Everyone felt pretty certain that last week’s run to the ACC quarterfinals was good enough to get Boston College in to the NIT. With 19 wins, two marketable superstars and some marquee moments, they seem like a team the committee would want in.
But there’s a wrinkle that has made things challenging for BC: an inordinate number of regular season champs from one-bid leagues lost in their conference tournaments, filling up NIT spots. With BC’s weak RPI, things are gonna be a little dicey.
NIT bracketology is not quite as intensely covered as the NCAA tournament, obviously, and these are all subject to who makes the tournament. But here’s a roundup of who’s talking NIT:
NYCBuckets has BC as a #4 seed, so not just in the NIT but hosting, against #5 Vermont.\
1. Notre Dame
8. SE Louisiana
4. Boston College
6. South Carolina
2. Middle Tennessee
7. Florida Gulf Coast
DRatings.com, which projects out every seed for the NCAA tournament and the NIT, picks BC as a 5 seed.
The aptly named and oddly specific “All Things NIT” blog has BC in as a 5 seed also — matching up against #4 and former ACC foe Maryland.
So those paying attention seem to think BC is in. But it’s not a lock. Keep it locked in here when the bracket drops at 8:30 for coverage and analysis.