We’re just minutes away from the kickoff of Super Bowl 50. I love the Super Bowl. But not as much as March Madness, so I bring you this Super Sunday edition of Mike Broman Bracketology.
There has been a ton of movement in the bracket since I last updated 8 days ago. What follows is the seed lines, and any note in parentheses after a team’s name is how much that team has moved up or down since my last post on January 30.
1s – Oklahoma, Iowa, Villanova, Virginia (+1)
2s – North Carolina (-1), Oregon, Xavier, Kansas (+1)
3s – Iowa State (-1), Michigan State, Maryland, Miami (+1)
4s – Dayton, Texas A & M (-1), West Virginia (+2), Texas (+1)
5s – Kentucky (-1), Purdue, Utah, South Carolina (+1),
6s – Providence (-2), Baylor (-1), Southern California (+1), Arizona (+2)
7s – Notre Dame (+1), Duke (+1), Colorado (-1), Pittsburgh (-1)
8s – Indiana, Florida (-1), Wichita State (+1), San Diego State (+1)
9s- California, Michigan (-2), Syracuse (+1), George Washington (+2)
10s – Washington (-1), Monmouth (+1), Seton Hall (+2), Saint Mary’s
11s – Wisconsin (new), Virginia Commonwealth (-1), Saint Joe’s, Vanderbilt (new)
12s – Chattanooga, Butler (new), Valparaiso, Louisiana State (new), Temple (new), Gonzaga (new)
13s – Arkansas-Little Rock, South Dakota State (+1), Akron (+1), Yale (new)
14s – Stony Brook, California-Irvine (-1), Belmont (-1), New Mexico State (+1)
15s – North Carolina-Wilmington (new), Alabama-Birmingham, Montana (-1), Stephen F. Austin (new)
16s – North Carolina-Asheville, South Carolina State (new), Fairleigh-Dickinson (new), Southern, North Florida, Bucknell
LAST FOUR IN – Butler, Louisiana State, Temple, Gonzaga
FIRST FOUR OUT – Cincinnati, Stanford, Florida State, Tulsa
NEXT FOUR OUT – Clemson, Connecticut, Saint Bonaventure, Kansas State
NEW TO THE BRACKET – Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, Butler, Louisiana State, Temple, Gonzaga, Yale, North Carolina-Wilmington, Stephen F. Austin, South Carolina State, Fairleigh-Dickinson
OUT SINCE LAST TIME – Louisville (due to ineligibility declared 2/5), Cincinnati, Stanford, Tulsa, Clemson, Georgetown, Princeton, Hofstra, Texas A & M-CC, Hampton, Wagner
So there you have it. As always, remember to check out the Bracket Matrix, where you can now find the link to my blog!