College Basketball Bracket 3/10/16

Bracket for games through 3/9/16; bracket seeding for use in the Bracket Matrix.

The losses by Syracuse and Florida St likely ended both of their chances to earn a bid. Texas Tech is now dangerously close to dropping out after a terrible loss to TCU. USC is finally in the field, but has a difficult game tonight with Utah; a win would lock up their bid but a loss keeps them on the bubble.

Florida, Georgia, and Michigan all start their chases for bids today, each likely needing multiple wins to get in the field. My data is a lot more optimistic about Georgia than any other brackets I’ve seen; perhaps they are just barely out on everyone else’s brackets too?

Oklahoma begins their pursuit of a top seed today against an Iowa St team where a win would certainly move the Sooners up a line on the bracket. Three of the 1 seeds are looking like they’ll be represented by the ACC, Big East, and Big 12, with the 4th open for Michigan St if they can win their tournament, or perhaps two bids for one of the aforementioned conferences. Oregon and Utah aren’t out of that race, but neither really feels like a 1 seed just yet.

No more autobids will be handed out until Saturday when 14 are up for grabs. The remaining 5 (American, A10, Big Ten, SEC, and Sun Belt) wait until Sunday.

Autobids in bold.

 

Seed Team Conference
1 Kansas Big 12
1 Villanova Big East
1 Virginia Atlantic Coast
1 Xavier Big East
2 Miami FL Atlantic Coast
2 North Carolina Atlantic Coast
2 Michigan St Big Ten
2 Oregon Pacific-12
3 Oklahoma Big 12
3 Utah Pacific-12
3 West Virginia Big 12
3 Kentucky Southeastern
4 Texas A&M Southeastern
4 Indiana Big Ten
4 Duke Atlantic Coast
4 Purdue Big Ten
5 Arizona Pacific-12
5 Iowa Big Ten
5 Texas Big 12
5 Maryland Big Ten
6 Dayton Atlantic 10
6 California Pacific-12
6 Iowa St Big 12
6 South Carolina Southeastern
7 Wisconsin Big Ten
7 Seton Hall Big East
7 Butler Big East
7 St Joseph’s PA Atlantic 10
8 Notre Dame Atlantic Coast
8 Providence Big East
8 Wichita St Missouri Valley
8 Colorado Pacific-12
9 Baylor Big 12
9 Pittsburgh Atlantic Coast
9 Oregon St Pacific-12
9 Vanderbilt Southeastern
10 St Bonaventure Atlantic 10
10 Gonzaga West Coast
10 VA Commonwealth Atlantic 10
10 Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast
11 USC Pacific-12
11 G Washington Atlantic 10
11 San Diego St Mountain West
11 Texas Tech Big 12
11 Cincinnati American
12 Connecticut American
12 Northern Iowa Missouri Valley
12 Akron Mid-American
12 S Dakota St Summit
12 Ark Little Rock Sun Belt
13 Chattanooga Southern
13 UNC Wilmington Colonial
13 UAB Conference USA
13 Hawaii Big West
14 WI Green Bay Horizon
14 Yale Ivy
14 SF Austin Southland
14 New Mexico St WAC
15 Stony Brook America East
15 Weber St Big Sky
15 Iona MAAC
15 UNC Asheville Big South
16 FL Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun
16 Hampton MEAC
16 TX Southern SWAC
16 Austin Peay Ohio Valley
16 F Dickinson Northeast
16 Holy Cross Patriot
Last Four In
USC Pacific-12
G Washington Atlantic 10
Texas Tech Big 12
Connecticut American
First Four Out
St Mary’s CA West Coast
Florida Southeastern
Syracuse Atlantic Coast
Florida St Atlantic Coast
Next Four Out
Georgia Southeastern
Michigan Big Ten
Tulsa American
Temple American

 

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