For the first time in many years of projecting brackets and the three years I have projected to the masses, having the same 65 teams in back-to-back weeks is a FIRST. Once again, despite the injury to Jerome Dyson, UConn stands at the top of the mountain with even UNC taking giant steps forward. After putting 100 on Duke at Cameron, the Heels won ugly against
In a lot of brackets, I see
Despite two losses in the PAC 10, I expect UCLA to run the table to win the conference outright and claim a protected seed. That said, the PAC 10 has been full of twists and turns, reducing predictability by the nanosecond.
In terms of whose stock rose, this was a good week for
* While I thought
* Undeterred by a home loss earlier in the week to Clemson (who lost yesterday to UVa!), BC is now 3-0 against teams from the Triangle area and added one more signature victory to their at-large bid mantle. If Al Skinner continues to regulate and the Eagles earn regular contributions from their single-digit scorers, they can move up two more seed lines.
Though not many teams fell precipitously, Miami-FL and USC could consider this week a missed opportunity despite decent performances. Ultimately, this may pave the way for the likes of
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1: UConn (Big East),
6: Xavier (A-10), Purdue,
9: LSU, Davidson (Southern),
10: UNLV (MWC),
11: Virginia Tech, BYU,
14: Western Kentucky (Sun Belt),
15: American (Patriot), VMI (Big South), Tennessee-Martin (
Last Four In:
Last Four Out:
Next Four Out:
Seeding Summary (Multi-Bid Conferences Only in Order of Percentage)
Big East: 8/16
Big Ten: 6/11
Big XII: 4/12
Mountain West: 3/9A-10: 2/14