Bracket Bits: December 13 Seed List update; weekend slate
No change at the top of today’s Seed List update – through games on December 12. Kentucky, Duke, Arizona and Wisconsin would still be No. 1 seeds. The middle and lower bracket spots remain more fluid; nothing unexpected really. Below the headlines, Northern Iowa and Colorado State continue to climb. And both are looking like strong NCAA-bid contenders as we head into the holiday season.
Looking forward, the weekend provides a great slate of games. Below are some of the matchups that could impact the framework of our first in-season bracket update – coming next week …
- North Carolina at Kentucky
- Dayton at Arkansas
- Utah vs. Kansas | at Kansas City
- Illinois vs. Oregon | at Chicago
- Michigan at Arizona
- Northern Iowa at VCU
- Cincinnati at Nebraska
- Purdue at Vanderbilt
- Gonzaga at UCLA
- Eastern Washington at Washington
- Butler at Tennessee
- Louisiana Tech at Syracuse
Based on today’s Seed List … Purdue, Nebraska, and Cincinnati are a few of the teams on the outside looking in. Purdue is among the First Five OUT, so a road win at Vanderbilt would be a nice get. On the flip side, VCU is currently among the Last 5 IN, having yet to beat a high-level opponent. And how about Michigan? How do the Wolverines respond at Arizona following back-to-back losses to NJIT and Eastern Michigan at home.
Enjoy a good weekend of hoops.