A heartbreaking loss to the LSU Tigers Sunday did not do too considerably harm to the Tennessee Girl Vols. Nevertheless, they are not a lock to host in the to start with weekend of the NCAA Tournament, as they’ll want a couple of SEC Tournament wins to protected that place.
With a 22-7 total record and a No. 3 seed in the SEC Tourney at 11-5 in league participate in, Kellie Harper’s group is rated No. 18 in the AP Poll and No. 15 in the Coaches Poll. That is a fall of two and just one place respectively, and with LSU in the. leading 10 of the two polls, a tiny 1 can make feeling.
When it arrives to analytical rankings, the outcomes were being blended. The Tennessee Girl Vols dropped three places from final 7 days in the RealTime RPI in spite of still getting the No. 4 rated strength of agenda. They essentially moved up to No. 16, while, in the NCAA Net Rankings.
All of these rankings indicates UT is just barely set to host in the NCAA Match, which is a prime 4 seed in women’s basketball. Only the AP Poll would have them at decreased than a No. 4 seed, and neither significant forecaster has them below that just yet.
Charlie Creme of ESPN experienced Rocky Leading as a No. 4 seed very last week and is maintaining them their this week. In his bracket, the Woman Vols are in the Spokane Location, where by the Stanford Cardinal, who conquer them before in the calendar year, are the No. 1 seed.
The to start with-spherical opponent for UT in Creme’s bracket would be the No. 13 seed Drexel Dragons. Becoming a member of them in Knoxville for that initial weekend would be the No. 5 rated Notre Dame Preventing Irish and No. 12 ranked IUPUI Jaguars.
Faculty Sporting activities Insanity dropped the Tennessee Woman Vols numerous spots, on the other hand, in their forecasts. Indeed, they were a No. 2 seed up to previous 7 days. Now, they are a No. 4 seed in the region with Harper’s former group, the N.C. Condition Wolfpack, as the No. 1 seed.
In this forecast, UT would nevertheless deal with Drexel in the initially round. The No. 5 seed Ohio State Buckeyes and No. 12 seed Toledo Rockets would be in Knoxville with them as part of that initial-weekend bracket, so two Ohio schools would be headed there.
Friday night will be the 1st SEC Tourney match for the Tennessee Girl Vols. They have to have to at minimum win that video game and could use a get Saturday to make guaranteed they host through the initial weekend. Offered every thing which is took place this year, taking part in the to start with weekend of the Massive Dance at household would be a huge enhance.