2/24 Bracket

Cincinnati beat Wichita State in a close one on Sunday. They are right on the cutline, falling just above the First Four at the moment.
MIDWEST

1 KANSAS
16 WRIGHT ST

8 ILLINOIS
9 ST MARY'S

5 MICHIGAN ST
12 NORTHERN IOWA

4 AUBURN
13 NORTH TEXAS

6 BYU
11 WICHITA ST

3 SETON HALL
14 HOFSTRA

7 ARIZONA
10 XAVIER

2 DUKE
15 COLGATE

EAST

1 SAN DIEGO ST
16 ST PETER'S / PRAIRIE VIEW A&M

8 ARIZONA ST
9 FLORIDA

5 OHIO ST
12 YALE

4 WEST VIRGINIA
13 VERMONT

6 MICHIGAN
11 USC

3 VILLANOVA
14 UC IRVINE

7 HOUSTON
10 ETSU

2 DAYTON
15 S DAKOTA ST

SOUTH

1 BAYLOR
16 MONTANA

8 LSU
9 VIRGINIA

5 COLORADO
12 OKLAHOMA / RUTGERS

4 KENTUCKY
13 AKRON

6 PENN ST
11 UTAH ST / PROVIDENCE

3 FLORIDA ST
14 BELMONT

7 MARQUETTE
10 NC STATE

2 MARYLAND
15 RADFORD

WEST

1 GONZAGA
16 NC A&T / ROBERT MORRIS

8 TEXAS TECH
9 INDIANA

5 IOWA
12 LIBERTY

4 OREGON
13 SFA

6 BUTLER
11 CINCINNATI

3 LOUISVILLE
14 NEW MEXICO ST

7 WISCONSIN
10 RHODE ISLAND

2 CREIGHTON
15 LITTLE ROCK

2/23 Bracket

Gonzaga fell at BYU last night, but the Zags are still in decent shape for a one seed if they win out from here.
MIDWEST

1 KANSAS
16 WRIGHT ST

8 ILLINOIS
9 ST MARY'S

5 MICHIGAN ST
12 NORTHERN IOWA

4 AUBURN
13 NORTH TEXAS

6 BYU
11 WICHITA ST

3 CREIGHTON
14 HOFSTRA

7 OHIO ST
10 XAVIER

2 DUKE
15 COLGATE

EAST

1 SAN DIEGO ST
16 ST PETER'S / PRAIRIE VIEW A&M

8 ARIZONA ST
9 FLORIDA

5 COLORADO
12 YALE

4 WEST VIRGINIA
13 VERMONT

6 MICHIGAN
11 NC STATE

3 VILLANOVA
14 UC IRVINE

7 HOUSTON
10 ETSU

2 DAYTON
15 S DAKOTA ST

SOUTH

1 BAYLOR
16 MONTANA

8 LSU
9 VIRGINIA

5 BUTLER
12 OKLAHOMA / RUTGERS

4 KENTUCKY
13 AKRON

6 PENN ST
11 UTAH ST / PROVIDENCE

3 LOUISVILLE
14 BELMONT

7 MARQUETTE
10 RHODE ISLAND

2 MARYLAND
15 RADFORD

WEST

1 GONZAGA
16 NC A&T / ROBERT MORRIS

8 TEXAS TECH
9 INDIANA

5 IOWA
12 LIBERTY

4 OREGON
13 SFA

6 ARIZONA
11 CINCINNATI

3 SETON HALL
14 NEW MEXICO ST

7 WISCONSIN
10 USC

2 FLORIDA ST
15 LITTLE ROCK

2/20 Bracket

Cincinnati fell at home to UCF in heartbreaking fashion. An overtime three-pointer from halfcourt was waived off for being released after the clock hit zeroes. So Cincinnati falls to the first four out by literally fingertips.

The First Four Out: Georgetown, Mississippi St, Purdue, and Cincinnati.
SOUTH

1 Baylor
16 Norfolk St / Robert Morris

8 LSU
9 Wichita St

5 Butler
12 Liberty

4 Kentucky
13 North Texas

6 Iowa
11 Oklahoma

3 Seton Hall
14 Hofstra

7 Michigan
10 St Mary's

2 Duke
15 S Dakota St

EAST


1 San Diego St
16 Siena / Prairie View A&M

8 Rhode Island
9 Florida

5 Penn St
12 Yale

4 West Virginia
13 Vermont

6 Marquette
11 UNI

3 Louisville
14 Colgate

7 Houston
10 Virginia

2 Maryland
15 Winthrop

MIDWEST

1 Kansas
16 Murray St

8 Illinois
9 Xavier

5 Colorado
12 Rutgers / Providence

4 Auburn
13 Akron

6 Ohio St
11 ETSU

3 Creighton
14 New Mexico St

7 BYU
10 Indiana

2 Dayton
15 Wright St

WEST


1 Gonzaga
16 Montana

8 Texas Tech
9 Arizona St

5 Michigan St
12 Richmond / Utah St

4 Oregon
13 SFA

6 Arizona
11 NC State

3 Villanova
14 UC Irvine

7 Wisconsin
10 USC

2 Florida St
15 Little Rock

2/19 Bracket

SOUTH 
1 Baylor
16 St Peter’s / NC Central

8 Rhode Island
9 Illinois

5 Michigan St
12 Liberty

4 Oregon
13 SFA

6 Ohio St
11 Florida

3 Creighton
14 Winthrop

7 Wisconsin
10 Wichita St

2 Dayton
15 North Dakota St

EAST

1 San Diego St
16 Bowling Green

8 Texas Tech
9 USC

5 Colorado
12 Richmond / Utah St

4 Kentucky
13 Vermont

6 Iowa
11 Northern Iowa

3 Seton Hall
14 Colgate

7 Houston
10 Xavier

2 Duke
15 Little Rock

MIDWEST

1 Kansas
16 Robert Morris / Prairie View A&M

8 Rutgers
9 Arizona St

5 Penn State
12 Yale

4 Villanova
13 North Texas

6 Marquette
11 Cincinnati / Indiana

3 Louisville
14 Hofstra

7 BYU
10 Virginia

2 Maryland
15 Wright St

WEST

1 Gonzaga
16 Montana

8 LSU
9 Oklahoma

5 Butler
12 East Tenn St

4 Auburn
13 New Mexico St

6 Arizona
11 Georgetown

3 West Virginia
14 UC Irvine

7 Michigan
10 St Mary's

2 Florida St
15 Murray St

2/18 Bracket

SOUTH

1 Baylor
16 St Peter’s / NC Central

8 Rhode Island
9 Wichita St

5 Michigan St
12 Liberty

4 Oregon
13 SFA

6 Ohio St
11 Florida

3 Creighton
14 Winthrop

7 LSU
10 Illinois

2 Dayton
15 North Dakota St

EAST

1 San Diego St
16 Bowling Green

8 Texas Tech
9 USC

5 Colorado
12 Georgetown / Utah St

4 Penn St
13 Vermont

6 Iowa
11 Northern Iowa

3 Seton Hall
14 Colgate

7 Wisconsin
10 Xavier

2 Duke
15 Little Rock

MIDWEST

1 Kansas
16 Robert Morris / Prairie View A&M

8 Rutgers
9 Arizona St

5 Kentucky 
12 Yale

4 Villanova
13 North Texas

6 Marquette
11 Purdue

3 Louisville
14 Hofstra

7 BYU
10 Virginia

2 Maryland
15 Wright St

WEST

1 Gonzaga
16 Montana

8 Houston
9 Oklahoma

5 Butler
12 East Tenn St

4 Auburn
13 New Mexico St

6 Arizona
11 Cincinnati / Indiana

3 West Virginia
14 UC Irvine

7 Michigan
10 St Mary's

2 Florida St
15 Murray St

Holiday Bracket

Louisville lost two straight games last week to mediocre competition. They drop to a three seed.

SOUTH

1 Baylor
16 St Peter’s / NC Central

8 Rhode Island
9 Wichita St

5 Michigan St
12 Liberty

4 Oregon
13 SFA

6 Ohio St
11 Florida

3 Creighton
14 Winthrop

7 LSU
10 Virginia

2 Dayton
15 North Dakota St

EAST

1 San Diego St
16 Bowling Green

8 Texas Tech
9 USC

5 Butler
12 Richmond / Utah St

4 Penn St
13 Vermont

6 Iowa
11 Northern Iowa

3 Seton Hall
14 Colgate

7 Wisconsin
10 St Mary’s

2 Duke
15 Little Rock

MIDWEST

1 Kansas
16 Robert Morris / Prairie View A&M

8 Rutgers
9 Arizona St

5 Kentucky 
12 Yale

4 Villanova
13 North Texas

6 Marquette
11 Purdue

3 Louisville
14 Hofstra

7 BYU
10 Xavier

2 Maryland
15 Wright St

WEST

1 Gonzaga
16 Montana

8 Oklahoma
9 Illinois

5 Colorado
12 East Tenn St

4 Auburn
13 New Mexico St

6 Arizona
11 Cincinnati / Georgetown

3 West Virginia
14 UC Irvine

7 Houston
10 Indiana

2 Florida St
15 Murray St

2/14 Bracket

Utah State benefitted from Stanford losing at home to Arizona St. The loss bumps the Cardinal out of the bracket and Utah State in. The Aggies are 4-5 vs the first two quadrants, but are 4-1 vs Q1B and Q2. There’s really no shame in the losses to San Diego St and the neutral court wins over LSU and Florida continue to pay dividends.

The first two teams out of the bracket are NC State and Stanford, in order.
*Rutgers is a true 9 seed, but switched bracket positions with 10 seed UNI for bracketing purposes

SOUTH

1 Baylor
16 Rider / NC Central

8 Illinois
9 Northern Iowa

5 Colorado
12 Liberty

4 Butler
13 SFA

6 Marquette
11 East Tennessee St

3 Auburn
14 Winthrop

7 Texas Tech
10 Virginia

2 Maryland
15 North Dakota St

EAST

1 San Diego St
16 Bowling Green

8 Michigan
9 Rhode Island

5 Creighton
12 Utah St / Wichita St

4 Michigan St
13 Vermont

6 LSU
11 Indiana

3 Seton Hall
14 Colgate

7 Ohio State
10 Florida

2 Duke
15 Little Rock

MIDWEST

1 Kansas
16 Robert Morris / Prairie View A&M

8 Wisconsin
9 USC

5 Penn St
12 Yale

4 Villanova
13 North Texas

6 Iowa
11 Xavier

3 Florida State
14 Hofstra

7 BYU
10 Rutgers

2 Dayton
15 Wright St

WEST

1 Gonzaga
16 Montana

8 Purdue
9 Oklahoma

5 Kentucky
12 Arizona St / Cincinnati

4 Oregon
13 New Mexico St

6 Arizona
11 Arkansas

3 West Virginia
14 UC Irvine

7 Houston
10 St Mary’s

2 Louisville
15 Murray St

Monday Bracket



SOUTH

1 Baylor
16 Prairie View A&M / Rider

8 Michigan
9 USC

5 LSU
12 Virginia / Indiana

4 Butler
13 SFA

6 Marquette
11 Wichita St

3 Auburn
14 Winthrop

7 Ohio St
10 Arkansas

2 Louisville
15 Little Rock

EAST

1 San Diego St
16 Robert Morris / NC A&T

8 Rutgers
9 Oklahoma

5 Iowa
12 Florida / VCU

4 Villanova
13 Vermont

6 Arizona
11 ETSU

3 Maryland
14 Colgate

7 Houston
10 Northern Iowa

2 Duke
15 Hofstra

MIDWEST

1 Kansas
16 Bowling Green

8 Wisconsin
9 Rhode Island

5 Michigan St
12 Yale

4 Kentucky
13 North Texas

6 Creighton
11 Stanford

3 Florida St
14 Wright St

7 BYU
10 Xavier

2 Dayton
15 Murray St

WEST

1 Gonzaga
16 Montana

8 Texas Tech
9 Purdue

5 Colorado
12 Liberty

4 Oregon
13 N Mexico St

6 Penn St
11 Arizona St

3 West Virginia
14 UC Irvine

7 Illinois
10 St Mary’s

2 Seton Hall
15 N Dakota St

2/6 Bracket

The Bracket Preview Show is on Saturday, so we are about to find out the committee’s top 16.

Mine is here:

  1. Baylor
  2. Kansas
  3. Gonzaga
  4. San Diego St
  5. Louisville
  6. Duke
  7. Florida St
  8. West Virginia
  9. Seton Hall
  10. Dayton
  11. Butler
  12. Maryland
  13. Auburn
  14. Villanova
  15. Penn St
  16. Oregon

To balance the bracket, Seton Hall was moved from the East to the West, exchanging bracket spots with Maryland.

Purdue crushed Iowa on Wednesday. Not only are they in the bracket, but they have moved onto the 10 line. They are closer to a nine than an 11.
SOUTH
1 Baylor
16 Prairie View A&M / Monmouth

8 Michigan
9 Arkansas

5 Colorado
12 ETSU

4 Auburn
13 Louisiana Tech

6 LSU
11 Stanford

3 Butler
14 Colgate

7 Houston
10 Purdue

2 Florida St
15 Little Rock

EAST

1 San Diego St
16 Robert Morris / NC A&T

8 St Mary's
9 USC

5 Michigan St
12 Yale

4 Oregon
13 New Mexico St

6 Marquette
11 Virginia

3 Maryland
14 Winthrop

7 Wichita St
10 Indiana

2 Duke
15 North Dakota St

MIDWEST

1 Kansas
16 Murray St

8 Wisconsin
9 Rhode Island

5 Kentucky
12 Arizona St / Oklahoma

4 Villanova
13 Vermont

6 Iowa
11 Xavier

3 Dayton
14 Hofstra

7 Illinois
10 BYU

2 Louisville
15 Wright St

WEST

1 Gonzaga
16 E Washington

8 Rutgers
9 Texas Tech

5 Creighton
12 Liberty

4 Penn St
13 SFA

6 Ohio St
11 Memphis / Florida

3 Seton Hall
14 UC Irvine

7 Arizona
10 Northern Iowa

2 West Virginia
15 Bowling Green

2/5 Bracket

SOUTH

1 Baylor
16 Murray St

8 Wichita St
9 USC

5 Butler
12 ETSU

4 Auburn
13 SFA

6 Colorado
11 Memphis / Oklahoma

3 Maryland
14 Winthrop

7 Rutgers
10 Xavier

2 Dayton
15 Bowling Green

EAST

1 San Diego St
16 Eastern Washington

8 Wisconsin
9 Texas Tech

5 LSU
12 Yale

4 Penn St
13 Vermont

6 Ohio St
11 Virginia

3 Villanova
14 Colgate

7 Arizona
10 Rhode Island

2 Duke
15 Hofstra

MIDWEST

1 Kansas
16 Robert Morris / NC A&T

8 BYU
9 Arkansas

5 Kentucky
12 Liberty

4 Oregon
13 New Mexico St

6 Iowa
11 Northern Iowa

3 Seton Hall
14 Wright St

7 Illinois
10 Stanford

2 Louisville
15 S Dakota St

WEST

1 Gonzaga
16 Monmouth / TX Southern

8 St Mary's
9 Indiana

5 Michigan St
12 VCU / Mississippi St

4 Creighton
13 LA Tech

6 Marquette
11 Florida

3 West Virginia
14 UC Irvine

7 Houston
10 Michigan

2 Florida St
15 Little Rock