Bracketology 2/4/19

With football season now over, we're officially on the road to Selection Sunday with 6 weeks until the big day. Some teams who are not currently in consideration will vault into the field- Arkansas took a big leap in that direction at LSU on Saturday. Some teams will have a 2018 Oklahoma style collapse- history indicates that 30 or 31 of my current top 32 teams will make the field. And of course, there's all the fun of champ week with its bid-stealers and crazy mid-major finishes.

This past weekend, the biggest result was Indiana winning at Michigan State- the Hoosiers vault up to the 9 seed while that will possibly cost Michigan State a 1 seed in March. Nebraska also took a bad loss to Illinois and falls closer to the bubble, and Florida let a big opportunity slip through their fingers at home against Kentucky.

1: Virginia, Tennessee, Duke, Gonzaga
2: Michigan, Michigan State, Kentucky, North Carolina
3: Kansas, Houston, Marquette, Virginia Tech
4: Purdue, Nevada, Louisville, Iowa State
5: Wisconsin, Iowa, Villanova, Mississippi State
6: Kansas State, Florida State, Texas Tech, Maryland
7: Cincinnati, Auburn, LSU, Buffalo
8: Baylor, Ohio State, Syracuse, TCU
9: North Carolina State, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma
10: Washington, St. John's, Minnesota, Texas
11: Wofford, Arizona State, Nebraska, Lipscomb
12: (Alabama/UCF), (VCU/Florida), Davidson, Belmont
13: New Mexico State, Hofstra, Vermont, South Dakota State
14: Yale, Old Dominion, Radford, Northern Kentucky
15: Georgia State, Loyola Chicago, Montana, UC Irvine
16: Bucknell, Rider, (Sam Houston State/Robert Morris), (Prairie View A&M/Norfolk State)

Washington, DC

16Prairie View A&M/Norfolk State16
Sam Houston State/Robert Morris
9North Carolina State9Indiana

5Villanova5Mississippi State
4Purdue4Iowa State
13South Dakota State13Hofstra

6Texas Tech6Maryland
11Wofford11Arizona State
14Northern Kentucky14Radford

2Kentucky2North Carolina
15Georgia State15Loyola Chicago

Kansas City

Salt Lake City
8Baylor8Ohio State

13New Mexico State13Vermont

6Kansas State6Florida State
3Virginia Tech3Houston
14Yale14Old Dominion

10Texas10St. John's
2Michigan State2Michigan
15UC Irvine15Montana

First Four Out: Seton Hall, UNC Greensboro, Butler, Temple
Next Six Out: Utah State, Davidson, Arkansas, Belmont, San Francisco, Creighton

Moving In: VCU, Georgia State
Moving Out: Seton Hall, Texas State

Big Ten: 10
ACC: 8
SEC: 8
Big 12: 8
Big East: 3
American: 3
Atlantic 10: 2
Pac-12: 2
Southern: 1
Mountain West: 1
WCC: 1
MAC: 1


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