12/26 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Eight In: Colorado, Arkansas, Pittsburgh, Ohio State, Michigan State, Texas A&M, VCU, Oklahoma State
First Eight Out: Clemson, TCU, Texas Tech, Wake Forest, Mississippi, Temple, Davidson, Houston
In a light week heading up to the holidays, Louisville and Kentucky were the only top 25 teams facing off this week. That is always a big game and it lived up to the hype this time around. The Cardinals snuck past Kentucky 73-70 thanks to a huge game from Quentin Snider. Louisville is off to a great start, but the Kentucky game is just the start of a tough stretch. This week the Cardinals play Virginia and Indiana and next week they take trips to Notre Dame and Georgia Tech. This will be a crucial group of games if Louisville is going to compete with the likes of Duke and North Carolina for an ACC title.
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, Oklahoma State, West Virginia
Big Ten: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Purdue, Wisconsin
Pac-12: Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, UCLA, USC
SEC: Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, Texas A&M
A-10: Dayton, Rhode Island, VCU
CAA: UNC Wilmington
C-USA: Middle Tennessee
Horizon: Valparaiso
MAC: Akron
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