Bracketology 1/24/18

Here’s a quick mid-week update.  I’ll bring you another update with analysis on Friday or Saturday.  As always, moves up or down since last time are in parentheses after the team’s name.

In since last time: Loyola-Chicago, Western Kentucky, Houston

Out since last time: Missouri State, North Carolina State, UCLA

1s – Villanova, Virginia, Purdue, Duke

2s – Kansas, Oklahoma (+1), Xavier (+1), Michigan State

3s – North Carolina (-1), West Virginia (-1), Texas Tech, Arizona

4s – Clemson, Ohio State (+1), Arizona State, Florida (+1)

5s – Cincinnati, Tennessee (+1), Kentucky (-1), Gonzaga

6s – Wichita State (-2), Seton Hall, Auburn (+2), TCU

7s – Arkansas (-1), Miami, Rhode Island, Michigan

8s – Saint Mary’s, Creighton (-1), Louisville (+1), Nevada (+1)

9s – Butler (-1), Florida State, Texas A & M (-1), Notre Dame

10s – Texas, Providence (+1), Syracuse, Alabama

11s – Marquette, Missouri (-1), Western Kentucky (new), USC, SMU, Houston (new)

12s – New Mexico State, Middle Tennessee (+1), Buffalo, Belmont

13s – Loyola-Chicago (new), Vermont (-1), South Dakota State, Louisiana-Lafayette

14s – East Tennessee State, William & Mary (+2), Montana, Wright State

15s – Stephen F. Austin (-1), Bucknell, UC Davis, Rider (+1)

16s – Florida Gulf Coast (-1), Radford (-1), Penn, Wagner, North Carolina Central, Jackson State

LAST FOUR IN – Western Kentucky, USC, SMU, Houston

FIRST FOUR OUT – Kansas State (+4), North Carolina State, Washington (+1), Boise State (+1)

NEXT FOUR OUT – UCLA, Oklahoma State (+2), Georgia (-1), LSU

THIRD FOUR OUT – Baylor (-2), Maryland (-2), Virginia Tech (+2), South Carolina

So, that will do it for today.  As always, if you want to rip me because I have your team too low or want to discuss anything else related to bracketology, feel free to do so in the comments.  And as always, remember to check out the Bracket Matrix, a must for those of us who are obsessed with this stuff.  

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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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