Category: Mid Majors

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Big South

The Big South conference will likely produce a 15 or 16 seed bid for its conference winner. UNC Asheville led the conference with a 16-2 record. Losing to Wintrhop and SC Upstate in conference play. This should be a very competitive tournament Favorite: UNC Asheville Contender: Longwood SC Upstate Upset candidate: Garner-Webb Winthrop At large …

Ohio Valley

The Ohio Valley restructured its teams after last season. Look for Morehead State to win the auto bid as they lead the conference with an overall record of 21-10. The top two seeds get byes into the semi-finals and need to win two games to go dancing Favorite Morehead State Contender Tennessee Tech Upset candidate …

Patriot League

Colgate is the clear favorite after going 17-1 in the regular season. Colgate has a NET ranking of 98 and a record of 22-8. Navy will be team to watch for the upset Favorite: Colgate Contender: Navy Upset candidate: Army At large possibilities: None Winner: Colgate

Horizon

The Horizon league will have a competitive tournament. Youngstown St leads the way with 23-8 record. Seven teams are over .500 in conference play. Antoinne Davis of Detriot is worth the watch as he scores 28.1 points per game. Look for a surprise ending to this tournament. Favorite: Youngstown St Contender: Cleveland St Milwaukee Northern …

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 …

MAC

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

Southland

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

Mid-Eastern

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