BracketBot: March 11, 2019

Seed List:

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

Two more spots have changed hands from yesterday to today. There were a couple of automatic bids handed out on Sunday that didn’t go to the team BracketBot (or most people) expected. Liberty won on Lipscomb’s home floor in Nashville to win the A-Sun tournament, and Gardner-Webb won on Radford’s home floor in Virginia to win the Big South tournament. The home teams had each been favorites of mine throughout the year, and both had been a part of these bracket updates basically all year, so it’s weird to start seeing new names down there.

Elsewhere, there wasn’t a ton going on, but the Big Ten and AAC both closed their regular seasons Sunday, which officially marks the end of the regular season overall! In those games, Houston completed their sweep of Cincinnati – while Houston doesn’t jump anyone, the game opened the door for Villanova to climb over Cincinnati and take their spot on the 6 line. Ohio State’s overtime loss to Wisconsin also inches them down a bit, now into the First Four with Seton Hall taking their spot.

Last Four Byes: Clemson, Ole Miss, Temple, Seton Hall
Last Four In: Creighton, Ohio State, NC State, St John’s
First Four Out: Indiana, Florida, St Mary’s, Nebraska
Next Four Out: Belmont, UNC-Greensboro, Davidson, Oregon

Bids by conference:
ACC 9, Big XII/Big Ten 8, SEC 6, Big East 5, AAC 4, Pac-12/MWC 2

Full bracket:

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