Bracketology: Monday Update

After yesterday, I’ve added a few more teams to the Gone Fishin’ list.  They are Colorado, Oregon State, East Tennessee State, and South Florida.  I just don’t see any way for these teams to get an at-large bid.  Meanwhile, expect the “Still Alive” list to keep shrinking throughout the week.  By the time we get to the weekend, the only teams not projected in the field who I think will have a realistic chance of getting in are the first few out.

I’m getting ready to head to Motor City Madness to catch some live conference tournament action, so here is today’s projection.  Most of the changes came around the mid-seed lines.  As always, changes since yesterday are noted in parentheses after the team’s name.  Feel free to drop me a line on Twitter, @Mike_Broman1, if you want to talk bracketology and college hoops in general.

1s: Virginia, Gonzaga, Kentucky, North Carolina

2s: Duke, Michigan State, Tennessee, Michigan

3s: LSU, Texas Tech, Houston, Purdue

4s: Kansas, Florida State, Kansas State, Wisconsin (+1)

5s: Marquette (-1), Virginia Tech, Maryland, Mississippi State

6s: Villanova, Auburn (+1), Iowa State, Cincinnati (+1)

7s: Buffalo (-1), Nevada (-1), Wofford (+1), Louisville

8s: Oklahoma, Iowa, Ole Miss, VCU (+1)

9s: UCF, Syracuse (-1), Baylor (+1), Washington

10s: Seton Hall, Minnesota, St. John’s (-1), Utah State (+1)

11s: Indiana, Ohio State (-1), Florida, Temple

12s: Creighton, Clemson, TCU, North Carolina State, Murray State, Liberty

13s: New Mexico State, UC-Irvine, Vermont, Hofstra

14s: Old Dominion, Yale, Georgia State, Northern Kentucky

15s: Montana, Nebraska-Omaha, Bucknell, Gardner-Webb

16s: Bradley, Sam Houston State, Texas Southern, Iona, Norfolk State, St. Francis-PA

Last Four Byes: Indiana, Ohio State (-1), Florida, Temple

Last Four In: Creighton, Clemson, TCU, North Carolina State

First Four Out: Alabama, Arizona State, Georgetown, UNC-Greensboro

Next Four Out: Lipscomb (-1), Belmont (-1), Furman (-1), Texas

Still Alive but Hanging by a Thread: Dayton, Memphis, St. Mary’s, Toledo, Oregon, Fresno State, Davidson, Xavier, Providence

Enjoy the games, and look for my next update tomorrow (Tuesday, March 12).  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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