Friday, February 27, 2015

Top Seed Hopefuls Take a Hit

Not much of a change near the bubble, other than moving Texas to the last team in the field with Tulsa and UCLA right on their heels.

The notable events of the week occurred at the top of the bracket, as Wisconsin (at Maryland) and Kansas (at Kansas State) both lost on the road. The Badgers are still in position for a No. 1 seed, though they fell to No. 6 on the seed list, with Gonzaga at No. 4 and Villanova sitting fifth. Kansas, on the other hand, is now eighth on the board and with six losses and no team above them having more than three losses, it will be difficult for the Jayhawks to reach the top line, despite the fact they are second in RPI.

Let's take a look at the bracket heading into the weekend, the second-to-last bracket before conference tournaments begin on Wednesday. (Bracket Matrix)

Last Four Byes: Illinois, Cincinnati, LSU, Georgia
Last Four In: Stanford, Oregon, Purdue, Texas
First Four Out: Tulsa, UCLA, Boise State, Davidson
Next Seven Out: Miami (FL), Pittsburgh, Old Dominion, BYU, Rhode Island, Minnesota, George Washington

Conference Rundown

Big Ten - 8
Big 12 - 7
ACC - 6
Big East - 6
SEC - 6
Pac 12 - 4
American Athletic - 3
Atlantic 10 - 2
Missouri Valley - 2
Mountain West - 2
One-bid leagues - 22

Notable Games


Harvard at Cornell, 7:00
Princeton at Yale, 7:00
Manhattan at Iona, 7:00, ESPN2
Valparaiso at Cleveland State, 10:00, ESPNU


Michigan at Maryland, 12:00, ESPN
Louisville at Florida State, 12:00, ESPN2
Bucknell at American, 12:00
North Carolina State at Boston College, 12:00, ESPN3
Georgetown at St. John's, 12:00, CBS
Missouri at Georgia, 12:00, ESPNU
Rhode Island at La Salle, 12:30, NBC Sports Network
Villanova at Xavier, 2:00, FOX
Northern Iowa at Wichita State, 2:00, ESPN
North Carolina at Miami (FL), 2:00, CBS
TCU at Oklahoma, 2:00, ESPNU
Dayton at VCU, 2:00, ESPN2
Butler at DePaul, 2:00, FOX Sports 2
Cincinnati at Tulane, 2:00, ESPNEWS
Lehigh at Colgate, 2:00
Florida Gulf Coast at Jacksonville, 2:00, ESPN3
Ole Miss at LSU, 2:00, ESPN3
Drexel at William & Mary, 2:00
Louisiana-Monroe at Appalachian State, 3:30
Arkansas at Kentucky, 4:00, CBS
Virginia Tech at Virginia, 4:00, ESPN3
Iowa State at Kansas State, 4:00, ESPN2
West Virginia at Baylor, 4:00, ESPNU
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech, 4:00, ESPNEWS
Wofford at Furman, 4:00
St. Francis (NY) at Bryant, 4:00
Bethune-Cookman at North Carolina Central, 4:00
High Point at Charleston Southern, 4:30
Texas at Kansas, 5:00, ESPN
Montana at Eastern Washington, 5:00
South Dakota State at South Dakota, 5:00, ESPN3
Georgia State at Troy, 5:15
Old Dominion at North Texas, 5:30
Iowa at Penn State, 6:00, ESPNU
Texas Southern at Alabama State, 6:00
Syracuse at Duke, 7:00, ESPN
Stetson at North Florida, 7:00, ESPN3
George Washington at Davidson, 7:00
Harvard at Columbia, 7:00, ESPN3
Pennsylvania at Yale, 7:00, ESPN3
Texas-San Antonio at Louisiana Tech, 7:00, FOX Sports 1
Northwestern at Illinois, 7:00, Big Ten Network
Murray State at Tennessee-Martin, 7:00
Vermont at Albany, 7:00, ESPN3
UNC Wilmington at Elon, 7:00
Boise State at San Diego State, 8:00, ESPN2
Tulsa at Memphis, 8:00, ESPNU
Central Michigan at Northern Illinois, 8:00
New Mexico State at Texas-Pan American, 8:00
Stephen F. Austin at Houston Baptist, 8:00
Sam Houston State at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 8:00
Georgia Southern at Louisiana-Lafayette, 8:15
Auburn at Texas A&M, 8:30
Arizona at Utah, 9:00, ESPN
BYU at Gonzaga, 10:00, ESPN2
UC Davis at Cal Poly, 10:00
Sacramento State at Portland State, 10:05


SMU at Connecticut, 2:00, CBS
Iona at Saint Peter's, 2:00, ESPN3
Marquette at Providence, 3:30, FOX Sports 1
Michigan State at Wisconsin, 4:00
Pittsburgh at Wake Forest, 6:30, ESPNU
Oregon at Stanford, 7:00, FOX Sports 1
Purdue at Ohio State, 7:30
Washington State at UCLA, 9:30, FOX Sports 1

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