Kentucky moves up to the #3 overall seed, while Tennessee drops to #4. ‘Duke West’ falls to #5 overall, but stays in the West.
At the bottom of the bracket…it remains ugly.
*A couple home wins for Nebraska makes their resume look a little better, especially with high NET/KenPom rankings.
*UCF is a tough one, as they don’t have a Quad 1 win. They’ll get their chance, as they travel to Cincy, Houston and Temple in the final weeks of the regular season.
*I dropped Butler out because their best win is on a neutral floor against Florida, which they then followed up by getting blown out in Gainesville. If I have Florida out, then Butler should be out at this point too. Florida is a lot closer after winning at Bama this weekend.
*Keep an eye out for Houston and LSU, who I have at 9 and 10, overall. With the Nick Ward injury, one could slide up to the 2 line.
Last Four In: Nebraska, Temple, Clemson, UCF
Next Five: Florida, Butler, Utah State, Indiana, Furman
|Columbia||1 Duke||16 Norfolk State/Quinnipiac|
|8 Wofford||9 Baylor|
|5 Wisconsin||12 Arizona State|
|San Jose||4 Texas Tech||13 New Mexico St|
|Tulsa||3 Houston||14 Radford|
|6 Virginia Tech||11 VCU|
|7 Ole Miss||10 Seton Hall|
|Des Moines||2 Michigan State||15 N. Kentucky|
|Columbia||1 Virginia||16 Prairie View/St. Francis PA|
|8 Ohio State||9 Auburn|
|5 Florida State||12 Nebraska/Temple|
|Hartford||4 Iowa State||13 Hofstra|
|Tulsa||3 LSU||14 Old Dominion|
|6 Villanova||11 TCU|
|7 Cincinnati||10 NC State|
|Des Moines||2 Michigan||15 Loyola-Chicago|
|Columbus||1 Kentucky||16 Sam Houston St|
|8 Washington||9 Syracuse|
|5 Kansas State||12 Clemson/UCF|
|Jacksonville||4 Marquette||13 Yale|
|Hartford||3 Purdue||14 Vermont|
|6 Mississippi St||11 Lipscomb|
|7 Iowa||10 Oklahoma|
|Jacksonville||2 UNC||15 Texas State|
|Columbus||1 Tennessee||16 Bucknell|
|8 Buffalo||9 Texas|
|5 Louisville||12 Alabama|
|San Jose||4 Nevada||13 UC Irvine|
|Salt Lake City||3 Kansas||14 S. Dakota State|
|6 Maryland||11 Belmont|
|7 St. John’s||10 Minnesota|
|Salt Lake City||2 Gonzaga||15 Montana|