Sunday Bracket

The Depth of the Big XII:

Kansas completed another big comeback against West Virginia, Texas picked up a huge road win at Oklahoma, Kansas State beat Iowa State, Baylor beat league leader Texas Tech, and TCU defeated Oklahoma State at home. All told, it was a great day for Big XII bubble teams (giving the conference eight tournament teams), and also gives the league a new number one seed – Kansas.

The Five Teams Just Out of the Field:

LSU has a whopping seven Quadrant 1 wins, but a poor RPI and 11 losses.  Washington has four Quadrant 1 wins, including at Kansas, but they have really bad predictive-based metrics for a tournament contender (averaging about 110th in the country).  Marquette has three road wins against RPI top 40 foes, but their 15-11 record leaves a bit to be desired.  Utah has a decent collection of wins and  a solid record, but they were destroyed by UNLV early in the season and that could be a differentiator.  And Georgia has a great collection of wins, but still has three bad losses to keep them just out of the field.

SOUTH

1 Virginia
16 Southern / FGCU

8 Providence
9 Michigan

5 West Virginia
12 Middle Tennessee

4 Tennessee
13 Louisiana

6 Rhode Island
11 Syracuse

3 Texas Tech
14 Murray St

7 Arizona State
10 Florida

2 Purdue
15 Bucknell

WEST

1 Kansas
16 Savannah St / Nicholls St

8 Creighton
9 Miami

5 Texas A&M
12 New Mexico St

4 Arizona
13 S Dakota St

6 Missouri
11 NC State / Texas

3 Michigan St
14 Wright St

7 Seton Hall
10 St Bonaventure

2 UNC
15 Montana

EAST

1 Villanova
16 UNCA

8 Florida State
9 Nevada

5 Alabama
12 Loyola-Chicago

4 Ohio State
13 Vermont

6 Arkansas
11 Baylor / UCLA

3 Cincinnati
14 Rider

7 Oklahoma
10 Butler

2 Duke
15 UCSB

MIDWEST

1 Xavier
16 Penn

8 TCU
9 Virginia Tech

5 Kentucky
12 Buffalo

4 Wichita State
13 ETSU

6 Gonzaga
11 Kansas St

3 Clemson
14 Charleston

7 Houston
10 St Mary’s

2 Auburn
15 Wagner

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