12/12 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Eight In: Miami (FL), Colorado, Ohio State, Davidson, Texas A&M, California, South Carolina, Michigan State
First Eight Out: Arkansas, UCF, Wake Forest, Clemson, Mississippi, Connecticut, Auburn, Houston
The Big East had another great week. On Saturday alone Villanova beat Notre Dame, Xavier snuck past Utah and Butler knocked off Cincinnati. The Bulldogs lost their first game of the season earlier in the week at Indiana State. Those three teams are looking great for a high seed come tournament time. Like Villanova, Creighton is also a perfect 10-0 and eyeing a very high seed in March. But, of course, there is a long way to go. The Big East conference slate begins on December 28th and it should be a very interesting and hard fought season. Teams like Providence and Seton Hall will have to pull off some big wins to stay on the right side of the bubble, but the conference’s strong RPI could lead to six teams in the NCAA Tournament.
ACC: Duke, Florida State, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech
American: Cincinnati, SMU
Big East: Butler, Creighton, Providence, Seton Hall, Villanova, Xavier
Big 12: Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, West Virginia
Big Ten: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Purdue, Wisconsin
Pac-12: Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, UCLA, USC
SEC: Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, Texas A&M
A-10: Davidson, Dayton, Rhode Island, VCU
CAA: UNC Wilmington
C-USA: Middle Tennessee
Horizon: Valparaiso
MAC: Buffalo
MVC: Wichita State
MWC: San Diego State
WCC: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s
America East: Vermont
A-Sun: Florida Gulf Coast
Big Sky: Eastern Washington
Big South: UNC-Asheville
Big West: Long Beach State
Ivy League: Princeton
MAAC: Monmouth
MEAC: North Carolina Central
NEC: Wagner
OVC: Belmont
Patriot: Lehigh
Southern: Chattanooga
Southland: Sam Houston State
Summit: North Dakota State
Sun Belt: Texas-Arlington
SWAC: Texas Southern
WAC: New Mexico State