Bracketology: March 14 update …
Mid-afternoon and bubble teams everywhere are getting more nervous by the minute. At least one of the teams currently in our projected field will leave once the Atlantic 10 final is complete. Another could yet be stolen in the SEC (Mississippi State beat LSU to advance to the championship). There’s also USC in the Pac 10. Memphis clobbered Tulsa to eliminate the Golden Hurricanes. Congratulations to Binghamton – winners of the America East conference – on their first ever NCAA bid.
The latest Bracket Projection (3/14) is now posted in Bracketology. It was posted at 3:10 p.m. (ET). I may try to provide an update early Sunday before posting my final bracket late afternoon. Update … You may see a couple of potential rematches in the first two rounds. The Committee tries to avoid this, but it’s not a hard-and-fast rule. Some of this will fix itself come Sunday. Conference conflicts in the Big 10 have created havoc with so many teams bunched on the S-curve.
Some tweaking will occur as final profiles are available. It will be easier to more thoroughly evalute seed lines and build the bracket. More quick hitters to come in Around the Rim (ATR) as the day progresses. As always … Send a Rebound – Dave the Bracketguy.