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StatSheet is projecting Long Beach State as a 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The 49ers are, at this point, on track for an automatic bid, and they will need to win their conference tournament as they're #119 in the StatSheet StatRank. They have a 13-9 overall record and a 9-2 record in the Big West.
Over the last four games, Long Beach State held its own with wins against Cal Poly, UC-Santa Barbara, and UC Irvine but also took on a bad loss to RPI #206 Hawaii.
Long Beach State is not that good against top 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 weighed down by four bad losses including RPI #206 Hawaii, RPI #199 Cal Poly, RPI #149 Fresno State, and RPI #101 USC.
The last four teams into the NCAA Tournament with at-large bids are Stanford (14-9, 5-5 Pac 12, StatRank #62), Florida State (13-9, 5-4 ACC, StatRank #59), Southern Miss (18-5, 7-1 C-USA, StatRank #43), and Wichita State (19-5, 8-4 Missouri Valley, StatRank #37).
The first four teams out are California (13-9, 5-5 Pac 12, StatRank #76), Rutgers (12-9, 3-7 Big East, StatRank #72), Saint Mary's (20-4, 9-1 West Coast, StatRank #47), and Virginia Commonwealth (18-5, 6-2 A-10, StatRank #48).
The next four out are Brigham Young (18-7, 8-3 West Coast, StatRank #47), Saint Louis (17-5, 6-2 A-10, StatRank #58), Texas A&M (14-8, 4-5 SEC, StatRank #74), and Villanova (14-9, 5-5 Big East, StatRank #67).
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