A record 6 MWC teams are projected to make the field of 68 in 2013 - MWC Connection
ESPN's own Joe Lunardi has 6 MWC in his latest edition of bracketology.
Even before the season, many knew that the MWC would be juiced in 2012-13. I had projected that there would be 4 MWC making it to the 2013 NCAA Tournament, heck i thought 4 was a stretch. Then Wyoming started the year by going 13-0, with a win over Colorado, and Boise State took down Creighton in Omaha. Next thing we know there are 6 MWC teams in contention for a bid in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, even Joe Lunardi thinks so.
- No. 5 New Mexico vs. No. 12 Brigham Young
- No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 12 Akron
- No. 7 UNLV vs. No. 10 Kentucky
- No. 9 Boise State vs. No. 8 Ole Miss
- No. 10 Wyoming vs. No. 7 Kansas State
- No. 11 Colorado State vs. No. 11 Iowa State (No. 6 VCU in waiting)
It appears as Joe Lunardi has bought into the MWC along with SB Nation's Chris Dobbertea, who also is projecting 6 MWC teams in his bracketology, even I am starting to believe in the MWC strength: how each team will perform in the tournament is yet to be seen. My bracket sees 6 MWC teams making the field, but with slightly different seeds.
|Philadelphia||Auburn Hills (Thu/Sat)|
|16||Loyola (MD) or Norfolk State
|4||Butler||4||North Carolina State
|13||Ohio||13||Middle Tennessee State
||15||Florida Gulf Coast
|16||Charleston Southern or Southern University
||16||North Dakota State
||12||Colorado State or Colorado
|4||San Diego State
Salt Lake City
||11||Oklahoma or Texas A&M|
|14||Montana||14||Stephen F. Austin
Salt Lake City
|15||Cal State Fullerton
|FIRST FOUR (Dayton)|
|To Philadelphia||To San Jose
*Credit goes to Chris Dobbertean for the template of the bracket.