NITology: Iowa Making Move, Marshall Fading

    
February 28th, 2012

Iowa and TCU join the fray, while Wyoming gets edged out in the latest 2012 NIT field. 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 2012 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.

 

First Out: South Florida, St. Joseph's, VCU, Dayton

Further Four: Tennessee, Oregon, Colorado St, NC State

 

 

NCAA BUBBLE: Last 5 In

West Virginia

Cincinnati

Mississippi St

Texas

Arizona (complete NCAA projection)

 

ONE

Tennessee

South Florida

St. Joseph's

NC State

 

TWO

Dayton

Colorado St

VCU

Oregon

 

THREE

Illinois

LSU

Colorado

Maryland

 

FOUR

Arkansas

Stanford

Iowa

UCF

 

FIVE

Ole Miss

Northern Iowa

New Mexico St

UMASS

 

SIX

Oklahoma St

Ohio

George Mason

TCU

 

SEVEN

?

?

?

?

 

EIGHT

?

?

?

?

 

First Out: Wyoming, Missouri St, South Dakota St, La Salle

 

Dropped Out of NIT Field: La Salle, Marshall, Missouri St, Pittsburgh, Wyoming