Another set of upsets had precipitated some shuffling in Friday’s bracket. Tennessee, Saint Mary’s, Kentucky and North Carolina are among the many groups that took successful due to sudden losses since Monday’s bracket replace.
One factor that did not change a lot was the top line of the bracket. Purdue and Alabama are nonetheless the top two groups total. Kansas and Texas swapped the third and fourth spots after the Jayhawks defeated the Longhorns on the Phog on Monday night time.
Tennessee had one thing of a case to be half of the top line of the bracket prior to dropping at Vanderbilt on Wednesday night time. After all, the Volunteers have wins over Kansas and Texas. Their issues are that the standard of their wins drops off after these two and that the majority of their losses have come to groups that aren’t in rivalry for a spot in the bracket. The Volunteers fell from a No. 2 seed to a No. 3 seed with UCLA taking Tennessee’s place on the second line after leaping up from a No. 4 seed.
Bracketology top seeds
Check out Palm’s newest bracket, full subject of 68 and all of the groups on the bubble on the Bracketology hub.
Kentucky slips, is final group in
Also on Wednesday, Kentucky misplaced at dwelling once more, this time to Arkansas. That is already the Wildcats’ third loss in Rupp Arena this season, following Kansas and the disastrous loss to South Carolina. If not for the win at Tennessee, this group would look to be nicely on its means to the NIT. As it’s, they’re projected to the First Four as a No. 11 seed and one of the “Last Four In.”
The Razorbacks, a No. 10 seed, are nonetheless with out Nick Smith, Jr. though he has returned to apply. If he can come again and play on the stage that has NBA scouts drooling, that might be an enormous increase to Arkansas’ match hopes. The Razorbacks are already with out Trevon Brazile, who’s out for the season with a knee damage.
UNC and UK in First Four?
North Carolina misplaced at Wake Forest on Wednesday night time, and I’m not positive that was technically an upset. That is just about all you want to know concerning the state of Tar Heel basketball. They are the final group in the bracket as a No. 11 seed. North Carolina’s solely Quadrant 1 win stays vs. Ohio State, which has fallen to 11-13 and will not be a Quad 1 win for much longer.
Can you think about a First Four with Kentucky and North Carolina? How about an NIT with each? There remains to be a great distance to go although.
Saint Mary’s loss to Loyola-Marymount is expensive
Saint Mary’s adopted up its huge win over Gonzaga with an time beyond regulation loss at LMU on Thursday. The Lions additionally ended the Zags’ 76-game dwelling profitable streak earlier this season, so at the least they know the way to rise to an event.
The loss was the Gaels’ third of their 5 this season to a group that won’t be taking part in in the NCAA Tournament. They even have Quad 3 losses towards Washington and at dwelling to Colorado State. That matches the quantity of their Quad 1 wins. No group has ever acquired a top 4 seed with two or fewer Quad 1 wins and as many or extra Quad 3 or worse losses. That doesn’t imply it is not going to occur this season. And, of course, there may be nonetheless time for Saint Mary’s to add to these totals however for now, the Gaels are a No. 5 seed.
Big 12 approaches report
The Big 12 is up to eight groups in the bracket, which might be a report for the share of groups from one convention. The convention has had seven of its ten groups get into the sector 5 instances (2021, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014) and the 10-team Big East of 2017 completed that feat as nicely.
Here are the conferences with a number of bids in the up to date bracket.
Multi-bid conferences in newest Bracketology
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