(1) Ohio State: lost in Sweet 16 to Kentucky
East Region - Cleveland
March 18 - 9:57 truTV
(1) Ohio State vs. (16) Texas-San Antonio/Alabama State
Overall Rank: #131
The MVC race is always up for grabs, and perhaps another surprise team like UNI lurks. Perhaps no league has as much parity as the Valley, where even the bottom teams are improved.
Northern Iowa, which returns all five starters after sharing the regular-season title with Creighton last year, earned 38 of 39 first-place votes in the survey of league coaches, beat writers, sports information directors and play-by-play men.