It seems that Kentucky, Syracuse, and Ohio State are strengthening their grip on 1-seeds. It also seems likely that if Missouri, Kansas, or Baylor can win the Big 12 outright and go deep in the conference tourney, they would have the inside track on the last 1-seed. Duke's road win at UNC is huge, and both of those teams are still in the mix. It is hard to imagine any other team jumping all of those clubs for the final #1.
At the bottom, I took Minnesota, Xavier, Miami-FL, Northwestern, BYU, NC State, Purdue, Colorado State, and Seton Hall over a group that included Dayton, Cincinnati, Mississippi, Texas, UNI, Arizona, Arkansas, and Wyoming among others.
Lockbox update coming tomorrow or Friday. I will also make an 800 Game Project trip and write-up for the WKU at Middle Tennessee tomorrow night.
Multi-Bid Conference Breakdown
Big Ten (9): Ohio State, Michigan State, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Purdue, Minnesota, Northwestern
Big East (8): Syracuse, Georgetown, Marquette, Louisville, West Virginia, Notre Dame, UConn, Seton Hall
ACC (6): Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida State, NC State, Miami-FL
SEC (5): Kentucky, Florida, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State
Big 12 (5): Missouri, Kansas, Baylor, Kansas State, Iowa State
Mountain West (4): UNLV, San Diego State, New Mexico, Colorado State,
A-10 (3): Temple, Xavier, Saint Louis
West Coast (3): St. Mary’s, Gonzaga, BYU
Missouri Valley (2): Creighton, Wichita State
CUSA (2): Memphis, Southern Miss