RSN Bracketology Full Bracket Update (1/21)

BOLD=  Conference Leader

South                                West                               Midwest                           East

1. Baylor              baylor_university_athletics_logo-svg 1. Gonzaga        gonzaga-logo 1. Kansas            university_of_kansas_jayhawk_logo 1. San Diego St. San_Diego_State_Aztecs_logo
2. Florida St.      Florida_State_Seminoles_logo.svg 2. Michigan St.  michigan_state_spartan_helmet-svg 2. Louisville        i 2. Duke                duke_text_logo-svg
3. Dayton            university_of_dayton_athletics_logo 3. West Virginia west_virginia_flying_wv_logo-svg 3. Butler              i 3. Seton Hall     seton_hall_pirates_logo
4. Villanova         villanova_wildcats_logo 4. Oregon           oregonducks-svg 4. Auburn            auburntigers-svg 4. Maryland         125px-Maryland_Terrapins_logo.svg
5. Iowa                500px-Iowa_Hawkeyes_Logo_svg 5. Kentucky        kentucky_wildcats_logo-svg 5. Memphis         memphistigers-svg 5. Arizona          university_of_arizona_block_a-svg
6. Colorado        Colorado-Buffaloes-Logo.png 6. Wichita St.     wichita_state_shockers_logo-svg 6. Michigan         michigan_wolverines_logo-svg 6. Wisconsin       university_of_wisconsin_waving_w-svg
7. LSU                 20181010233035_912_mascotOrig 7. Rutgers           304px-Rutgers_Scarlet_Knights_logo.svg 7. Illinois               illinois_fighting_illini_logo-svg 7. Arkansas        arkansas_razorbacks_logo-svg
8. Houston        houston_cougars_logo-svg 8. Ohio State      2013_ohio_state_buckeyes_logo-svg 8. Penn State      penn_state_nittany_lions-svg 8. Texas Tech      texas_tech_red_raiders_logo-svg
9. Indiana            indiana_hoosiers_logo-svg 9. Creighton       150px-Creighton_Bluejays_logo.svg 9. Stanford           5842f616a6515b1e0ad75b21 9. Marquette     marquette_golden_eagles-svg
10. Minnesota   minnesota_golden_gophers_logo-svg 10. Florida         florida_gators_logo-svg 10. BYU               byu_athletic_logo-svg 10. Purdue         purdue_boilermakers_workmark-svg
11. Saint Mary’s / Xavier                  ncaa_logo-svg 11. NC State      152 11. USC                 interlocking_usc_logo-svg 11. Liberty         LibertyFlames
12. Yale               1200px-Yale_Bulldogs_logo.svg 12. Oklahoma / Virginia Tech      ncaa_logo-svg 12. No. Iowa      Northern_Iowa_Panters_logo.svg.png 12. E. Tenn. St.  etsubuccaneers
13. Akron           akron_z_logo_2015 13. Colgate        2142 13. W. & Mary   William_&_Mary_Tribe_logo.svg 13. SFA               200px-Stephen_F._Austin_Athletics_logo.svg
14. N. Mex. St.   200px-new_mexico_state_aggies_logo-svg 14. Wright St.   Wright_State_Raiders_logo.svg 14. Western Ky. WKU_Athletics_logo.svg 14. UC-Irvine     uci_anteaters_logo
15. Stony Brook1200px-Stony_Brook_Seawolves_logo.svg 15. N. Dak. St    ndbison 15. Little Rock   2031 15. Murray St.  Murray_State_Racers_logo.svg
16. PV A&M / Norfolk St.         ncaa_logo-svg 16. Monmouth / Robert Morris  ncaa_logo-svg 16. Winthrop     winthropeagles 16. Montana     200px-Montana_Griz_logo.svg

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:   Purdue, BYU, Minnesota, NC State

Last 4 In:   Saint Mary’s, Xavier, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech

First 4 Out:   DePaul, Georgetown, Washington, Georgia

Next 4 Out:   VCU, Virginia, Duquesne, Oregon State

Four More:   Richmond, TCU, Pittsburgh, Saint Louis

In the Hunt:   SMU, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Utah State, Temple, Rhode Island, Mississippi State, Alabama, Providence, Texas

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RSN Bracketology Full Bracket Update (1/21)

RSN Bracketology Midseason Awards 2019-2020 (1/20)

As we move just past the midway point of what has been an absurd year of college basketball, it’s time to unveil our midseason awards, picks, and projections.

National Player of the Year 

Payton Pritchard          oregonducks-svg

NCAA All-American First Team

Payton Pritchard          oregonducks-svg              Myles Powell             seton_hall_pirates_logo

Obi Toppin                    university_of_dayton_athletics_logo              Markus Howard       marquette_golden_eagles-svg

Luka Garza                    500px-Iowa_Hawkeyes_Logo_svg

NCAA All-American Second Team

Cassius Winston           michigan_state_spartan_helmet-svg              Devon Dotson            university_of_kansas_jayhawk_logo

Jordan Nwora               i              Vernon Carey            duke_text_logo-svg

Malachi Flynn               San_Diego_State_Aztecs_logo

Our Final Four Projection 

Michigan State              michigan_state_spartan_helmet-svg                Baylor                         baylor_university_athletics_logo-svg

Florida State                 Florida_State_Seminoles_logo.svg                San Diego State        San_Diego_State_Aztecs_logo

Top 5 Outside Contenders:  Seton Hall, Oregon, Gonzaga, Louisville, Dayton

National Coach of the Year 

Brian Dutcher              San_Diego_State_Aztecs_logo

Top 5 Outside Contenders:  Scott Drew (Baylor), LaVall Jordan (Butler), Anthony Grant (Dayton), Mark Few (Gonzaga), Steve Pikiell (Rutgers)

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RSN Bracketology Midseason Awards 2019-2020 (1/20)

RSN Bracketology Full Bracket Update (1/20)

BOLD=  Conference Leader

South                                West                               Midwest                         East

1. Baylor              baylor_university_athletics_logo-svg 1. Gonzaga        gonzaga-logo 1. Kansas            university_of_kansas_jayhawk_logo 1. San Diego St. San_Diego_State_Aztecs_logo
2. Florida St.      Florida_State_Seminoles_logo.svg 2. Michigan St.  michigan_state_spartan_helmet-svg 2. Louisville        i 2. Duke                duke_text_logo-svg
3. Dayton            university_of_dayton_athletics_logo 3. West Virginia west_virginia_flying_wv_logo-svg 3. Butler              i 3. Seton Hall     seton_hall_pirates_logo
4. Villanova         villanova_wildcats_logo 4. Oregon           oregonducks-svg 4. Auburn            auburntigers-svg 4. Maryland         125px-Maryland_Terrapins_logo.svg
5. Iowa                500px-Iowa_Hawkeyes_Logo_svg 5. Kentucky        kentucky_wildcats_logo-svg 5. Memphis         memphistigers-svg 5. Arizona          university_of_arizona_block_a-svg
6. Colorado        Colorado-Buffaloes-Logo.png 6. Wichita St.     wichita_state_shockers_logo-svg 6. Michigan         michigan_wolverines_logo-svg 6. Wisconsin       university_of_wisconsin_waving_w-svg
7. LSU                 20181010233035_912_mascotOrig 7. Rutgers           304px-Rutgers_Scarlet_Knights_logo.svg 7. Illinois               illinois_fighting_illini_logo-svg 7. Arkansas        arkansas_razorbacks_logo-svg
8. Houston        houston_cougars_logo-svg 8. Ohio State      2013_ohio_state_buckeyes_logo-svg 8. Penn State      penn_state_nittany_lions-svg 8. Texas Tech      texas_tech_red_raiders_logo-svg
9. Indiana            indiana_hoosiers_logo-svg 9. Creighton       150px-Creighton_Bluejays_logo.svg 9. Stanford           5842f616a6515b1e0ad75b21 9. Marquette     marquette_golden_eagles-svg
10. Minnesota   minnesota_golden_gophers_logo-svg 10. Florida         florida_gators_logo-svg 10. BYU               byu_athletic_logo-svg 10. Purdue         purdue_boilermakers_workmark-svg
11. Saint Mary’s / Xavier                  ncaa_logo-svg 11. Virginia        va-15-logo 11. USC                 interlocking_usc_logo-svg 11. Liberty         LibertyFlames
12. Yale               1200px-Yale_Bulldogs_logo.svg 12. Oklahoma / Virginia Tech      ncaa_logo-svg 12. No. Iowa      Northern_Iowa_Panters_logo.svg.png 12. E. Tenn. St.  etsubuccaneers
13. Akron           akron_z_logo_2015 13. Colgate        2142 13. W. & Mary   William_&_Mary_Tribe_logo.svg 13. SFA               200px-Stephen_F._Austin_Athletics_logo.svg
14. N. Mex. St.   200px-new_mexico_state_aggies_logo-svg 14. Wright St.   Wright_State_Raiders_logo.svg 14. Western Ky. WKU_Athletics_logo.svg 14. UC-Irvine     uci_anteaters_logo
15. Stony Brook1200px-Stony_Brook_Seawolves_logo.svg 15. N. Dak. St    ndbison 15. Little Rock   2031 15. Murray St.  Murray_State_Racers_logo.svg
16. PV A&M / Norfolk St.         ncaa_logo-svg 16. Montana / Monmouth       ncaa_logo-svg 16. Winthrop     winthropeagles 16. SFU (PA)      1200px-Saint_Francis_Red_Flash_logo.svg

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:   Purdue, BYU, Minnesota, Virginia

Last 4 In:   Saint Mary’s, Xavier, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech

First 4 Out:   DePaul, NC State, Georgetown, Washington

Next 4 Out:   Georgia, VCU, Duquesne, Oregon State

Four More:   Richmond, Texas, TCU, Pittsburgh

In the Hunt:   Saint Louis, SMU, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Utah State, Temple, Rhode Island, Providence, Mississippi State, Alabama

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RSN Bracketology Full Bracket Update (1/20)

RSN Bracketology Seed List Update (1/18)

BOLD= Conference Leader

  1. BaylorGonzagaDuke, Kansas
  2. San Diego State, Butler, Auburn, Florida State
  3. West Virginia, Michigan State, Oregon, Seton Hall
  4. Dayton, Louisville, Villanova, Kentucky
  5. Maryland, Wichita State, Memphis, Iowa
  6. Arkansas, Ohio State, Michigan, Colorado
  7. Creighton, Stanford, Arizona, Wisconsin
  8. Texas Tech, Illinois, Rutgers, Penn State
  9. Houston, Indiana, Marquette, LSU
  10. Minnesota, Purdue, Virginia, BYU
  11. Saint Mary’s, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Florida, Liberty
  12. Georgia, Georgetown, Northern IowaAkron, East Tennessee State
  13. Yale, Stephen F. Austin, William & Mary, Colgate
  14. Georgia State, New Mexico State, Wright State, Murray State
  15. Charlotte, Montana, South Dakota State, Winthrop
  16. UC-Riverside, Manhattan, Albany, Robert Morris, Grambling, Norfolk State

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:   Virginia, BYU, Saint Mary’s, Oklahoma

Last 4 In:   Virginia Tech, Florida, Georgia, Georgetown

First 4 Out:   Oregon State, Washington, Xavier, NC State

Next 4 Out:   Duquesne, VCU, USC, TCU

Four More:   Texas, Utah State, DePaul, Richmond

In the Hunt:   Temple, Rhode Island, Providence, Pittsburgh, Saint Louis, Cincinnati, SMU

Conferences:  Big Ten (12), Big East (6), SEC (6), ACC (5), Big 12 (5), Pac 12 (4), AAC (3), WCC (3)

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RSN Bracketology Seed List Update (1/18)

RSN Bracketology Seed List Update (1/14)

BOLD= Conference Leader

  1. BaylorGonzagaDukeAuburn
  2. ButlerSan Diego State, Kansas, Oregon
  3. Florida State, Kentucky, West Virginia, Louisville
  4. Wichita State, Michigan State, Dayton, Maryland
  5. Villanova, Seton Hall, Memphis, Arkansas
  6. Michigan, Ohio State, Creighton, Wisconsin
  7. Arizona, Stanford, Colorado, Iowa
  8. Texas Tech, Penn State, Illinois, Rutgers
  9. Indiana, Houston, Purdue, Marquette
  10. Virginia, Minnesota, LSU, BYU
  11. Florida, Oklahoma, Xavier, VCU, Liberty
  12. TCU, Saint Mary’s, Northern IowaAkron, Furman
  13. Yale, William & Mary, Colgate, Georgia State
  14. New Mexico State, Wright State, Nicholls State, Murray State
  15. Stony Brook, Charlotte, Montana, South Dakota State
  16. Quinnipiac, Winthrop, UC-Riverside, Robert Morris, Grambling, Norfolk State

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:   LSU, BYU, Florida, Oklahoma

Last 4 In:   Xavier, VCU, TCU, Saint Mary’s

First 4 Out:   Oregon State, Duquesne, Georgia, USC

Next 4 Out:   Virginia Tech, Georgetown, Washington, DePaul

Four More:   Texas, Utah State, NC State, Saint Louis

In the Hunt:   Tennessee, Cincinnati, Richmond, Oklahoma State, St. John’s, Temple, Rhode Island, Providence, SMU, Santa Clara, Miami (Fl), Pittsburgh

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RSN Bracketology Seed List Update (1/14)

RSN Seed List Update (12/6)

Here’s your first look at where things stand, roughly, as we approach the end of the non-conference season.

BOLD= Projected Automatic Qualifier

  1. Louisville, Ohio State, Kansas, Maryland
  2. Michigan, Duke, GonzagaKentucky
  3. Virginia, Auburn, Arizona, North Carolina
  4. Tennessee, DaytonMemphis, Michigan State
  5. Oregon, Seton Hall, Purdue, Baylor
  6. Washington, Florida State, Villanova, Colorado
  7. San Diego State, West Virginia, Florida, Utah State
  8. Saint Mary’s, Butler, VCU, Xavier
  9. Penn State, DePaul, Oklahoma, Indiana
  10. Iowa, Oklahoma State, Texas, Marquette
  11. Cincinnati, Arkansas, Virginia Tech, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Stanford
  12. Liberty, Stephen F. Austin, Liberty, Northern Iowa
  13. UTEP, East Tennessee State, Delaware, Yale
  14. Belmont, Eastern Michigan, UC-Irvine, Sacramento State
  15. New Mexico State, Wright State, South Alabama, Lafayette
  16. Winthrop, South Dakota, Rider, Sacred Heart, Grambling State, Bethune Cookman

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:   Oklahoma State, Texas, Marquette, Arkansas

Last 4 In:   Virginia Tech, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Stanford

First 4 Out:   Temple, NC State, Oregon State, Ole Miss

Next 4 Out:   Richmond, Houston, Iowa State, Connecticut

Four More:   LSU, Creighton, Notre Dame, Illinois

In the Hunt:   Mississippi State, USC, Pittsburgh, Wichita State, SMU, Georgia, Saint Louis, BYU, Rhode Island, UNC-Greensboro, George Mason

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RSN Seed List Update (12/6)

RSN Bracketology: Top 25 Rankings (12/2)

Well – what a Feast Week we had in college basketball these past 7 days. From massive upsets to last-second winners and a few absolutely loaded Thanksgiving tournaments, it’s time to rank our top-25 as it stands today.

  1. Michigan (7-0) – Michigan goes from unranked to our #1 team with a ridiculous resume-boosting week in Atlantis. Wins over Gonzaga, North Carolina, and Iowa State lay the groundwork for the Wolverines moving forward.
  2. Louisville (7-0) – While facing a soft schedule thus far, the Cardinals have dominated nearly every opponent. This week brings their first major challenge: a date with Michigan on Tuesday night at the Yum! Center.
  3. Virginia (7-0) – There’s no denying that the Cavs offense has been borderline atrocious for a defending National Champion. However, the defense is outright ridiculous, holding 6 of 7 opponents under 50 points.
  4. Maryland (8-0) – The Terps finally faced a slew of tougher games this past week and answered the bell in impressive fashion. Anthony Cowan Jr. dominated and led a balanced overall attack in a drubbing of Markus Howard’s Marquette.
  5. Kansas (6-1) – The Jayhawks held off Dayton to claim the Maui Invitational Title. Saturday brings a very intriguing matchup as an under-the-radar Colorado squad travels to Allen Fieldhouse.
  6. Ohio State (7-0) – Our 3rd Big Ten team in the top-6, Ohio State has certainly impressed early on this season. Wednesday marks a huge opportunity for the Buckeyes to put the nation on watch – a trip to North Carolina.
  7. Gonzaga (8-1) – Gonzaga made its way to the Battle 4 Atlantis final via wins over Southern Miss and Oregon. The Bulldogs fended off yet another feverish Ducks comeback to claim a very nice neutral-court win. Killian Tillie’s return will likely boost Gonzaga into a perennial top-5 power.
  8. North Carolina (6-1) – Cole Anthony and Co. were hit by the missile that was Michigan in their Atlantis semifinal matchup. Still, the Tar Heels found valuable wins over Oregon and Iowa State and face another powerhouse in Ohio State on Wednesday.
  9. Kentucky (6-1) – Since the Evansville disaster, the Wildcats have mopped up several inferior opponents. It doesn’t get much tougher for a while as UK should (…) win out until a Dec. 21 fixture with Ohio State.
  10. Duke (7-1) – We’re gonna learn a lot about Duke in the coming weeks. After the already infamous last-second loss to SFA, the Blue Devils scraped by Winthrop in an underwhelming effort. Tomorrow night breeds a massive road tie with Michigan State, followed by a trip to Virginia Tech.
  11. Arizona
  12. Michigan State
  13. Auburn
  14. Dayton
  15. Oregon
  16. Florida State
  17. Memphis
  18. Seton Hall
  19. Baylor
  20. Tennessee
  21. San Diego State
  22. Colorado
  23. Washington
  24. Utah State
  25. Oklahoma State

On the cusp: West Virginia, Florida, Xavier, Villanova, Butler, DePaul, Purdue, Saint Mary’s

RSN Bracketology: Top 25 Rankings (12/2)