Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Bracket Update 2/8

The new bracket is up.

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