Why St. John's won't make tourney

Steve Lavin and St. John's would have been in the NCAA field -- if they had held on against Duke. Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports

This edition of "Bracket Math" includes games through Sunday, Jan. 25. Rankings reflect an up-to-date seed list from yours truly, posing as one hypothetical member of the NCAA men's basketball committee.

For the record, I've always liked St. John's and spent a lot of friendly time with Steve Lavin during his ESPN days. But it was clear to me Sunday as Duke sprinted past the Red Storm that his team is a tease. And that Selection Sunday isn't going to end well for the Johnnies.