At the start of last Saturday there were 10 teams who still remained unbeaten in league play. After a crazy week of play within the season there is now only one, The Vermont Catamounts. This week offered another reason as to why so much of this tournament should bring the complete unexpected as more and more expectations are falling short among the season.

Lots of games to keep an eye on for the 17th with plenty of seeding implications on the line.

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Last Four In: Kansas State, USC, Washington, St. Bonaventure

First Four Out: UCLA, Baylor, Oklahoma State, LSU

Next Five Out: Marquette, Syracuse, Mississippi State, Georgia, Notre Dame

Still Considered: Utah, Boise State, Temple, Nebraska, South Carolina, SMU, Boston College, Iowa State, Western Kentucky

Conference Breakdown: ACC (9), SEC (8),Big 12 (7),  Big East (6), Big Ten (4), Pac-12 (4), AAC (3),  WCC (2), A-10 (2)

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Most of Monday went according to plan and nothing big really took place. West Virginia took care of TCU and North Carolina took care of Notre Dame. Texas has fallen quite a bit for me after reevaluating their resume and after a loss to Baylor they have now fallen to a 10 seed and are in danger ofbeing knocked from the bracket completely. Baylor still needs to do a little more to move further into contention for an at-large but they are right there.

Tuesday game’s of the night: Oklahoma @ Texas Tech, Texas A&M @. Missouri, Kansas @ Iowa State, Virginia @ Miami, LSU @ Alabama

Bracket Impact Games: Georgetown vs. Butler, Boston College vs. Pittsburgh, Kent State vs. Buffalo, St. Bonaventure vs. LaSalle, Maryland vs. Nebraska, Arkansas vs. Ole Miss, Richmond vs. Rhode Island, Michigan State vs. Minnesota, South Carolina vs. Tennessee

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Last Four In: Houston, Washington, USC, Oklahoma State

First Four Out: LSU, Marquette, Mississippi State, Baylor

Next Five Out: Syracus, UCLA, St. Bonaventure, Georgia, SMU

Still Considered: South Carolina, Notre Dame, Utah, Boston College, Western Kentucky, Boise State, Iowa State, Temple, Nebraska, Maryland, UCF, Oregon, Georgetown, Minnesota

Conference Breakdown: ACC (9), SEC (8),Big 12 (8),  Big East (6), Big Ten (4), Pac-12 (4), AAC (3),  WCC (2)

With the selection show preview today it really looks like the committee is looking for road victories, non conference strength of schedule, as well as big wins. I am sticking to what I have been doing in hopes to stay the course and see where things turn out. Of my top 16 I had 15 of them correct and Arizona as my 17th team which the committee has in.

With this new bracket I moved Michigan State to the West to allow For North Carolina and Duke to be in different regions as Clemson. I also moved USC and Oklahoma State to the 12 line to avoid a previous match-up this season.

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Top Monday Games: Notre Dame vs. North Carolina, TCU vs. West Virginia, Baylor vs. Texas

Other Bracket Impact Games: Colgate vs. Bucknell, East Tennessee State vs. UNC Greensboro, NC A&T vs. Savannah State, Arkansas Pine Bluff vs. Alcorn State

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Last Four In: Houston, Washington, USC, Oklahoma State

First Four Out: LSU, Marquette, Mississippi State, Baylor

Next Five Out: Syracus, UCLA, St. Bonaventure, Georgia, SMU

Still Considered: South Carolina, Notre Dame, Utah, Boston College, Western Kentucky, Boise State, Iowa State, Temple, Nebraska, Maryland, UCF, Oregon, Georgetown, Minnesota

Conference Breakdown: ACC (9), SEC (8),Big 12 (8),  Big East (6), Big Ten (4), Pac-12 (4), AAC (3),  WCC (2)

It was another unexpected Saturday in the the hoops world. Saturdays have caused so much chaos that it feels like if the first round of the NCAA tournament was on a Saturday, I would say that a 16 seed has a chance. Virginia lost at home to Virginia Tech , while Purdue went into East Lansing and was unable to leave with a victory as Michigan State held their ground. In the Big 12 Kansas, Oklahoma, and West Virginia all lost to Baylor, Iowa State, and Oklahoma State respectively and now Texas Tech sits alone the top of the standings. North Carolina was able to get back at NC State by winning on the road. Villanova ended their losing skid to Butler by using a big second half to take control of the game. Miami, Providence, Seton Hall, Washington and Florida State suffered rough losses to Boston College, DePaul, Georgetown, Oregon State and Notre Dame. Arizona was able to take down USC while Kentucky fell again this time to Texas A&M. Tennessee took a loss at Alabama and Gonzaga was able to get revenge by winning at St. Mary’s

With the selection committee releasing their top 16 teams on Sunday, I wanted to get these up and plan on having a bracket up and ready to go by Sunday night after another day of scrubbing. Life doesn’t get any better than this.

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After a slower Friday night I have finished scrubbing my seed list. Not too many changes but I have moved Tennessee up as they continue to impress and win.

Lots of games to watch on Saturday and some more scrubbing will commence on Sunday morning before the Selection Committee releases their top 16 teams.

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Last Four In: Virginia Tech, USC, Houston, LSU

First Four Out: Oklahoma State, Marquette, Mississippi State, Syracuse

Next Five Out: Georgia, SMU, South Carolina, Baylor, UCLA

Still Considered: Notre Dame, Boston College, Western Kentucky, Utah, Iowa State, St. Bonaventure, Boise State, UCF, Maryland, Temple, Nebraska, Maryland, Oregon, Georgetown, Minnesota

Conference Breakdown: ACC (9), SEC (9),Big 12 (7),  Big East (6), Big Ten (4), Pac-12 (4), AAC (3),  WCC (2)

In a rivalry game that always lives up to its title, North Carolina was able to play some tough D in the second half and took downDuke at home. Out west the Pac-12 looked to shake things up as Oregon took down Washington and UCLA got a great win at Arizona. USC         Houston continued to look like a tournament team with a nice win over SMU.

Friday Bracket Impact Games:

Penn vs. Dartmouth, Davidson vs. Rhode Island, Minnesota vs. Indiana

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Last Four In: Virginia Tech, USC, Houston, LSU

First Four Out: Mississippi State, Marquette, Oklahoma State, Syracuse

Next Five Out: Georgia, SMU, South Carolina, Baylor, UCLA

Still Considered: otre Dame, Boston College, Western Kentucky, Utah, Iowa State, St. Bonaventure, Boise State, UCF, Maryland, Temple, Nebraska, Maryland, Oregon, Georgetown, Minnesota

Conference Breakdown: ACC (9), SEC (9),Big 12 (7),  Big East (6), Big Ten (4), Pac-12 (4), AAC (3),  WCC (2)

Wednesday evening brought another day of the season to show that anythong can happen this year. St. John’s followed up their win over Duke to take down Villanova on the road. It is a big win for the Red Storm picking up their first Big East win of the year and becoming a team that the Big East may not want to play when the conference tournament comes around. Staying in the Big East, Marquette also won on the road against a very good Seton Hall team and is staying right there as a team that is fighting to earn a bid to the tournament. In the ACC Virginia survivedover Florida State, and Virginia Tech got a much needed win over NC State. The Hookies and Wolfpack are both bubble teams and need to continue to play well in order to be in. Kansas State stayed alive by beating Texas and Texas A&M got a huge win at Auburn. Ohio State went into Purdue and was able to come away with a win bringing their chances to win the Big Ten even higher. Maryland lost to Penn State and I honestly believe that they will have to win the Big Ten tournament to make the big dance. I am still considering them because I believe with a a few big wins in the Big Ten tournament they may have a chance. The season is long from over so stay tuned for more.

Thursday Bracket Impact Games:

Florida Gulf Coast vs. NJIT, Manhattan vs. Rider, William & Mary vs. Charleston, Pittsburgh vs. Clemson, Vermont vs, Albany, Georgia Tech vs, Louisville, Louisiana vs. Georgia State, Rice vs. Middle Tennessee, Green Bay vs. Wright State, Stanford vs. Utah, Duke vs. North Carolina, FAU vs. Western Kentucky, Belmont vs. Tennessee State, SMU vs. Houston, Gonzaga vs. Pacific, UCLA vs. Arizona, Saint Mary’s vs. Loyola Marymount, Washington vs. Oregon, USC vs. Arizona State

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Last Four In: Virginia Tech, USC, Houston, LSU

First Four Out: Mississippi State, Marquette, Oklahoma State, Syracuse

Next Five Out: Georgia, SMU, South Carolina, Baylor, Notre Dame

Still Considered: Boston College, Western Kentucky, Utah, Iowa State, St. Bonaventure, Boise State, UCLA, UCF, Maryland, Temple, Nebraska, Maryland, Oregon, Georgetown, Minnesota

Conference Breakdown: ACC (9), SEC (9),Big 12 (7),  Big East (6), Big Ten (4), Pac-12 (4), AAC (3),  WCC (2)