January 8, 2018

Seeds:

2018 Bracket 2

Rankings:

1 Villanova 17 Kentucky 33 Maryland 51 Louisiana
2 W Virginia 18 Wichita St 34 Notre Dame 52 Vermont
3 Virginia 19 Florida St 35 Syracuse 53 E Tenn St
4 Oklahoma 20 Gonzaga 36 Ohio St 54 Murray St
5 Texas Tech 21 Creighton 37 Georgia 55 Iona
6 Duke 22 Florida 38 Texas 56 Towson
7 Arizona St 23 Tennessee 39 Miss St 57 New Mex St
8 Xavier 24 Arkansas 40 UCLA 58 Portland St
9 Clemson 25 Miami 41 Rhode Island 59 Liberty
10 Purdue 26 Nevada 42 St. Bona 60 Bucknell
11 Seton Hall 27 Butler 43 Marquette 61 Penn
12 Auburn 28 Arizona 44 Missouri 62 Lipscomb
13 Michigan St 29 Cincinnati 45 Minnesota 63 Buffalo
14 UNC 30 Texas A&M 46 Washington 64 SF Austin
15 Kansas 31 Michigan 47 Mid Ten St 65 UCSB
16 TCU 32 Houston 48 South Dakota 66 Texas So
49 N Kentucky 67 St Francis PA
50 Missouri St 68 NC Central

Notes:

  1. In: Washington, Ohio St
  2. Out: Utah, Boise St
  3. Last weekend’s big games:
    1. Houston at Wich St — Houston slipping from at-large…
    2. Maryland at Mich St
    3. Arizona at Utah –Utah now out
    4. N. Iowa at Missouri St — Bears up
    5. UNC at Virginia — that defense
    6. Florida at Missouri — oof, Tigers
    7. Nebraska at Purdue — no dice for ‘skers
    8. Notre Dame at Syracuse –big win without Bonzi
    9. Wake Forest at Boston College — big for eagles
    10. Arkansas at Auburn — SEC goes through Auburn?
    11. Oklahoma at West Virginia — Looks like Mountaineers might
    12. Kansas at TCU — not frogs’ time yet
    13. Missouri St at Illinois St — Bears down
    14. Mich St at Ohio St — Big score for Bucky
    15. SMU at Cinci — Stangs on outside looking in
    16. Arizona St at Utah — Utah now out
  4. This week’s big games:
    1. Texas Tech at Okla — Affirms my seeding of both teams
    2. Texas A&M at Kentucky — Aggies reeling
    3. South Carolina at Alabama — Bama hanging on, Gamecocks likely done
    4. Butler at Creighton — Jays rollin
    5. Purdue at Michigan — Purdue has a shot at a #1 seed
    6. Seton Hall at Marquette — Eagles dust the Pirates
    7. Virginia Tech at Wake Forest — Hokies arrow up
    8. Mississippi St at Florida — Bulldogs could be in trouble
    9. Xavier at Villanova — Nova looks like lock for #1 seed
    10. Oklahoma St at Kansas St — Pokes likely out; Jury still out on ‘cats
    11. TCU at Texas — What a game! Longhorns needed that one
    12. Louisville at Florida St — Big win for Cards. First top 100 victory.
    13. Georgia at Missouri — Nice win for Tigers
    14. Oregon at Arizona St — Sun devils falling back to earth. Ducks making a run?
    15. Clemson at NC State — Gives wolfpack some life, but still unlikely.
    16. Maryland at Ohio St — Buckeye stock rising. Can they do it on the road?
    17. Tulsa at Houston — Cougars needed that in big way
    18. Utah at UCLA — Big bubble win for Bruins.
    19. Marquette vs. Butler — I’m confident both will get in
    20. Nebraska at Penn St  — Might have been an elimination game for huskers
  5. Big games this weekend:
    1. Marquette vs. Butler
    2. Kansas St. at Kansas
    3. Michigan at Michigan St
    4. Purdue at Minnesota
    5. South Carolina at Georgia
    6. TCU at Oklahoma
    7. Syracuse at Florida St
    8. Creighton at Xavier
    9. West Virginia at Texas Tech
    10. Auburn at Miss St
    11. Va Tech at Lousiville
    12. Texas at Oklahoma St
    13. UNC at Notre Dame
    14. Texas A&M at Tennessee
    15. Missouri at Arkansas
    16. Alabama at LSU
    17. Colorado at UCLA
    18. NC State at Virginia
    19. Utah at USC

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