Category: Mid Majors

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Atlantic Sun

The ASUN conference kicks off the conference tournament season. Libery and Kennesaw State are the front runners and the top seeds. Ten teams out of the 14 make the conference tournament. Liberty has a NET of 41 but lost its game at Kennesaw St. Liberty also split with Lipscomb. Kennesaw St split with Eastern Kentucky. …

Mid Majors: Pre Season Bracket Capsule

Storylines 23 teams/ How many conferences if any can get multiple bids into the dance? Who can be this year’s St. Peter’s or Oral Roberts? Who is most likely to pull a major upset? Number of Bids ( Outside of Auto Qualifiers) 1 Favored to go Dancing- as an auto qualifier UAB Drake Capable of …


Favorite: Toledo Contender: Kent St Akron Ohio Upset candidate: Buffaloi At large possibilities: None Winner: Akron


This conference has the top two seed automatically placed in the semi finals. So look for one of the top two teams to advance Favorite: Nichols Contender: New Orleans SE Louisiana Upset candidate: Texas A&M CC At large possibilities: None Winner: New Orleans


Favorite: Norfolk State Contender: Howard NC Central Upset candidate: Morgan State At large possibilities: None Winner: Norfolk St

Big Sky

Favorite: Montana State Contender: Southern Utah Northern Colorado Weber State Upset candidate: Eastern Washington At large possibilities: None Winner: Weber St


Favorite: Texas Southern Contender: Alcorn State Southern Upset candidate: Florida A&M At large possibilities: None Winner: Texas Southern


In an interesting bracket format the WAC ensures that the top two seeds get bye games into the semifinals. This is a big advantage for New Mexico State and Seattle. Several of these teams have made noise this season with quality wins and games. Can any team pull off three or more straight wins to …

Big West

Look for Long Beach St to make it out of this tourney. These teams always seem to put up a decent fight once they get into the tournament Favorite: Long Beach State Contender: Cal State Fullerton Upset candidate: Hawaii At large possibilities: None Winner: Long Beach State

Conference USA

Conference USA has been quite competitive this season. The leaders of the conference are North Texas and UAB. However, there are three other teams that can make a push for the title in Middle Tennessee, Western Kentucky and Louisiana Tech. Favorite: North Texas Contender: UAB Western Kentucky Middle Tennessee Upset candidate: Louisiana Tech At large …