2017 NCAA Tournament Watch: 11/9 – 11/12

  0 Jared Anderson | November 09th, 2017 | ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, Conference USA, Division I Mid-Major, Missouri Valley Conference, Mountain West, News, Pac 12, SEC, WCC

With the NCAA Selection Show approaching, this weekend’s slate of matches could have some big impacts on our projected tournament bids. Here’s a listing of a few key matchups to watch:

For Automatic Conference Bids:


Pitt, Louisville and NC State are tied for the ACC lead. NC State plays twice this weekend, and Louisville and Pitt once.

  • NC State vs Clemson (11/9)
  • Virginia vs Louisville (11/10)
  • Wake Forest vs Pitt (11/10)
  • Georgia Tech vs NC State (11/11)

Big Ten

Nebraska and Penn State are tied for the Big Ten lead with Minnesota 1.5 games back. The Gophers play twice this weekend while the other two play once each.

  • Minnesota @ Purdue (11/10)
  • Minnesota @ Indiana (11/11)
  • Maryland @ Penn State (11/11)
  • Rutgers @ Nebraska (11/12)

Big 12

Texas holds a two-game lead on Baylor and Kansas, one of which will take sole possession of second place after a head-to-head this weekend.

  • Texas @ Iowa State (11/11)
  • Baylor @ Kansas (11/11)


Stanford leads USC by 3.5 games and Washington by 4. If the Trojans want to catch the Cardinal, they must beat them head-to-head next Wednesday.

  • Washington vs Cal (11/9)
  • Utah vs USC (11/9)
  • Colorado vs USC (11/11)
  • Stanford vs Washington State (11/11)


Florida and Kentucky are tied for the lead with Missouri two games back.

  • Arkansas @ Florida (11/10)
  • Missouri @ Florida (11/12)
  • Kentucky @ Auburn (11/12)

Big West

Cal Poly can clinch the Big West with wins over UC Davis and UC Irvine.

  • Cal Poly vs UC Davis (11/10)
  • Cal Poly vs UC Irvine (11/11)


Wichita State currently leads SMU and Temple in The American with all three teams in play for NCAA bids.

  • Wichita State @ ECU (11/10)
  • SMU vs Temple (11/10)
  • SMU vs UConn (11/11)
  • Temple @ Tulsa (11/11)
  • Wichita State @ Cincinnati (11/12)

Ivy League

Princeton and Yale are tied for the Ivy League lead. If both win out, it would force a one-match, sudden-death playoff for the conference title next weekend.

  • Yale @ Cornell (11/10)
  • Princeton @ Harvard (11/10)
  • Yale @ Columbia (11/11)
  • Princeton @ Dartmouth (11/11)


BYU and San Diego are tied for the WCC lead, each with 5 matches yet to play. They won’t play head-to-head again in the regular season, so every WCC match counts for the conference’s auto bid.

  • BYU @ Gonzaga (11/9)
  • San Diego @ Portland (11/9)
  • BYU @ Portland (11/11)
  • San Diego @ Gonzaga (11/11)

For At-Large Bids:

Last 8 In, First 8 Out:

Here’s a look at our last 8 teams into the tournament and first 8 teams left out based on our first-glance, very-preliminary tournament projection from earlier this week. Key matches with tournament teams or other bubble teams are bolded.

Team TH 11/9 FR 11/10 SA 11/11 SU 11/12
Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech vs Virginia
Miami (FL)
vs Boston College
vs Syracuse
Washington State vs Cal vs Stanford
Florida State vs Syracuse
vs Boston College
UNC vs Georgia Tech vs Clemson
Missouri @ Florida
Maryland @ Penn State
Marquette vs Georgetown vs Villanova
 CUT LINE  — —  —  — 
@ Mississippi State
California @ Washington
@ Washington State
North Texas vs WKU vs MTSU
Duke @ Pitt
SMU vs Temple vs UConn
Temple @ SMU @ Tulsa
Iowa vs Ohio State

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