Bracket – 2/8: Changes Across Top Four Seeds After Wild Week

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Source: John Minchillo/AP

by Eli Boettger – February 8, 2018

SOUTH – ATLANTA, GA   EAST – BOSTON, MA
1 Virginia Charlotte, NC Pittsbugh, PA 1 Villanova
16 Savannah State/Texas Southern 16 Penn/Lipscomb
8 Alabama 8 Florida State
9 Saint Mary’s 9 Arkansas
5 Kentucky San Diego, CA Boise, ID 5 Rhode Island
12 Middle Tennessee 12 Buffalo
4 Ohio State 4 West Virginia
13 Louisiana Lafayette 13 Vermont
6 Miami FL Dallas, TX Nashville, TN 6 Butler
11 USC 11 NC State/Temple
3 Texas Tech 3 Auburn
14 College of Charleston 14 Belmont
7 Wichita State Dallas, TX Nashville, TN 7 Arizona State
10 Michigan 10 Providence
2 Tennessee 2 Clemson
15 Rider 15 Wagner
WEST – LOS ANGELES, CA   MIDWEST – OMAHA, NE
1 Kansas Wichita, KS Detroit, MI 1 Xavier
16 Stephen F. Austin 16 UNC Asheville
8 Gonzaga 8 Texas A&M
9 Missouri 9 Texas
5 Arizona Boise, ID San Diego, CA 5 Seton Hall
12 New Mexico State 12 Loyola Chicago
4 Michigan State 4 Oklahoma
13 South Dakota State 13 East Tennessee State
6 Creighton Wichita, KS Pittsburgh, PA 6 Florida
11 Kansas State/Virginia Tech 11 Houston
3 Cincinnati 3 North Carolina
14 Montana 14 UC Santa Barbara
7 Nevada Charlotte, NC Detroit, MI 7 TCU
10 Washington 10 Louisville
2 Duke 2 Purdue
15 Bucknell 15 Wright State

Last four in: NC State, Temple, Kansas State, Virginia Tech

First four out: SMU, Syracuse, Marquette, UCLA

Next four out: Boise State, Georgia, Western Kentucky, LSU

Breakdown for multi-bid conferences (auto bids are awarded to conference RPI leaders, denoted by asterisks). Teams are listed in order of 1-68 seed list:

  • American (4 bids): *Cincinnati, Wichita State, Houston, Temple
  • ACC (9 bids): *Virginia, Duke, Clemson, North Carolina, Miami FL, Florida State, Louisville, NC State, Virginia Tech
  • Big Ten (4 bids): *Purdue, Michigan State, Ohio State, Michigan
  • Big XII (7 bids):  *Kansas, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Kansas State
  • Big East (6 bids): Villanova, *Xavier, Seton Hall, Creighton, Butler, Providence
  • Pac-12 (4 bids): *Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, USC
  • SEC (8 bids): Tennessee, *Auburn, Kentucky, Florida, Alabama, Texas A&M, Missouri, Arkansas
  • WCC (2 bids): Gonzaga, *Saint Mary’s

Eli Boettger is a men’s college basketball writer and bracketologist, covering the sport since 2015. Currently with USA Today Sports, Boettger is the lead basketball writer for Mountain West Wire. In 2017, Boettger was ranked 36th among 171 contestants in the BracketMatrix.com bracketing competition. Over the past two years, Boettger has correctly selected 132 of 136 teams in the NCAA Tournament, including 128 within one seed line of their actual placement. Boettger is a current USBWA member.

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