|3||Xavier||19||Florida||35||California||53||S. Dakota St|
|4||North Carolina||20||Purdue||36||Washington||54||Ark-Little Rock|
|10||Iowa State||26||Pittsburgh||42||Vanderbilt||60||New Mex St|
|11||Michigan St||27||Kentucky||43||Clemson||61||N. Florida|
|13||West Virginia||29||Notre Dame||45||Cincinnati||63||Weber St|
|14||Dayton||30||Florida State||46||Monmouth||64||Stephen F Austin|
|15||Texas A&M||31||Indiana||47||San Diego St||65||Bucknell|
Last four in: Connecticut, Vanderbilt, Clemson, Texas Tech
First four out: George Washington, Stanford, Kansas State, UCLA
ACC: 9, Pac-12: 8, Big-12: 7, Big-10: 6, SEC: 6, Big East: 4, A-10: 2, AAC; 2
- Teams in trouble due to lack of top-50 wins: St. Joseph’s, St. Mary’s, BYU
- Teams in trouble because of many top-25 losses, few top-50 wins: Texas Tech, Kansas State, Stanford
- The Pac-12 has a lot of sorting out to do between now and March. Arizona, California, Washington, Oregon State, UCLA, and Stanford are all 9 seeds or lower. They currently have 8 in, I expect that to end at 6 or 7.
- Teams in trouble with many bad losses, but several great wins: Clemson, Wisconsin.
- Teams previously on bubble, but now very unlikely to get in: Creighton and Davidson
- High impact bubble games this weekend: Stanford vs. California (both need it), Colorado vs. Oregon State, South Carolina vs. Texas A&M (SC needs it), Seton Hall vs. Georgetown (G-town barely hanging on to hope), Texas Tech vs. Texas (would be huge for Tech), Oklahoma vs. Kansas State (would be huge for KSU), GW vs. VCU (both need it)
- These reflect my prediction of the Selection Committee’s selections as if today were Selection Sunday, not a prediction of what will happen on the actual Selection Sunday.
- AQ-only conference champions are selected by standings then RPI.
- These do no reflect “building the bracket” adjustments. I will make those in my final bracket prediction only.