#18 Miami (FL)
#8 Florida
7:00 pm, August 24
UCLA
Cincinnati
7:00 pm, August 29
Georgia Tech
#3 Clemson
8:00 pm, August 29
Utah
BYU
10:15 pm, August 29
Wisconsin
South Florida
7:00 pm, August 30
Florida Atlantic
#5 Ohio State
12:00 pm, August 31
#21 South Carolina
North Carolina
3:30 pm, August 31
Duke
#1 Alabama
3:30 pm, August 31
Boise State
Florida State
7:00 pm, August 31
#17 Oregon
#12 Auburn
7:30 pm, August 31
#2 Georgia
Vandebilt
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Houston
#6 Oklahoma
7:30 pm, September 1
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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.

S-Curve

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

Missouri
Kansas State
Providence
St. Bonaventure

Last Four In

USC
Louisville
Texas
Nebraska

First Four Out

UCLA
Syracuse
Mississippi State
Baylor

Next Four Out

Boise State
Marquette
Washington
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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