3/12 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Eight In: USC, Rhode Island, Providence, Vanderbilt, Xavier, Kansas State, Wake Forest, Marquette
First Eight Out: Syracuse, Illinois State, California, Houston, Mississippi, Georgia, Indiana, TCU
No matter what happens on Sunday, there should only be two teams left out with a legitimate hope to reach the NCAA Tournament. We project Syracuse and Illinois State will be the big losers of the selection show. The Orange have some huge wins, but a not so impressive record and RPI. Illinois State, on the other hand, has a gaudy 27-6 record, but just one decent win against Wichita State.
ACC: Duke*, Florida State, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
American: Cincinnati, SMU
Big East: Butler, Creighton, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, Villanova*, Xavier
Big 12: Baylor, Iowa State*, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, West Virginia
Big Ten: Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue, Wisconsin
Pac-12: Arizona*, Oregon, UCLA, USC
SEC: Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky*, South Carolina, Vanderbilt
A-10: Dayton, Rhode Island, VCU
CAA: UNC Wilmington*
C-USA: Middle Tennessee*
Horizon: Northern Kentucky*
MAC: Kent State*
MVC: Wichita State*
MWC: Nevada*
WCC: Gonzaga*, Saint Mary’s
America East: Vermont*
A-Sun: Florida Gulf Coast*
Big Sky: North Dakota*
Big South: Winthrop*
Big West: UC Davis*
Ivy League: Princeton
MAAC: Iona*
MEAC: North Carolina Central*
NEC: Mt. St. Mary’s*
OVC: Jacksonville State*
Patriot: Bucknell*
Southern: East Tennessee State*
Southland: New Orleans*
Summit: South Dakota State*
Sun Belt: Troy
SWAC: Texas Southern*
WAC: New Mexico State*