NCAA Men’s Basketball Bracketology 3/5

NCAA Men’s Basketball Bracketology

NCAA Men’s Basketball Bracketology 3/5

Keep in mind where the power rankings are more about how good I think teams actually are. Bracketology is putting them where I think the committee would have them if the season ended today.

1 Seeds

Gonzaga, Arizona, Baylor, and Auburn (+1)

The major change here is Kansas dropping to a two seed and Auburn up to a one. With that being said, if the Jayhawks beat Texas today they are back to a one seed as Auburn falls to a two.

2 Seeds

Kansas (-1), Kentucky, Duke, and Wisconsin (+1)

Kansas may not be here for long (see above). The last two one seeds could really go a lot of different ways, leaving this two line tough to predict.

Wisconsin moves up to a two seed after completing the season sweep of Purdue. While the computers do not love the Badgers, their resume has become too impressive to ignore.

3 Seeds

Purdue (-1), Texas Tech, Tennessee, and Villanova (+1)

The Boilermakers fell due to a banked in buzzer beater in Madison. Purdue could climb back to a two seed if they can win the Big Ten conference tournament.

Villanova has switched places with Providence. I do not like the Wildcats resume as much as the rest of the bracketologist. They are very vulnerable and could easily slide back down.

4 Seeds

Providence (-1), UCLA, Houston (+1), and Illinois

Providence, much like Wisconsin, has a really strong resume but the metrics are not as kind. Again, wins matter and this team could easily move back up to a three seed with a strong finish.

Houston entered the four line after Alabama dropped a home game to Texas A&M. The Cougars continue to win in impressive fashion despite not being fully healthy.

5 Seeds

UConn, St. Mary’s, Texas, Arkansas (+1)

UConn, St. Mary’s, and Texas are pretty much locked as five seeds unless they go crazy and win out the rest of the way. Arkansas who was the benefactor of another puzzling loss for the Crimson Tide.

Arkansas is playing some of the best basketball in the nation. You do not want to be the four seed across from the Razorbacks.

6 Seeds

Iowa (+1), Alabama (-2), Colorado State, and Murray State (+1)

Iowa has continued to climb after winning five in a row. This Hawkeyes team is even playing defense. Murray State could become the first team to punch their ticket to the dance when the play Morehead State for the OVC title before moving to the Missouri Valley Conference next season.

7 Seeds

Ohio State (-1), LSU, USC (-1), and Boise State

Ohio State followed a great road win over Illinois with two bad losses to Maryland and Nebraska moving them down. The Buckeyes could easily slide back up to a six seed (that is where the bracketmatrix.com currently has them) with a win over Michigan to end the regular season and a strong showing in the Big Ten Tournament.

8 Seeds

Davidson, Iowa State, Seton Hall (+1), TCU (+2)

Seton Hall moved up due to Michigan State and Marquette losing. This TCU team has been extremely well and almost beat Kansas for a second straight time taking them down to the wire on the road. Jamie Dixon deserves Coach of the Year votes nationally.

9 Seeds

Michigan State (-1), North Carolina, Marquette (-1), and San Diego State

The Spartans and limping to the finish line. They have lost five of their last six and if they lose to Maryland to end the regular season they will be back on the bubble.

10 Seeds

Creighton, North Texas (+1), San Francisco (-1), and Notre Dame (+1)

North Texas and Notre Dame did not really do anything to improve their seeding, they are just letting other bubble teams around them lose. They move up after Xavier and Wyoming had weeks that are making their fans sweat.

11 Seeds

Miami, Xavier (-1), Rutgers (NEW), and Michigan

Michigan needs a win over Ohio State in the regular season finale to lock themselves into the field. A loss today and they will need at least one win in the Big Ten tournament to make the field. Xavier is another team who went from being pretty safe to needing a strong finish to hear their name called on Selection Sunday.

12 Seeds

Memphis (-1), Loyola-Chicago/Wyoming (-1), Indiana/Wake Forest, and South Dakota State

Wyoming was as high as a nine seed only two weeks ago. Since then they have a bad loss to New Mexico and losses to solid teams in Colorado State, San Diego State, and UNLV, but will need to win at home against Fresno State to stay in the field.

Loyola needs a revenge win over Northern Iowa in the MVC Semi Finals if they want to stay in the field. If they lose the Panthers will take their place in the field as the automatic qualifier. Iona would move to the last 12 seed and the Northern Iowa would become a 13.

13 Seeds

Iona, Vermont, Chattanooga, and New Mexico State

14 Seeds

Toledo, Towson, Liberty, and Bryant

15 Seeds

Princeton, Texas State, Long Beach St., and Montana St.

16 Seeds

Nicholls St., Texas Southern, Norfolk State, Colgate, Longwood, and Cleveland St.

  • First Four Out: VCU, SMU, BYU, Oregon
  • Next Four Out: Florida, Dayton, Oklahoma, and Kansas State

1. Gonzaga

16. Nicholls St./Texas Southern
Portland, OR
8. Iowa State

9. San Diego St.

4. UCLA

13. New Mexico State
San Diego, CA
5. St. Mary’s

12. South Dakota St.

3. Texas Tech

14. Towson
San Diego, CA
6. Colorado St.

11. Michigan

7. USC

10. North Texas
Fort Worth, TX
2. Kansas

15. Texas State
1. Baylor

16. Cleveland State
Fort Worth, TX
8. Davidson

9. North Carolina

4. Providence

13. Chattanooga
Pittsburgh, PA
5. Arkansas

12. Indiana/Wake Forest

3. Tennessee

14. Toledo
Pittsburgh, PA
6. Iowa

11. Rutgers

7. LSU

10. Creighton
Greenville, SC
2. Duke

15. Princeton

1. Auburn

16. Colgate
Greenville, SC
8. Seton Hall

9. TCU

4. Illinois

13. Iona
Milwaukee, WI
5. Texas

12. Loyola-Chicago/Wyoming

3. Purdue

14. Bryant
Indianapolis, IN
6. Alabama

11. Xavier

7. Ohio State

10. San Francisco
Indianapolis, IN
2. Kentucky

15. Long Beach St.

1. Arizona

16. Norfolk St/Longwood
San Diego, CA
8. TCU

9. Michigan State

4. Houston

13. Vermont
Buffalo, NY
5. UConn

12. Memphis

3. Villanova

14. Liberty
Buffalo, NY
6. Murray State

11. Miami

7. Boise State

10. Notre Dame
Milwaukee, WI
2. Wisconsin

15. Montana State

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