3/5 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Eight In: Rhode Island, USC, Syracuse, Providence, Illinois State, Kansas State, Wake Forest, Marquette
First Eight Out: Vanderbilt, Xavier, California, Houston, Utah, Iowa, Mississippi, Illinois
One of the big winners on Saturdays was Vanderbilt. Weeks ago it appeared as though some team in the SEC had to make a run and separate themselves from the pack. It turns out that team was Vanderbilt. The Commodores came back to beat Florida 73-71 and are now the first team out of our projected bracket. As other teams continue to falter, the Vanderbilt resume will start to look better and better. However, this team does need to beat Texas A&M on Thursday in the SEC Tournament. With a win their, they will face the Gators again and win or lose, that is an RPI boosting game.
ACC: Duke, Florida State, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
American: Cincinnati, SMU
Big East: Butler, Creighton, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, Villanova
Big 12: Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, West Virginia
Big Ten: Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue, Wisconsin
Pac-12: Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, USC
SEC: Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina
A-10: Dayton, Rhode Island, VCU
CAA: UNC Wilmington
C-USA: Middle Tennessee
Horizon: Green Bay
MAC: Akron
MVC: Illinois State, Wichita State
MWC: Nevada
WCC: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s
America East: Vermont
A-Sun: Florida Gulf Coast
Big Sky: Eastern Washington
Big South: UNC-Asheville
Big West: UC Irvine
Ivy League: Princeton
MAAC: Monmouth
MEAC: North Carolina Central
NEC: Mt. St. Mary’s
OVC: Jacksonville State*
Patriot: Bucknell
Southern: East Tennessee State
Southland: New Orleans
Summit: North Dakota State
Sun Belt: Texas-Arlington
SWAC: Texas Southern
WAC: New Mexico State