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Where the “Experts” Say Oklahoma State Will End Up in March Madness

Most places are saying the Cowboys will be given an 8-or-9-seed.

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Early tomorrow evening, the NCAA March Madness committee will announce the entire field of 68 teams that will be playing in the best tournament of the entire year. You can watch the show at 4:30 p.m. CT on CBS, or stream the show on NCAA March Madness Live - online or on the app.

So where will the Pokes end up? Let’s take a look at a few of the big-name projections.


The Cowboys went from a 7-seed in a pretty good match-up to an 8-seed in a very tough section of the bracket. The good news? Our projected first two games would come against familiar opponents.

South Bracket Projections

Oklahoma State roasted the Hogs 99-71 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge in Stillwater on January 28. The Cowboys were blown out by the TarHeels 107-75 at the Maui Invitational back in November.

Sporting News

Oklahoma State is a 7-seed in the tournament.

Oklahoma State (20-11): Pom/RPI: 20/35. vs. RPI top 25: 1-7. vs. RPI top 100: 6-10Resume peak: Road wins at West Virginia, Wichita State (non-con), Texas Tech, Kansas State, TCU. Only one loss to team outside the bubble (at Texas). Resume valley: Just 1-7 vs. Big 12’s best teams (Kansas, West Virginia, Baylor, Iowa State)

Sporting News doesn’t list projected match-ups. (lame)

Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report has the Fighting Underwood’s as a 9-seed. It’s disappointing as fans to watch the Cowboys go from a potential 4-seed (albeit a stretch) to these lower seeds after going 0-3 in their last three games.

West Bracket Predictions
Bleacher Report

VCU is 25-7 and finished second in the A-10. Gonzaga went 32-1 and won the West Coast Conference regular season and tournament. Oh and OSU has never beaten Gonzaga... and not from a lack of trying.

The Big Lead

The Big Lead also has the Cowboys as a 9-seed. They also are in the dreaded South region with North Carolina and Kentucky headlining the group.

South Bracket Predictions
The Big Lead

Northwestern is 23-10 and will be making their FIRST EVERT TRIP TO THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.

CBS Sports

Doug Gottlieb’s employer has Oklahoma State ranked as a 10-seed. This is the lowest I’ve seen the Cowboys, and would be very surprised to see the Cowboys ranked this low.

SB Nation

Our parent site puts our team in the West Bracket as an 8-seed participant.

West Bracket Predictions
SB Nation

Virginia Tech finished the season 22-10 and 7th in the ACC.

Team Rankings

This is the second 10-seed I’ve seen. Back in the last Bracketology Roundup a few weeks ago, the Cowboys were a 91 percent lock to make it into the tournament. Now, they are down to 58 percent.

If you are in the Stillwater area, make sure and come out to support the Cowboys as they find out where they will be ranked.

Go Pokes!