Saturday Thoughts

A new bracket will be coming out soon, but for now, some thoughts:

Duke and Kansas – These two suffered truly shocking upsets this week (to Boston College and Washington, who will both sneak into the bracket). Despite the losses, both will remain on the one line if Kansas can defeat Arizona State. A Sun Devils victory on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse, though, would move them to the one line and send Kansas tumbling down to the three line. 

TCU – The Horned Frogs picked up a couple of quality wins this week, beating Nevada and SMU. They are still undefeated and have moved themselves up to the four line.

Florida and Cincinnati – This is a matchup of AP top 20 teams, but the loser will be out of the bracket and the winner will only be in as a 12 seed. Florida could end up with an all-timer of a horrible resume week, with the potential to go from #5 in the country to a 5-4 record.

 Nevada – The Wolfpack dropped two tough games to Big XII schools this week (TCU and Texas Tech).  Despite looking like a top 25 team, their inability to grab a quality win really hurts their chances of landing a 5 seed or better.  They are a seven seed in this bracket, and that may be about the best they will do on Selection Sunday.

Baylor – The Bears are ranked towards the bottom of the top 25, but they are just inside of the bracket right now.  Although their losses are more than acceptable (to Xavier and Wichita State),  they’ve only played four teams in the top 200 of the RPI.  Fortunately for Baylor, the Big XII will provide plenty of quality win opportunities to go with their win over Creighton in Kansas City.

 

 

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