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StatSheet projects Michigan State as a three seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Spartans are the #12 team in the AP Poll and sit at #13 in the StatSheet StatRank with an 18-4 overall record and a 7-2 record in the Big Ten.
During its last four games, Michigan State cruised with quality wins against RPI #40 Illinois, RPI #41 Wisconsin, and AP #10 Ohio State but also dropped one against AP #1 Indiana.
Michigan State is lukewarm against top competition, with a 7-4 record against the RPI Top 100 that includes a 4-4 record against the RPI Top 50 but a 2-3 record against AP ranked teams. The Spartans boast four quality wins including RPI #40 Illinois, RPI #41 Wisconsin, AP #10 Ohio State, and AP #5 Kansas with no bad losses at all.
The last four teams into the NCAA Tournament with at-large bids are Memphis (18-3, 7-0 C-USA, StatRank #42), Rutgers (12-8, 3-6 Big East, StatRank #57), Brigham Young (18-6, 8-2 West Coast, StatRank #37), and Arizona State (17-5, 6-3 Pac 12, StatRank #64).
The first four teams out are Alabama (14-7, 6-2 SEC, StatRank #65), California (13-8, 5-4 Pac 12, StatRank #68), Maryland (16-6, 4-5 ACC, StatRank #71), and Stanford (14-8, 5-4 Pac 12, StatRank #72).
The next four out are Florida State (12-9, 4-4 ACC, StatRank #62), Charlotte (17-4, 5-2 A-10, StatRank #53), Saint Louis (16-5, 5-2 A-10, StatRank #56), and Villanova (13-9, 4-5 Big East, StatRank #74).
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