1/26 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Creighton vs. Villanova Men's College Basketball

Last Eight In: Boise State, Mississippi State, Providence, Mississippi, Minnesota, Saint Mary’s, Florida State, Xavier

First Eight Out: Baylor, LSU, SMU, Stanford, Louisiana Tech, Tennessee, Utah, Illinois

There were some losses and very close calls among the top teams in the nation. Syracuse was tested by Miami, Michigan State fell to Michigan, Villanova lost to a hot Creighton squad and nearly fell at Marquette as well. Even San Diego State was taken to overtime by Utah State. But despite all of that, when projecting forward, the College Sports Madness bracket has not changed all that much on top. We still think Michigan State, when healthy, is the team to beat in the Big Ten and will end up with a #1 seed. Villanova will not have many more outings where the opposition knocks down 20 three-pointers and should still win the Big East. And, of course, Arizona, Florida and Syracuse remain favorites to win their conferences.


See The Men's Basketball Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket


ACC: Duke, Florida State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia

American: Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Memphis

Big East: Creighton, Providence, Villanova, Xavier

Big 12: Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas

Big Ten: Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin

Pac-12: Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado, Oregon, UCLA

SEC: Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri

A-10: George Washington, Massachusetts, Saint Louis, VCU

CAA: Towson

C-USA: Southern Miss

Horizon: Green Bay

MAC: Toledo

MVC: Wichita State

MWC: Boise State, New Mexico, San Diego State

WAC: New Mexico State

WCC: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s

America East: Stony Brook

A-Sun: Mercer

Big Sky: Montana State

Big South: Charleston Southern

Big West: UC Irvine

Ivy League: Harvard

MAAC: Manhattan

MEAC: Norfolk State

NEC: Robert Morris

OVC: Belmont

Patriot: Boston U

Southern: Davidson

Southland: Stephen F. Austin

Summit: North Dakota State

Sun Belt: Arkansas-Little Rock

SWAC: Southern


See The Men's Basketball Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket