The only big discussion came with the final few teams to get in. In the end the big debate was between Texas Tech, Air Force and Purdue for the final spots.
Ohio St.; Kansas; UCLA; North Carolina
Notes: If Carolina loses it opens the door for Florida or Wisconsin, assuming that they win.
Florida; Georgetown; Wisconsin; Memphis
Pittsburgh; Texas; Texas A&M; Oregon
Notes: Oregon's impressive win in the Pac-10 Tournament helped get them this bid.
Washington State; UNLV; Maryland; Southern Illinois
Notes: Our first real debate. WSU and Tennessee were talked about quite a bit. There was also a small push for BYU and Nevada to be considered.
BYU; Nevada; Notre Dame; Tennessee
Louisville; Butler; Creighton; USC
Notes: A lot of debate went into USC vs. Virginia Tech.
Marquette; Arizona; Virginia Tech; Virginia
Notes: It would be no great surprise to see Duke in place of Arizona or Marquette as a seven.
Duke; Villanova; Boston College; Michigan State
Kentucky; Illinois; Xavier; GT
Notes: The importance of schedule strength was debated here. Kentucky has the No. 1 SOS, but no one was very impressed by them.
Vanderbilt; Indiana; Syracuse; Oklahoma State
Notes: It started to get stickier here. At one point Oklahoma State was on the outside looking in, but their resume is better than many assume. Vanderbilt benefits from their strength of schedule.
Virginia Commonwealth; Kansas State; Purdue; Drexel
Notes: Kansas State and Purdue were the last two in. Air Force and Texas Tech are on the outside looking in. Air Force was helped by RPI, but hurt by a 4-6 finish.
Winthrop; Davidson; Gonzaga; ODU
Notes: If our 12 seeds hold true, expect at least one upset, and probably more.
Wright State; Holy Cross; NM State; Albany
Oral Robets; Miami (OH); Texas AM-Corpus Christi*; Long Beach St.
Niagra; Eastern Kentucky; Belmont ; Penn
Florida A&M; Jackson State; Weber State; Central Connecticut/North Tex as**
Notes: Don't expect a 16 to beat a No. 1, but if it were to happen this year, Weber would be our guess.
*Favored to win their conference tournament on Sunday.