Bracketology

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

Jerry Palm's Bracketology: New No. 1 seeds

Jerry Palm joins Casey Keirnan to discuss his number one seeds in his bracket.

Bracket Predictions UpdatedFeb 16, 1:14pm

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Jerry Palm

Jerry Palm started writing about sports on the Internet right after Al Gore invented it. He was the first to bring RPI out in the open and is one of the pioneers of predicting the March Madness bracket.... Full Bio

Last 4 In

Team RPI
NC State(18-9) 60
Texas(16-11) 57
Butler(18-10) 44
Western Ky.(19-7) 55

First 4 Out

Team RPI
Boise St.(21-6) 46
St. Bona.(20-6) 29
Utah(16-9) 51
Temple(15-11) 40
Team Bracket Index UpdatedFeb 16, 1:14pm

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Seed Team Conf Stk Rpi Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4 Sos Nc Sos Next Game
1 E Villanova(23-3) BIGE (10-3) L1 3 8-2 6-1 5-0 4-0 21 48 Feb 17, 4:30pm ET
M Xavier(24-3) BIGE (12-2) W9 2 8-3 8-0 4-0 4-0 8 30 Feb 17, 4:30pm ET
S Virginia(24-2) ACC (13-1) W1 1 8-1 5-1 6-0 5-0 7 53 Feb 21, 7:00pm ET
W Auburn(23-4) SEC (11-3) L1 4 6-3 5-0 7-0 5-0 35 88 Feb 21, 8:30pm ET
2 E Kansas(20-6) BIG12 (9-4) W1 8 9-3 6-2 3-1 2-0 1 10 Feb 17, 6:00pm ET
M Duke(21-5) ACC (9-4) W2 5 2-4 7-1 8-0 4-0 22 14 Feb 18, 1:00pm ET
S Michigan St.(26-3) BIG10 (14-2) W10 15 3-2 6-1 8-0 8-0 78 216 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
W Texas Tech(22-4) BIG12 (10-3) W7 11 6-3 5-1 4-0 7-0 53 196 Feb 17, 7:30pm ET
3 E N. Carolina(20-7) ACC (9-5) W4 7 7-5 4-1 6-1 3-0 2 8 Feb 17, 8:15pm ET
M Purdue(23-5) BIG10 (12-3) L3 14 5-3 6-2 6-0 6-0 48 83 Feb 18, 8:00pm ET
S Cincinnati(23-3) AAC (12-1) L1 10 5-2 7-1 3-0 8-0 65 135 Feb 18, 4:00pm ET
W Clemson(20-5) ACC (9-4) L1 6 3-5 7-0 4-0 6-0 24 66 Feb 18, 1:00pm ET
4 E Tennessee(19-6) SEC (9-4) W1 12 4-6 5-0 7-0 3-0 16 20 Feb 17, 6:00pm ET
M Gonzaga(24-4) WCC (14-1) W8 38 4-1 2-3 5-0 13-0 135 115 Feb 17, 8:00pm ET
S Rhode Island(21-4) ATL10 (13-1) L1 9 2-4 4-0 7-0 8-0 44 3 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
W Arizona(21-6) PAC12 (11-3) W2 16 3-3 7-3 6-0 5-0 33 60 Feb 22, 9:00pm ET
5 E Oklahoma(16-10) BIG12 (6-8) L5 22 6-7 2-2 3-0 5-0 12 90 Feb 19, 9:00pm ET
M W. Virginia(19-7) BIG12 (8-5) W1 30 6-5 5-1 1-1 7-0 45 199 Feb 17, 6:00pm ET
S Wichita St.(20-5) AAC (10-3) W3 17 2-3 9-1 4-1 5-0 52 54 Feb 18, 4:00pm ET
W Ohio St.(22-6) BIG10 (13-2) L1 20 2-5 7-1 8-0 5-0 31 45 Feb 18, 1:00pm ET
6 E Arizona St.(19-7) PAC12 (7-7) L1 34 3-4 5-2 7-1 4-0 57 100 Feb 23, 12:30am ET
M Missouri(18-9) SEC (8-6) L1 23 5-6 5-1 5-1 2-0 18 70 Feb 20, 9:00pm ET
S Creighton(19-7) BIGE (8-5) W1 24 3-6 6-1 2-0 7-0 40 228 Feb 17, 10:00pm ET
W St. Mary's(24-4) WCC (13-2) L2 35 1-0 3-2 10-2 10-0 124 185 Feb 17, 10:00pm ET
7 E Florida St.(18-8) ACC (7-7) W1 37 6-4 1-4 3-0 8-0 58 288 Feb 18, 6:00pm ET
M Michigan(21-7) BIG10 (10-5) W2 39 2-5 3-2 6-0 9-0 82 254 Feb 18, 1:00pm ET
S Miami (Fla.)(18-8) ACC (7-7) L3 28 3-5 3-1 5-1 7-0 62 176 Feb 19, 7:00pm ET
W Seton Hall(17-9) BIGE (6-7) L4 25 4-6 2-2 6-1 5-0 15 55 Feb 18, 1:00pm ET
8 E Texas A&M(17-10) SEC (6-8) L2 18 5-6 4-2 4-1 4-0 5 11 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
M Houston(20-5) AAC (10-3) W4 21 4-2 2-1 6-1 8-1 84 248 Feb 18, 4:00pm ET
S Kentucky(18-9) SEC (7-7) W1 19 2-7 8-2 3-0 4-0 3 4 Feb 20, 9:00pm ET
W Nevada(22-5) MWC (11-2) W2 13 2-2 4-1 13-2 3-0 41 19 Feb 17, 6:00pm ET
9 E TCU(17-9) BIG12 (5-8) L1 26 4-8 2-1 6-0 5-0 9 49 Feb 17, 8:00pm ET
M Alabama(17-10) SEC (8-6) L1 31 6-4 3-4 4-1 4-0 13 23 Feb 21, 8:30pm ET
S Providence(17-10) BIGE (8-6) L1 36 5-5 3-1 5-2 4-1 19 67 Feb 21, 6:30pm ET
W Va. Tech(19-8) ACC (8-6) W1 59 3-6 5-1 2-1 8-0 77 325 Feb 21, 7:00pm ET
10 E Arkansas(19-8) SEC (8-6) W4 32 4-6 1-1 8-1 5-0 49 76 Feb 20, 9:00pm ET
M Florida(17-10) SEC (8-6) L2 56 5-3 5-5 2-1 5-0 36 41 Feb 21, 9:00pm ET
S Kansas St.(19-8) BIG12 (8-6) W2 58 4-7 4-0 4-1 6-0 73 323 Feb 21, 9:00pm ET
W UCLA(18-8) PAC12 (9-5) W1 50 2-4 3-3 6-1 7-0 69 82 Feb 17, 10:15pm ET
11 E New Mex. St.(22-5) WAC (9-2) L2 47 1-2 0-1 7-0 11-1 146 132 Feb 22, 9:00pm ET
M Middle Tenn.(21-5) USA (13-1) W8 27 1-3 3-1 6-1 10-0 92 5 Feb 17, 7:00pm ET
S Louisville(18-8) ACC (8-5) W2 41 2-6 1-2 8-0 7-0 43 77 Feb 17, 8:15pm ET
W USC(18-9) PAC12 (9-5) W1 42 2-5 4-3 6-0 6-1 41 38 Feb 17, 11:00pm ET
12 E S. Dak. St.(23-6) SUMM (11-1) W6 63 1-3 1-2 6-1 10-0 174 92 Feb 22, 8:00pm ET
M Butler(18-10) BIGE (8-7) W1 44 3-8 4-1 4-1 6-0 23 105 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
M Western Ky.(19-7) USA (11-2) W3 55 1-2 3-1 4-4 10-0 89 36 Feb 17, 8:00pm ET
S Texas(16-11) BIG12 (6-8) W1 57 5-7 2-4 4-0 4-0 17 73 Feb 21, 9:00pm ET
S NC State(18-9) ACC (8-6)