Thursday, March 11, 2021

Team Player Cards to be Included in 2021 Value Add Basketball Game

In such a strange basketball season with Covid-19 stoppages and players missing games, we decided to use the following methodology to determine which 96 teams to include in the 2021 Value Add Basketball Game, our most popular post ever with more than 45,000 visits.

We put teams in order based on how many brackets included them at bracket matrix, whether they were included as a likely or definite conference tournament winner or as an at-large. We put teams who missed that on the list if they were one of the 50 most popular teams according to Therefore we are including Duke and Kentucky among others this year. We also tried to include any team that dominated their conference in the regular season, even if they were upset in the conference tournament. 

Based on this basic methodology, the 80 teams listed in the left column below will have player cards and be included in the game. In the right column we list the teams that might be included in the final 16 teams in the game. 

Right now, Butler would be the 81st, team, Georgetown the 82nd team, etc. However, the teams listed below the 16 are teams that would not be included, but are still alive in their conference tournament and will be included if they win it. Any time any of these teams pulls an upset and wins their conference tourney in the next three days they bump a team from the 1-16 teams. So if only one of those teams wins the title, then Richmond is the only team bumped out of the game. If two from that list win, then Seton Hall and Richmond are dumped, etc. A total of 16 conferences are represented, so only if all 16 of those conferences produce an upset champion by a team on this list would all 16 teams at the top including Butler be eliminated.

Once we have the teams, it will give you the option of playing a 96-team tournament (32 teams get byes) as we did in our all-time tournament when Bill Walton's UCLA defeated Michael Jordan's UNC in the title game. Or you could replay the actual 68-team NCAA tournament bracket as it is chosen, and then a 16-team NIT as they are playing this year, etc. If you have yet to play the game, everything you need including the all-time player cards and the 2020 player cards is in this link except for four dice.

Every team in the left column will be in the game. Every team in the right that is bolded will be in the game, while any team cross out or with xxx in front of it will not.

Player Cards MadeConf  In order if spotsConf
Abilene ChristianSouthland 1ButlerBig East
AlabamaSEC 2GeorgetownBig East
Appalachian StateSun Belt 3PittsburghACC
ArizonaPacific-12 4MemphisAmerican
ArkansasSEC 5AuburnSEC
BaylorBig 12 6NebraskaBig Ten
Boise StateMountain West 7BelmontOhio Valley
BYUWest Coast 8IonaMetro Atlantic
CincinnatiAmerican 9NorthwesternBig Ten
ClemsonACC 10SienaMetro Atlantic
Cleveland StateHorizon 11Norfolk StateMid-Eastern
ColgatePatriot 12MississippiSEC
ColoradoPacific-12 13ProvidenceBig East
Colorado StateMountain West 14Saint LouisAtlantic 10
ConnecticutBig East 15Seton HallBig East
CreightonBig East 16RichmondAtlantic 10
DaytonAtlantic 10    
DrakeMissouri Valley  Spot StealersConf
DrexelColonial  AkronMAC
DukeACC  BuffaloMAC
FloridaSEC  xxx Cal BaptistWAC
Florida StateACC  xxx CaliforniaPacific-12
Georgia TechACC  xxx Coppin StateMid-Eastern
GonzagaWest Coast  Eastern WashingtonBig Sky
Grand CanyonWAC  xxx FairfieldMetro Atlantic
HartfordAmerica East  xxx Florida AtlanticCUSA
HoustonAmerican  xxx Fresno St.Mountain West
IllinoisBig Ten  xxx Grambling St.SWAC
IndianaBig Ten  xxx HawaiiBig West
IowaBig Ten  xxx Jackson St.SWAC
Iowa St.Big 12  xxx Kent St.MAC
KansasBig 12  xxx LamarSouthland
KentuckySEC  xxx Louisiana TechCUSA
LibertyAtlantic Sun  Loyola MDPatriot
LouisvilleACC  xxx Mississippi St.SEC
Loyola-ChicagoMissouri Valley  xxxMontanaBig Sky
LSUSEC  Montana StateBig Sky
MarquetteBig East  xxx Morgan StateMid-Eastern
MarylandBig Ten  xxx NevadaMountain West
MichiganBig Ten  New Mexico St.WAC
Michigan StateBig Ten  xxx New OrleansSouthland
MinnesotaBig Ten  xxx NiagraMetro Atlantic
MissouriSEC  Nicholls StateSouthland
Morehead StateOhio Valley  xxx NC CentralMid-Eastern
Mount St. Mary'sNortheast  North TexasCUSA
N.C. StateACC  xxx Northwestern St.Southland
North CarolinaACC  OhioMAC
North Carolina A&TMid-Eastern  xxx Old DominionCUSA
Notre DameACC  Oregon St.Pacific-12
Ohio StateBig Ten  xxx Sam HoustonSouthland
OklahomaBig 12  xxx SMUAmerican
Oklahoma StateBig 12  xxx South CarolinaSEC
Oral RobertsSummit  xxx South FloridaAmerican
OregonPacific-12  xxx SouthernSWAC
Penn St.Big Ten  xxx St. John'sBig East
Prairie View A&MSWAC  xxx St. Peter'sMetro Atlantic
PurdueBig Ten  Texas SouthernSWAC
RutgersBig Ten  

San Diego StateMountain West  xxx TulaneAmerican
Southern UtahBig Sky  xxx UABCUSA
St. BonaventureAtlantic 10  xxx UC DavisBig West
SyracuseACC  UC IrvineBig West
TennesseeSEC  xxx UC RiversideBig West
TexasBig 12  xxxUCFAmerican
Texas TechBig 12  xxxUmass LowellAmerica East
ToledoMAC  xxx UNLVMountain West
UC Santa BarbaraBig West  xxx UtahPacific-12
UCLAPacific-12  xxx Utah StateMountain West
UNC GreensboroSouthern  xxx Utah ValleyWAC
USCPacific-12  xxx Weber StateBig Sky
VCUAtlantic 10    
VillanovaBig East    
Virginia TechACC    
West VirginiaBig 12    
Western KentuckyCUSA    
Wichita StateAmerican    
WinthropBig South    
WisconsinBig Ten    
XavierBig East   

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