Bracketology for March 3, 2020

The Bracket Everyone Loves to Hate is Back.

We are fast approaching Selection Sunday and Conference Tournaments are almost here.  This is the latest bracketology update.  There have been some changes.

Some highlights:

  • Rhode Island is OUT.
  • Kentucky is a #4 seed and so is Michigan State.
  • Florida falls to a #9 seed and Auburn moves up to a #6 seed.
  • Florida State remains as a #2 seed even with the loss at Clemson.
  • Wisconsin continues rising and they are now a #5 seed.
  • West Virginia keeps falling, they are now an #8 seed and their poor souls would draw Florida.
  • Utah State, Providence, Richmond, and Indiana are the last four in.
  • First Four Out are:  Rhode Island, Texas, Memphis, and Mississippi State.
  • Houston moves up to a #5 seed.
  • Virginia makes a big leap to a #7 seed, the NET metric hates them, but this metric also like West Virginia and Arizona way too much.
  • Teams in conference tournaments that can rock this bracket:
    • Mississippi State
    • Memphis
    • UCLA
    • Pacific
    • St. John’s
    • Purdue
    • South Carolina
    • Clemson
    • Saint Louis
Conference Conference
SOUTH – Houston MIDWEST – Indianapolis
St. Louis Omaha
1) Baylor Big XII 1) Kansas Big XII
16) Prairie View A&M/Siena SWAC/MAAC 16) NC A&T/St. Francis (PA) MEAC/NEC
8) LSU SEC 8) Marquette Big East
9) Wichita St. American 9) Saint Mary’s WCC
Sacramento Tampa
5) Butler Big East 5) Houston American
12) Liberty A-Sun 12) Indiana/Richmond Big Ten/A-10
4) Michigan St. Big Ten 4) Kentucky SEC
13) Stephen F. Austin Southland 13) Akron MAC
Greensboro Cleveland
6) Auburn SEC 6) Penn St. Big Ten
11) ETSU SoCon 11) Northern Iowa MVC
3) Ohio St. Big Ten 3) Creighton Big East
14) Belmont OVC 14) Wright St. Horizon
Tampa St. Louis
7) Arizona Pac-12 7) Illinois Big Ten
10) Oklahoma Big XII 10) Arizona St. Pac-12
2) Florida St. ACC 2) Louisville ACC
15) UC-Irvine Big West 15) Little Rock Sun Belt
EAST – New York WEST – Los Angeles
Cleveland Spokane
1) Dayton A-10 1) Gonzaga WCC
16) Radford Big South 16) Montana Big Sky
8) West Virginia Big XII 8) Stanford Pac-12
9) Florida SEC 9) Texas Tech Big XII
Albany Spokane
5) Wisconsin Big Ten 5) Oregon Pac-12
12) Yale Ivy 12)  Cincinnati American
4) Villanova Big East 4) Maryland Big Ten
13) Vermont America East 13) North Texas C-USA
Greensboro Omaha
6) Michigan Big Ten 6) Iowa Big Ten
11) Utah St./Providence MWC/Big East 11) USC Pac-12
3) Duke ACC 3) BYU WCC
14) Hofstra Colonial 14) North Dakota St. Summit
Albany Sacramento
7) Virginia ACC 7) Colorado Pac-12
10) Rutgers Big Ten 10) Xavier Big East
2) Seton Hall Big East 2) San Diego St. MWC
15) Colgate Patriot 15) New Mexico St. WAC

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