1/23 BRACKETOLOGY

We are 7 weeks out of selection Sunday, and after Saturday’s slate of games the field is really starting to shape itself out. Here’s a look at my projected field:

16 SEED: Troy aq, Texas A&M (CC) aq, Play In, Play In

15 SEED: Oakland aq, Wagner aq, Liberty aq, Princeton aq

14 SEED: Vermont aq, New Mexico St aq, Navy aq, Towson aq

13 SEED: South Dakota St aq, Chattanooga aq, Ohio aq, Weber St aq

12 SEED: UAB aq, Iona aq, Play In, Play In

11 SEED: Oregon, Murray St aq, TCU, Arkansas

10 SEED: Colorado St, Loyola Chi aq, San Francisco, Saint Mary’s

9 SEED: WVU, Wake Forest, Creighton, Seton Hall

8 SEED: USC (cal), Iowa, Florida St, Miami

7 SEED: Davidson aq, Texas, Indiana, BYU

6 SEED: Alabama, Iowa St, Illinois, Marquette

5 SEED: LSU, Ohio St, UConn, Tennessee

4 SEED: Duke aq, Wisconsin, Providence, Michigan St

3 SEED: Texas Tech, Villanova, Xavier aq, Kentucky

2 SEED: Purdue aq, Kansas, UCLA, Houston aq

1 SEED: Auburn* aq, Gonzaga aq, Baylor aq, Arizona aq

Key:

AQ: Automatic Qualifier

*: No.1 OVERALL SEED

Last Four IN:

Mississippi St, Florida, Oklahoma, San Diego St

First Four OUT:

Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Wyoming, Boise St

Next Four OUT:

Cincinnati, St Bonaventure, SMU, Minnesota

PLAY IN:

16 Hawaii/Longwood

16 Southern/Norfolk St

12 Mississippi St/San Diego St

12 Florida/Oklahoma

STOCK RISING📈

Florida St-

Florida St is red hot on a 6 game win streak with highlighted wins over No.6 Duke and Miami twice. They sit at 13–5 overall and sit atop the ACC, this team is very dangerous.

TCU-

TCU has been a team that sat right on the bubble for a while but their resume lacked a big win. Well they just got exactly that, as they won 59–44 in Iowa St. TCU’s perimeter defense has been phenomenal especially after holding Iowa St to 3–26 from the 3-point range Saturday. TCU provides legitimacy to their resume and should be in the field currently.

STOCK FALLING📉

Loyola Chicago-

Look I get it they were just riding a 10 game win streak before losing to Missouri St Saturday. However, Missouri St crushed the Ramblers 79–69 and the final score makes the game seem closer than it truly was. The Ramblers were down by more than 20 at one point in this game. Something Loyola Chicago could really use is a another big win. Their best win is San Francisco which granted, is a very good win but they could definitely use another to prove their legitimacy.

LSU-

LSU has dropped a third straight after losing to Tennessee 64–50 on Saturday. The team has been playing without point guard Xavier Pinson and haven’t been able to replicate a more consistent offensive efficiency. LSU hosts Texas A&M on Wednesday in a big game to get back on track.

Thanks for reading, I’ll keep providing more Bracketology as we get closer to selection Sunday.

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