1/3 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown


Last Eight In: Indiana, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Seton Hall, Davidson, Texas, Colorado, Syracuse


First Eight Out: St. Joseph’s, Marquette, Houston, Stanford, Louisiana Tech, North Carolina State, Oregon State, Alabama


With conference play in full swing, many teams were exposed, while others finally got an opportunity to show what they could do. Teams like Iowa made a big jump with a couple big wins. The Hawkeyes knocked off Michigan State at home, proving just how difficult it is to win on the road in conference play. But then Iowa went to Purdue and beat a very, very good Purdue team. There is a long, long way to go, but other teams like Butler were exposed. Ranked in the top ten, Butler lost their first two Big East games. Those games were against Providence and Xavier, arguably the best two teams in the conference, but the Bulldogs had a huge opportunity to start off strong. Instead, they will be playing catchup the rest of the season.


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ACC: Duke, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia

American: Cincinnati, Connecticut

Big East: Butler, Providence, Seton Hall, Villanova, Xavier

Big 12: Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech, West Virginia

Big Ten: Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue

Pac-12: Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Utah

SEC: Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt


A-10: Davidson, Dayton, George Washington

CAA: Northeastern

C-USA: Old Dominion

Horizon: Valparaiso

MAC: Kent State

MVC: Evansville

MWC: Boise State

WCC: Gonzaga, St. Mary’s


America East: Stony Brook

A-Sun: North Florida

Big Sky: Idaho

Big South: High Point

Big West: UC Irvine

Ivy League: Harvard

MAAC: Monmouth

MEAC: Norfolk State

NEC: LIU Brooklyn

OVC: Belmont

Patriot: Army

Southern: Mercer

Southland: Stephen F. Austin

Summit: South Dakota State

Sun Belt: Georgia State

SWAC: Alabama A&M

WAC: New Mexico State


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