Friday, March 3, 2017

Bracketology 3/3/17

Last night was relatively quiet on the bubble, with the biggest game being Iowa's win @Wisconsin. I've moved Iowa into the First Four out for now, but I'm still pretty pessimistic about their chances of getting a bid. Their last regular season game (Penn State) doesn't really provide much opportunity for a big win and they're likely to play Illinois and then Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament. I think they probably have to beat Purdue to get in, although wins over Penn State and Illinois may be enough.
 
Conference tournaments start for bubble teams today as both Illinois State and Wichita State are in action in Arch Madness.  

1: Villanova, Kansas, North Carolina, Gonzaga
2: Baylor, Oregon, Louisville, Kentucky  
3: Butler, Duke, Florida, UCLA  
4: Arizona, Florida State, Virginia, Purdue  
5: Minnesota, Notre Dame, West Virginia, Cincinnati  
6: Creighton, SMU, St. Mary's, Dayton
7: Iowa State, Maryland, Virginia Tech, South Carolina  
8: Miami (FL), Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, Northwestern  
9: Arkansas, Wichita State, Xavier, Michigan  
10: Providence, Seton Hall, Michigan State, Marquette  
11: VCU, USC, (Wake Forest/Illinois), Middle Tennessee  
12: (Syracuse/Rhode Island), UNC Wilmington, Nevada, UT-Arlington  
13: Monmouth, Vermont, Princeton, Belmont  
14: East Tennessee State, Bucknell, Akron, Valparaiso
15: Winthrop, Cal State Bakersfield, Florida Gulf Coast, South Dakota  
16:UC Irvine, North Dakota, (North Carolina Central/New Orleans), (Mount St. Mary's/Texas Southern)
 
First Four Out: Kansas State, Illinois State, Iowa, Vanderbilt  
Also Considered: Georgia Tech, Clemson, California, Georgia, Ohio State, TCU, Indiana, Texas Tech Moving In: Winthrop
Moving Out: UNC Asheville  
Removed From Consideration: Houston

Bids by Conference:  
ACC: 10
Big Ten: 8     
Big East: 7
Big 12: 5
SEC: 4  
Pac-12: 4  
Atlantic 10: 3
American: 2   
West Coast: 2

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