Bracketology Update 3/8

Conference tournaments have begun and the madness is here.

Akron and Louisiana Tech suffered devastating under the radar losses in conference play, that I will believe prevent them from achieving an at large bid if they were to falter in their respective tournaments. After an ugly loss, Wisconsin continues its downward spiral landing at a 6 seed.

New Mexico and Michigan State are both closer to the 1 line than you may think, New Mexico dominated the #1 RPI conference (yes, you read that correct). Michigan State’s 7 losses ultimately keep them from the one line, but reaching the BTT finals could be enough for them to be a 1 seed (likely if Duke did not win ACC tourney).

Ole Miss and Tennessee reluctantly rejoin the bracket, and quite frankly they do not have at large resumes. Having made the semis, I believe Wichita State and Creighton are both safe for at large bids, but another win certainly wouldn’t hurt. I’m starting to believe Middle Tennessee State and Belmont could be safe with losses in their tournament. There is a very large degree of separation between Boise and Ole Miss in the first four in category…

First four: Boise vs Tennessee, St. Mary’s vs Ole Miss

First four out: Baylor, Virginia, Kentucky, Arizona St

Next four out: So Miss, UMass, Iowa, St. John’s (ewwww)


Gonzaga              1 UCLA       9
Kansas              1 Cincy       9
Indiana              1 San Diego St       9
Duke              1 Oklahoma       9
Mich St              2 Creighton     10
New Mexico              2 Cal     10
Louisville              2 La Salle     10
Georgetown              2 Nova     10
Miami              3 Iowa St     11
Michigan              3 Missouri     11
Florida              3 Wichita St     11
Ohio St              3 Temple     11
Kansas St              4 Mid Tenn St     12
Marquette              4 Belmont     12
Arizona              4 Boise St     12
Syracuse              4 St. Mary’s     12
Oklah St              5 Miss     12
Pitt              5 Tennessee     12
UNLV              5 Akron     13
Notre Dame              5 Louisiana Tech     13
Wisconsin              6 Bucknell     13
Col St              6 Stephen F Austin     13
St Louis              6 South Dakota St     14
Butler              6 Valparaiso     14
UNC              7 Stony Brook     14
Oregon              7 Harvard     14
Illinois              7 Davidson     15
Minnesota              7 Montana     15
VCU              8 Long Beach     15
North Car St              8 Niagara     15
Memphis              8 Northeastern     16
Colorado              8 Mercer     16
    Robert Morris     16
    Norfolk St     16
    Charleston Sthn     16
    Southern     16

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