NCAA/NIT Bracketology for Ohio Colleges

Update – It appears that 6 schools from Ohio made the NCAA/NIT.  Xavier and Kent State in the NCAA; Ohio State, Dayton, Akron, and Cleveland State in the NIT.

March 5 – Both Ohio State and Wright State are executing to the plan.  The Buckeyes had a great overtime win against 15th ranked Purdue last night, 80-77.  Meanwhile, in the first round of the Horizon League tournament, the Raiders blew out Detroit 60-37.

The NCAA and NIT post-season tournaments invite a total of 97 schools.  Since the schools that win the conference tournaments (some of the low performing conferences) get automatic bids, it’s typically the schools that finish in the top 80 RPI that will go to one of the tournaments. 

In addition to University of Dayton, Ohio State, and Wright State, the other Ohio schools that have a great chance of being in a post-season basketball tournament include:

Xavier University with a record of 25-4 (RPI:6)
Kent State with a record of 24-6 (RPI: 32)
Ohio University with a record of 18-11 (RPI: 71)
Cleveland State with a record of 18-11 (RPI: 78)
University of Akron with a record of 21-8 (RPI: 81)

Would it be unprecedented to have 8 schools from one state with teams in the NCAA/NIT tournament?

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