RSN Bracketology Seed List Update (2/28)

BOLD= Conference Leader / Highest Remaining Conference Tournament Seed

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

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  Northwestern, Syracuse, Seton Hall, California

Last 4 In:   Providence, Georgia Tech, TCU, Marquette

First 4 Out:  Vanderbilt, Kansas State, Illinois State, Wake Forest

Next 4 Out:   Rhode Island, Indiana, Illinois, Clemson

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RSN Bracketology Seed List Update (2/28)

RSN Power Rankings (2/27)

Week 13

  1. Kansas (26-3)                           university_of_kansas_jayhawk_logo

Last week’s ranking:  3  (UP 2)

Kansas elevates to our top spot for the first time this season after extending their win streak to 6 games this week. Next up is a home date with Oklahoma, a game the Jayhawks will be heavily favored to win before embarking on a road trip to Oklahoma State. On a side note, it will be interesting to see how Kansas mentally progresses as it seems like nearly half the team has been in trouble off the court this season with Josh Jackson the latest culprit.

2. UCLA (26-3)                               ucla_bruins_logo

Last week’s ranking: 7 (UP 5)

After a two-game lull the Bruins have soared back into the top 5 with 7 straight wins. Most recently, UCLA took down Arizona at the McKale Center in a stunning road victory. Composed of an elite offensive core including Lonzo Ball, TJ Leaf, Bryce Alford, and Isaac Hamilton, which is virtually unstoppable on most days, UCLA looks like a major contender.

3. Villanova (27-3)                        villanova_wildcats_logo

Last week’s ranking: 2 (DOWN 1)

The Wildcats’ senior class came into the week having never lost a game at The Pavilion. That changed when Butler arrived on campus and took down Villanova in a strong and encouraging performance. All that’s remaining for Nova is a trip to lowly Georgetown, who recently fell on their home floor to DePaul.

4.  Gonzaga (29-1)                       gonzaga-logo

Last week’s ranking: 1 (DOWN 3)

They were that close. 29-0 and a home game to end the regular season. But guess who…BYU. Seemingly every year the Cougars take down the Zags in Spokane. Gonzaga is still very much in play for a 1 seed and will fight with Oregon, Louisville, and possibly UCLA for the final #1 spot.

5.  North Carolina (25-5)            university_of_north_carolina_tarheels_interlocking_nc_logo-svg     

Last week’s ranking: 4 (DOWN 1)

North Carolina took care of business this week with an impressive home win over Louisville and a win in Pittsburgh. Sitting at first place in the ACC, a tough end to the regular season awaits with a trip to Virginia before returning home for their second tie with Duke.

6.  Oregon (24-4)                          oregonducks-svg

Last week’s ranking: 6 (-)

The Ducks claimed wins in both of their games this week but only won the two by a combined 5 points. Dillon Brooks’ heroics helped sink California before returning home for a narrow defeat of Stanford. All that is remaining for Oregon is a trip to Oregon State before the Pac 12 Tournament.

7. Louisville (23-6)                       i

Last week’s ranking: 9 (UP 2)

A disappointing effort at Chapel Hill early in the week was countered by a thrashing of Syracuse at the KFC Yum! Center. Remaining for Rick Pitino’s Cardinals is a road date at Wake Forest and a home tie with Notre Dame.

8. Kentucky (20-5)                      kentucky_wildcats_logo-svg

Last week’s ranking:  14 (UP 6)

Malik Monk led Kentucky to a huge win over Florida with his 4th 30-point game this season. The Wildcats host the up and coming Vanderbilt Commodores before embarking on their final road trip this season to College Station for a matchup with Texas A&M.

9. Arizona (26-4)                          university_of_arizona_block_a-svg

Last week’s ranking:  6 (DOWN 3)

This week, Arizona fell at home to a red-hot UCLA team. This came after a 5 game win streak that had the Wildcats on top of the Pac 12. All that remains is a rivalry game with Arizona State, who just knocked off USC in a nailbiter.

10. Butler (23-6)                          i

Last week’s ranking:  19 (UP 9)

Chris Holtmann and the Bulldogs soar into our top-10 after completing a sweep of Villanova at the Pavilion. Just a few days after their shocking upset, Butler traveled to a sputtering Xavier and sunk the Musketeers as well. In a final tune-up for the Big East Tournament, Seton Hall travels to Indianapolis on Saturday.

11. Purdue  (UP 1)

12. Baylor  (DOWN 7)

13. Florida  (DOWN 2)

14. Duke  (DOWN 4)

15. West Virginia  (DOWN 2)

16. Florida State (-)

17. SMU  (-)

18. Notre Dame  (NEW)

19. Iowa State  (NEW)

20. Oklahoma State  (NEW)

21. Dayton  (UP 1)

22. Miami  (NEW)

23. Virginia Tech  (-)

24. Cincinnati  (DOWN 6)

25. Minnesota  (NEW)

Dropped Out: Maryland, Virginia, Wisconsin, Xavier, Creighton

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RSN Power Rankings (2/27)

At-Large Statuses (2/27)

Here’s a brief look at every team competing for a potential at-large spot. Any team not listed is not considered a possible at-large team at this point by RSN. Divided into our own categories, find out where your team stands below.

Locks:  Kansas, Villanova, North Carolina, Gonzaga, Oregon, Louisville, Kentucky, Baylor, Arizona, UCLA, Florida, Butler, Florida State, Purdue, Duke, West Virginia, Virginia, Notre Dame, SMU, Creighton, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Miami (Fl), Maryland

Looking Good: Saint Mary’s, Dayton, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Michigan, Michigan State, VCU, Arkansas, Xavier

In for Now, But More Work to Do: USC, Northwestern, Syracuse, Seton Hall

Right on the Edge:  Wichita State, California, Providence, Georgia Tech, TCU, Marquette, Middle Tennessee

Outside, Looking In:  Kansas State, Wake Forest, Illinois State, Vanderbilt

More Work Needed, But Possible:  Rhode Island, Indiana, Illinois, Monmouth, UT-Arlington

Miracle NeededClemson, Texas Tech, Georgia, Nevada, NC Wilmington, Vermont, Princeton

 

At-Large Statuses (2/27)

RSN Bracketology V.24 (2/27)

BOLD= Conference Leader

               Midwest                           East                            South                           West

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

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  Northwestern, Syracuse, Seton Hall, California

Last 4 In:   Providence, Georgia Tech, TCU, Marquette

First 4 Out:  Vanderbilt, Kansas State, Illinois State, Wake Forest

Next 4 Out:   Rhode Island, Indiana, Illinois, Clemson

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RSN Bracketology V.24 (2/27)

RSN Bracketology Pre-Sunday Seed List Update (2/26)

Full bracketology will be released Monday morning.

BOLD= Conference Leader

  1. Kansas, Villanova, North Carolina, Gonzaga
  2. Oregon, Louisville, Kentucky, Baylor
  3. Arizona, UCLA, Florida, Butler
  4. Florida State, Purdue, Duke, West Virginia
  5. Virginia, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, SMU
  6. Wisconsin, Creighton, Minnesota, Iowa State
  7. Saint Mary’s, Dayton, Oklahoma State, Miami (Fl)
  8. Maryland, Xavier, Virginia Tech, USC
  9. VCU, South Carolina, Michigan, Arkansas
  10. Northwestern, Michigan State, Syracuse, Wichita State
  11. Seton Hall, California, Providence, Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee
  12. TCU, Marquette, 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, South Dakota
  16. Texas Southern, New Orleans, North Dakota, UC Irvine, NC Central, Mount Saint Mary’s

On the Bubble:

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

Last 4 In:   Providence, Georgia Tech, TCU, Marquette

First 4 Out:   Kansas State, Wake Forest, Illinois State, Vanderbilt

Next 4 Out:  Rhode Island, Indiana, Clemson, Texas Tech

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RSN Bracketology Pre-Sunday Seed List Update (2/26)

RSN Bracketology Seed List Update (2/25)

BOLD= Conference Leader

  1. KansasVillanova, GonzagaNorth 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 (2/25)