3/13 Bracket

Duke West goes down!  The Gaels are in, which means one less bubble team (Clemson at the moment).

Gonzaga may get a 1-seed still, but they definitely don’t deserve it.  Let’s compare their win totals against top competition to other 1-seed contenders.

Q1 Q1A
Virginia 11-2 8-2
UNC 9-5 8-3
Duke 8-4 7-4
Kentucky 10-4 7-3
Tennessee 7-4 5-4
Gonzaga 4-3 2-2
Michigan St 11-4 5-3
Houston 5-2 3-0
LSU 9-2 5-2
Michigan 8-5 5-3
Texas Tech 6-5 3-4

Last Four In:  Indiana (44), Arizona State (45), Ohio State (46), Belmont (47)

Next Nine:  Clemson, Georgetown, UNCG, NC State, Texas, Florida, Alabama, Furman, Xavier

1-Seeds:  Virginia (1), UNC (2), Duke (3), Kentucky (4)

EAST

Columbia 1 Virginia 16 Prairie View / Norfolk St
8 Seton Hall 9 Baylor
5 Mississippi St 12 SAINT MARY’S
San Jose 4 Wisconsin 13 UC Irvine
Tulsa 3 Texas Tech 14 Old Dominion
6 Villanova 11 Indiana / Arizona State
7 Louisville 10 Iowa
Tulsa 2 Houston 15 BRADLEY

SOUTH

Columbia 1 UNC 16 IONA / F. DICKINSON
8 Ole Miss 9 Minnesota
5 Virginia Tech 12 New Mexico St
San Jose 4 Kansas State 13 NORTHEASTERN
Des Moines 3 Michigan 14 N. KENTUCKY
6 Nevada 11 TCU
7 Cincinnati 10 St. John’s
Jacksonville 2 Tennessee 15 Bucknell

MIDWEST

Columbus 1 Duke 16 Sam Houston St
8 UCF 9 Oklahoma
5 Maryland 12 MURRAY STATE
SLC 4 Kansas 13 Vermont
Jacksonville 3 LSU 14 Georgia State
6 Buffalo 11 Creighton
7 WOFFORD 10 Washington
Des Moines 2 Michigan State 15 GARDNER-WEBB

WEST

Columbus 1 Kentucky 16 N. DAKOTA ST
8 VCU 9 Syracuse
5 Marquette 12 Ohio State / Belmont
Hartford 4 Florida State 13 LIBERTY
Des Moines 3 Purdue 14 Yale
6 Auburn 11 Temple
7 Iowa State 10 Utah State
SLC 2 Gonzaga 15 Montana

 

(Photo:  John Locher / AP)

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