BracketBot: March 5, 2019

Seed List:

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

No new teams in this update, but some shuffling:

– Kansas State moves up a whole seed line after beating TCU, jumping from the top 6-seed to the top 5-seed, which pushes Mississippi State back down to a 6
– Apropos of nothing, BracketBot swaps Maryland and Nevada, moving them to each other’s seed line; this must be a change to strength of schedule or something, because neither played yesterday. They are the two teams on this list that the system rates as being closest together, so we may see Nevada back on the 6 line tomorrow
– Texas and Oklahoma also swapped seed lines, although that’s because Texas lost last night
– TCU also dropped a line, from 10 to 11, after their loss to Kansas State, which moves Ole Miss up to a 10.

No meaningful upsets in the first set of conference tournament games yesterday – Lipscomb didn’t play as well as expected, but they still won, and they’re still getting to play the entire A-Sun tournament at home. They did move down one spot on the list, but they’d still be a fairly strong 13 seed.

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

Bids by conference:
ACC 9, Big XII/Big Ten 8, SEC 7, Big East 4, AAC 3, Pac-12/WCC/MWC 2

Full bracket:

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