But there is good news -- the 'Bracketology Matrix' has us currently as a ten-seed, which would mean we avoid the dreaded "play-in" game. Most of the bracketology websites updated after our Arky win have us anywhere between a 9 and 12 seed. Essentially, we don't need to lose to Auburn this weekend. Our RPI is currently #37 and our SOS is ranked #36. Given that we are in a major conference, anywhere in the top 40 RPI should certainly get us in. A win over Xavier Tuesday would be VERY big, as they have a top 30 RPI. We need to avoid bad losses, and snag as many "good wins" as possible. As I said earlier in January, a win over Xavier and 9-7 in conference play should be enough.
We'll have another update next week but it appears the Dawgs are barely safe for now.