BracketBot: January 25, 2019

Seed List:

1: Duke, Virginia, Michigan State, Gonzaga
2: Tennessee, Kansas, Michigan, Kentucky
3: North Carolina, Nevada, Houston, Louisville
4: Marquette, Purdue, Virginia Tech, Texas Tech
5: LSU, Maryland, Oklahoma, Iowa State
6: Kansas State, Cincinnati, TCU, Villanova
7: Auburn, Syracuse, Buffalo, Wisconsin
8: Mississippi State, Nebraska, Florida State, Iowa
9: UCF, Texas, Ole Miss, Arizona State
10: Washington, St John’s, Ohio State, Alabama
11: Indiana, NC State, Baylor, San Francisco, Minnesota, Butler
12: VCU, Wofford, New Mexico State, Lipscomb
13: Hofstra, Murray State, Old Dominion, Drake
14: Texas State, N Kentucky, Vermont, Yale
15: UC Irvine, South Dakota State, Bucknell, Radford
16: Montana, Abilene Christian, Rider, Texas Southern, Sacred Heart, NC A&T

Two new teams today. After a lopsided loss last night, Arizona has dropped out of the bracket to be replaced by Alabama, who crushed Ole Miss on Tuesday. Arizona had been labeled as the Pac-12’s AQ as BracketBot believed them to be most likely to win the Pac-12 tournament, but that honor now goes to Washington. At any rate, an at-large position opens up for the Tide, who have a big bubble clash in the SEC-Big XII challenge this weekend as they’ll travel to play Baylor. That’s gonna be a nice scalp on Selection Sunday for whoever pulls out that W.

On the AQ side, Loyola’s embarrassing defeat Wednesday night at Missouri State (a game in which the Ramblers had just 11 second-half points) knocks them behind Drake in a potential MVC conference tourney matchup, so Drake’s back in.

Last Four Byes: Ohio State, Alabama, Indiana, NC State
Last Four In: Baylor, San Francisco, Minnesota, Butler
First Four Out: Seton Hall, Florida, Temple, Arizona
Next Four Out: St Mary’s, Fresno State, Utah State, Toledo

Bids by conference:
Big Ten 10, Big XII/ACC 8, SEC 7, Big East 4, AAC 3, Pac-12/WCC 2

Full bracket:

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