1/2 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Eight In: Colorado, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Ohio State, Michigan State, VCU, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma State
First Eight Out: Clemson, TCU, Texas Tech, Georgia Tech, Houston, Mississippi, Kansas State, Utah
The start of conference play has already seen plenty of very interesting games with huge NCAA Tournament implications. It is also when teams who played easy non-conference slates begin to come back down to Earth. The Big Ten is particularly interesting after most teams have played two conference games. Michigan State and Nebraska were the only two teams to get to 2-0, while Wisconsin, at 1-0, is the only other undefeated team in conference play. That sure did not take long. Michigan State picked up a big road win at Minnesota and followed it up with a home victory over Northwestern. The Wildcats came into conference play at 11-2 with their first ever NCAA Tournament hopes still intact. They remain intact and the win at Penn State helps, but Northwestern did not look too good against a mediocre Michigan State squad.
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