Bracketology

Real time updates by CBS College Hoops expert Jerry Palm on NCAA March Madness Bracket Projections

Bracketology: Kentucky climbs to No. 2 seed after 4-straight wins

On CBS Sports HQ, Jerry Palm breaks down Kentucky's recent performance.

Bracket Predictions UpdatedJan 20, 9:31pm

First Four

Midwest

West

First Round

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Columbia, SC

 

San Jose

 

Hartford

 

Tulsa

 

    West

    Jacksonville

     

    San Jose

     

    Des Moines

     

    Salt Lake

     

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      Last 4 In

      Team RPI
      VCU(13-5) 30
      Texas(11-7) 38
      Butler(12-8) 44
      UCF(14-3) 36

      First 4 Out

      Team RPI
      Arizona(14-5) 54
      Pittsburgh(12-7) 83
      Alabama(12-6) 37
      Baylor(12-6) 69
      Team Bracket Index UpdatedJan 20, 9:31pm

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      Seed Team Conf Stk Rpi* Quad 1* Quad 2* Quad 3* Quad 4* Sos* Nc Sos* Next Game
      1 E Michigan(18-1) BIG10 (7-1) W1 8 4-1 5-0 1-0 7-0 67 134 Jan 25, 6:30pm ET
      M Duke(16-2) ACC (5-1) W2 2 5-1 3-1 2-0 5-0 5 8 Jan 26, 12:00pm ET
      S Tennessee(16-1) SEC (5-0) W12 3 4-1 2-0 4-0 5-0 27 14 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
      W Virginia(17-1) ACC (5-1) W1 5 4-1 5-0 1-0 6-0 38 154 Jan 26, 1:00pm ET
      2 E Kentucky(15-3) SEC (5-1) W5 21 3-2 2-1 5-0 4-0 37 45 Jan 26, 6:00pm ET
      M Michigan St.(17-2) BIG10 (8-0) W12 4 8-2 1-0 4-0 4-0 20 63 Jan 24, 7:00pm ET
      S Kansas(16-3) BIG12 (5-2) W1 1 8-2 3-1 2-0 3-0 1 1 Jan 26, 6:00pm ET
      W Gonzaga(18-2) WCC (5-0) W9 11 3-2 2-0 3-0 10-0 44 35 Jan 24, 11:00pm ET
      3 E Virginia Tech(15-3) ACC (4-2) L1 28 2-3 2-0 4-0 7-0 102 254 Jan 26, 8:00pm ET
      M Houston(18-1) AAC (5-1) W3 7 2-1 7-0 2-0 7-0 71 152 Jan 23, 8:00pm ET
      S Maryland(16-4) BIG10 (7-2) L1 13 4-3 4-1 3-0 5-0 14 31 Jan 26, 12:00pm ET
      W Marquette(16-3) BIGE (5-1) W5 18 4-3 3-0 2-0 7-0 40 95 Jan 23, 8:30pm ET
      4 E Buffalo(17-2) MIDAM (5-1) L1 15 2-1 2-0 4-0 8-0 103 87 Jan 25, 6:30pm ET
      M Texas Tech(15-4) BIG12 (4-3) L3 29 3-3 4-0 0-0 8-0 61 198 Jan 26, 6:00pm ET
      S Nevada(18-1) MWC (5-1) W4 12 1-0 7-0 5-1 5-0 84 51 Jan 23, 11:00pm ET
      W Iowa St.(14-5) BIG12 (4-3) L1 25 3-3 1-2 4-0 6-0 29 136 Jan 26, 12:00pm ET
      5 E Louisville(13-5) ACC (4-1) W3 16 3-5 3-0 3-0 4-0 8 2 Jan 24, 8:00pm ET
      M Ole Miss(14-4) SEC (4-2) L1 26 2-3 2-0 4-0 6-0 53 175 Jan 26, 12:00pm ET
      S North Carolina(15-4) ACC (5-1) W3 10 5-4 2-0 4-0 4-0 12 18 Jan 29, 7:00pm ET
      W LSU(14-3) SEC (4-0) W7 9 2-2 5-1 4-0 3-0 17 13 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
      6 E Oklahoma(13-5) BIG12 (2-4) L2 6 3-4 5-1 5-0 0-0 2 6 Jan 23, 9:00pm ET
      M Florida St.(14-5) ACC (2-4) W1 23 2-4 3-1 3-0 5-0 22 34 Jan 27, 6:00pm ET
      S Villanova(15-4) BIGE (6-0) W7 19 2-2 5-2 3-0 4-0 20 16 Jan 27, 2:30pm ET
      W Nebraska(13-6) BIG10 (3-5) L2 56 2-5 4-0 2-1 4-0 68 218 Jan 26, 12:00pm ET
      7 E Purdue(12-6) BIG10 (5-2) W3 20 3-5 2-1 4-0 3-0 6 33 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
      M NC State(15-3) ACC (3-2) W1 113 1-2 5-0 0-1 9-0 302 349 Jan 24, 8:00pm ET
      S Iowa(16-3) BIG10 (5-3) W5 32 4-3 4-0 2-0 6-0 87 245 Jan 24, 7:00pm ET
      W St. John's(15-4) BIGE (3-4) L1 35 1-3 4-0 2-1 8-0 75 229 Jan 27, 12:00pm ET
      8 E Kansas St.(15-4) BIG12 (5-2) W5 14 2-2 3-2 6-0 3-0 18 55 Jan 26, 2:00pm ET
      M Wisconsin(12-6) BIG10 (4-3) W1 34 5-4 1-2 2-0 4-0 24 84 Jan 23, 9:00pm ET
      S Miss. State(14-4) SEC (2-3) L1 22 2-1 5-2 3-0 4-0 39 46 Jan 26, 8:30pm ET
      W Auburn(13-5) SEC (2-3) L2 24 0-4 5-0 3-0 4-0 26 24 Jan 26, 8:30pm ET
      9 E Syracuse(13-5) ACC (4-1) W2 47 2-1 3-2 3-2 5-0 33 67 Jan 24, 8:00pm ET
      M Cincinnati(16-3) AAC (5-1) W4 33 1-1 2-1 7-1 6-0 92 89 Jan 24, 7:00pm ET
      S Indiana(12-7) BIG10 (3-5) L5 53 4-5 1-1 1-0 6-0 51 132 Jan 25, 6:30pm ET
      W Minnesota(14-5) BIG10 (4-4) L1 40 3-2 2-2 4-0 5-0 82 160 Jan 27, 5:00pm ET
      10 E TCU(13-4) BIG12 (2-3) L1 17 0-3 4-1 4-0 5-0 19 42 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
      M Seton Hall(12-7) BIGE (3-4) L3 39 2-3 5-3 2-1 3-0 16 21 Jan 27, 2:30pm ET
      S Temple(14-4) AAC (4-1) L1 27 1-2 3-1 4-1 6-0 47 118 Jan 24, 7:00pm ET
      W Ohio St.(12-5) BIG10 (2-4) L4 52 2-3 2-1 2-1 6-0 45 149 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
      11 E Washington(14-4) PAC12 (5-0) W7 31 0-3 2-1 6-0 6-0 52 19 Jan 24, 9:00pm ET
      M Butler(12-8) BIGE (3-4) L1 44 2-4 3-2 3-1 4-0 25 17 Jan 25, 8:30pm ET
      M VCU(13-5) ATL10 (4-1) W2 30 1-3 2-1 6-1 4-0 30 4 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
      S Arizona St.(13-5) PAC12 (4-2) W2 49 3-1 3-2 1-1 6-1 48 28 Jan 24, 11:00pm ET
      W Texas(11-7) BIG12 (3-3) W1 38 4-4 1-1 3-2 3-0 3 5 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
      W UCF(14-3) AAC (4-1) W1 36 0-0 3-2 6-0 5-1 85 137 Jan 23, 8:00pm ET
      12 E Murray St.(15-2) OVC (6-0) W7 85 0-2 0-0 2-0 11-0 326 263 Jan 24, 9:00pm ET
      M Saint Louis(14-4) ATL10 (5-0) W6 63 1-2 2-1 3-1 8-0 151 123 Jan 23, 8:00pm ET
      S Lipscomb(14-4) ASUN (5-0) W5 61 1-2 2-1 1-1 8-0 161 58 Jan 24, 7:30pm ET
      W Wofford(15-4) SOUTH (7-0) W6 45 1-4 2-0 2-0 7-0 100 86 Jan 24, 7:00pm ET
      13 E Hofstra(17-3) COL (7-0) W14 50 0-2 1-1 4-0 11-0 197 242 Jan 24, 7:00pm ET
      M Texas St.(16-3) BELT (5-1) W4 121 0-0 0-2 5-1 9-0 330 340 Jan 24, 7:00pm ET
      S Radford(14-6) BSOU (6-0) W7 64 1-3 1-0 4-3 5-0 129 20 Jan 24, 7:00pm ET
      W Yale(11-3) IVY (1-0) W7 50 0-3 2-0 1-0 7-0 178 236 Jan 25, 7:00pm ET
      14 E Marshall(12-7) USA (5-1) L1 57 0-2 2-3 4-2 6-0 77 65 Jan 24, 9:00pm ET
      M New Mexico St.(15-4) WAC (4-1) W4 48 0-1 1-1 5-2 8-0 112 153 Jan 26, 8:00pm ET
      S Vermont(15-4) AEAST (5-0) W6 65 0-3 1-0 4-0 9-1 190 44 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
      W N. Kentucky(16-4) HORIZ (6-1) W4 99 0-2 1-0 3-2 10-0 297 255 Jan 24, 7:00pm ET
      15 E Bucknell(11-7) PAT (5-1) W4 110 1-3 0-0 5-2 5-2 133 140 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
      M Loyola-Chi.(12-7) MVC (5-1) W3 106 0-2 1-1 2-4 8-0 83 107 Jan 23, 9:00pm ET
      S Rider(10-7) MAAC (5-0) W5 126 0-3 0-2 0-1 10-1 194 130 Jan 25, 7:00pm ET
      W UCSB(14-3) BIGW (3-0) W6 147 0-1 1-0 1-1 10-1 346 328 Jan 24, 10:00pm ET
      16 E Weber St.(12-6)