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Rock-M-Tology: Happy Selection Sunday, where Mizzou comes in as a No. 7 seed.

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Selection Sunday is here! The Missouri Tigers are getting their name called. The only question is where.

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Well, we made it. Welcome to Selection Sunday – where the Missouri Tigers are 100 percent going to hear their name called on CBS’ Selection Show for the second time in four seasons under Cuonzo Martin. The only question is what seed will they be rewarded.

It’s fair to say that Friday night’s loss in the SEC Tournament Quarterfinals to Arkansas probably did absolutely nothing to hurt their seeding. They potentially could have moved up to a No. 6 seed with a longer run in Nashville, but that was realistically their ceiling.

The only intrigue today is will Mizzou avoid that dreaded 8/9 game? Their overall body of work this season should be enough to stay away from that. Some notes here on Missouri’s resume:

  • Seven Quadrant 1 wins
  • Zero Quadrant 3 or 4 losses
  • 7-0 record in the non-conference (with five of seven non-conference opponents heading to the NCAA Tournament)
  • A 6-4 record on the road

I ran a Twitter poll about Mizzou’s seed, and the majority beleive the Tigers deserve a No. 7.

Which is good! Because that’s where they will end up in this final edition of Rock-M-Tology. Perhaps there’s still an outside shot at a No. 6 seed, because that’s where the Tigers land on Bracket Matrix’s latest.

Last Few In

These would be among the last in without their conference’s automatic bid.

  • Oregon State (17-12)
  • Wichita State (16-5)
  • Louisville (13-7)
  • Georgetown (13-12)

First Few Out

Automatic Bids:

  • Liberty (Atlantic Sun)
  • Morehead State (OVC)
  • Winthrop (Big South)
  • Loyola-Chicago (Missouri Valley)
  • UNC-Greensboro (Southern)
  • Appalachian State (Sun Belt)
  • Mount St. Mary’s (NEC)
  • Cleveland State (Horizon)
  • Drexel (Colonial)
  • Oral Roberts (Summit)
  • Gonzaga (WCC)
  • Hartford (America East)
  • Norfolk State (MEAC)
  • Iona (MAAC)
  • San Diego State (Mountain West)
  • Georgetown - bid-stealer (Big East)
  • Texas (Big 12)
  • Texas Southern (SWAC)
  • Eastern Washington (Big Sky)
  • Ohio (MAC)
  • Georgia Tech (ACC)
  • North Texas (C-USA)
  • Abilene-Christian (Southland)
  • Grand Canyon (WAC)
  • Oregon State (PAC-12)
  • UC-Irvine/UC-Santa Barbara (Big West)

Today’s conference championship games: Loyola-MD vs Colgate (Patriot), VCU vs Saint Bonaventure (A-10), LSU vs Alabama (SEC), Cincinnati vs Houston (AAC), Ohio State vs Illinois (Big Ten)

TOP 16 SEEDS:

  1. Gonzaga (26-0)
  2. Baylor (22-2)
  3. Illinois (22-6)
  4. Michigan (20-4)
  5. Ohio State (21-8)
  6. Alabama (23-6)
  7. Oklahoma State (20-8)
  8. Iowa (21-8)
  9. Texas (19-7)
  10. Houston (23-3)
  11. Arkansas (22-6)
  12. Kansas (20-8)
  13. Florida State (16-5)
  14. West Virginia (18-9)
  15. Virginia (18-6)
  16. Purdue (18-9)

BY CONFERENCE:

Big Ten: 9

ACC: 8

Big 12: 7

SEC: 6

PAC-12: 4

Big East: 4

Mountain West: 2

Atlantic-10: 2

WCC: 2

Missouri Valley: 2

American: 2

THE BRACKET:

FIRST FOUR (Assembly Hall):

  • Norfolk State (16-7) vs Texas Southern (16-8)
  • Oregon State (17-12) vs Louisville (13-7)
  • Georgetown (13-12) vs Wichita State (16-5)
  • Mount St. Mary’s (12-10) vs Drexel (12-7)

[REGIONAL 1]

  • No. 1 Gonzaga (26-0) vs Norfolk State/Texas Southern
  • No. 8 Georgia Tech (17-8) vs No. 9 UCONN (15-7)
  • No. 5 Creighton (20-8) vs No. 12 Ohio (16-7)
  • No. 4 Purdue (18-9) vs No. 13 Winthrop (23-1)
  • No. 6 Colorado (22-7) vs No. 11 Drake (25-4)
  • No. 3 Kansas (20-8) vs No. 14 Morehead State (23-7)
  • No. 7 Oklahoma (15-10) vs No. 10 UCLA (17-9)
  • No. 2 Iowa (21-8) vs No. 15 Eastern Washington (16-7)

[REGIONAL 2]

  • No. 1 Michigan (20-4) vs No. 16 Hartford (15-8)
  • No. 8 BYU (20-6) vs No. 9 Florida (14-9)
  • No. 5 Villanova (16-6) vs No. 12 North Texas (17-9)
  • No. 4 Florida State (16-6) vs No. 13 UNC-Greensboro (21-8)
  • No. 6 Virginia Tech (15-6) vs No. 11 Saint Bonaventure (15-4)
  • No. 3 Texas (19-7) vs No. 14 Abilene-Christian (23-4)
  • No. 7 Missouri (16-9) vs No. 10 VCU (19-6)
  • No. 2 Ohio State (21-8) vs No. 15 Colgate (13-1)

[REGIONAL 3]

  • No. 1 Baylor (22-2) vs No. 16 Mount St. Mary’s/Drexel
  • No. 8 Wisconsin (17-12) vs No. 9 North Carolina (18-10)
  • No. 5 USC (22-7) vs No. 12 Wichita State/Georgetown
  • No. 4 West Virginia (18-9) vs No. 13 UC Santa Barbara/UC Irvine
  • No. 6 Oregon (20-6) vs No. 11 Syracuse (16-9)
  • No. 3 Arkansas (22-6) vs No. 14 Iona (12-5)
  • No. 7 Loyola (24-4) vs No. 10 Maryland (16-13)
  • No. 2 Oklahoma State (20-8) vs No. 15 Grand Canyon (17-6)

[REGIONAL 4]

  • No. 1 Illinois (22-6) vs No. 16 Appalachian State (17-11)
  • No. 8 LSU (18-8) vs No. 9 Clemson (16-7)
  • No. 5 San Diego State (23-4) vs No. 12 Oregon State/Louisville
  • No. 4 Virginia (18-6) vs No. 13 Liberty (23-5)
  • No. 6 Tennessee (18-8) vs No. 11 Michigan State (15-12)
  • No. 3 Houston (23-3) vs No. 14 Cleveland State (19-7)
  • No. 7 Texas Tech (17-10) vs No. 10 Rutgers (15-11)
  • No. 2 Alabama (23-6) vs No. 15 Oral Roberts (16-10)

First Glance At A Final Four:

Gonzaga, Texas, Baylor, Illinois

Second glance: Gonzaga, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Alabama

Missouri’s inevitable path to destiny:

VCU, Ohio State, Texas, Michigan, Gonzaga, Baylor.....Happy Selection Sunday, y’all! MIZ!