Seedology: Tracking UH’s NCAA Seeding (March 5)

UH has completed the regular season with a record of 24-6, the most regular-season wins since 1984. It’s also the first perfect home schedule (15-0) since 1983-84, too.


March 5 SeedologyAs of Monday, March 5, my “seedology” prediction is for UH to be a 5-seed in the NCAA Tournament. This is based on the belief that enough of those around us will lose in the semi-finals or worse in their respective tournaments and that the Coogs will make the AAC Final.

Here’s what we know about Kelvin Sampson’s team:

24-6 record
14-4 in AAC
7-5 on the road
RPI: 19
Conference RPI: 10
Conference SOS: 73
Non-Conference RPI: 33
Non-conference SOS: 248
2-2 vs Top 25
6-2 vs Top 50
Strength of Schedule: 98
Opponents’ SOS: 13
13th in Adjusted Scoring Margin


USA Today, CBSSports, ESPN, and Bracket Matrix all have the Cougars as a six-seed currently. But with conference-tournament madness beginning, there is a chance Houston inches up to a 5-seed. And I can’t see the Coogs slipping any further than a 7-seed. If we advance to the finals as I suspect, I believe we are a 5-seed.


According to the Bracket Matrix Project, which tracks March Madness brackets, Houston is currently a 6-seed and appears in every in the matrix.


USA Today Bracket:

Scoreboard watching

These are the 5/6/7 seeds from USA Today. They are the teams we need to keep an eye on for seeding purposes:

Ohio State
West Virginia
Texas A&M
Seton Hall

Games from this weekend (first team listed is the team we’re concerned about):

– Seton Hall beat Butler
– Saturday, Kentucky lost at Florida
– Clemson lost at Syracuse Saturday
– TCU lost to Tech
– West Virginia lost to Texas
– Miami beat VT
– Ohio State lost at home to Penn State
– Texas A&M beat Alabama
– Arkansas lost to Mizzou*
– Gonzaga won their WCC Tournament opener; play tonight

*Both Arkansas and Mizzou are in our watch list.
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