Bracket Update: Kansas in line for No. 1 overall seed
Here we are again. It’s late February and Kansas is in position to win another Big 12 title. The Jayhawks are also in position to be the No. 1 overall seed on Selection Sunday. Way back in November, there were those who thought KU might be the most complete team come March. One could argue that point, of course, but the Jayhawks certainly have one of the nation’s best resumes as we enter the stretch run. Villanova, Oklahoma, and Virginia are next in line. Although you could make a case that the Sooners and Cavaliers have stronger overall profiles, the Wildcats are most likely to complete their regular season and conference tournament without a loss.
The First Four remains a revolving door. It was a bad week(end) for LSU. The Tigers RPI is approaching 90 and a quick turnaround is needed to regain any momentum. Another group of Tigers (Clemson) also has some high-end wins, but they continue to struggle away from home. And while it’s a weird scene, today’s bracket is missing Gonzaga. The Zags are short on quality wins and lost a second game to Saint Mary’s over the weekend. It could be a West Coast Conference tourney title or bust for the Bulldogs.
On a closing note: although Michigan, Colorado, and Florida have been bracket fixtures for a while, there’s work to be done. They are among the last four teams with byes today. Enjoy your week of college hoops.