First it was Saturday morning cartoons, now it’s Saturday morning bracketology.
After a week that saw the teams ranked #3, 4, 5, and 6 in the AP Top 25 lose – Oklahoma, Iowa, North Carolina, and Maryland – we’ve had a lot of movement at the top again. In fact, the movement is throughout the bracket. With just a couple weeks until the conference tournaments, the stakes start to get higher. The dead of winter is actually pretty exciting, after all!
As usual, moves up or down seed lines are in parentheses. Teams projected as automatic qualifiers are in bold.
In since 2/15 update: Texas Tech, Butler, Tulsa, Hofstra, Princeton, Bucknell
Out since 2/15 update: Vanderbilt, Louisiana State, Cincinnati, UNC-Wilmington, Yale, Navy
1s: Kansas, Villanova, Xavier (+1), Virginia (+1)
2s: Oklahoma (-1), Iowa, Michigan State, North Carolina (-1)
3s: Miami, Kentucky, Oregon, Iowa State
4s: Utah, West Virginia, Duke (+1), Arizona (+1)
5s: Purdue, Notre Dame, Dayton (-1), Maryland (-1)
6s: Texas, Baylor (+1), Texas A & M, California (+1)
7s: Southern California (+1), Colorado (-1), Providence (-1), Indiana (+1)
8s: Florida (+1), St. Joe’s (+1), Wichita State (+1), South Carolina (-1)
9s: Texas Tech (new), Michigan (-2), Wisconsin (-1), Syracuse (-1)
10s: Alabama (+2), Connecticut (+2), Pittsburgh, Seton Hall (+1)
11s: Gonzaga, San Diego State (-2), Temple (-1), Tulsa (new), Virginia Commonwealth (+1)
12s: Monmouth (-2), Butler (new), Valparaiso, Arkansas-Little Rock (+1), Saint Mary’s
13s: Chattanooga, South Dakota State (-1), Princeton (new), Hawaii (+1)
14s: Belmont (+1), Hofstra (new), Stony Brook (-1), Akron
15s: Middle Tennessee, Stephen F. Austin, Montana, New Mexico State (-1)
16s: Winthrop, North Florida, Hampton, Wagner, Texas Southern, Bucknell (new)
Last Four In: Tulsa, Virginia Commonwealth, Butler, Saint Mary’s
First Four Out: Louisiana State, Cincinnati, George Washington, Vanderbilt
Next Four Out: Oregon State, Stanford (+1), Washington (-1), Florida State
Third Four Out: Saint Bonaventure (-2), Clemson, Ohio State (+1), UCLA
As always, check out the Bracket Matrix, and look for another update from me early next week!