RSN Bracketology Seed List Update (2/24)

BOLD= Conference Leader

  1. Kansas, Villanova, Gonzaga, North Carolina
  2. Baylor, Oregon, Arizona, Louisville
  3. Florida, Duke, Kentucky, Butler
  4. Florida State, UCLA, West Virginia, Purdue
  5. Cincinnati, Virginia, SMU, Wisconsin
  6. Creighton, Notre Dame, Minnesota, Maryland
  7. Saint Mary’s, Dayton, Oklahoma State, Xavier
  8. USC, Virginia Tech, Iowa State, Miami (Fl)
  9. VCU, South Carolina, Northwestern, Arkansas
  10. Michigan State, Michigan, Syracuse, Wichita State
  11. Seton Hall, Marquette, Kansas State, California, Middle Tennessee
  12. TCU, Georgia Tech, Monmouth, UT-Arlington, NC Wilmington
  13. Akron, Vermont, Nevada, Princeton
  14. Valparaiso, Belmont, NC Asheville, East Tennessee State
  15. Florida Gulf Coast, Cal State Bakersfield, Bucknell, North Dakota State
  16. New Orleans, Texas Southern, UC Irvine, NC Central, North Dakota, Mount Saint Mary’s

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  Michigan, Syracuse, Seton Hall, Marquette

Last 4 In:   Kansas State, California, TCU, Georgia Tech

First 4 Out:   Providence, Wake Forest, Illinois State, Indiana

Next 4 Out:   Clemson, Texas Tech, Georgia, Vanderbilt

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RSN Bracketology Seed List Update (2/24)

RSN Bracketology V.23 (2/23)

BOLD= Conference Leader

               Midwest                           East                             West                           South

1. Kansas             university_of_kansas_jayhawk_logo 1. Villanova       villanova_wildcats_logo 1. Gonzaga        gonzaga-logo 1. N. Carolina    University_of_North_Carolina_Tarheels_Interlocking_NC_logo.svg.png
2. Louisville         i 2. Arizona         university_of_arizona_block_a-svg 2. Oregon            oregonducks-svg 2. Baylor               baylor_university_athletics_logo-svg
3. Butler              i  3. Kentucky       kentucky_wildcats_logo-svg 3. Duke                duke_text_logo-svg 3. Florida           florida_gators_logo-svg
4. UCLA                ucla_bruins_logo 4. Florida State  Florida_State_Seminoles_Alternate_Logo.png 4. West Virginia  west_virginia_flying_wv_logo-svg 4. Purdue          purdue_boilermakers_workmark-svg
5. Virginia           va-15-logo 5. Cincinnati       cincinnati_bearcats-svg 5. Wisconsin       university_of_wisconsin_waving_w-svg 5. SMU              smu_mustang_logo-svg
6. Maryland         maryland_terrapins_logo-svg 6. Minnesota    minnesota_golden_gophers_logo-svg 6. Creighton       creighton_bluejays_c_logo 6. Notre Dame   notredamefightingirish-svg
7. Saint Mary’s   st_mary_gaels_logo 7. Dayton          university_of_dayton_athletics_logo 7. Okla. St.        oklahoma_state_university_athletics_logo-svg 7. USC                  interlocking_usc_logo-svg
8. Miami (Fl)        miami_hurricanes_logo-svg 8. Iowa State     iowa_state_cyclones_logo-svg 8. Virginia Techvt_logo-svg 8. Xavier              xaviermusketeers
9. Sou. Carolina  south_carolina_gamecocks_block_c_logo-svg 9. Northwestern northwestern_wildcats_logo-svg 9. Arkansas      arkansas_razorbacks_logo-svg 9. VCU               vcu_rams
10. Michigan St.  michigan_state_spartan_helmet-svg 10. Seton Hall   seton_hall_pirates_logo 10. Michigan     michigan_wolverines_logo-svg 10. Syracuse        syracuseorange-svg
11. Kansas State / California            ncaa_logo-svg 11. Mid. Tenn.  middle_tennessee_mt_wordmark 11. Wichita St.wichita_state_shockers_logo-svg 11. Marquette   marquette_golden_eagles-svg
12. Monmouth monmouth_athletics_primary_2014 12. UT-Arling.  uta_athletics_logo 12. UNCW         uncw_primary_athletic_logo_2015 12. TCU / Georgia Tech                     ncaa_logo-svg
13. Akron          akron_z_logo_2015 13. Princeton    princeton_tigers_logo 13. Vermont    150px-vermont_catamounts-svg 13. Nevada        nevada_wolf_pack_logo-svg
14. E. Tenn. St.  etsubuccaneers 14. Valparaiso valparaiso_crusaders_logo-svg 14. NC Ashvl.  unc_asheville_bulldogs_logo 14. Belmont      BelmontBruins.png
15. Bucknell     bucknellbison 15. FGCU         fgcu_athletics_seal-svg 15. N. Dak. St.ndbison 15. CS-Bakers.   csubroadrunnerslogo
16. Texas Sou.  texassoutherntigers 16. UC Irvine / Mt. St. Mary’s        ncaa_logo-svg 16. NC Central / North Dakota ncaa_logo-svg 16. N. Orleans   neworleansprivateers

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  Michigan State, Syracuse, Seton Hall, Marquette

Last 4 In:   Kansas State, California, TCU, Georgia Tech

First 4 Out:   Wake Forest, Providence, Illinois State, Indiana

Next 4 Out:   Clemson, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Tennessee

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RSN Bracketology V.23 (2/23)

RSN Bracketology V.22 (2/22)

BOLD= Conference Leader

               East                           Midwest                             West                           South

1. Villanova        villanova_wildcats_logo 1. Kansas          university_of_kansas_jayhawk_logo 1. Gonzaga        gonzaga-logo 1. N. Carolina      University_of_North_Carolina_Tarheels_Interlocking_NC_logo.svg.png
2. Louisville         i 2. Arizona        university_of_arizona_block_a-svg 2. Oregon            oregonducks-svg 2. Baylor                 baylor_university_athletics_logo-svg
3. Kentucky         kentucky_wildcats_logo-svg  3. Florida State Florida_State_Seminoles_Alternate_Logo.png 3. Duke                duke_text_logo-svg 3. Florida             florida_gators_logo-svg
4. UCLA                ucla_bruins_logo 4. Butler            i 4. West Virginia  west_virginia_flying_wv_logo-svg 4. Purdue            purdue_boilermakers_workmark-svg
5. Wisconsin      university_of_wisconsin_waving_w-svg 5. Virginia          va-15-logo 5. Creighton        creighton_bluejays_c_logo 5. Cincinnati          cincinnati_bearcats-svg
6. SMU               smu_mustang_logo-svg 6. Saint Mary’s st_mary_gaels_logo 6. Maryland         maryland_terrapins_logo-svg 6. Notre Dame     notredamefightingirish-svg
7. USC                   interlocking_usc_logo-svg 7. Minnesota    minnesota_golden_gophers_logo-svg 7. Dayton           university_of_dayton_athletics_logo 7. Xavier               xaviermusketeers
8. Virginia Tech  vt_logo-svg 8. Miami (Fl)      miami_hurricanes_logo-svg 8. Northwestern  northwestern_wildcats_logo-svg 8. Iowa State       iowa_state_cyclones_logo-svg
9. VCU                vcu_rams 9. Sou. Carolina south_carolina_gamecocks_block_c_logo-svg 9. Okla. St.          oklahoma_state_university_athletics_logo-svg 9. Michigan          michigan_wolverines_logo-svg
10. TCU               tcu_athletics_logo-svg 10. Arkansas    arkansas_razorbacks_logo-svg 10. Michigan St.   michigan_state_spartan_helmet-svg 10. Kansas State ksuwildcats_logo-svg
11. Marquette / Syracuse             ncaa_logo-svg 11. California / Wake Forest                 ncaa_logo-svg 11. Seton Hall     seton_hall_pirates_logo 11. Wichita St.   wichita_state_shockers_logo-svg
12. UNCW           uncw_primary_athletic_logo_2015 12. UT-Arling.  uta_athletics_logo 12. Mid. Tenn.    middle_tennessee_mt_wordmark 12. Monmouth  monmouth_athletics_primary_2014
13. Vermont      150px-vermont_catamounts-svg 13. Akron         akron_z_logo_2015 13. Princeton      princeton_tigers_logo 13. Valparaiso    valparaiso_crusaders_logo-svg
14. NC Ashvl.    unc_asheville_bulldogs_logo 14. Colo. St.      colorado_state_rams_logo-svg 14. Belmont      BelmontBruins.png 14. FGCU            fgcu_athletics_seal-svg
15. Bucknell     bucknellbison 15. Furman      paladinslogo-svg 15. N. Dak. St.  ndbison 15. CS-Bakers.   csubroadrunnerslogo
16. Texas Sou. texassoutherntigers 16. UC Irvine    uci_anteaters_logo 16. NC Central / North Dakota   ncaa_logo-svg 16. New Orleans / Mt. St. Mary’s    ncaa_logo-svg

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  Arkansas, Michigan State, TCU, Seton Hall

Last 4 In:   California, Marquette, Syracuse, Wake Forest

First 4 Out:  Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Illinois State, Clemson

Next 4 Out:   Indiana, Providence, Texas Tech, Alabama

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RSN Bracketology V.22 (2/22)

RSN Bracketology Seed List Update (2/21)

BOLD= Conference Leader

  1. Villanova, Kansas, Gonzaga, North Carolina
  2. Baylor, Louisville, Oregon, Arizona
  3. Florida, Duke, Kentucky, Florida State
  4. UCLA, West Virginia, Butler, Purdue
  5. Creighton, Cincinnati, Wisconsin, Virginia
  6. Maryland, Notre Dame, SMU, Saint Mary’s
  7. USC, Xavier, Northwestern, Dayton
  8. Virginia Tech, Iowa State, Minnesota, VCU
  9. South Carolina, Oklahoma State, Miami (Fl), Kansas State
  10. Michigan, Arkansas, Michigan State, TCU
  11. Seton Hall, California, Marquette, Syracuse, Wake Forest, Wichita State
  12. Middle Tennessee, Monmouth, NC Wilmington, Akron
  13. UT-Arlington, Vermont, Nevada, Valparaiso
  14. Belmont, NC Asheville, Florida Gulf Coast, Princeton
  15. Cal State Bakersfield, Bucknell, Furman, North Dakota State
  16. Texas Southern, UC Irvine, New Orleans, NC Central, North Dakota, Mount Saint Mary’s

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  Arkansas, Michigan State, TCU, Seton Hall

Last 4 In:   California, Marquette, Syracuse, Wake Forest

First 4 Out:   Clemson, Indiana, Georgia Tech, Tennessee

Next 4 Out:   Texas Tech, Providence, Illinois State, Alabama

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RSN Bracketology Seed List Update (2/21)

RSN Power Rankings (2/20)

Week 12

  1.  Gonzaga (28-0)                      gonzaga-logo

Last week’s ranking:  1  (-)

The Bulldogs cruised to another 2-win week and will almost surely head into postseason play undefeated. Gonzaga hosts BYU on Saturday in their regular season finale at 10 PM but have already clinched the #1 seed in the WCC Tournament.

2. Villanova (26-2)                        villanova_wildcats_logo

Last week’s ranking: 2 (-)

Villanova headed into a 3-game road trip with trips to Xavier, DePaul, and Seton Hall with just 2 losses on the season. They came out with that same total. Drubbings of Xavier and Seton Hall add to an already spectacular resume. Butler and Creighton both travel to Philadelphia in the next week as the Wildcats look to lock down a spot on the 1-line.

3.  Kansas (24-3)                            university_of_kansas_jayhawk_logo

Last week’s ranking: 3 (-)

Every week it seems like we’re here talking about how Kansas was bailed out at the end of a game by the referees. Well here we are back on what seems like Groundhog Day as Kansas was handed the game at Baylor on what looked to be a clear jump ball. Despite that, Kansas did impress with an insane comeback last Monday over West Virginia.

4.  North Carolina (23-5)            university_of_north_carolina_tarheels_interlocking_nc_logo-svg

Last week’s ranking: 9 (UP 5)

The Tar Heels have bounced back from a disappointing loss at Duke a few weeks back with two straight wins, the first of which officially ended the tenure of Mark Gottfried as the head coach at NC State. After taking down Virginia a few days ago, North Carolina hosts Louisville on Wednesday in a battle for the ACC lead.

5.  Baylor (22-3)                             baylor_university_athletics_logo-svg     

Last week’s ranking: 4 (DOWN 1)

Many have hopped off the Baylor bandwagon after a two-game skid. However, we believe Baylor is for real after an impressive showing in their loss to Kansas. Next up is what should be the easiest game remaining for BU in a matchup withOklahoma.

6.  Oregon (24-4)                          oregonducks-svg

Last week’s ranking: 5 (DOWN 1)

It was an easy, quiet week in Oregon as the Ducks easily handled home games against Utah and Colorado, further extending the longest active home win streak in college basketball. Up next is a trip to California, where a loss could serve up an NCAA Tournament spot for the Golden Bears.

7. UCLA (24-3)                              ucla_bruins_logo

Last week’s ranking: 7 (-)

UCLA lost two in a row to Arizona and USC and plunged in the polls just a few weeks ago. Now, after a 5 game win streak, the Bruins are up to #5 in the AP Poll and #7 in our rankings. Lonzo Ball and Co. travel to Arizona for a huge matchup on Saturday.

8. Arizona (25-3)                         university_of_arizona_block_a-svg

Last week’s ranking:  6 (DOWN 2)

2 of the final 3 remaining games for Arizona are home ties with fellow NCAA Tournament teams (UCLA and USC). Two wins and a win at Arizona State will likely lock up a #2 seed for Sean Miller’s dangerous squad.

9. Louisville (22-5)                      i

Last week’s ranking:  8 (DOWN 1)

A drop in the rankings likely isn’t justified for Rick Pitino’s Cardinals after gritty wins over Syracuse and Virginia Tech. However, Louisville travels to Chapel Hill with an enormous game with North Carolina for the ACC lead.

10. Duke (22-5)                           duke_text_logo-svg

Last week’s ranking:  12 (UP 2)

Ah Duke. Personally, we hoped Duke would never return to the write-up section. But here they are, they’ve earned it. 7 straight wins in this year’s ACC is extremely impressive, including wins over UNC and road wins at Notre Dame and Virginia. Up next is a trip to the Carrier Dome for a date with the Orange

11. Florida  (-)

12. Purdue  (UP 2)

13. West Virginia  (DOWN 3)

14. Kentucky  (UP 5)

15. Wisconsin  (-)

16. Florida State (DOWN 3)

17. SMU  (-)

18. Cincinnati  (-)

19. Butler  (UP 3)

20. Maryland  (UP 1)

21. Virginia  (DOWN 5)

22. Dayton  (UP 3)

23. Virginia Tech  (NEW)

24. Xavier  (-)

25. Creighton  (DOWN 2)

Dropped Out: South Carolina

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RSN Power Rankings (2/20)

RSN Bracketology V.21 (2/20)

BOLD= Conference Leader

               East                           Midwest                             West                           South

1. Villanova        villanova_wildcats_logo 1. Kansas          university_of_kansas_jayhawk_logo 1. Gonzaga        gonzaga-logo 1. Baylor                baylor_university_athletics_logo-svg
2. Louisville         i 2. Arizona        university_of_arizona_block_a-svg 2. Oregon            oregonducks-svg 2. N. Carolina     University_of_North_Carolina_Tarheels_Interlocking_NC_logo.svg.png
3. Kentucky         kentucky_wildcats_logo-svg  3. Florida State Florida_State_Seminoles_Alternate_Logo.png 3. Duke                duke_text_logo-svg 3. Florida            florida_gators_logo-svg
4. UCLA                ucla_bruins_logo 4. Butler            i 4. West Virginia  west_virginia_flying_wv_logo-svg 4. Purdue            purdue_boilermakers_workmark-svg
5. Wisconsin      university_of_wisconsin_waving_w-svg 5. Virginia          va-15-logo 5. Creighton        creighton_bluejays_c_logo 5. Cincinnati         cincinnati_bearcats-svg
6. SMU               smu_mustang_logo-svg 6. Saint Mary’s st_mary_gaels_logo 6. Maryland         maryland_terrapins_logo-svg 6. Notre Dame    notredamefightingirish-svg
7. USC                   interlocking_usc_logo-svg 7. Northwesternnorthwestern_wildcats_logo-svg 7. Dayton           university_of_dayton_athletics_logo 7. Xavier               xaviermusketeers
8. Iowa State      iowa_state_cyclones_logo-svg 8. VCU              vcu_rams 8. Minnesota      minnesota_golden_gophers_logo-svg 8. Virginia Tech  vt_logo-svg
9. Miami (Fl)        miami_hurricanes_logo-svg 9. Sou. Carolina south_carolina_gamecocks_block_c_logo-svg 9. Okla. St.          oklahoma_state_university_athletics_logo-svg 9. Michigan         michigan_wolverines_logo-svg
10. TCU               tcu_athletics_logo-svg 10. Arkansas    arkansas_razorbacks_logo-svg 10. Michigan St.   michigan_state_spartan_helmet-svg 10. Kansas State ksuwildcats_logo-svg
11. Marquette / Syracuse             ncaa_logo-svg 11. California / Wake Forest                 ncaa_logo-svg 11. Seton Hall     seton_hall_pirates_logo 11. Wichita St.  wichita_state_shockers_logo-svg
12. UNCW           uncw_primary_athletic_logo_2015 12. Akron         akron_z_logo_2015 12. Mid. Tenn.   middle_tennessee_mt_wordmark 12. Monmouth monmouth_athletics_primary_2014
13. Vermont      150px-vermont_catamounts-svg 13. UT-Arling.  uta_athletics_logo 13. Nevada         nevada_wolf_pack_logo-svg 13. Valparaiso   valparaiso_crusaders_logo-svg
14. NC Ashvl.    unc_asheville_bulldogs_logo 14. Belmont     BelmontBruins.png 14. Princeton      princeton_tigers_logo 14. FGCU          fgcu_athletics_seal-svg
15. Bucknell     bucknellbison 15. Furman      paladinslogo-svg 15. N. Dak. St.  ndbison 15. CS-Bakers. csubroadrunnerslogo
16. Texas Sou. texassoutherntigers 16. UC Irvine    uci_anteaters_logo 16. NC Central / North Dakota   ncaa_logo-svg 16. New Orleans / Mt. St. Mary’s  ncaa_logo-svg

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  Arkansas, Michigan State, TCU, Seton Hall

Last 4 In:   California, Marquette, Syracuse, Wake Forest

First 4 Out:   Clemson, Indiana, Georgia Tech, Texas Tech

Next 4 Out:   Tennessee, Providence, Illinois State, Alabama

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RSN Bracketology V.21 (2/20)