Very odd, IMHO.
Hawaii at 17 this week. Hard to figure out how they dropped 6 spots with 2 wins, albeit wins over mediocre teams.
So …. obviously the committee took other things into account.
Most obvious is Illinois getting seeded with an RPI of 20. blantant that they protected the Illini who are regional hosts.
Illinois & Hawaii the only seeded teams not in the Top 16 of RPI.
The two teams in the Top 16 that didn’t get seeded: Marquette at No. 8 & Creighton at No. 16.