|New Jersey City will be in a mad scramble to get in the field, in our mock committee's estimation.
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Another night of mock selections, and we did them live on the air once again. If you're interested in the nitty-gritty, watch Sunday's Hoopsville Selection Special.
There's no Pool B slot in this tournament any longer, so we jump straight to Pool C, true at-large teams.
Here's who we picked, in order: St. Thomas, Marietta, Amherst, Plattsburgh State, Ohio Wesleyan, Susquehanna, Tufts, North Central (Ill.), Salisbury, Elmhurst, Wooster, Oswego State, WPI, Scranton, Trinity (Conn.), Hope, Whitman, NYU, New Jersey City.
This was a tough slog in Pool C. The first 10 or so are pretty easy but then it gets progressively more difficult. And as we got through to the end of this process, we had a bunch of teams which we could not distinguish among: Scranton, Trinity, Hope, Whitman and NYU. Rather than try to distinguish among them, we put them all in and had one spot left.
We looked closely at a lot of things, and that included the details about which regionally ranked teams they beat. For New Jersey City, that included two wins vs. Stockton, which looks like it will be the No. 1 team in the Atlantic Region.
When the final team was selected, the following teams were left on the board: MIT, Rochester, Swarthmore, Mount Union, LaGrange, Carroll and St. John's.
Here's how we would pair them up:
At Tufts: Susquehanna vs. Keene State; Skidmore at Tufts
At Plattsburgh State: Babson vs. Southern Vermont; Husson at Plattsburgh State
At Stockton: Trinity (Conn.) vs. St. Vincent; Endicott at Stockton
At Christopher Newport: New Jersey City vs. Lancaster Bible, SUNY-Old Westbury at Christopher Newport
At Amherst: Brooklyn vs. Johnson & Wales; Hartwick at Amherst
At Catholic: WPI vs. Wooster; Fitchburg State at Catholic
At Oswego State: Alma vs. Middlebury; Lycoming at Oswego State
Chapman at Whitman, winner to Whitworth (first-round bye)
At Emory: Birmingham-Southern vs. Covenant; Mount St. Joseph at Emory
At Lynchburg: Salisbury vs. Denison; Delaware Valley at Lynchburg
At John Carroll: NYU vs. Hope; Pitt-Greensburg at John Carroll
At Marietta: Elmhurst vs. Franklin & Marshall; Gwynedd Mercy at Marietta
Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran, winner to Benedictine (first-round bye)
At Ohio Wesleyan: North Central (Ill.) vs. Scranton, Cortland at Ohio Wesleyan
At St. Thomas: St. Norbert vs. UW-Oshkosh; Central at St. Thomas
At Augustana: St. Olaf vs. Northwestern (Minn.); Westminster (Mo.) at Augustana
The NCAA selection show airs at 12:30 p.m. ET, and you can watch it all here on D3hoops.com.