Bracketology: Who’s Ready for Baylor and Kansas?

Here’s a quick update as we get ready for tonight’s showdown between Baylor and Kansas.  This is the game of the year to this point, and I’ve been excited to watch it all week.

With a fairly light schedule Monday and Tuesday, we don’t have a ton of changes since my Sunday night update.  Most of the movement is around the cut line.  As we get deeper into the season, the teams on the top lines have proven that they are good.  Teams that have fallen out of consideration (ones who wouldn’t even be close to making the NIT right now) have proven that they are mediocre, or worse.

But teams around the middle seed lines or the first several out?  We still don’t really know.  A quality win can be eye-opening, like Tennessee over Kentucky or Georgia Tech over Notre Dame last week.  Both of those teams are now pushing close to the field after being far from it just a couple of weeks ago.

With that, here’s tonight’s projection.

 In since last update: Georgia State, Wake Forest

 Out since last update: Texas-Arlington, Georgia

1s: Villanova, Baylor, Kansas, Gonzaga

2s: Louisville, Kentucky, North Carolina, Arizona

3s: Virginia, Florida State, Creighton (+1), West Virginia

4s: Oregon, Butler (-1), UCLA, Purdue

5s: Maryland, Wisconsin, Florida, Cincinnati

6s: Duke, South Carolina, Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame

7s: Northwestern, SMU, Xavier, Southern Cal

8s: VCU, Dayton, Virginia Tech, Middle Tennessee

9s: Michigan State, Minnesota, Marquette, Indiana

10s: Illinois State, Rhode Island, Miami, Iowa State

11s: Arkansas, Nevada, Valparaiso, Wichita State

12s: UNC-Wilmington, Michigan, Clemson, Seton Hall, TCU, Wake Forest (new)

13s: Akron, Monmouth, Vermont, New Mexico State (+1)

14s: Belmont, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgia State (new), East Tennessee State

15s: Bucknell, North Dakota State, Winthrop, Princeton

16s: Texas Southern, Weber State, Sam Houston State, North Carolina Central, Cal-Irvine, Mount St. Mary’s

Last Four In: Clemson, Seton Hall, TCU, Wake Forest

First Four Out: Kansas State, Tennessee (+1), Providence, Georgia

Next Four Out: Georgia Tech, Nebraska (-1), Ole Miss, Oklahoma State (+2)

Third Four Out: Georgetown, California, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt (+1)

Fourth Four Out: Illinois (-2), Pittsburgh (-1), Temple, North Carolina State

Look for my next update on Friday, and check out the Bracket Matrix between now and then!

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About Mike B.

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