NIT-Ology: Oklahoma St and Northern Iowa In

    
February 8th, 2012

The latest 2012 NIT-Ology field as things stand after Tuesday's action. The field below is not who I think deserves to be in, but simply a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand today. NIT-Ology is released following CollegeHoops.net's weekly NCAA Tournament Bracketology update.

 

Notes on the NIT Field and NIT Bracketology: The NIT field is compose of 32 teams, including regular season champions that do not win their conference tournament. There is no way to predict how many regular season champions will lose their tournaments or which teams that might be. Thus, all that is listed here is the 24 most likely "at-large" teams.

 

For a statistical breakdown of NCAA Bubble teams, check out the weekly Bubble Watch.

 

Arrows indicate teams that made a major move since the previous week. New teams in green. Teams that are currently winning their conference tournament (and thus projected to be in the NCAA field) are not included.

 

NCAA BUBBLE: Last 5 In

BYU

Cincinnati

Xavier

Ole Miss

Colorado St (complete NCAA projection)

 

ONE

Texas

Seton Hall

Arkansas

Miami

 

TWO

Arizona

Wyoming

Pittsburgh

Northwestern

 

THREE

Marshall

UCF

UMASS

Saint Joseph's

 

FOUR

Colorado

La Salle

Maryland

VCU

 

FIVE

Ohio

Northern Iowa

New Mexico St

George Mason

 

SIX

South Florida

Missouri St

Stanford

Oklahoma St

 

SEVEN

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EIGHT

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First Out: Illinois State, South Dakota St, Oregon, Iowa, Dayton

 

Dropped Out of NIT Field: Oklahoma, Villanova, Virginia Tech

 

Notes: Seton Hall and Dayton fell out of the NCAA field. The Pirates remain on the NCAA bubble, while Dayton falls all the way to the NIT bubble. Drexel passed George Mason for the CAA lead, and moved into the NCAA field.