1/20 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Eight In: VCU, Xavier, Duquesne, Penn State, St. Mary’s, Illinois, North Carolina State, USC
First Eight Out: Virginia Tech, Georgetown, Purdue, Texas, Richmond, Rhode Island, Minnesota, DePaul
Last week we talked about how the Big Ten is a mess. It still is. We moved up to ten Big Ten teams, even though in the end that should be the absolute maximum the conference can get. The messes continue elsewhere as on Saturday alone three top five teams lost. Duke fell at home to Louisville, while Auburn and Butler both went on the road and lost to Florida and DePaul, respectively. That has made for a lot of changes in this week’s bracket in a season where the unexpected is expected.
ACC: Duke, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina State, Virginia
American: Houston, Memphis, Wichita State
Big East: Butler, Creighton, Marquette, Seton Hall, Villanova
Big 12: Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, West Virginia
Big Ten: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Wisconsin
Pac-12: Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, USC
SEC: Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, LSU
A-10: Dayton, Duquesne
CAA: William & Mary
C-USA: Western Kentucky
Horizon: Wright State
MAC: Akron
MVC: Northern Iowa
MWC: San Diego State
WCC: BYU, Gonzaga, St. Mary’s
America East: Vermont
A-Sun: Liberty
Big Sky: Montana
Big South: Winthrop
Big West: UC Irvine
Ivy League: Yale
MAAC: Rider
MEAC: Norfolk State
NEC: St. Francis
OVC: Belmont
Patriot: Colgate
Southern: East Tennessee State
Southland: Stephen F. Austin
Summit: South Dakota State
Sun Belt: Georgia State
SWAC: Grambling State
WAC: New Mexico State