February 19, 2018

Seeds:

2018 Bracket 8

Rankings:

1 Virginia 17 Gonzaga 33 Missouri 51 Vermont
2 Villanova 18 Texas A&M 34 Virginia Tech 52 Buffalo
3 Xavier 19 Wichita St 35 Alabama 53 E Tenn St
4 UNC 20 Kentucky 36 Nevada 54 Murray St
5 Kansas 21 Arkansas 37 Texas 55 South Dakota
6 Duke 22 Oklahoma 38 Miami 56 Northeastern
7 Michigan St 23 Creighton 39 St. Mary’s 57 Montana
8 Auburn 24 Rh Island 40 NC State 58 N Kentucky
9 Purdue 25 Michigan 41 Seton Hall 59 Bucknell
10 Texas Tech 26 TCU 42 Kansas St 60 Rider
11 Clemson 27 Arizona St 43 Louisville 61 UCSB
12 Cincinnati 28 Houston 44 Syracuse 62 Penn
13 Tennessee 29 Baylor 45 UCLA 63 SF Austin
14 W Virginia 30 Florida 46 Providence 64 Winthrop
15 Ohio St 31 Florida St 47 Mid Tenn St 65 FGC
16 Arizona 32 Butler 48 Loyola-Chi 66 Wagner
49 Louisiana 67 Texas So
50 New Mex St 68 UNC A&T

Notes:

  1. Bubble Teams this week:
    1. Texas: @KSt, OklaSt — Need to win at home, bonus if win on road
    2. NC State: BC, FlaSt — need both to feel good
    3. Seton Hall: @Prov, @StJohns — need split, both and can breathe easy
    4. Kansas St: Tex, @Okla — need to split
    5. Louisville: @Duke, @VaTech — Great opportunity this week, split doable
    6. Syracuse: UNC. @Duke — Great opportunity this week, but gonna be tough
    7. UCLA: @Utah, @Colo — need both
    8. Providence: Seton, @Gtown — need both
    9. Notre Dame: Miami, @Wake — Need both
    10. St. Bona: Duquesne, VCU — need both and may still not be enough
    11. Marquette: StJohns, Depaul — need both
    12. USC: @Colo, @Utah — need both
    13. LSU: Vandy, @Georgia — need both
    14. Georgia: @SoCar, LSU — need both
    15. Nebraska: Indiana, Penn St — need both, barely hanging on

February 12, 2018

Seeds:

2018 Bracket 7

Rankings:

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

Notes:

  1. Bubble Watch this week:
    1. Kansas St: @OklaSt, Iowa St; @pokes is lose-able, but better to not
    2. Houston: Cinci, @Temple; both would be near-clinching
    3. NC State: @Cuse, @WF; can’t lose both
    4. Louisville: UNC; need quad1 wins like this one
    5. UCLA: Oregon St, Oregon; need to win both
    6. Baylor: @Tex, TexTech; split would be great for bears
    7. Syracuse: NCSt, @Miami; need both wins to feel good
    8. Washington: Utah, Colorado; need to win both
    9. USC; Oregon, Oregon St; need to win both
    10. Boise St: Nevada, AirForce; need to win both
    11. St. Bona; @LaSalle; RhIsl; need to win both
    12. Miss St; @Vandy, OleMiss; need to win both
    13. Nebraska: Maryland, @Illini; need both
    14. Maryland: @Neb, Rutgers; need both
    15. SMU: Memphis, @UCF; need both
    16. Marquette: @Creighton; need it

February 5, 2018

Seeds:

2018 Bracket 6

Rankings:

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

Notes:

  1. In: UCLA, Missouri, Washington, Liberty, Montana
  2. Out: USC, Nebraska, Syracuse, Wagner, Portland St
  3. Rising: Washington, Tennessee, Miami, Butler, Texas, Texas A&M, Nevada, Providence, Missouri
  4. Falling: Kansas, W. Virginia, Arizona, Louisville, Florida, Arkansas, Kansas St
  5. Week for bubble teams:
    1. Providence: Gtown, DePaul; need to win both
    2. Houston: SMU, Tulane: need to win both, SMU would be decent win
    3. NC State: @VaTech, UNC; split would be great for resume, 2Ls not end of world
    4. Arkansas: SoCar, Vandy; really need to win both at home
    5. Va Tech: NCSt, @Virginia; given unlikely W on road, need to win at home
    6. Missouri: @Miss, MissSt; need to win both
    7. Alabama: @MissSt, Tenn, split would be good, 2 Ws a boon
    8. Kansas St: @Texas, TexTech; split would be great, really need a road win
    9. UCLA: @Arizona, @AzSt; need to split here to stay in it
    10. Marquette: @SetonHall, @St. Johns; really need both wins to stem the tide
    11. USC: @AzSt; @Arizona; need to split here to stay in it
    12. Nebraska: @Minn, Rutgers; need to win both, neither will boost resume much
    13. Syracuse: @Louis, Wake; need to win at home, W on road would be big
    14. Boise St: @NewMex; @UtahSt; need to win both, Nevada at home is only remaining resume booster
    15. Maryland: @PennSt; NW; need to win both, neither will boost resume much
    16. SMU: @Houston, Cincy; split would be good, W in both would get them in
    17. Georgia: @Vandy, Auburn; need to win both to stay in bubble talk
    18. Miss St: Ala, @Mizzou; need to win both to stay in bubble talk