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Bracketology (2/27) – Does Nebraska Deserve a Bid?

  • The You Changes are from my 2/23 Bracketology
  • These are my “most deserving” teams based on resume, if you are looking for my current “best” teams, check out my top 25.
  • Since I spent a lot of time writing my conference tournament previews this week, I did not have time to make the actual bracket with matchups today. Check back later this week for an updated S-Curve as well as that, before we go into daily brackets for the final week.

Does Nebraska Deserve A Bid?

The Cornhuskers are by far the most controversial team I have in the field of 68, so let’s compare them to my first team out of the field, UCLA.

*All values via KenPom.com

 Nebraska UCLA
22-9 Record 19-10
64th SOS 65th
 52nd  KP Rank 57th
2-7 vs “A Level” 2-5
4-2  vs “B Level”  2-3


So yes, I would say the Cornhuskers deserve the bid.


GREEN – Moved up one or more seed line
RED – Moved down one or more seed line
BLUE – New to bracket
Italicized – Play-In Game

1 Seeds: Virginia, Villanova, Xavier, Kansas
2 Seeds: Purdue, Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State
3 Seeds: Auburn, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Wichita State
4 Seeds: Texas Tech, West Virginia, Clemson, Ohio State
5 Seeds: Gonzaga, Kentucky, Arizona, Rhode Island
6 Seeds: Michigan, Nevada, TCU, Houston
7 Seeds: Seton Hall, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Creighton
8 Seeds: Florida, Virginia Tech, Butler, Oklahoma
9 Seeds: Arizona State, Florida State, Alabama, Miami
10 Seeds: NC State, Saint Mary’s, Missouri, Kansas State
11 Seeds: Providence, Middle Tennessee, St. Bonaventure, USCLouisville
12 Seeds: TexasNebraska, Loyola-Chicago, Louisiana-Lafayette, New Mexico State
13 Seeds: South Dakota State, Buffalo, Vermont, Murray State
14 Seeds: UNC-Greensboro, College of Charleston, Bucknell, Rider
15 Seeds: Montana, Northern Kentucky, Pennsylvania, UC Irvine
16 Seeds: Wagner, Florida Gulf Coast, Nicholls StateUNC-Ashville, HamptonArkansas Pine-Bluff

Bubble Watch

Avoiding Dayton

Kansas State
St. Bonaventure

Last Four In


First Four Out

Mississippi State

Next Four Out

Boise State
Western Kentucky

By Conference

ACC – 9 Bids (60%) plus one in first eight out
SEC – 8 Bids (57%) plus one in first eight out
Big 12 – 7 Bids (70%) plus one in first eight out
Big East – 6 Bids (60%) plus one in first eight out
Big Ten – 5 Bids (36%)
Pac-12 – 3 Bids (25%) plus two in first eight out
American – 3 Bids (25%)
West Coast – 2 Bids (20%)
Mountain West – 1 Bid (9%) plus one in first eight out
Conference USA – 1 Bid (7%) plus one in first eight out

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