Last week we posted a blind resume. Team A was Clemson and Team B was Wisconsin. Which team is more deserving of a higher seed? We believe its Clemson at this time, but both teams have faced a few losses lately.
We are entering the fourth week of conference play. The outcomes of these games will greatly effect the seeding process. Who can get quality wins? Who can get road wins? Conference play is always a battle. It separates out the contenders from the pretenders.
Lets look at the BIG Ten. The top teams are Purdue and Wisconsin. Where should these teams be seeded? Purdue has only 2 top 50 wins and Wisconsin has 0. Therefore, we have them seeded as 5th and 7th seeds. Northwestern and Indiana have 3 top 50 wins each. Wisconsin also has the weakest Strength of Schedule of any big team currently in our field and also three BIG Ten bubble teams the likes of Michigan, Penn State, and Nebraska.
We just don't compare conference teams but all the teams. Georgia Tech with its win over NC State on the road, now has 3 top 50 wins and may be pushing to be included in the field.
As we get closer we will look at more than just the number of wins, but also at the quality of opponent and location to make our decisions.
Seeding the teams is a constant practice of comparing resumes of similar teams. UCLA has only 2 top 50 wins but a huge win at Kentucky. The Bruins strength of schedule is the 5th worst of our at large field. So should they be a 1,2 or 3 seed or maybe even lower. Time will tell. Until then, happy hoop watching from the guys here at Delphi Bracketology.