This weekend's top five as I see them (2-3 last week, 76-49 overall):
#5 Villanova at Marquette, Sat – Marquette 73, Villanova 70
#4 Auburn at LSU, Sat – LSU 76, Auburn 75
#3 Wisconsin at Michigan, Sat – Michigan 67, Wisconsin 62
#2 Cincinnati at Houston, Sun – Houston 70, Cincinnati 66
#1 Duke at Virginia, Sat – Virginia 70, Duke 68
My updated bracket can be found below. This bracket (as well as my previous brackets) are a projection of where I think the teams will be as of Selection Sunday. In other words, it includes their future schedule, for better or for worse.
One automatic bids being swapped out in this update.
Patriot- Colgate (Lehigh)
I’m switching out four at-large bids in this update. Georgetown, Alabama, Arkansas and Seton Hall are in. Temple, Minnesota, Utah St. and Furman are out.
My latest bracket has a lone bid going to a first timer, with Sacred Heart earning a spot. Wichita State (7), Arizona (6), Xavier (5), Providence (5), West Virginia (4), Butler (4), Miami FL (3) and Iona (3) would see multiple year streaks of tournament appearances snapped if this bracket would hold. Rider, Colgate, and Texas State would be ending droughts of at least 20 years with an automatic bid.