#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
7:30 pm, August 31
Houston
#6 Oklahoma
7:30 pm, September 1
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Bracketology (3/2) – Texas or Baylor in the Big 12?

  • Changes are from my 2/27 Bracketology
  • These are my “most deserving” teams based on resume, if you are looking for my current “best” teams, check out my top 25.

Texas or Baylor?

Texas: 17-13, #5 SOS, 5-11 vs KenPom “A-Level”, 3-2 vs KenPom “B-Level”
Baylor: 18-12, #14 SOS, 5-10 vs KenPom “A-Level”, 4-2 vs KenPom “B-Level”

Baylor also swept Texas when the two played head-to-head, leading me to put the Bears in over UT.

The Bracket

bracketology

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

Bubble Watch

Avoiding Dayton

St. Bonaventure
USC
Kansas State
Providence

Last Four In

Alabama
Baylor
Louisville
Nebraska

First Four Out

UCLA
Texas
Washington
Syracuse

Next Four Out

Mississippi State
Marquette
Western Kentucky
Penn State

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%) plus one in first eight out
Pac-12 – 3 Bids (25%) plus two in first eight out
American – 3 Bids (25%)
West Coast – 2 Bids (20%)
Conference USA – 1 Bid (7%) plus one in first eight out

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