3/9 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Eight In: Vanderbilt, VCU, Oregon State, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Michigan, Cincinnati, Saint Mary’s
First Eight Out: Monmouth, Wichita State, UConn, Ohio State, Houston, Valparaiso, George Washington, Ole Miss
Eliminated From At-Large Conversation: LSU, Florida, BYU
It has not been a great year for #1 seeds to say the least. Hofstra, Belmont, Wichita State, IPFW, North Florida, Monmouth, High Point, Wagner, Valparaiso, and Saint Mary’s all won their regular season conference title, but all lost in their conference tournament. Most of those teams have no chance for an at large bid. The one that do are Wichita State, Monmouth, Valpo and Saint Mary’s. I have no doubt that they are all tournament quality teams, but not all of them can go dancing.
Tickets Punched: Austin Peay (Ohio Valley), Yale (Ivy), UNC-Asheville (Big South), Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun), Chattanooga (SoCon), UNC-Wilmington (CAA), Iona (MAAC), Green Bay (Horizon), Farleigh-Dickinson (NEC), South Dakota State (Summit), Gonzaga (WCC)
ACC: Duke, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia
American: Cincinnati, Temple
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, Wisconsin
Pac-12: Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, USC, Utah, Oregon State
SEC: Kentucky, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
A-10: Dayton, St. Bonaventure, St. Joseph’s, VCU
CAA: UNC-Wilmington*
Horizon: Green Bay*
MAC: Akron
MVC: Northern Iowa*
MWC: San Diego State
WCC: Gonzaga*, St. Mary’s
America East: Stony Brook
A-Sun: Florida Gulf Coast*
Big Sky: Weber State
Big South: UNC-Asheville*
Big West: Hawaii
Ivy League: Yale*
MAAC: Iona*
MEAC: Hampton
NEC: Farleigh-Dickinson*
OVC: Austin Peay*
Patriot: Lehigh
Southern: Chattanooga*
Southland: Stephen F. Austin
Summit: South Dakota State*
Sun Belt: Arkansas-Little Rock
SWAC: Texas Southern
WAC: New Mexico State