Big East Tournament Seed Watch Final Edition of 2017

We’ve made it all the way to the final weekend of the Big East season but the madness of March is just about to get started. All ten Big East teams are tipping off on Saturday between 12pm and 2:30pm ET and there is still some jockeying going on for the 3, 4, 5 and 6 seeds, not to mention the NCAA Tournament implications that are in play with many of Saturday’s games. Here’s the final Big East Tournament Seed Watch of the 2016-17 season.

The first game of the tournament will be at 7pm on Wednesday, March 8th with another game that night at 9:30pm. The first round, quarterfinals and semifinals will be broadcast on FS1 and the finals will be broadcast on FOX.

Here is where we stand through games on 3/1/2017:

Big East standings through games on 3/1/17
Big East standings through games on 3/1/17

Game

Time

Matchup

First round – Wednesday, March 8
1 7:00 PM #8 St. John’s vs. #9 Georgetown
2 9:30 PM #7 Xavier vs. #10 DePaul
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 9
3 12:00 PM #1 Villanova vs. Winner of Game 1
4 2:30 PM #4 Providence vs. #5 Seton Hall
5 7:00 PM #2 Butler vs. Winner of Game 2
6 9:30 PM #3 Creighton vs. #6 Marquette
Semifinals – Friday, March 10
7 6:30 PM Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4
8 9:00 PM Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6
Championship – Saturday, March 11
9 5:30 PM Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8

Seed Movement Scenarios

This is the final edition of “Seed Watch” before all 10 teams will play their final games on Saturday. Those games will determine the final seed positions for each team. Some teams are locked into their spots, but there are a few in the middle that could finish anywhere from 3rd to 6th. I’ll give scenarios on a team-by-team basis below.

Big East Head-to-Head Results through 3/1/17
Big East Head-to-Head Results through 3/1/17

If Creighton…

  • Wins against Marquette, the Bluejays lock up the 3 seed with 11 league wins.
  • Loses against Marquette, Seton Hall loses against Butler and Providence loses against St. John’s, the Bluejays would be the 4 seed.
  • Loses against Marquette, Seton Hall loses against Butler and Providence wins against St. John’s, the Bluejays would be the 5 seed.
  • Loses against Marquette, Seton Hall wins against Butler and Providence loses against St. John’s, the Bluejays would be the 5 seed.
  • Loses against Marquette, Seton Hall wins against Butler and Providence wins against St. John’s, the Bluejays would be the 6 seed.

If Providence…

  • Wins against St. John’s and Marquette wins against Creighton, the Friars would be the 3 seed.
  • Wins against St. John’s and Marquette loses against Creighton, the Friars would be the 4 seed.
  • Loses against St. John’s, Seton Hall loses against Butler and Marquette loses against Creighton, the Friars would be the 4 seed.
  • Loses against St. John’s, Seton Hall loses against Butler and Marquette wins against Creighton, the Friars would be the 5 seed.
  • Loses against St. John’s, Seton Hall wins against Butler and Marquette loses against Creighton, the Friars would be the 5 seed.
  • Loses against St. John’s, Seton Hall wins against Butler and Marquette wins against Creighton, the Friars would be the 6 seed.

If Seton Hall…

  • Wins against Butler and Providence loses against St. John’s, the Pirates would be the 4 seed.
  • Wins against Butler and Providence wins against St. John’s, the Pirates would be the 5 seed.
  • Loses against Butler, Providence loses against St. John’s, Marquette loses against Creighton and Xavier loses against DePaul, the Pirates would be the 5 seed.
  • Loses against Butler, Providence wins against St. John’s, the Pirates would be the 6 seed.
  • Loses against Butler, Providence loses against St. John’s and Marquette loses against Creighton and Xavier wins against DePaul, then the Pirates would be the 6 seed.
  • Loses against Butler and Marquette wins against Creighton, the Pirates would be the 6 seed.

If Marquette…

  • Wins against Creighton and Providence loses against St. John’s, the Golden Eagles would be the 3 seed.
  • Wins against Creighton and Providence wins against St. John’s, the Golden Eagles would be the 4 seed.
  • Loses against Creighton, Providence wins against St. John’s, Seton Hall loses against Butler and Xavier loses against DePaul, the Golden Eagles would be the 5 seed.
  • Loses against Creighton, Providence loses against St. John’s, Seton Hall loses against Butler and Xavier wins against DePaul, the Golden Eagles would be the 5 seed.
  • Loses against Creighton, Providence loses against St. John’s, Seton Hall loses against Butler and Xavier loses against DePaul, the Golden Eagles would be the 6 seed.
  • Loses against Creighton, Providence wins against St. John’s and Seton Hall wins against Butler, the Golden Eagles would be the 6 seed.
  • Loses against Creighton, Providence loses against St. John’s and Seton Hall wins against Butler, the Golden Eagles would be the 6 seed.

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