January 22 Bracket

EAST

1 Villanova
16 Weber State / New Orleans

8 TCU
9 Indiana

5 Florida
12 Akron

4 Duke
13 Monmouth

6 Xavier
11 Pitt

3 Oregon
14 Vermont

7 Clemson
10 Dayton

2 Florida State
15 Texas Southern

WEST

1 Gonzaga
16 Morgan State / Fairleigh Dickinson

8 Virginia Tech
9 Kansas State

5 Maryland
12 New Mexico State

4 Creighton
13 Nevada

6 South Carolina
11 Iowa State / Georgia

3 Louisville
14 North Dakota State

7 Minnesota
10 Wake Forest

2 Arizona
15 Bucknell

SOUTH

1 Baylor
16 UC-Irvine

8 Michigan State
9 Seton Hall

5 Wisconsin
12 Illinois State

4 Notre Dame
13 Valparaiso

6 Purdue
11 UNC-Wilmington

3 UCLA
14 Georgia Southern

7 Saint Mary’s
10 Marquette

2 Kentucky
15 Belmont

MIDWEST

1 Kansas
16 UNC Greensboro

8 Northwestern
9 USC

5 Cincinnati
12 Michigan / Rhode Island

4 Virginia
13 FGCU

6 West Virginia
11 Middle Tennessee

3 Butler
14 Winthrop

7 SMU
10 Arkansas

2 North Carolina
15 Princeton

THOUGHTS:

-Florida State picked up another huge home win. This time, they beat Louisville.  FSU is putting together a one seed worthy resume. Two things are keeping them off the one line right now.  First, there are four really good teams already there. Secondly, the Noles have been beating almost all of these teams at home.

-Nebraska lost to Rutgers yesterday. They are no longer close to being in the field.

-Baylor picked up a huge road win at TCU.  They are firmly entrenched as a one seed.  As the season develops, it is looking increasingly feasible for Baylor to get a one seed even if they fail to take the Big XII Championship or the tournament title.

-Marquette easily moves into the field after winning at Creighton.  The Bluejays, meanwhile, have dropped to a four seed because of the loss of Maurice Watson.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *