Monday morning bracket

 

The Backlog in the Big East:

Today’s bracket features a rare procedural change in seeding.  Because the Big East has Villanova and Xavier on the one line and the Big East plays a double round robin schedule, no other Big East schools can be in their 4-team pod. With Michigan’s win over Ohio State prompting a move for the Wolverines down to the seven line, Seton Hall moved into an eight, where Creighton already resided.  That means Villanova, Xavier, Creighton, and Seton Hall all go to different regions to avoid playing each other.  Nine seed Providence then had to drop to a ten to avoid either a first round rematch against Creighton or Seton Hall or a second round battle with Villanova or Xavier.  This generously gives true ten Florida a bump to the nine line.

SOUTH

1 Virginia
16 Southern / FGCU

8 Seton Hall
9 Florida

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 Providence

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 Michigan
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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