StatSeed is StatSheet's postseason projections for all of Division I, including the NCAA Tournament, National Invitation Tournament (NIT), College Basketball Invitational (CBI), and the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). Read more about how StatSeed is calculated.
StatSheet is now projecting Long Beach State to be a 15 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The 49ers are currently on track for an automatic bid and will need it to retain the invite as they're sitting at #105 in the StatSheet StatRank. They have a 14-9 overall record and a 10-2 record in the Big West.
During its last four games, Long Beach State was solid in wins against Cal State Northridge, Cal Poly, and UC-Santa Barbara but also suffered some damage with a bad loss to RPI #199 Hawaii.
Long Beach State struggles against strong competition, with an 0-5 record against the RPI Top 100 that includes an 0-5 record against the RPI Top 50 and an 0-3 record against AP ranked teams. While the 49ers have no quality wins, they're hampered by four bad losses including RPI #199 Hawaii, RPI #191 Cal Poly, RPI #150 Fresno State, and RPI #105 USC.
The last four teams into the NCAA Tournament with at-large bids are Arizona State (18-6, 7-4 Pac 12, StatRank #66), Saint Mary's (21-4, 10-1 West Coast, StatRank #51), Wichita State (20-5, 9-4 Missouri Valley, StatRank #46), and Virginia Commonwealth (19-5, 7-2 A-10, StatRank #38).
The first four teams out are Alabama (15-8, 7-3 SEC, StatRank #69), Boise State (16-7, 4-5 Mountain West, StatRank #49), Southern Miss (18-6, 7-2 C-USA, StatRank #46), and Villanova (15-9, 6-5 Big East, StatRank #67).
The next four out are California (13-9, 5-5 Pac 12, StatRank #67), Rutgers (12-10, 3-8 Big East, StatRank #68), Saint Louis (18-5, 7-2 A-10, StatRank #56), and Temple (16-7, 5-4 A-10, StatRank #41).
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