College football is over.

Two months remain of the regular season in college basketball.

Only a handful of conference games have been played.

The SEC-Big 12 Challenge is the top remaining non-conference event.

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Resumes are being formed. Opportunities are shrinking for a number of teams. The pressure is on.

The NCAA tournament selection committee will have plenty of data to peruse. But the new word is quadrant. Road and neutral-site wins/games are more important than ever.

These are the RPI quadrant parameters to remember:

Quadrant 1
Home: 1-30
Neutral: 1-50
Away: 1-75
Quadrant 2
Home: 31-75
Neutral: 51-100
Away: 76-135
Quadrant 3
Home: 76-160
Neutral: 101-200
Away: 136-240
Quadrant 4
Home: 161 and above.
Neutral: 201 and above
Away: 241 and above

 

So let’s play some predictions using the official NCAA RPI of the likely teams in the field.

There are 36 at-large berths. But there will be multiple berths out of the ACC, Big Ten, Big East, Big 12, SEC, Pac-12 and American. Let’s give the WCC and the A-10 two bids for now. That would mean there would be a total of 45 teams that would make the field out of this list.

Here are the top 68 in the RPI through Jan. 7.

The most important quadrants are the first two so those are the ones listed. For the purposes of this snapshot, I will tag each team with a projection label of being safe, stable, unlikely, TBD or nope.

There are a number of lower-profile teams sandwiched among elite teams. That’s why the numbers are not the sole tool for a bid. Some of the rankings may surprise some people for teams in the top 25 or the Power 36 while other teams in the top 68 in the RPI have no shot of being at-large candidates.

This is a fluid situation and will change daily. But as the season heads into the meat of the conference season, this should give everyone a good idea of where their respective team stands.

Rank Team (Overall Record) Quadrant 1 Record Quadrant 2  Record Status
1 Duke (13-2) 3-0 5-2 Safe
2 Virginia (14-1) 2-1 2-0 Safe
3 Xavier (15-2) 2-2 4-0 Safe
4 Seton Hall (14-2) 3-1 2-0 Safe
5 Clemson (14-1) 2-1 3-0 Safe
6 Villanova (14-1) 2-1 3-0 Safe
7 Oklahoma (12-2) 2-2 1-0 Safe
8 North Carolina (12-4) 3-3 1-0 Safe.
9 Arizona State (13-2) 3-2 3-0 Safe
10 Tennessee (10-4) 2-4 3-0 Safe
11 Kansas (12-3) 4-2 2-1 Safe
12 Kentucky (12-3) 0-3 5-0 Safe
13 Auburn (14-1) 3-1 2-0 Safe
14 West Virginia (14-1) 3-1 3-0 Safe
15 Purdue (15-2) 4-1 2-1 Safe
16 Nevada (15-3) 1-2 3-0 Stable
17 Arkansas (11-4) 2-4 1-0 Safe
18 TCU (13-2) 2-2 3-0 Safe
19 Wichita State (13-2) 1-2 5-0 Safe
20 Rhode Island (11-3) 1-3 1-0 Stable
21 Texas Tech (14-1) 2-1 2-0 Safe
22 Miami (13-2)  3-0 0-1 Safe
23 Michigan State (15-2) 1-2 2-0 Safe
24 Arizona (12-4) 3-2 1-2 Safe
25 Ohio State (13-4) 1-3 3-1 Safe
26 Butler (12-5) 2-4 2-1 Safe
27 Florida State (12-3) 2-2 1-1 Safe
28 Texas A&M (11-4) 3-2 1-1 Safe
29 Buffalo (9-5) 0-3 1-2 Nope
30 Missouri (10-4) 2-2 1-1 TBD
31 Syracuse (12-4) 1-1 1-3 TBD
32 Louisville (11-4)  0-4 0-0 TBD
33 Middle Tennessee (10-4)  0-2 1-1 Unlikely
34 Cincinnati (14-2) 4-2  2-0 Safe
35 Creighton (13-3)  1-2 3-1 Safe
36 Saint Mary's (15-2) 1-1 1-0 TBD
37 Notre Dame (12-3) 2-1 1-0 Stable
38 Georgia (11-3) 2-1 3-1 Stable
39 Michigan (13-3) 1-2 1-1 Stable
40 Temple (7-8) 2-4 2-1 Nope
41 Lipscomb (8-5) 0-4 1-1 Nope
42 St. Bonaventure (11-4) 3-1 1-1 Stable
43 Marquette (11-5) 1-4 3-1 TBD
44 UCLA (12-4) 1-2 1-1 TBD
45 Boise State (12-3) 0-2 2-0 TBD
46 Providence (11-6) 3-2 0-3 TBD
47 Washington (12-4) 2-2 1-2 TBD
48 Florida (11-4) 3-3 1-0 Safe
49 Maryland (13-4) 1-4 1-0 TBD
50 Wyoming (10-5) 0-3 4-0 Nope
51 Alabama (9-6) 2-2 2-3 TBD
52 Western Kentucky (10-5) 1-1 1-2 Nope
53 Houston (12-3) 2-1 1-1 TBD
54 San Diego State (9-4) 1-2 2-0 Nope
55 William & Mary: (9-4)  0-3 0-0 Nope
56 USC (11-6) 1-3 1-1 TBD
57 St. John's (9-6) 0-4 1-1 Nope
58 UCF (12-4) 1-3 3-1 TBD
59 Texas (10-5) 2-2 3-3 Stable
60 UC Davis (8-5) 0-3 1-2 Nope
61 Utah (10-5) 1-4 1-0 Nope
62 New Mexico State (11-3) 1-1 0-1 Nope
63 South Dakota State (10-5) 1-4; 2-1 Nope
64 South Carolina (9-5) 0-3 2-2 Nope
65 Gonzaga (14-3) 2-3 2-0 Safe
66 Mississippi State (12-2) 1-1 0-1 Nope
67 Elon (9-6) 0-1 1-3 Nope
68 SMU (12-5) 1-2 3-2. TBD

Andy Katz is an NCAA.com correspondent. Katz worked at ESPN for 18 years as a college basketball reporter, host and anchor. Katz has covered every Final Four since 1992, and the sport since 1986 as a freshman at Wisconsin. He is a former president of the United States Basketball Writers Association. Follow him on Twitter at @theandykatz.

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