BracketBot: March 3, 2019

Seed List:

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

No changes to the composition of the bracket, but there is plenty of jockeying for position. Michigan State has dropped off of the 1 line having lost to Indiana, while UNC survived their trip to Clemson, so they’ll take the final 1 seed for now. Meanwhile, a huge result for Tennessee in their return game with Kentucky, while Kansas held serve by beating Oklahoma State, sees the Vols leapfrog the Jayhawks for the final spot on the 2 line. The win for Utah State over Nevada also had huge implications for both teams – USU jumping up from being one of the final teams in to a more safe 10 seed, and Nevada skipping over the 6 line entirely in falling directly from 5 to 7.

Last Four Byes: Ole Miss, Clemson, Minnesota, St John’s
Last Four In: Arizona State, St Mary’s, NC State, Alabama
First Four Out: Indiana, Temple, Creighton, Nebraska
Next Four Out: Seton Hall, Oregon, Dayton, Belmont

Bids by conference:
ACC 9, Big XII/Big Ten/SEC 8, Big East/AAC 3, Pac-12/WCC/MWC 2

Full bracket:

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