BracketBot: February 10, 2019

Seed List:

1: Duke, Gonzaga, Virginia, Tennessee
2: Michigan, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina
3: Kansas, Houston, Purdue, Nevada
4: Marquette, LSU, Virginia Tech, Texas Tech
5: Villanova, Florida State, Iowa State, Kansas State
6: Louisville, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Auburn
7: Maryland, Texas, Buffalo, Syracuse
8: Mississippi State, Iowa, TCU, Washington
9: Baylor, Oklahoma, UCF, Ohio State
10: Clemson, Arizona State, Alabama, St John’s
11: VCU, Indiana, Ole Miss, Wofford
12: Minnesota, Butler, Seton Hall, Nebraska, Lipscomb, New Mexico State
13: Old Dominion, Vermont, Hofstra, UC Irvine
14: Yale, Murray State, South Dakota State, N Kentucky
15: Loyola IL, Montana, Texas State, Radford
16: Bucknell, Sam Houston State, Rider, Texas Southern, Sacred Heart, Norfolk State

Arkansas and Temple were new teams in Friday’s bracket, but they’re gone as soon as they arrived. Both took pretty rough losses yesterday – Arkansas to South Carolina, Temple to Tulsa – and both fell fairly far out, now not even in the First Four Out. Butler & Seton Hall continue their yoyoing, now both back in the field, both at 5-6 in the Big East after wins yesterday.

On the autobid side, there was a thriller in the Southland Conference yesterday between Sam Houston State and Abilene Christian. That was won by SHSU – they’re still undefeated in conference play, one of only five teams in the country who can say so. Due to that win, BracketBot now estimates that they’d beat ACU on a neutral floor, so they’ve nabbed the conference’s bid.

Last Four Byes: Alabama, St John’s, Indiana, Ole Miss
Last Four In: Minnesota, Butler, Seton Hall, Nebraska
First Four Out: Florida, Belmont, NC State, Toledo
Next Four Out: Arkansas, Temple, Davidson, Oregon

Bids by conference:
Big Ten 10, Big XII/ACC 8, SEC 7, Big East 5, AAC 3, Pac-12 2

Full bracket: no changes necessary this time, the seed list fits.

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