Here’s the latest bracket. Lots of changes in the auto bids, but none thus far in the at-larges:
Last Four In: Tennessee, LaSalle, Kentucky, Baylor
What about St. Mary’s? Well, here’s the deal. The Gaels are in the same boat right now as Middle Tennessee State and (to a lesser extent) Denver and Southern Miss and Louisiana Tech. No wins, but good computer numbers. As is the case every year, it all depends on what the committee has decided they are going to value. If they value RPI numbers, then I’d say both St. Mary’s and MTSU are getting in over Kentucky and Baylor. But I tend to think the committee will focus on good wins, and SOS. And if you look at the profiles of the teams who are on either side of the in/out line, UK and Baylor seem to fit that profile the best. I was actually hoping to see St. Mary’s win the WCC Tournament, just so we could go through a week without having to hear about their profile. No such luck. I still think they’ll be out come Sunday.