Monday, March 05, 2012

Tourney Seeding Update

A three? Nah, coach. Not this year.
Our Boilers finished the season with a thud yesterday, but that doesn't completely diminish their strong showing down the stretch. The Boilers wound up with a 20-11 record overall, with a 10-8 conference mark that includes a 3-1 finish that saw Purdue play some of their best ball of the season.

So where do they stand in the eyes of those who (think they) know?

ESPN's Joe Lunardi has been brought out of the dungeon to be cursed at for a couple of weeks and currently has the Boilermakers as a 9-seed, playing St. Mary's in the first round before a potential date with the clean Cats of Kentucky.

SB Nation also has the Boilermakers as a 9-seed, but in the Midwest playing Memphis (and potentially Kansas).

CBS' (and Purdue's very own) Jerry Palm also has the Boilermakers in the Midwest 8/9 game but as the 8-seed and playing Ivy champ Harvard. That could be fun, since Purdue hasn't slapped around Tommy Amaker in a while.

Bracketville agrees that the Boilers belong mid-pack and has them as an 8-seed in the West playing West Virginia (and then UNC).


So what we're seeing here is that much like Boilerdowd in a speedo, the consensus is generally that we're looking at a solid 8 or a 9.


BoilerRick said...

Don't like 8 or 9, run into 1 seed way too early, probably need 3 wins in B10 tournament to move to 7

chevys10 said...

Hell i wouldn't mind dropping to a 10.

Jim said...

The second round is probably the best time to pull the upset. Would you rather wait until the third and give them 5 days to rest, study your team, and appreciate your team's accomplishment in getting to the sweet 16?

I wonder what history shows about when 1 seeds are upset.

BoilerRick said...

good point Joe

BoilerRick said...

Vegas knows
Never has a #1 seed lost to a #16 seed. Could this finally be the year it happens? It could be, but I wouldn’t take the chance with my college basketball picks. Since Kansas lost to UNI last year in the Round of 32, that is fresh in bettors minds, however, 86% of the No. 1 seeds make the Sweet 16. The second weekend is where you start seeing the top seeds drop off as only 70% make the Elite 8 (still not a good bet at 6/5). The Elite 8 might be the best value of the bunch, but, as mentioned before, it’s not likely that all four seeds reach the Final Four.

J Money said...

No, but bozos like Seth Davis and Andy Katz will pick all four #1s.

Plang said...

I would NOT want to play St. Mary's in the first round. They are pretty solid this year. Much rather get someone else like a WVU or a Memphis.