Bracketology

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Jerry Palm

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Last 4 In

Team RPI
Notre Dame(13-7) 60
S. Carolina(12-7) 50
USC(14-6) 42
Washington(14-6) 54

First 4 Out

Team RPI
St. Bona.(12-6) 48
Maryland(15-6) 47
Boise St.(16-3) 31
SMU(14-6) 56
Team Bracket Index UpdatedJan 19, 10:34am

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Seed Team Conf Stk Rpi 1-50 51-100 101-200 200+ Sos Nc Sos Next Game
1 E Villanova(18-1) BIGE (5-1) W5 3 4-1 5-0 6-0 3-0 34 37 Jan 23, 6:30pm ET
M Purdue(19-2) BIG10 (8-0) W15 10 6-2 3-0 5-0 5-0 35 135 Jan 25, 7:00pm ET
S Virginia(17-1) ACC (6-0) W9 4 3-1 3-0 7-0 4-0 33 32 Jan 21, 6:00pm ET
W Duke(17-2) ACC (5-2) W4 1 5-0 1-2 10-0 1-0 5 91 Jan 23, 9:00pm ET
2 E Texas Tech(15-4) BIG12 (4-3) L2 15 3-3 3-0 2-1 7-0 40 334 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
M Oklahoma(14-4) BIG12 (4-3) L2 8 5-2 2-1 3-1 4-0 15 163 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
S Kansas(16-3) BIG12 (6-1) W5 7 5-2 6-1 2-0 3-0 3 39 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
W Xavier(18-3) BIGE (6-2) W3 5 5-3 5-0 5-0 3-0 11 20 Jan 24, 6:30pm ET
3 E N. Carolina(16-4) ACC (5-2) W4 2 5-3 4-0 5-1 2-0 1 52 Jan 22, 7:00pm ET
M Clemson(16-3) ACC (5-2) W1 6 5-1 5-2 1-0 5-0 10 115 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
S Auburn(17-2) SEC (5-1) W1 9 4-1 5-1 6-0 2-0 39 169 Jan 24, 9:00pm ET
W W. Virginia(16-3) BIG12 (5-2) W1 21 4-3 3-0 3-0 6-0 48 236 Jan 22, 9:00pm ET
4 E Michigan St.(17-3) BIG10 (5-2) W1 26 2-3 3-0 7-0 5-0 75 17 Jan 22, 9:00pm ET
M Cincinnati(17-2) AAC (6-0) W10 23 1-2 7-0 0-0 9-0 115 31 Jan 24, 9:00pm ET
S Seton Hall(15-5) BIGE (4-3) L2 13 4-4 1-0 6-1 4-0 26 221 Jan 28, 4:00pm ET
W Arizona(16-4) PAC12 (6-1) W4 20 3-1 4-3 7-0 2-0 36 23 Jan 25, 8:30pm ET
5 E Creighton(15-5) BIGE (5-3) L1 24 3-3 3-2 4-0 5-0 59 175 Jan 23, 8:30pm ET
M Tennessee(13-5) SEC (4-3) W1 14 4-5 2-0 4-0 3-0 4 18 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
S Wichita St.(15-4) AAC (5-2) L2 28 1-1 4-3 5-0 5-0 57 161 Jan 25, 9:00pm ET
W Ohio St.(17-4) BIG10 (8-0) W7 19 3-3 4-1 7-0 3-0 21 111 Jan 22, 8:00pm ET
6 E Arizona St.(14-4) PAC12 (2-4) L1 29 2-1 3-3 6-0 3-0 55 142 Jan 20, 10:30pm ET
M Kentucky(14-4) SEC (4-2) L1 12 3-3 5-1 3-0 3-0 13 12 Jan 20, 8:15pm ET
S St. Mary's(18-2) WCC (7-0) W13 39 1-1 3-0 8-1 6-0 147 61 Jan 20, 10:00pm ET
W Florida(13-5) SEC (5-1) W1 36 4-3 3-2 1-0 5-0 24 7 Jan 20, 8:15pm ET
7 E Gonzaga(16-4) WCC (6-1) L1 61 3-3 1-0 3-1 9-0 146 62 Jan 20, 8:00pm ET
M Louisville(14-4) ACC (4-1) W3 16 1-4 3-0 7-0 3-0 19 5 Jan 21, 12:00pm ET
S Michigan(16-5) BIG10 (5-3) L1 38 3-3 1-2 5-0 6-0 60 86 Jan 21, 12:00pm ET
W TCU(14-5) BIG12 (2-5) L1 18 2-4 4-1 5-0 3-0 16 127 Jan 22, 9:00pm ET
8 E Rhode Island(15-3) ATL10 (7-0) W10 11 3-3 1-0 9-0 2-0 20 25 Jan 24, 7:00pm ET
M Texas(12-7) BIG12 (3-4) L1 44 4-4 1-2 3-1 4-0 22 51 Jan 22, 7:00pm ET
S Missouri(13-6) SEC (3-3) L1 33 3-4 2-1 5-1 2-0 24 249 Jan 24, 9:00pm ET
W Arkansas(13-6) SEC (3-4) W1 27 3-3 3-3 4-0 3-0 8 50 Jan 23, 6:30pm ET
9 E Miami (Fla.)(13-4) ACC (2-3) L2 22 2-3 1-0 5-1 5-0 42 244 Jan 21, 12:00pm ET
M Florida St.(14-5) ACC (3-4) W1 45 3-3 2-1 3-1 6-0 72 113 Jan 24, 7:00pm ET
S Butler(14-7) BIGE (4-4) W1 32 3-7 1-0 6-0 4-0 9 10 Jan 27, 2:30pm ET
W Marquette(13-6) BIGE (4-3) W1 43 2-6 2-0 4-0 5-0 18 191 Jan 24, 6:30pm ET
10 E Georgia(12-6) SEC (3-4) L1 46 3-4 3-0 3-2 3-0 65 21 Jan 23, 6:30pm ET
M Nevada(17-3) MWC (6-0) W6 17 1-2 3-0 10-1 3-0 61 141 Jan 20, 10:00pm ET
S Providence(14-6) BIGE (5-2) W4 41 3-3 5-2 3-1 3-0 27 186 Jan 23, 6:30pm ET
W Alabama(12-6) SEC (4-2) W3 30 4-3 4-2 2-1 2-0 6 95 Jan 20, 8:30pm ET
11 E Texas A&M(13-6) SEC (2-5) W2 36 4-5 2-1 3-0 4-0 14 46 Jan 23, 9:00pm ET
M Western Ky.(14-5) USA (6-0) W7 34 1-1 3-2 4-1 5-1 37 330 Jan 20, 7:00pm ET
S USC(14-6) PAC12 (5-2) W3 42 2-2 4-3 5-1 3-0 29 147 Jan 20, 8:00pm ET
S Notre Dame(13-7) ACC (3-4) L4 60 2-4 2-1 3-2 5-0 54 182 Jan 27, 8:00pm ET
W UCLA(13-6) PAC12 (4-3) L2 53 1-3 2-2 6-1 4-0 53 262 Jan 20, 10:15pm ET
12 E Missouri St.(15-6) MVC (5-3) L1 55 1-0 3-1 6-5 4-0 118 332 Jan 23, 8:00pm ET
M New Mex. St.(17-3)