2022 Field Of 64 Projections: April 27Top Stories
Even though we’re just a few weeks away from conference tournaments for most leagues, the RPI remains fluid, and as a result, that means our projections remain rather fluid.
Let’s get the explanation of how we come up with the field out of the way:
As usual, we consider two things when composing the projections: how we perceive teams from a resume standpoint right now, and how we feel teams will finish the season.
Make sure to check out our Postseason Stock Report, which breaks down our decision making on several aspects of the projections quite well.
In terms of the top eight national seeds, Tennessee continues to lead the way by a wide margin, while there were three new top eight seeds this week. Notre Dame entered after a big weekend and with a lofty RPI, replacing Oklahoma State, TCU entered the top eight as the projected Big 12 champion and replaced Oregon, and Georgia entered the top eight after reestablishing order with the return of Jonathan Cannon. Georgia, with an RPI of four, replaces Gonzaga.
In terms of Top 16 host changes, Auburn replaced Georgia Tech, Virginia replaced Dallas Baptist, which dropped to second place in the Missouri Valley and Texas replaced Oregon, which dropped an ugly series to Washington State over the weekend. The next two hosts in our board were Texas A&M and Vanderbilt in that order. Ironically enough, the two teams play this weekend in Nashville in a series that could have big ramifications on the hosting picture moving forward.
Here are the latest projections, assembled by our Kendall Rogers, Aaron Fitt and Mark Etheridge.
LAST FOUR IN:
FIRST FOUR OUT:
65. East Carolina
66. Louisiana Tech
67. Mississippi State
|1 Tennessee* (1)||1 Oklahoma State (16)|
|4 Coppin State*||4 Central Michigan*|
|2 NC State||2 LSU|
|3 Connecticut*||3 Texas State*|
|1 Oregon State* (2)||1 Virginia Tech (15)|
|4 Fairleigh Dickinson*||4 Davidson*|
|2 Grand Canyon*||2 Maryland*|
|3 Oklahoma||3 Liberty*|
|1 Miami* (3)||1 Georgia Southern (14)|
|4 Maine*||4 Campbell*|
|2 Arizona||2 Vanderbilt|
|3 Florida||3 Wake Forest|
|1 Notre Dame (4)||1 Auburn (13)|
|4 Wright State*||4 Army*|
|2 UCLA||2 Georgia Tech|
|3 Rutgers||3 Kennesaw State|
|1 Southern Miss* (5)||1 Virginia (12)|
|4 Alabama State*||4 Fairfield*|
|2 Louisville||2 Wofford*|
|3 Alabama||3 West Virginia|
|1 Arkansas (6)||1 Texas (11)|
|4 SE Missouri State*||4 Pennsylvania*|
|2 Texas Tech||2 Dallas Baptist*|
|3 Iowa||3 Tulane*|
|1 TCU* (7)||1 Gonzaga* (10)|
|4 McNeese*||4 North Dakota State*|
|2 Texas A&M||2 Oregon|
|3 Louisiana||3 Pittsburgh|
|1 Georgia (8)||1 Stanford (9)|
|4 Coll. of Charleston*||4 UNLV*|
|2 Florida State||2 San Diego|
|3 Mercer||3 UC Santa Barbara*|