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Bracketology: A lot on the line this week …

Countdown to Selection Sunday.  Now less than a week.  Maybe it’s said every year, but in my years of following the NCAA tournament and bracket development, there hasn’t been a year with more at stake in the final week.  A lot of teams have a lot on the line.  Just look at the ACC and Big 10 tournaments.  After the weekend, Creighton and Davidson enter the at-large pool, too. 

Our March 9 bracket projection is now available in Bracketology.  The next update will be Wednesday, March 11.  And you can bet a lot of bubble teams will be rooting for Butler to win the Horizon on Tuesday.

As of today, the top line remains the same: Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Connecticut and Oklahoma.  Also in the mix?  Louisville and Michigan State.   Oklahoma in particular needs to finish strong.

Just stayingor sneaking in – right now: Arizona, South Carolina, Creighton, Florida and St. Mary’s.  You could make a case that all five belong in the NIT.  But that’s where we’re at with the bubble.  Teams just missing today: UNLV, New Mexico, San Diego State, Providence, and Maryland.  The next grouping includes Virginia Tech, Miami-FL, Davidson, Auburn, and Kentucky.

At-large teams seeded 9-lower all have work remaining.  Of course, nothing happens in a vacuum, so if everyone loses, you get the status quo.  Ultimately, I think we’re going to get an upset or two in league tournaments that impact the final projections.  Stay tuned. 

Have a thought?  Send a Rebound – Dave the Bracketguy.

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