeks with the bulk then coming the following two weeks after that. There will be 29 men's conference tournaments this year (down from 30 after the Missouri Valley went away) with each winner earning an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. The only conference that does not have a tournament is the Ivy League which awards its automatic berth to the regular season champion. The only school that won't be able to defend its conference title will be Valparaiso which won the Horizon League last year but is now in the Summit League. There will be 34 at-large bids for the NCAA Tournament with the at-large ranking cutoff expected to be 43 or 44. 

Below is a look at the conference races with the contenders listed for all of my projected 1-bid leagues - of course that doesn't mean a darkhorse can't rise to the occasion and pull off an upset. For the Power 5, AAC, CUSA, and Ivy League I'll list who I think is probably in along with teams that will be on the bubble. Teams in the bigger conferences have enough matches left against ranked teams to make a move while teams in the one-bid leagues will not. So for those teams from the mid-major to lower-major conferences that are already ranked below 50 it'll be tough for them to make up the ground needed to get higher than the at-large cutoff.

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Thursday, 14 April 2016 19:37

Conference Tournaments & The Bubble Watch

If you hadn't noticed there are three conference tournaments taking place this week and then they'll be another 27 that will take place over the next two weeks. I have a Conference Tournament Central tab at the top of my site that will keep you in the loop on each so check it out.

There are some conferences that play a round robin format during the regular season and some that do not. The ones that do not play a full round robin format usually seed the conference tournament based off the most recent ITA rankings. The next thing you're probably wondering is what if there aren't any teams ranked in the ITA top 75 - then what? The conferences are sent a list of the expanded ITA rankings that includes just the schools in their conference so that way they can seed accordingly.

Below I'll go through each conference with my best guess on the number of teams that I anticipate qualifying for this year's NCAA tournament. There will be a lot of one bid leagues since the at-large cut-off is usually right around 42.

American Athletic Conference (AAC) - Memphis, TN
Locks - #19 South Florida, #24 Tulsa, #27 SMU, #28 Tulane
Bubble - #38 Memphis
Expected number of NCAA bids - 5
Comments - Memphis has a chance to move off the bubble if they can beat South Florida at home this Sunday or if they can beat either Tulsa, SMU, or Tulane in the AAC quarterfinals. I think Memphis is going to find a way to beat one of those teams at the conference tournament, which it hosts, and will end up making the field.

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) - Cary, NC
Locks - #1 Virginia, #5 North Carolina, #7 Wake Forest #22 Florida State, #30 Georgia Tech
Bubble - #40 Virginia Tech, #42 NC State, #43 Notre Dame
Expected number of NCAA bids - 7
Comments - If Virginia Tech beats Miami this week and then wins at least once match at the ACC Tournament I think they are good to go. Notre Dame and NC State play this Sunday in Raleigh in what may be an elimination match. Notre Dame has a 13-12 record so if it loses to NC State it would need to win it's opening round match at the ACC Tournament to keep its record above .500. If the Irish finished the season with a 13-14 record they would be left out of the NCAAs regardless of whether their ranking was high enough to qualify them as an at-large (see NCAA .500 rule). The one thing that both UND and NCST have going for them is that they each have a top 10 win so if those teams keep rising then so will they. It's still early but at this point I'll say the winner of this weekend's match makes it in with the loser left on the outside looking in.

Atlantic Sun Conference - Spartanburg, SC  
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament. Florida Gulf Coast is currently ranked No. 74 and they'll be the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament.

Atlantic 10 Conference - Charlottesville, VA 
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament. VCU is the No. 1 seed and the tournament is just 75 miles miles away from its Richmond campus.

Big East Conference - Cayce, SC
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament. St. John's is currently ranked No. 62 and they'll be the favorite to win the tournament.

Big Sky Conference - Gold River, CA
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament. Weber State and Idaho will be the favorites win the tournament.

Big South Conference - Lynchburg, VA
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament. Coastal Carolina and Presbyterian are the top two seeds in the tournament.

Big Ten Conference - Minneapolis, MN
Locks - #3 Ohio State, #15 Northwestern, #17 Illinois, #21 Michigan
Bubble - #39 Penn State, #47 Wisconsin
Expected number of NCAA bids - 5
Comments - Wisconsin hosts Penn State on Friday night in a huge match for both teams. If Penn State wins they'll be dancing in May while Wisconsin would then need to beat Indiana, Purdue, and then win at least one and probably two matches in the B1G tournament. On the flip side if Wisconsin beats Penn State and then also beats IU and PU they'll be on the right side of the fence while Penn State would need to pull off an upset in the B1G tournament.

Big 12 Conference - Stillwater, OK
Locks - #2 TCU, #8 Oklahoma, #10 Texas Tech, #14 Oklahoma State, #18 Texas
Bubble - #37 Baylor
Expected number of NCAA bids - 6
Comments - Baylor's win over Texas last week should be enough to get the Bears into the party.

Big West Conference - Indian Wells, CA
Locks - None
Bubble - #50 UC Santa Barbara
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - I think UCSB is a little too far off the pace to make it as an at-large so they'll need to win the conference tournament to qualify. #65 Cal Poly, #69 UC Davis, and #75 UC Irvine will be the other strong contenders out in the desert.

Colonial Athletic Association - Elon, NC
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament. #72 UNC Wilmington, College of Charleston, William & Mary, and Elon (host) will be the serious contenders.

Conference USA - Houston, TX
Locks - #26 Rice
Bubble - #44 Old Dominion
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - Old Dominion has won 16 of its last 17 but it needs to at least make the finals of the conference tournament to have a shot - a loss any sooner would be a death blow.

Horizon League - Ann Arbor, MI
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament.
I'd be surprised if someone other than Valparaiso or Green Bay won the tournament.

The Ivy League - No Tournament
Locks - #25 Columbia
Bubble - #36 Dartmouth, #46 Princeton, #48 Harvard
Expected number of NCAA bids - 2
Comments - Dartmouth should beat Yale and Brown this weekend but to lock up its spot in the field it'll need to win at Harvard the following week. It's possible that Dartmouth could make it in with a loss to Harvard but it'd be awfully close. Princeton probably needs to win out to get in and that would include a win at Columbia on Friday. Harvard is probably a long-shot that would need to win out and get help to move up from No. 48 to No. 42.

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) - West Windsor, NJ
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament.
I'd be surprised if someone other than Quinnipiac or Marist won the tournament.

Mid-American Conference (MAC) - DeKalb, IL
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament.
The 4-team conference tournament will be pretty wide open with Western Michigan the slight favorite but Buffalo, Binghamton, and Northern Illinois will each have a shot as well.

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) - Norfolk, VA
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament. South Carolina State is the only team in the conference with a non-losing record (6-6) so I'd make them the favorite but Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M will be right there as well.

Missouri Valley Conference - Wichita, KS
Locks - None
Bubble - #49 Drake
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - Drake has had a good year but they took on one too many losses and will most likely need to win the tournament to make it in. Wichita State is the host so you can't overlook them and Southern Illinois is having its best season in decades.

Mountain West Conference - Las Vegas, NV
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - There are three ranked teams in the conference, #57 Utah State/#60 New Mexico/#68 Boise State, but none are ranked high enough to be considered on the bubble. In addition to the three ranked teams I'd also give San Diego State and UNLV (host) a chance of winning the automatic bid - too close to call.

Northeast Conference - West Windsor, NJ
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament. St. Francis (PA) and Mount St. Mary's are the only two schools with winning records but Bryant is the defending champion.

Ohio Valley Conference - Nashville, TN
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament. Tennessee Tech and Eastern Kentucky are the two favorites.

Pac-12 Conference - Ojai, CA
Locks - #4 UCLA, #9 USC, #16 Cal, #29 Stanford,
Bubble - #35 Washington, #41 Oregon
Expected number of NCAA bids - 6
Comments - Washington hosts Oregon this weekend in a match that both teams really want. Whoever wins will be able to breathe a little easier but both will have a chance to pick up a decent win in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament against Utah or Arizona. Right now I think both teams will find a way in but that could change.

Patriot League - Lewisburg, PA
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament. Navy, Lehigh, Colgate, and Bucknell will be the main contenders.

Southeastern Conference (SEC) - Columbia, SC
Locks - #6 Georgia, #11 Texas A&M, #12 Arkansas, #13 Florida, #20 Kentucky, #23 Mississippi State
Bubble - #32 Ole Miss, #33 LSU, #34 Alabama, #45 Vanderbilt
Expected number of NCAA bids - 9
Comments - I think Ole Miss, LSU, and Alabama will make it in but Vanderbilt will need to beat a higher ranked team to boost its chances. The Commodores play at Mississippi State and Alabama this weekend so the opportunity is there to state its case that it belongs with everyone else.

Southern Conference - Chattanooga, TN
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament. #52 East Tennessee State will be the heavy favorite with Samford the only other viable contender.

Southland Conference - Nacogdoches, TX
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament.   #54 Lamar, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and Abilene Christian are the three with a legitimate chance of winning.

Southwestern Athletic Conference - New Orleans, LA
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament. Jackson State and Alabama State are the top seeds.

The Summit League - Omaha, NE
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament.  #51 Denver will be a heavy, heavy favorite to win it.

Sun Belt Conference - New Orleans, LA
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament.  #53 Georgia State, Georgia Southern, South Alabama, and Troy are the leading contenders.

West Coast Conference - Claremont, CA
Locks - #31 San Diego
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - San Diego is the heavy favorite to win the conference tournament with #56 Pepperdine, #61 BYU, #66 Loyola Marymount, and #71 Pacific probably a piece or two away from really having a chance.

Western Athletic Conference - Brownsville, TX
Locks - None
Bubble - None
Expected number of NCAA bids - 1
Comments - The only team to make the NCAAs will be the winner of the conference tournament.  New Mexico State and UMKC are the only ones with a real chance of winning since Grand Canyon is still ineligible due to its recent transition from D2 to D1. 







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Virginia stays at the top spot for the third week in a row despite the loss to Wake Forest in the finals of the ACC Championship. UCLA and North Carolina stay at No. 2 and No. 3 while Ohio State and TCU swap spots at No. 4 and No. 5.  Wake Forest and Georgia swap spots at No. 6 and No. 7 while Texas Tech moves up to No. 8. Florida moves up two spots to No. 9 and Oklahoma remains at No. 10. For further details on why the teams moved check out my profiles on each team further down below.

This set of rankings used each team's nine best wins as will next week's unpublished rankings which will be used to make the at-large selections for the NCAA Tournament.

Purdue and Indiana were the biggest upward movers with both teams coming up six spots while Drake and Cal Poly had the biggest drops with both falling five spots.

The following teams moved up at least 4 spots versus the last rankings - movement in ( ):
#12 Cal - (+4) - beat Washington and USC
#27 Stanford (+5) - beat Oregon
#32 Virginia Tech (+4) - beat Florida State
#35 Penn State (+4) - beat Illinois
#37 Notre Dame (+4) - beat Duke
#45 South Carolina (+5) - beat Arkansas
#48 Denver (+4) - beat New Mexico
#53 Purdue (+6) - beat Wisconsin and Minnesota
#58 Indiana (+6) - beat Wisconsin and Minnesota
#70 UC Davis (+4) - beat UC Irvine

The following teams dropped down at least 4 spots versus the last rankings (still ranked):
#51 Drake (-5) - lost to unranked Southern Illinois and Illinois State
#52 Princeton (-4) - lost to unranked Penn
#57 Wisconsin (-4) - lost to Purdue and Indiana
#62 Georgia State (-4) - lost to UT Arlington
#68 Cal Poly (-5) - lost to UC Santa Barbara

There were 0 teams to drop out or enter this week which is the first time all season that has happened.

My projections were actually the best they've been all season with me nailing everyone in the top 40. My points were off slightly on Stanford and Penn State though the reason Penn State was off was because it incorrectly keyed its road win over Wisconsin as a home win so they missed out on a .06 road bonus.

Here is a list of the teams that I'd consider to be on the NCAA Men's Bubble along with remaining matches (if any) and best wins. Everybody on this list wants to see San Diego win the West Coast Conference Tournament because if USD were to get upset that means they'd still get in but as an at-large instead of getting the WCC's automatic berth.  USD taking an at-large bid would lower the cutoff from 42 to 41 which means an extra team on the bubble would be left out.

4/26 Ranking:

#37 Notre Dame (21.89) - regular season over
9 Best Wins - North Carolina, Michigan, NC State, Indiana, Duke (2X), Miami, Western Michigan, Louisville
Outlook - VERY GOOD 
Comments - Indiana has gone on a tear down the stretch so that should really help Notre Dame. Indiana, Michigan, and Western Michigan are the only of its best wins that are still playing and it looks like Indiana and Michigan will play in the B1G quarters so one of those teams is guaranteed a spot in the semifinals.

#38 Oregon (21.73) - regular season over
9 Best Wins - at Washington, Old Dominion, UCSB, Denver, Boise State, Indiana, at Loyola Marymount, at Pacific, Utah
Outlook - VERY GOOD
Comments - 6 of their best 9 wins are playing this week (Wash/Utah/ODU are done). I think Oregon is going to get in regardless but for safe measure it wants Denver to win the Summit, San Diego to win the WCC, and UCSB to at least make the finals of the Big West.

#39 Dartmouth (21.67) - regular season over
9 Best Wins - Tulane, Memphis, Drake, Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, St. John's (2X), Clemson
Outlook - PRETTY GOOD 
Comments: Drake and St. John's are the only of its best wins still playing - Drake dropped five spots this week after two losses last week so that won't help. St. John's will be favored to win its conference tournament but I don't see them coming up much. The thing working in Dartmouth's favor is its almost 2 point lead on the group at 41-44.

#40 Washington (21.57) - regular season over
9 Best Wins - USC, Texas, East Tennessee State, Pepperdine, Cal Poly, Utah (2X), Penn, Portland
Outlook - PRETTY GOOD
Comments - 4 of their 9 best wins are playing this week with Cal Poly and Portland probably having the best chance to pick up ranked wins. Washington fans also want San Diego to win the WCC. I think Washington makes it in with a little room to spare.

#41 Memphis (19.92)  - regular season over
9 Best Wins - at SMU, at Ole Miss, at Vanderbilt, Harvard, Denver, at Middle Tennessee State, at San Diego State, VCU, Louisville
Outlook - TIGHT
Comments - Denver and SDSU are the only best wins still playing - SDSU will likely be playing a ranked New Mexico team in the Mountain West so a win there could bump it up in the rankings.

#42 Baylor (19.84) - at Oklahoma State (Big 12 Tournament),
9 Best Wins - Texas, Columbia, Oregon, Memphis, UC Irvine, Abilene Christian, 3 sub 125s
Outlook - REAL TIGHT 
Comments - BU is the only bubble team that can still improve its stock on its own merits - a win over Oklahoma State would seal a bid. Texas and UC Irvine are the only two of its best wins still playing but Texas will be an underdog against Oklahoma as will UC Irvine against UCSB in the Big West semis. I think if Baylor loses to Oklahoma State they are probably going to be the first one out.

#43 Alabama (19.62) - regular season over
9 Best Wins - Ole Miss, LSU, S. Carolina, Princeton, Georgia St, Auburn, N Florida, Miami, UAB
Outlook - TIGHT  
Comments - None of its best wins are still playing but the South Carolina win will be worth more since they rose from 50 to 45. Those extra points may be enough to push Alabama past Baylor especially if Baylor loses to Oklahoma State.

#44 NC State (18.92) - regular season over
9 Best Wins - Wake Forest, Dartmouth, Drake, South Carolina, Clemson (2X), Miami, Elon, Troy
Outlook - NEEDS HELP
Comments - The South Carolina win will improve but the Drake and Clemson wins will probably go the other way to offset the gains. NC State needs Baylor to lose and needs Denver and San Diego State to get beat by lower ranked teams which would in effect drop them in the rankings and thus bring down Memphis's point total.

#45 South Carolina (18.19) - regular season over (currently has a 14-15 record)
9 Best Wins - Arkansas (2X), Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Clemson, Tennessee, 2 sub 125s
Outlook - OUT -
Comments - A sub .500 record eliminates the Gamecocks from consideration - even if they picked up an extra match this week to get to .500 it likely wouldn't be enough to move up to No. 42.

If I had to make a prediction today I'd say that Baylor, NC State, and South Carolina are the three that will just miss out while everyone else makes it in.
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Here is a quick look back at last year's NCAA Bubble Watch with notes on how some teams made it and others didn't make it - ranking points total listed first. You had to feel sorry for Tulane after they missed out by just .10 - brutal!!

17.93 - Pepperdine (fourth to last team in) - was ranked #42 in the last published rankings and finished at #9. Waves beat #52 San Francisco in the WCC Tournament before losing to #22 San Diego - points total rose 1.75 points.

17.28 - San Diego State (third to last team in) - was ranked #38 in last published rankings and finished at #40. SDSU got upset by an unranked Nevada in the Mountain West Tournament and its point total fell 1.50 points.

17.08 Tennessee (second to last team in) - was ranked #40 in the last published rankings and finished at #41. UT did not play the last week of the season since the SEC Tournament was held the week prior. It's point total dropped .35 from the week prior.

16.93 Georgia Tech (last team in) - was ranked #55 in the last published rankings but rose all the way to #42 due to wins over #14 Virginia Tech and #35 Notre Dame at the ACC Tournament. Those wins brought its point total up 6.11.

16.83 Tulane (first team out) - was ranked #41 in the last published rankings but fell to #43 in the final unpublished rankings. Tulane's conference tournament finished the week prior with its point total coming up .37 from it's best 9 wins moving around.

16.32 Dartmouth (second team out) - was ranked #46 in the last published rankings and came up to #44 after beating #34 Harvard in the final week of the season. Dartmouth's points total came up 1.68 points week over week.

15.76 Memphis (third team out) - was ranked #43 in the last published rankings and fell to #45 in the final unpublished rankings despite not playing the final week. Memphis's points total fell .10 week over week.

The reason why I listed all of these is to show you how these team went up or down to make it or not make. Just about everyone that was on the bubble last year played that final weekend of the season so that's why we saw some large swings. This year basically everyone on the bubble is finished playing so that's why I don't expect to see a big jump or decrease in point totals.

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Below I'll breakdown the team Top 10 looking at the 9 best wins that were used in the rankings this week along with other quality ranked wins. I also listed the point totals gained from the best wins and losses to come up with the computer score.  

Virginia (24-4) stays at No. 1 after beating NC State and North Carolina before falling to Wake Forest in the finals in a 4-3 thriller. 
  • 9 Best Wins (750.4): #2 UCLA, #3 North Carolina, #4 TCU, #6 Wake Forest (2X), #9 Florida, #10 Oklahoma, #20 Kentucky, #21 Florida State
  • Other Quality Wins:  #23 Tulsa, #28 San Diego, at #30 Georgia Tech, #36 Virginia Tech,  #41 Notre Dame, #44 NC State
  • Losses (9.7): #3 North Carolina (2X), #6 Wake Forest, #15 Illinois
  • Computer Score:  750.4/9.7 = 77.36 (was 74.16)
  • What's Coming Up: NCAA Tournament
  • Comments: Virginia should be locked in as the #1 seed for the NCAA Tournament however I suppose that UNC could jump ahead of them and UCLA if the committee goes off H2H. 

UCLA (22-2) stays at No. 2 after defeating Stanford and California to win the Pac-12 Tournament. 
  • 9 Best Wins (661.2): #6 Georgia (2X), #8 USC (2X), #13 Texas A&M, #16 Cal (2X), #27 SMU, at #32 Stanford
  • Other Quality Wins: #28 San Diego, #30 Georgia Tech, #32 Stanford (2X), #35 Oregon, at #37 Washington
  • Losses (9.2): #1 Virginia, #3 North Carolina
  • Computer Score:  661.2/9.2 = 71.87 (was 70.57)
  • What's Coming Up: NCAA Tournament
  • Comments: UCLA should be finish the year ranked #2 but they drop to a 3 seed for the NCAAs due to the H2H loss to UNC. 

North Carolina (25-4) stays at No. 3 after a close loss to Virginia in the ACC semifinals. 
  • 9 Best Wins (742.6): #1 Virginia (2X + 1 on road), #2 UCLA, #5 Ohio State, #9 Texas Tech, #10 Oklahoma, #15 Illinois, #30 Georgia Tech (2X)
  • Other Quality Wins: #34 Vanderbilt, #36 Virginia Tech, #42 NC State (2X + 1 on road)
  • Losses (10.6): #1 Virginia, #7 Wake Forest, at #21 Florida State, at #41 Notre Dame
  • Computer Score:  742.6/10.6 = 70.06 (was 69.96)
  • What's Coming Up: NCAA Tournament
  • Comments: UNC should finish the year ranked #3 but they might be either the #1 or #2 seed in the NCAAs if the committee uses H2H.

Ohio State (27-2) rises one spot to No. 4 after blanking both Northwestern and Illinois. 
  • 9 Best Wins (640.4): at 10 Oklahoma, #11 Florida, #13 Texas A&M (2X), #14 Northwestern, #15 Illinois, at #17 South Florida, #19 Texas, at #20 Kentucky
  • Other Quality Wins:  #22 Michigan, #36 Virginia Tech, #39 Penn State, at #41 Notre Dame, #43 Baylor
  • Losses (9.3): #1 North Carolina, at #6 Georgia
  • Computer Score:  640.4/9.3 = 68.86 (was 66.53)
  • What's Coming Up: Big Ten Tournament (4/29-5/1) - Wisconsin/Nebraska winner, Michigan/Indiana winner, Illinois/Northwestern winner
  • Comments: The Buckeyes went undefeated in the Big Ten and will be heavy favorites to win the Big Ten Tournament in Minneapolis. 

TCU (22-3) drops one spot to No. 5 after a loss at Texas Tech. 
  • 9 Best Wins (666.6): #8 USC, #10 Oklahoma, #12 Oklahoma State (2X), at #13 Texas A&M, #14 Northwestern, #15 Illinois (2X +1 on road), at #17 South Florida
  • Other Quality Wins: at #19 Texas, #23 Tulsa, #24 Columbia, #26 Rice, #27 SMU, #32 Stanford, #38 Dartmouth, #43 Baylor
  • Losses (9.7): #1 Virginia, #9 Texas Tech, #16 California
  • Computer Score:  666.6/9.7 = 68.72 (was 69.44)
  • What's Coming Up: Big 12 Tournament (4/30-5/1) - Oklahoma/Texas winner, Texas Tech/Oklahoma State winner
  • Comments: TCU will most likely face Oklahoma again in the Big 12 semifinals and if they get past OU they'd see the winner of the Texas Tech/Oklahoma State match. It looks like No. 4 may be TCU's ceiling if it wins the Big 12 because UVA and UNC have the better wins and UCLA has fewer losses. 

Wake Forest (29-5) moves up one spot to No. 6 after winning the ACC Championship which included a 4-3 win over No. 1 Virginia in the finals. 
  • 9 Best Wins (706.2): #1 Virginia, at #3 North Carolina, #8 USC, #9 Texas Tech, #10 Oklahoma (2X + 1 on road), at #21 Florida State, #30 Georgia Tech, at #36 Virginia Tech
  • Other Quality Wins: #36 Virginia Tech, #41 Notre Dame (2X), #50 South Carolina
  • Losses (10.7): #1 Virginia (2X), #12 Oklahoma State, #19 Texas, #44 NC State
  • Computer Score: 706.2/10.7 = 66.00 (was 59.02)
  • What's Coming Up: NCAA Tournament.
  • Comments: Wake is most likely locked in as the #6 seed at the NCAAs. 

Georgia (20-4) drops one spot to No. 7 after losing to Florida in the finals of the SEC Tournament. 
  • 9 Best Wins (606.8): #5 Ohio State, #11 Florida, at #13 Texas A&M, at #18 Arkansas, #20 Kentucky, #24 Columbia, #25 Mississippi State (2X), at #29 Ole Miss
  • Other Quality Wins: #29 Ole Miss, #30 Georgia Tech, at #33 LSU, at #34 Vanderbilt, #40 Alabama#42 Memphis, #47 UC Santa Barbara, at #50 South Carolina  
  • Losses (9.7): #2 UCLA (2X), #9 Texas Tech, #11 Florida
  • Computer Score: 606.8/9.7 = 62.56 (was 65.82)
  • What's Coming Up:  NCAA Tournament
  • Comments: Georgia should be the #7 seed in the NCAAs however if Texas Tech stays at #8 the committee may give Texas Tech the bump due to the H2H win. 

Texas Tech (26-4) rises one spot to No. 8 after beating both Texas and TCU. 
  • 9 Best Wins (610.6): #4 TCU, #6 Georgia, at #10 Oklahoma, #11 Florida, #19 Texas, #23 Tulsa, #29 Ole Miss, #31 Tulane, #32 Ole Miss, at #43 Baylor 
  • Other Quality Wins: #43 Baylor, at #44 NC State, #46 Drake, #48 Princeton
  • Losses (10.2): #3 North Carolina, #7 Wake Forest, #12 Oklahoma State, #26 Rice 
  • Computer Score: 610.6/10.2 = 59.86 (was 53.89)
  • What's Coming Up: Big 12 Tournament (4/29-5/1) - Oklahoma State/Baylor winner, TCU/Oklahoma winner
  • Comments: The Red Raiders snagged a share of the Big 12 regular season title and the #1 seed in the conference tournament with a huge win over TCU. Tech will most likely see Oklahoma State on Saturday in the Big 12 semifinals which will be a tough task because the tournament is being held in Stillwater. If they beat Oklahoma State then they'd have to tackle TCU or Oklahoma and I'm sure both of these teams will be looking for some revenge. 

Florida (18-6) makes its first appearance in the top 10 after avenging regular season losses to Texas A&M and Georgia in route to winning the SEC Championship.
  • 9 Best Wins (584.9): #6 Georgia, #13 Texas A&M, #18 Arkansas, at #19 Texas, #20 Kentucky, #21 Florida State, at #25 Mississippi State, #29 Ole Miss, at #33 LSU
  • Other Quality Wins: #34 Vanderbilt (2X), at #40 Alabama, at #50 South Carolina
  • Losses (10.1): #1 Virginia, #5 Ohio State, #6 Georgia, #8 USC, #9 Texas Tech, #13 Texas A&M
  • Computer Score: 584.9/10.1 = 57.91 (was 51.88)
  • What's Coming Up: NCAA Tournament
  • Comments: Florida should be slotted as the #9 seed at the NCAAs though if USC ends up ranked #10 they'd likely get the nod over Florida due to the H2H win. 

Oklahoma (14-9) stays at No. 10 after winning at Oklahoma State. 
  • 9 Best Wins (586.3): at #12 Oklahoma State, #15 Illinois, #16 Cal, at #17 South Florida, at #19 Texas, at #21 Florida State, at #23 Tulsa, #28 San Diego, at #40 Alabama
  • Other Quality Wins: #42 Memphis, #42 Baylor
  • Losses (10.6): #1 Virginia, #3 North Carolina, #4 TCU, #5 Ohio State, #7 Wake Forest (2X), #8 USC, #9 Texas Tech, #18 Arkansas
  • Computer Score: 586.3/10.6 = 55.31 (was 52.31)
  • What's Coming Up: Big 12 Tournament (4/29-5/1) - Texas, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech/Oklahoma State winner
  • Comments: Oklahoma opens up the Big 12 Tournament against Texas and a win over the Horns would give OU a rematch against TCU. OU lost the regular season meeting 4-3 in a match where Spencer Papa served for the win but got broken and ended up losing in a third set tiebreak. If TCU isn't completely focused I wouldn't at all be surprised to see OU pull off the upset. 



4/26 Oracle/ITA Men's Rankings



RankAvgSchoolPrevious Rank
177.36University of Virginia1
271.87UCLA2
370.06North Carolina3
468.86Ohio State University5
568.72TCU4
666Wake Forest University7
762.56University of Georgia6
859.86Texas Tech University9
957.91University of Florida11
1055.31University of Oklahoma10
1152.42University of Southern California8
1250.61California16
1350.35Northwestern University14
1448.51Texas A&M University13
1548.48Oklahoma State University12
1645.86University of South Florida17
1742.48University of Illinois15
1840.35University of Texas19
1940.16University of Arkansas18
2037.56University of Kentucky20
2134.86Florida State University21
2234.45Mississippi State University25
2334.3University of Tulsa23
2433.19University of Michigan22
2532.61Columbia University24
2631.89Rice University26
2728.3Stanford University32
2827.81SMU27
2927.73University of Mississippi29
3027.3University of San Diego28
3126.94Tulane University31
3225.89Virginia Tech36
3325.59Georgia Tech30
3424.71Vanderbilt University34
3523.83Penn State University39
3623.36LSU33
3721.89University of Notre Dame41
3821.73University of Oregon35
3921.67Dartmouth College38
4021.57University of Washington37
4119.92University of Memphis42
4219.84Baylor University43
4319.62University of Alabama40
4418.92North Carolina State44
4518.19University of South Carolina50
4616.35UC Santa Barbara47
4715.88Old Dominion University45
4815.84University of Denver52
4914.39Harvard University49
5013.86Cornell University51
5113.7Drake University46
5213.18Princeton University48
5313.06Purdue University59
5412.5East Tennessee State University55
5512.08Lamar University54
5611.67Utah State University56
5711.66University of Wisconsin53
5811.5Indiana University-Bloomington64
5910.78Boise State University60
6010.76Brigham Young University57
6110.46Pepperdine61
6210.42Georgia State University58
6310.13Auburn University65
649.46University of New Mexico62
659.07UNC Wilmington67
668.92St. John's University66
678.92University of the Pacific (California)70
688.66Cal Poly63
698.31Loyola Marymount University69
707.8UC Davis74
717.42Duke University68
727.26University of Utah71
737.01University of Iowa72
746.94University of North Florida75
756.69Clemson University73






RankAvgPlayerSchoolPrevious Rank
162.1Mikael TorpegaardOhio State University1
261.26Roberto CidUniversity of South Florida4
358.67Dominik KoepferTulane University2
456.27Aleks VukicUniversity of Illinois3
551Mackenzie McDonaldUCLA10
648.64Cameron NorrieTCU5
745.88Christopher EubanksGeorgia Tech7
842.29Ryan ShaneUniversity of Virginia8
942.25Thai-Son KwiatkowskiUniversity of Virginia6
1040.99Diego HidalgoUniversity of Florida11
1140.61Benjamin LockFlorida State University9
1238.59Tom FawcettStanford University12
1338.2Skander MansouriWake Forest University14
1437.55Joao MonteiroVirginia Tech22
1535.66Austin SmithUniversity of Georgia17
1635.21Julian LenzBaylor University15
1735.08Jared HiltzikUniversity of Illinois13
1834.35Felipe SoaresTexas Tech University20
1933.83Arthur RinderknechTexas A&M University18
2032.38Konrad ZiebaNorthwestern University16
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Florida moved at No. 1 after winning the SEC Tournament while Cal fell to No. 2. North Carolina dropped one spot to No. 3, Georgia stayed at No. 4, and Ohio State and Vanderbilt swapped spots at No. 5 and No. 6. Miami stays at No. 7, Pepperdine moved up one spot to No. 8, Duke dropped one spot to No. 9, and Auburn moved into the top 10 for the first time in school history.

This set of rankings used each team's nine best wins as will next week's unpublished rankings which will be used to make the at-large selections for the NCAA Tournament.

The following teams moved up at least 5 spots versus the last rankings - movement in ( ):
#30 Northwestern (+9) - beat Michigan and Michigan State
#52 Harvard (+6) - lost to Dartmouth but a previous win over Brown improved they jumped 10 spots
#54 Alabama (+7) - beat Missouri
#67 Old Dominion (+8) - beat Marshall plus previous Brown win improved

The following teams dropped down at least 5 spots versus the last rankings (still ranked):
#47 Fresno State (-6) - previous wins over UNLV and Arkansas were downgraded
#61 Utah (-10) - previous wins over Minnesota and Arizona were downgraded
#62 Long Beach State (-5) - previous win over Oregon was downgraded when they fell 11 spots
#70 DePaul (-7) - previous wins over Minnesota and Illinois were downgraded


There were 0 teams to drop out or enter this week which is the first time all season that has happened.

My projections were pretty good but waned past 40 due to the larger number of unranked that most teams had. Georgia's wins over Vanderbilt and Texas A&M were not keyed into the ITA's system so that's why their point totals were off and that's why Texas A&M was ranked ahead of Texas Tech.

Here is a list of the teams that I'd consider to be on the NCAA Bubble along with remaining matches (if any) and best wins. Everybody on this list wants to see Pepperdine win the WCC and Wichita State win the MVC. If those teams get upset they'd still get in but as an at-large instead of getting the conference's automatic berth. The at-large cut-off is currently projected to be at 43 but it could drop to 44 if Fresno State wins the Mountain West.

You'll notice that the bubble isn't very big and that's because No. 40 Princeton, No. 41 Rice, and No. 45 Georgia State have already earned their conference's automatic berth. There is a pretty decent sized gap in points between No. 42 and No. 43 though the gap between No. 43 and No. 47 is fairly tight.

4/26 Ranking:

#39 Baylor (19.35) - vs. Kansas (Big 12 Tournament)
9 Best Wins - at Texas, Northwestern, at TCU, Rice, Oregon, Oklahoma, at Kansas State, at Hawaii, Iowa State
Outlook - VERY GOOD 
Comments - A win over Kansas would removed even the shadow of a doubt but I think Baylor is all but a lock. 7 of Baylor 9 best wins are playing this weekend with only Rice and Oregon finished.

#42 Ole Miss (18.02) - regular season over
9 Best Wins - Stanford, at Arkansas, at Alabama, Purdue, Tennessee (2X), Colorado, at Tulane, sub 125
Outlook - VERY GOOD
Comments - All of Ole Miss's best 9 wins are done this year except for Purdue. Stanford's climb has really helped Ole Miss and should be enough to get the Rebels ticket punched next Tuesday.

#43 Notre Dame (16.86) - regular season over
9 Best Wins - Clemson, Virginia Tech, Illinois, Florida State, at Boston College, at Purdue, Indiana, 2 sub 125 wins with 1 of those on the road
Outlook - TIGHT 
Comments: Only 3 of ND's 9 best wins are still playing with Illinois the one with the best chance to advance to the B1G semifinals.

#44 Denver (16.31) - vs. Oral Roberts (Summit Tournament), S. Dakota/S. Dakota St winner
9 Best Wins - at Kansas, at Utah, at Colorado, at Kansas State, at Santa Clara, at San Jose State, Penn State, 2 sub 125s both on the road
Outlook - LOCK (AQ)
Comments - Denver is going to get an automatic berth by winning its conference tournaments because the combined record of the other 3 participants is 27-32 while Denver is 19-2

#46 Florida International (15.84)  - regular season over
9 Best Wins - at Georgia State, Brown, UT Arlington, Old Dominion, Yale, at Marshall, VCU, at Central Florida, at Stetson
Outlook - TIGHT
Comments - All 9 of FIU's best wins are done so they'll have to hope some of those teams best wins are still playing which could raise them up which would in turn raise FIU up.

#47 Fresno State (15.56) - Mountain West Tourney - AFA/USU, SJSU/BSU, NM/UNLV
9 Best Wins - at UCLA, Arkansas, Washington State, UNLV, Santa Clara, at San Jose State, at Wisconsin, Hawaii, St. Mary's CA
Outlook - REAL TIGHT 
Comments - Fresno State probably needs to win the conference tournament to get in because beating the teams in the quarters and semis at the Mountain West won't do enough to help its ranking.

#48 Dartmouth (14.81) - regular season over
9 Best Wins - Harvard, Brown (2X), at Boston College, Cornell, Yale, Minnesota, Houston, UMass
Outlook - LONG SHOT  
Comments - Minnesota is the only one of Dartmouth's best wins that is still playing so the Big Green really needs the Gophers to make a huge run at the Big Ten Tournament to have a realistic chance.


Regional Hosts - It's an almost certainty that these 15 teams will host NCAA first and second round matches (assuming they applied to host) due to being ranked in the top 16: Florida, Cal, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio State, Vanderbilt, Miami, Pepperdine, Duke, Auburn, Michigan, South Carolina, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Virginia. The final hosting spot will come down to Georgia Tech or Texas Tech. GT is currently sitting in the No. 16 spot but TT could pass them if they win the Big 12 Tournament.


Below I'll breakdown the Top 10 looking at the 9 best wins that were used in the rankings this week along with other quality ranked wins. I also listed the point totals gained from the best wins and losses to come up with the computer score.  

Florida (21-2) moved up to No. 1 after winning the SEC Championship with wins over Auburn and Georgia. 
  • 9 Best Wins (718.3): #4 Georgia (2X + 1 on road), #5 Vanderbilt, at #11 South Carolina, #12 Auburn (2X + 1 on road), #18 Texas A&M, #19 USC, #20 LSU
  • Other Top 50 Wins: #20 LSU, at #21 Mississippi State, #23 Kentucky, #29 Clemson, #32 Arkansas, at #40 Ole Miss, #42 Baylor
  • Losses (9.4): at #1 Cal, at #13 Stanford
  • Computer Score:  718.3/9.4 = 76.41 (was 70.78)
  • What's Coming Up: Regular season over - NCAA Tournament
  • Comments: The Gators jumped up to #1 but may fall back behind Cal in the final rankings. Most likely Florida will be the #2 seed at the NCAAs due to Cal having the H2H advantage. 

California (19-1) lost its No. 1 ranking and fell to No. 2 after Florida won the SEC Championship. 
  • 9 Best Wins (702): #2 North Carolina, #3 Florida, #6 Ohio State, #9 Pepperdine, #13 Stanford, #16 Virginia, #19 USC, at #22 Arizona State, at #25 UCLA,
  • Other Top 50 Wins: #50 Washington (2X + 1 on road)
  • Losses (9.3): #13 Stanford
  • Computer Score:  702/9.3 = 75.48 (was 74.26)
  • What's Coming Up: Regular season over - NCAA Tournament
  • Comments: Cal should still end up as the #1 seed at the NCAA Tournament either by ranking or the H2H win over Florida

North Carolina (29-2) drops one spot from No. 2 to No. 3 despite the Tar Heels winning the ACC Tournament. The drop was due to Florida picking up higher ranked wins last weekend. 
  • 9 Best Wins (692.5): #4 Georgia, #7 Miami (2X), at #8 Duke, at #15 Georgia Tech, #16 Virginia (2X + 1 on road), #18 Texas A&M, #20 LSU
  • Other Top 50 Wins: at #27 Syracuse, #28 Wake Forest (2X), at #29 Clemson, #30 Tulsa, at #31 Virginia Tech, #35 NC State, #47 Notre Dame
  • Losses (9.3): #1 California, at #10 Michigan
  • Computer Score:  692.5/9.3 = 74.46 (was 71.77)
  • What's Coming Up:  Regular season over - NCAA Tournament
  • Comments: North Carolina should be locked in as the #3 seed at the NCAA Tournament. 

Georgia (20-4) stays at No. 4 after beating Vanderbilt in the SEC semifinals before falling to Florida in the finals
  • 9 Best Wins (661.4): #5 Vanderbilt, #10 Michigan, #11 South Carolina, #12 Auburn, at #15 Georgia Tech, #16 Virginia, #17 Texas Tech,  #18 Texas A&M (2X + 1 on road),
  • Other Top 50 Wins: at #20 LSU, at #21 Mississippi State, at #23 Kentucky, #29 Clemson, #32 Arkansas, at #40 Ole Miss
  • Losses (9.4): #2 North Carolina, #3 Florida (2X), #5 Vanderbilt
  • Computer Score: 661.4/9.4 = 70.36 (was 68.88)
  • What's Coming Up: Regular season over - NCAA Tournament
  • Comments: Georgia will be either a #4 or #5 seed in the NCAAs - if Ohio State wins the Big Ten it'll come down to a few tenths of a point to separate the two spots. 

Ohio State (25-2) moves up one spot from No. 6 to No. 5 after sweeping both Indiana and Purdue over the past weekend. The jump was largely due to Vanderbilt moving up last week from 6 to 5. 
  • 9 Best Wins (612.5): #5 Vanderbilt (2X), at #10 Michigan, #9 Pepperdine, #15 Georgia Tech, #22 Arizona State, at #34 TCU, #40 Northwestern, at #42 Baylor
  • Other Top 50 Wins: #41 Fresno State
  • Losses (9.3): #1 California, at #7 Miami FL
  • Computer Score:  612.5/9.3 = 65.86 (was 65.25)
  • What's Coming Up: Big Ten Tournament (East Lansing 4/29-5/1) - Minnesota/Wisconsin winner, Illinois/Maryland winner, Michigan/Northwestern winner
  • Comments: Ohio State is expected to win the Big Ten Tournament with the Buckeyes likely opponent in the finals being the winner of the Michigan/Northwestern. Ohio State may pass Georgia for #4 if it wins the Big Ten thought it'll be close.

Vanderbilt (19-5) falls one spot to No. 6 after falling to Georgia in the SEC semifinals
  • 9 Best Wins (640.1): #4 Georgia, #8 Duke, #12 Auburn, #13 Stanford, #16 Virginia, #18 Texas A&M, #20 LSU, #21 Mississippi State (2X + 1 on road)
  • Other Top 50 Wins: #23 Kentucky, at #29 Arkansas, at #39 Northwestern, at #40 Ole Miss, at #42 Baylor,  #43 Denver
  • Losses (9.9):  #3 Florida, #4 Georgia, #6 Ohio State (2X), #11 South Carolina
  • Computer Score: 640.1/9.9 = 64.66 (was 66.85)
  • What's Coming Up: Regular season over - NCAA Tournament
  • Comments: Vanderbilt will almost definitely be the #6 seed at the NCAAs since Ohio State is a heavy favorite to win the Big Ten Tournament. 

Miami (19-5) stays at No. 7 after beating Syracuse and Georgia Tech at the ACC Tournament before falling to North Carolina in the finals. 
  • 9 Best Wins (602.7): #6 Ohio State, at #12 Auburn, #14 Oklahoma State, #15 Georgia Tech (2X), #16 Virginia, #27 Syracuse (2X), at #28 Wake Forest
  • Other Top 50 Wins:  at #29 Clemson, #31 Virginia Tech, at #35 NC State, #37 Columbia, #47 Notre Dame,
  • Losses (10): #2 North Carolina (2X), #8 Duke, #10 Michigan, #17 Texas Tech
  • Computer Score:  602.7/10 = 60.27 (was 60.19)
  • What's Coming Up: Regular season over - NCAA Tournament
  • Comments: Miami is a an iron clad lock to be the #7 seed at the NCAA Tournament. 

Pepperdine (19-2) moves up one spot to No. 8 after picking up road wins at Santa Clara and San Francisco. The reason it passed Duke was because Duke made an early exit at the ACC Tournament plus Pepperdine's wins over Stanford and USC improved. 
  • 9 Best Wins (495.4): #12 Auburn, at #13 Stanford, at #19 USC, #22 Arizona State, #24 Texas, at #25 UCLA, #35 NC State, at #57 Long Beach State, at Gonzaga/Santa Clara
  • Other Top 50 Wins: None
  • Losses (9.3): #1 Cal, #6 Ohio State 
  • Computer Score:  495.4/9.3 = 53.27 (was 52.34)
  • What's Coming Up: WCC Tournament (Claremont 4/27-4/30) - Santa Clara/BYU winner, Gonzaga, 
  • Comments: Pepperdine should be locked in as the #8 seed at the NCAAs unless they get stunned at the WCC Tournament. 


Duke (18-6) drops one spot to No. 9 after a loss to Virginia in the ACC quarterfinals.
  • 9 Best Wins (560.6): #7 Miami, at #16 Virginia, #18 Texas A&M, #21 Mississippi State, #24 Texas, #27 Syracuse, at #28 Wake Forest, at #29 Clemson, at #39 Northwestern 
  • Other Quality Wins: #35 NC State, #41 Fresno State, #47 Notre Dame
  • Losses (10.8): #2 North Carolina, #5 Vanderbilt, #10 Michigan, at #15 Georgia Tech, #16 Virginia, #31 Virginia Tech
  • Computer Score:  560.6/10.8 = 51.91 (was 53.07)
  • What's Coming Up: Regular season over - NCAA Tournament
  • Comments: Duke is most likely going to be the #9 seed at the NCAA Tournament. 

Auburn (22-7) moves up two spots to No. 10 after beating South Carolina at the SEC Tournament before falling to Florida in the semifinals. 
  • 9 Best Wins (540.4): #11 South Carolina (2X), #14 Oklahoma State, #18 Texas A&M, #20 LSU, #21 Mississippi State, at #23 Kentucky, #40 Ole Miss, at #65 Missouri
  • Other Quality Wins: #61 Alabama
  • Losses (10.5): #3 Florida (2X), #4 Georgia, #5 Vanderbilt, #7 Miami, #9 Pepperdine, #32 Arkansas
  • Computer Score:  540.4/10.5 = 51.47 (was 46.51)
  • What's Coming Up: Regular season over - NCAA Tournament
  • Comments: Auburn will end up as the #11 seed in the NCAAs if Michigan beat Northwestern in the Big Ten semifinals. 



4/26 Oracle/ITA Women's Rankings

RankAvgSchoolPrevious Rank
176.41University of Florida3
275.48California1
374.46North Carolina2
467.6University of Georgia4
565.86Ohio State University6
665.32Vanderbilt University5
760.27University of Miami (Florida)7
853.27Pepperdine9
951.91Duke University8
1051.47Auburn University12
1148.55University of Michigan10
1248.13Stanford13
1347.89University of South Carolina11
1447.23University of Virginia16
1546.67Oklahoma State University14
1641.65Georgia Tech15
1739.34LSU20
1838.97Texas A&M University18
1938.75Texas Tech University17
2036.78University of Southern California19
2136.74Mississippi State University21
2234.43Arizona State University22
2333.65University of Kentucky23
2431.34University of Texas at Austin24
2529.04UCLA25
2628.85Wake Forest University28
2728.84Syracuse University27
2827.13Wichita State University26
2926.87University of Tulsa30
3024.06Northwestern University39
3124.03Clemson University29
3222.16University of Arkansas32
3322.05University of Kansas33
3421.59Virginia Tech31
3521.54TCU34
3621.27North Carolina State35
3720.37Columbia University37
3819.85College of William and Mary36
3919.35Baylor University42
4019.1Princeton University38
4118.34Rice University45
4218.02University of Mississippi40
4316.86University of Notre Dame47
4416.31University of Denver43
4516.19Georgia State University46
4615.84Florida International University (FIU)44
4715.56Fresno State41
4814.81Dartmouth College49
4913.52University of Pennsylvania48
5012.89University of Washington50
5112.73University of Illinois54
5212.52Harvard University58
5312.4University of South Florida56
5412.22University of Alabama61
5512.18University of South Alabama53
5612.05University of New Mexico52
5711.73Florida State University60
5811.7University of Oregon55
5911.66Cornell University59
6011.46Brown University62
6111.4University of Utah51
6211.21Long Beach State University57
639.51Univ. of Missouri, Columbia65
649.32University of Texas at Arlington64
659.01Washington State University69
668.71Boston College66
678.36Old Dominion University75
688.32University of North Texas71
698.22University of Arizona73
708.1DePaul University63
717.79Yale University67
727.67UNLV68
737.63Purdue University70
747.26UC Santa Barbara74
756.72Winthrop University72



RankAvgPlayerSchoolPrevious Rank
163.64Hayley CarterNorth Carolina1
257.44Danielle CollinsUniversity of Virginia2
356.57Brooke AustinUniversity of Florida7
454.84Ellen PerezUniversity of Georgia3
554.55Francesca Di LorenzoOhio State University4
653.72Luisa StefaniPepperdine5
751.29Maegan ManasseCalifornia11
850.21Stephanie WagnerUniversity of Miami (Florida)6
949.53Sinead LohanUniversity of Miami (Florida)8
1045.81Breaunna AddisonUniversity of Texas at Austin10
1144.05Belinda WoolcockUniversity of Florida9
1243.71Frances AltickVanderbilt University13
1342.74Julia ElbabaUniversity of Virginia16
1442.53Jasmine LeeMississippi State University14
1539.14Klara FabikovaCalifornia12
1638.64Ronit YurovskyUniversity of Michigan15
1733.95Catherine HarrisonUCLA17
1829.51Brienne MinorUniversity of Michigan18
1929.42Sydney CampbellVanderbilt University19
2025.31Andie DikosavljevicAuburn University20
2124.95Erin RoutliffeUniversity of Alabama27
2224.73Yuliya LysaUniversity of Arkansas21
2324.21Joana Vale CostaLSU22
2423.89Joana EidukonyteClemson University23
2522.93Carol ZhaoStanford33
2622.17Giuliana OlmosUniversity of Southern California24
2721.97Saska GavrilovskaTexas A&M University25
2821.57Caroline Brinson
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Oct 11-22: ITA Regional Championships (campus sites)
Nov 7-11: National Fall Championships (Surprise, AZ)
Feb 8-11: Women's National Team Indoors (Seattle)
Feb 15-18: Men's National Team Indoors (Chicago)