3/9 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Eight In: Richmond, North Carolina State, Xavier, Indiana, Cincinnati, Stanford, USC, Oklahoma
First Eight Out: UCLA, Wichita State, Texas, Mississippi State, Memphis, Rhode Island, Purdue, Tulsa
Little time was wasted making a mess of the bubble. The first possible tournament that could have been bad for the bubble was very bad for the bubble. Utah State upset San Diego State, making the Mountain West Conference a two-bid league. The Aggies were on the bubble previously, but likely on the wrong side of it. They are now automatically in and that pushes one team out. Such things will likely happen again as we enter championship week. But one other place to watch out for is in the Pac-12. The conference is loaded with bubble teams. At the moment we have UCLA out, with Stanford, USC and Arizona State on the right side of the bubble. Stanford plays Cal on Wednesday and, with a win, play UCLA on Thursday. The game between the Cardinal and the Bruins could be a virtual play-in game to the NCAA Tournament. The loser will certainly have to sweat it out and there may not be room for seven Pac-12 teams.
ACC: Duke, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina State, Virginia
American: Cincinnati, Houston
Big East: Butler, Creighton, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, Villanova, Xavier
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, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, USC
SEC: Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, LSU
A-10: Dayton, Richmond
CAA: Hofstra
C-USA: Western Kentucky
Horizon: Wright State
MAC: Bowling Green
MVC: Bradley*
MWC: San Diego State, Utah 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: Texas Southern
WAC: New Mexico State