After a weekend full of escapes by some of the top teams – UCLA winning by 1 at Utah and Baylor pulling away late at Kansas State come to mind – we don’t have much movement at the top.  Most of the changes are in the middle seed lines, along with several new projected conference winners.  Let’s get right to the projection.

 In since last update: Weber State, Illinois State, Mount St. Mary’s, Belmont, Georgia Southern, Miami (previously Next Four Out), Marquette (prev First Four Out)

 Out since last update: Eastern Washington (previously 16 seed), Wichita State (prev 10), LIU-Brooklyn (prev 16), Tennessee State (prev 13), Texas-Arlington (prev 13), Temple (prev 11), Seton Hall (prev 12)

1s: Villanova, Kansas, Kentucky, Baylor

2s: Gonzaga, North Carolina, Louisville, Creighton (+1)

3s: UCLA, Florida State (-1), Oregon, Florida

4s: West Virginia, Butler (+1), Virginia (+1), Duke

5s: Arizona (-1), Xavier (-1), Notre Dame (+1), Maryland (+1)

6s: Cincinnati, Minnesota (-1), Wisconsin, Purdue (+1)

7s: South Carolina, Saint Mary’s (-2), SMU (+1), Northwestern (+1)

8s: Dayton, Middle Tennessee, Michigan State (-1), VCU (-1)

9s: Southern Cal, TCU, Indiana (+1), Rhode Island (+1)

10s: Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh (-1), Nebraska (-1), Illinois State (new)

11s: Georgia, Clemson, Nevada, UNC-Wilmington (+1)

12s: Miami (new), Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa State, Marquette (new), Valparaiso

13s: Chattanooga, Monmouth, Princeton (+1), New Mexico State (+1)

14s: Florida Gulf Coast, Akron, Vermont (+1), Georgia Southern (new)

15s: Belmont (new), Lehigh, UNC-Asheville, North Dakota State

16s: Texas Southern, UC-Irvine, Sam Houston State, Weber State (new), North Carolina Central, Mount Saint Mary’s (new)

Last Four In: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa State, Marquette

First Four Out: Seton Hall, Michigan (+1), Temple, Wake Forest

Next Four Out: Providence (+1), UCF, Ole Miss (-1), Houston (-1)

Third Four Out: Charleston, Texas-Arlington, California (+1), Wichita State

Fourth Four Out: La Salle, Georgetown, Vanderbilt (-2), Massachusetts

Look for my next update later this week.  As always, check out the Bracket Matrix in the meantime!

About Mike B.

Avid sports fan, particularly of the Detroit Lions, Pistons, and Tigers, and University of Michigan.
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