Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Bracketology 3/7/2018

Some HUGE bubble games coming up on Wednesday:

Louisville is facing a likely must-win against Florida State to punch their ticket to the dance. The same goes for Notre Dame against Virginia Tech. Syracuse also likely needs to win against UNC to snag a bid, but of these 3 teams, I believe Syracuse is the most likely to end up receiving a bid even if they lost.

Oklahoma State is facing a must-win situation vs the reeling Sooners to keep their bubble from popping. Texas wouldn't do itself any favors by losing to Iowa State, as they would likely be in the 1st Four if they did so. 

Washington and Oregon face must-win games if they want to keep their bubble hopes alive, but both have quite a bit of work to do. Arizona State could probably survive and still get a bid if they lost to Colorado, but after struggling in the Pac-12 regular season, it would be in their best interest to win this one.

Marquette needs to beat Depaul, to set up a matchup vs Villanova on Thursday. Win both of those and Marquette should be in.

Here is my updated seed list:


1's: Virginia, Villanova, Xavier, Kansas
2's: Duke, North Carolina, Purdue, Auburn
3's: Tennessee, Cincinnati, Michigan, Michigan State
4's: Texas Tech, Wichita State, West Virginia, Gonzaga
5's: Kentucky, Clemson, Florida, Arizona
6's: Ohio State, TCU, Arkansas, Texas A&M

7's: Nevada, Houston, Virginia Tech, Miami
8's: Rhode Island, Creighton, Florida State, Seton Hall
9's: Oklahoma, Butler, North Carolina State, Missouri,
10's: 
Arizona State, Saint Bonaventure, Texas, Kansas State
11's: Providence, Saint Mary's, Alabama*, Baylor*, UCLA*, USC*
12's: Middle Tennessee State, Loyola-Chicago, New Mexico State, Louisiana
13's: Murray State, Buffalo, Vermont, South Dakota State
14's: UNC Greensboro, Charleston, Bucknell, Wright State
15's: Montana, Radford, UC Santa Barbara, Lipscomb
16's: Pennsylvania, Iona, Nichols*, LIU Brooklyn, North Carolina A&T*, Southern*
denotes play-in game

Last 4 Byes: Texas, Kansas State, Providence, Saint Mary's
Last 4 in (in order): Alabama, Baylor, UCLA, USC (last team in)
First 4 out (in order): Syracuse (first team out), Louisville, Marquette, Oklahoma State
Next 4 out: Notre Dame, Washington, Utah, LSU

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