Lunardi: What’s the section effect of Stephen F. Austin’s success over Duke?
Moments after Stephen F. Austin made the play of the year to succeed at Duke, I facetiously tweeted that the NCAA determination council ought to get rid of No. 1 seeds this year. Since the four preseason decisions – Michigan State, Duke, Kentucky and Kansas – have lost multiple times before the main turkey is cut, one can comprehend that line of thinking.Unfortunately for in-the-minute bracketologists, it doesn’t work that way. Come Monday morning, yours really and others will require four No. 1 seeds as a necessary piece of the activity. Furthermore, given the schedule, the way toward making those judgments is presumably more uncovering than the genuine selections.1 RelatedFirst things first: SFA, current adrenaline surge in any case, isn’t presently and won’t be later a practical possibility for a NCAA competition everywhere offer. The Lumberjacks face just a single additional top-100 adversary the remainder of the period and can’t in any way, shape or form manufacture an effective everywhere list of qualifications. Reasonable or not, they are bound to battle it out with Sam Houston State and others for the solitary offer from the Southland Conference.Duke, then again, similar to Kentucky after its home-court misfortune to Evansville, stays especially in play for a No. 1 seed. It’s an issue of chance, and once in a while are there programs with a greater amount of those odds than any semblance of the Blue Devils or Wildcats.Will Stephen F. Austin’s program-vital crossroads advantage the Lumberjacks come March? Rob Kinnan/USA TODAY SportsBut shouldn’t something be said about today? Consider the possibility that the council needed to render its decision on competition seeding on Thanksgiving rather than Selection Sunday?My seed list, duplicating the board’s standards and methods with each update, presently resembles this, 1 through 10:1. Louisville Cardinals (6-0, MW-1): The Cardinals would be No. 1 in the two surveys whenever casted a ballot today. While that shouldn’t make any difference, it does. They’ll need to move beyond skilled Western Kentucky on Friday to hold the spot in Monday’s bracket.2. Kansas Jayhawks (5-1, S-1): The Jayhawks lost by a pail to Duke, costing them the No. 1 by and large position now. Positively a misfortune in the Maui Invitational title game to Dayton would drop them off the top line entirely.3. Virginia Cavaliers (6-0, E-1): The protecting victors would be No. 1 on my polling form, having done the most to date. Assuming a success in a pre-turkey game against Maine, the Cavs assume control over the top seed in the East.4. Gonzaga Bulldogs (6-0, W-1): It nearly doesn’t make a difference for the Bulldogs, who are everything except sure to start their NCAA mission on Thursday, March 19, in Spokane. I could see the board going with North Carolina here, yet topography rules for the moment.5. North Carolina Tar Heels (4-0, S-2): The Tar Heels have the best chance to climb this end of the week. The Battle 4 Atlantis section could without much of a stretch raise them to the top line, or even No. 1 by and large invigorated the of the field.6. Michigan State Spartans (4-2, MW-2): Provided the Spartans don’t lose again in Maui, they are a strong No. 2 seed. They get an opportunity to restore their No. 1 bona fides wen Duke comes to East Lansing for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge next week.7. Duke Blue Devils (6-1, W-2): Duke’s disturbed misfortune is surprisingly more dreadful than Kentucky’s, yet the Blue Devils have impartial successes over Kansas and Georgetown. What’s more, I wouldn’t have any desire to be Winthrop coming into Cameron Indoor on Friday.8. Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0, E-2): The Buckeyes are the main group in the top 10 with what could be two Quad One successes (Cincinnati, Villanova). That gives them the last No. 2 seed position on our board.9. Maryland Terrapins (5-0): The Terps can truly help themselves at the Orlando Invitational. Until this point in time, Rhode Island is the main top-100 win on their resumé.10. Kentucky Wildcats (5-1): Our most dubious situation is additionally the most effectively upheld. Since the premiere night prevail upon Michigan State, the Wildcats haven’t played any groups in the top portion of Division I (and they lost to one of them). UK is bound to get captured from behind this end of the week than to climb, with Oregon being the main contender to jump it.In the interim, Happy Thanksgiving!