Sunday, March 5, 2017

Bracketology 3/6/17

The biggest bubble action on Sunday was Wichita State locking up a bid with their win over Illinois State. I have the Redbirds outside the field for now, but I'm going to be continuously running my model this week and as other bubble teams win or lose I could see Illinois State still getting in.

There's no bubble teams in action on Monday (although I guess UNC Wilmington has a very small chance at getting a bid if they lose to Charleston). Most of the intrigue lies between the 13 and 16 lines.

Starting tomorrow I will begin awarding locks and should-be-in status as well.

1: Villanova, Kansas, North Carolina, Gonzaga
2: Baylor, Oregon, Louisville, Kentucky
3: UCLA, Duke, Butler, Florida State
4: Florida, Arizona, Purdue, Virginia
5: West Virginia, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, SMU
6: St. Mary's, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Maryland
7: Creighton, Dayton, Iowa State, Miami (FL)
8: Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State, Wichita State
9: South Carolina, Arkansas, Marquette, Northwestern
10: Xavier, Michigan, Providence, Wake Forest
11: VCU, Michigan State, (Vanderbilt/Syracuse), (USC/Kansas State)
12: Middle Tennessee, UNC Wilmington, Nevada, Vermont
13: Princeton, UT-Arlington, East Tennessee State, Bucknell
14: Akron, Winthrop, Iona, Florida Gulf Coast
15: South Dakota, Cal State Bakersfield, UC Irvine, North Dakota
16: Northern Kentucky, North Carolina Central, (New Orleans/Jacksonville State), (Mount St. Mary's/Texas Southern)

First Four Out: Illinois State, Rhode Island, Iowa, Illinois
Also Considered: Clemson, Indiana, Georgia Tech, Georgia

Moving In: Kansas State, Iona
Moving Out: Illinois State, Monmouth
Removed From Consideration: None 

Bids by Conference:
ACC: 10
Big Ten: 7
Big East: 7
Big 12: 6
SEC: 5
Pac-12: 4
Atlantic 10: 2
American: 2
West Coast: 2
  

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