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Old 04-29-2012, 05:46 PM   #64
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Default 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?

Last edited by TopDawg : 04-29-2012 at 07:58 PM.
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