2012 NCAA Tournament - Automatic Qualifiers

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  1. Vicious Vik

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    lol who cares? The tennis tournament should be the top 64, these automatic teams have literally no chance. It's not like basketball.
     
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  2. TopDawg

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    Agree, but in reality Green Bay has as much a chance of winning a 1st round match (0%) as does the 64th ranked team which is North Florida. The NCAA should make it a 16 team tournament and have the top 14 ranked teams and have 15-18 play in playoff for the last 2 spots.
     
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  3. Vicious Vik

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    I dont agree with that. There are some dangerous teams in the 20-40 range
     
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  4. Vicious Vik

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    #6 for Baylor and OU have to play a whole set as the decider. wow talk about pressure. I wonder how many shots of "lets go(blank)" there will be from each time. After every point for both players the whole set.
     
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  5. TopDawg

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    OU up 6-4 in the 3rd set tiebreak
     
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  6. TopDawg

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    OU wins it 4-3
     
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  7. Clemson_tennis

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    I think Bley was up 4-1 in the tiebreak.
     
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    yep. 1 hour 20 minutes deciding set with everyone watching. Wow.
     
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  9. boomerTennis

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    1st Big 12 Championship for OU! and yes, Bley was up 3-1, then 4-2 in the tiebreak.
     
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  10. TopDawg

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    31 Automatic Qualifiers with current ranking

    ACC: Virginia #5
    America East: Binghamton - unranked
    Atlantic 10: George Washington - unranked
    Atlantic Sun: East Tennessee State #69
    Big East: Louisville # 37
    Big Sky: Sacramento State - unranked
    Big South: Radford #75
    Big 10: Illinois #24
    Big 12: Oklahoma #12
    Big West: Cal Poly #63
    Colonial: VCU # 31
    Conference USA: Tulsa #20
    Horizon: UW-Green Bay - unranked
    Ivy: Harvard #23
    Metro Atlantic: Fairfield - unranked
    Mid American: Western Michigan - unranked
    Mid-Eastern: South Carolina State - unranked
    Missouri Valley: Drake #48
    Mountain West: Boise State #38
    Northeast: Fairleigh Dickinson - unranked
    Ohio Valley: Eastern Kentucky - unranked
    Pac 12: USC #1
    Patriot: Navy - unranked
    SEC: Georgia #2
    Southern: College of Charleston - unranked
    Southland: Univ Texas-San Antonio - unranked
    Summit: Univ Missouri-Kansas City - unranked
    SWAC: Alcorn State - unranked
    Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee State #46
    WAC: Fresno State #33
    WCC: Pepperdine #7
     
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    David Pultr of OU was up 5-4 and served for the match. Bley broke him and held easily for 6-5. Pultr held to force the tiebreaker. Bley got up 4-1 but only one mini-break. Pultr held two points for 3-4, then got two mini-breaks for 5-4, then held two points for 7-4.
     
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  12. ClarkC

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    Virginia is #4 right now.
     
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  13. norcaltennisnut

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    That means #45 should be the last at large in.
     
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    NCAA Teams & Location

    Based on what we see below I'd say either Cal or Stanford (probably Cal) is going to get passed over as a host because I don't see the NCAA having 5 west coast teams host when there are only 12 teams that will make the field on the west coast. If 5 were chosen to host that means 8 teams would have to travel across the country which is 4 too many. The NCAA has used travel distance in the past to determine sites. That's why Ole Miss got the shaft a few years ago - NCAA thought it'd be closer to send Rice to LSU than to Oxford so they all got sent to LSU. When the final regular season rankings come out tomorrow there could be some movement but I wouldn't think a ton - Illinois should jump several spots.

    My best guess for 1st/2nd round hosts:
    USC
    UCLA
    Pepperdine
    Stanford
    Georgia
    Kentucky
    Mississippi State
    Ole Miss
    Florida
    Auburn
    Ohio State
    Oklahoma
    Virginia
    Duke
    North Carolina
    Illinois

    Cal & Tennessee passed over.

    (Bold teams are currently in Top 16)
    West Coast Teams: 12 teams/4 hosts/0 travel
    USC
    UCLA
    Pepperdine
    Cal
    Stanford

    San Diego
    Washington
    Santa Clara
    Fresno State
    Boise State
    Cal Poly
    Sacramento State

    Southeast Teams: 18 teams/6 hosts/0 travel
    Georgia
    Kentucky
    Mississippi State
    Ole Miss
    Florida
    Auburn
    Tennessee

    LSU
    Florida State
    Memphis
    Vanderbilt
    South Carolina
    East Tennessee State
    South Carolina State
    Middle Tennessee State
    Eastern Kentucky
    College of Charleston
    Alcorn State

    Mid-West Teams: 11 teams/2 hosts/3 teams travel
    Ohio State
    Illinois
    Michigan
    Indiana
    Notre Dame
    Minnesota
    Louisville
    Northwestern
    Western Michigan
    UW-Green Bay
    Drake

    Southwest Teams: 8 teams/1 host/4 teams travel
    Oklahoma
    Texas
    Texas A&M
    Baylor
    Texas Tech
    Tulsa
    Univ Texas-San Antonio
    Univ Missouri-Kansas City


    Atlantic Coast Teams: 15 teams/3 hosts/3 teams travel
    UVA
    Duke University

    North Carolina
    Harvard
    VCU
    NC State
    Columbia
    Virginia Tech
    UNC Wilmington
    Binghamton
    George Washington
    Fairfield
    Fairleigh Dickinson
    Navy
    Radford

    Thoughts?
     
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  15. Satsuma Illini

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    If Illinois gets to stay home and host, I'll be very happy. Still be surprised if it happens though. so unpredictable.
     
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    My Best Guess at the Matchups

    I tried to think like the NCAA would in terms of travel, avoiding conference matchups in the first round, etc. If I get half the matchups right I'd be pleased. If the rankings change a bunch tomorrow I'll have to make some changes. The seeding she be pretty close for each team though. These are just 1st round pairings - the Malibu regional winner wouldn't play the Athens regional; that's just the way I did them.

    Malibu Regional:
    Pepperdine (1-16) vs Cal Poly (49-64)
    Texas (17-32) vs East Tennessee State 33-48

    Athens Regional:
    Georgia (1-16) vs South Carolina State (49-64)
    Michigan (17-32) vs Middle Tennessee State 33-48

    Lexington Regional:
    Kentucky (1-16) vs Eastern Kentucky (49-64)
    Indiana (17-32) vs Columbia 33-48

    Starksville Regional:
    Mississippi State (1-16) vs Alcorn State (49-64)
    LSU (17-32) vs Minnesota 33-48

    Oxford Regional:
    Ole Miss (1-16) vs Univ Missouri-Kansas City (49-64)
    Memphis (17-32) vs Vanderbilt 33-48

    Gainesville Regional
    Florida (1-16) vs College of Charleston (49-64)
    Florida State (17-32) vs South Carolina 33-48

    Auburn Regional
    Auburn (1-16) vs Fairfield (49-64)
    Texas Tech (17-32) vs Northwestern 33-48

    Palo Alto Regional
    Stanford (1-16) vs Sacramento State (49-64)
    Washington (17-32) vs Santa Clara 33-48

    LA Regional:
    USC (1-16) vs Fairleigh Dickinson (49-64)
    Baylor (17-32) vs Fresno State 33-48

    Westwood Regional:
    UCLA (1-16) vs Navy (49-64)
    San Diego (17-32) vs Boise State 33-48

    Columbus Regional
    Ohio State (1-16) vs Western Michigan (49-64)
    Notre Dame (17-32) vs Louisville 33-48

    Champaign Regional
    Cal (1-16) vs UW-Green Bay (49-64)
    Illinois (17-32) vs Drake 33-48

    Norman Regional
    Oklahoma (1-16) vs Univ Texas-San Antonio (49-64)
    Tulsa (17-32) vs Texas A&M 33-48

    Charlottesville Regional
    Virginia (1-16) vs George Washington (49-64)
    Harvard (17-32) vs Virginia Tech 33-48

    Durham Regional
    Duke (1-16) vs Radford (49-64)
    VCU (17-32) vs NC State 33-48

    Chapel Hill Regional
    Tennessee (1-16) vs Binghamton (49-64)
    North Carolina (17-32) vs UNC Wilmington 33-48
     
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  17. mikej

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    awesome work TopDawg, i hope the committee catches wind of this effort

    maybe they'll save themselves some time, publish what you came up with, and go have a few beers
     
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  18. Clemson_tennis

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    LA region looking brutal. I notice there will be a lot of teams having to travel pretty far.

    yeah and honestly TopDawg's bracket will probably be better than what the committee comes up with. I did a mock bracket last year. It's pretty fun to do. I was fairly accurate. I prefer to see them split up conference teams if possible.
     
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    If the NCAA committee will just listen to me, they can reduce travel costs greatly. I would place USC, UCLA, Pepperdine, and Stanford in the Los Angeles regional. :)
     
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    I don't know. I could be wrong, but I would think if any of the CA schools get passed up, it may end up being Pepperdine (unless Cal falls out of the top 16). Malibu isn't the cheapest/easiest place to get to. Hotels are expensive within 20-30 miles of Malibu.

    Cal, Stanford, USC, UCLA will all be hosting women's regionals as well, and it may be better for NCAA to have as many dual gender sites as possible.

    But if it's any of the other 4 that get passed up, I would agree that it probably would be Cal.
     
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  21. Clemson_tennis

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    I just noticed Finn Tearney sat out for Pepperdine vs San Diego. He must be injured. I doubt they would sit him in a conference final.
     
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    Their coach mentioned in the post-match Youtube interview that he was injured.
     
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  23. Clemson_tennis

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    I wonder if Texas A&M would even be making the tournament if they had not beat Mississippi State early in the season.
     
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