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One weekend to go, this will be nice and simple, right?

…right?

Here’s what you need to know heading into the final weekend of the regular season. First, here’s who’s alive for each seed.

  1. Belmont
  2. UT Martin
  3. Morehead State, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State
  4. Morehead State, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State
  5. Morehead State, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State, Murray State
  6. Morehead State, Murray State, Eastern Illinois
  7. Murray State, Eastern Illinois
  8. Eastern Kentucky, Austin Peay

Let’s go in alphabetical order for teams fighting for positions.

 

Austin Peay

  • 8 seed: A win vs SEMO and EKU loss (at Tennessee Tech)
  • Eliminated: A loss or an EKU win

 

Eastern Illinois

  • 6 seed: A Murray State loss vs UTM
  • 7 seed: A Murray State win vs UTM

 

Eastern Kentucky

  • 8 seed: A win (a TTU) or an Austin Peay loss (vs SEMO)
  • Eliminated: A loss and an Austin Peay win

 

Murray State

  • 5 seed: A win vs UTM, and a TTU win, (vs EKU) and a TSU win, (vs Belmont) and a Morehead State loss (at Jacksonville State
  • 6 seed: A win, and any one of the following: a TTU loss, TSU loss, or Morehead State win.
  • 7 seed: A loss

 

Morehead State

  • 3 seed: Any one of the following scenarios:
    • A win at Jacksonville State
    • A loss, and a TTU loss, (vs EKU) and a TSU loss (vs Belmont)
  • 4 seed: A loss, and one of the following scenarios:
    • A TTU loss, and a TSU win
    • A TTU win, and a TSU loss
  • 5 seed: A loss, and a TTU win and a TSU win, and a Murray State loss (vs UTM)
  • 6 seed: A loss, and a TTU win and a TSU win, and a Murray State win

 

Tennessee State

I tried to make this list as exhaustive as possible, but it may not be 100% complete. There are at least 16 possible scenarios involving TSU and tiebreakers.

  • 3 seed: A win vs Belmont, and a Morehead State loss, (at JSU) and one of the following scenarios:
    • A TTU loss (vs EKU)
    • A TTU win, and a Murray State loss, (vs UTM)
    • A TTU win, and a Murray State win, and an Austin Peay win
    • A TTU win, and a Murray State win, and an Austin Peay loss, (vs SEMO) and winning a tiebreaking coin flip
  • 4 seed: One of the following:
    • A win, and one of the following scenarios:
      • A Morehead State win
      • A Morehead State loss, and a TTU win, and a Murray State win, and an Austin Peay loss and losing a tiebreaking coin flip
    • A loss, and one of the following scenarios:
      • A TTU win, and a Morehead State loss
      • A Morehead State win, and a TTU loss
  • 5 seed: A loss, and a TTU win and a Morehead State win

 

Tennessee Tech

I tried to make this list as exhaustive as possible, but it may not be 100% complete. There are at least 16 possible scenarios involving TTU and tiebreakers.

  • 3 seed: A win vs EKU, and one of the following scenarios:
    • A TSU loss (vs Belmont) and a Morehead State loss
    • A TSU win, and a Murray State win (vs UTM), and a Morehead State loss, (at JSU) and an Austin Peay loss, (vs SEMO) and winning a tiebreaking coin flip
  • 4 seed: One of the following:
    • A win vs EKU, and one of the following scenarios:
      • A Morehead State loss, and a Tennessee State win
      • A TSU win, and a Murray State win (vs UTM), and a Morehead State loss, (at JSU) and an Austin Peay loss, (vs SEMO) and losing a tiebreaking coin flip
    • A loss vs EKU and a Morehead State win and a Tennessee State loss
  • 5 seed: A loss vs EKU and a Tennessee State win

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  1. Kenneth Henley:
    1.Belmont 2.UTM 3.Morehead State 4.Tennessee Tech 5.Tennessee State 6.Murray State 7.Eastern Illinois 8.Austin Peay I hope I'm wrong but I'm basing these seeds on Murray State beating UTM.
  2. Shawn Flaugher:
    Congratulations Caitlin! You have earned your honorary degree in bracketology!
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Final Word (11/13): Jacksonville State stands alone…in basketball too.

2017-18 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 0-0 2-0
Tennessee Tech 0-0 1-1
Murray State 0-0 1-1
Southeast Missouri* 0-0 1-1
Belmont 0-0 1-1
Eastern Kentucky 0-0 1-1
Tennessee State 0-0 1-1
Eastern Illinois 0-0 0-1
SIUE 0-0 0-1
Austin Peay 0-0 0-2
Morehead State 0-0 0-2
UT Martin 0-0 0-2

*Ineligible for postseason (APR)

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