Updated Feb. 22
Losses by some of the top teams has caused another change on the top line of the bracket, but it wasn't just the better teams getting beat last week. Most teams in the bottom third of the at-large poll also got beat, and so did several teams that should have been trying to play their way in. Last week was a particular disaster for St. Mary's. And while it didn't seem to be a great week for any one, few teams all season have had as good of a week as Purdue just had. Read blog >>
Bracket note: Bracket projections are always based on "as if the tournament started today." I am not predicting how teams will finish the season. The conference "champion" is the team with the fewest conference losses, with ties broken by RPI. I am not predicting that team will win the league. It is just the current leader. As conference tournament seeding gets determined, the leader will be the highest remaining seed in the conference tournament.