2/4 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Eight In: Southern Miss, Arizona State, BYU, Alabama, Saint Mary’s, Illinois, Colorado, Virginia

First Eight Out: Baylor, La Salle, Iowa, Villanova, St. Louis, Stanford, Boise State, Wyoming

 

The bubble may be starting to heat up, but the race for the #1 seeds is just as intriguing. From day one we figured Kansas would be on the outside of the #1 line. The strength of schedule is not going to keep up and that will hurt the Jayhawks in the end. And then they went and lost at home. However, everybody else is losing too. Duke appears to be representing the ACC as a #1 seed. The Big Ten winner, either Indiana or Michigan, will certainly earn a top seed as well. Florida and Arizona are milling around too and, if all goes as planned, one of them will get a #1 seed. The assumption was that Syracuse or Louisville would end up in that mix as well. However, both are not looking too great at the moment and it is quite feasible that no Big East team will deserve a #1 seed. That may be good news for Kansas, assuming they do not lose at home again.

 

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ACC: Duke, Miami, North Carolina State, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia

Big East: Syracuse, Louisville, Notre Dame, Georgetown, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Marquette

Big 12: Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Iowa State

Big Ten: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin

Pac-12: Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, Colorado, Arizona State

SEC: Florida, Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama


A-10: Butler, VCU

CAA: Northeastern

C-USA: Memphis, Southern Miss

Horizon: Valparaiso

MAC: Ohio

MVC: Creighton, Wichita State

MWC: San Diego State, New Mexico, UNLV, Colorado State

WAC: Louisiana Tech

WCC: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s, BYU


America East: Albany

A-Sun: Mercer

Big Sky: Montana

Big South: Charleston Southern

Big West: Long Beach State

Ivy League: Harvard

MAAC: Loyola (MD)

MEAC: Norfolk State

NEC: Robert Morris

OVC: Belmont

Patriot: Lehigh

Southern: Davidson

Southland: Stephen F. Austin

Summit: South Dakota State

Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee

SWAC: Southern

 

See the Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket