Bracketology 11/19/18

It's been an eventful first two weeks of the college hoops season, and that's reflected with lots of changes in this seed list. Teams that have made big moves since my preseason projections include Michigan, Iowa, Buffalo and Furman. The Wolverines and Hawkeyes are part of a larger theme of Big Ten teams looking strong. After sending just 4 teams to the tournament last year, I have 10 Big Ten teams in right now. It's unlikely that all 10 will make the tournament, but the middle of the conference looks as strong as ever. Other teams, such as Villanova, West  Virginia and Providence are sliding. The Big East has had a particularly bad two weeks and right now there's no Big East team even sniffing the protected seeds.

I'm aiming to have my next seed list on Monday after the Thanksgiving tournaments. There will be a lot of movement this week, as we've got a great lineup of tournaments- the Maui lineup looks particularly juicy.

1: Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, Gonzaga
2: Virginia, Nevada, Michigan, Florida State
3: Auburn, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia Tech
4: Michigan State, Iowa, Kansas State, Wisconsin
5: Oregon, Purdue, Clemson, TCU
6: Ohio State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Syracuse
7: LSU, St. John's, Texas, Florida
8: UCLA, Buffalo, Indiana, Villanova
9: Iowa State, Houston, Washington, Butler
10: Arkansas, West Virginia, Marquette, Furman
11: UCF, Western Kentucky, Miami (FL), Saint Louis
12: NC State, (Arizona/Maryland), (Minnesota/Connecticut), Loyola Chicago
13: Montana, UC Irvine, South Dakota State, Northeastern
14: Belmont, Harvard, New Mexico State, Rider
15: Vermont, Georgia Southern, Northern Kentucky, Liberty
16: Radford, Lehigh, (Stephen F. Austin/St. Francis PA), (Texas Southern/Bethune Cookman)

First Four Out: Texas Tech, Arizona State, Louisville, Cincinnati
Next Four Out: Vanderbilt, St. Joseph's, Penn State, Providence


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