Bracketology

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

Jerry Palm's Bracketology: Jayhawks rising, Sooners falling

Ahead of tonight's big matchup, Jerry Palm breaks down why Kansas and Oklahoma are heading in opposite directions.

Bracket Predictions UpdatedFeb 23, 7:23am

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Last 4 In

Team RPI
UCLA(19-9) 50
Syracuse(18-10) 46
Florida(17-11) 65
USC(20-9) 35

First 4 Out

Team RPI
Washington(18-10) 54
Texas(16-12) 53
Louisville(18-10) 48
Baylor(17-11) 58
Team Bracket Index UpdatedFeb 23, 7:23am

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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(25-3) BIGE (12-3) W2 3 7-2 8-0 6-1 4-0 16 41 Feb 24, 2:30pm ET
M Xavier(25-4) BIGE (13-3) W1 2 6-4 8-0 7-0 4-0 5 35 Feb 28, 6:30pm ET
S Virginia(25-2) ACC (14-1) W2 1 8-1 5-1 6-0 6-0 7 44 Feb 24, 4:00pm ET
W Kansas(22-6) BIG12 (11-4) W3 7 10-4 6-1 2-1 4-0 3 17 Feb 24, 4:15pm ET
2 E Duke(23-5) ACC (11-4) W4 4 3-3 9-2 7-0 4-0 19 15 Feb 24, 6:15pm ET
M Auburn(24-4) SEC (12-3) W1 6 8-4 5-0 6-0 5-0 36 75 Feb 24, 8:30pm ET
S Michigan St.(27-3) BIG10 (15-2) W11 15 3-3 4-0 11-0 9-0 88 224 Feb 25, 1:00pm ET
W N. Carolina(22-7) ACC (11-5) W6 5 10-5 3-1 5-1 4-0 2 8 Feb 27, 9:00pm ET
3 E Tennessee(20-7) SEC (10-5) W1 11 5-7 7-0 5-0 3-0 12 16 Feb 24, 1:00pm ET
M Cincinnati(24-4) AAC (13-2) W1 12 5-3 7-1 4-0 8-0 67 164 Feb 25, 12:00pm ET
S Texas Tech(22-6) BIG12 (10-5) L2 17 6-4 5-2 4-0 7-0 60 217 Feb 24, 4:15pm ET
W Purdue(25-5) BIG10 (14-3) W2 9 6-3 4-2 8-0 7-0 44 69 Feb 25, 4:00pm ET
4 E Rhode Island(23-4) ATL10 (15-1) W2 8 2-4 4-0 9-0 8-0 52 3 Feb 27, 7:00pm ET
M Clemson(20-7) ACC (9-6) L3 10 3-7 8-0 3-0 6-0 15 57 Feb 24, 3:00pm ET
S Wichita St.(22-5) AAC (12-3) W5 14 3-2 9-2 4-1 6-0 42 58 Feb 24, 2:00pm ET
W Arizona(22-6) PAC12 (12-3) W3 18 5-2 4-4 8-0 5-0 45 76 Feb 24, 10:15pm ET
5 E W. Virginia(20-8) BIG12 (9-6) W1 26 6-6 6-1 1-1 7-0 41 225 Feb 24, 6:00pm ET
M Ohio St.(24-7) BIG10 (15-3) W2 19 3-5 6-1 8-1 7-0 34 47 No Games Scheduled
S Gonzaga(26-4) WCC (16-1) W10 38 3-1 2-3 6-0 15-0 152 127 Feb 24, 8:00pm ET
W Kentucky(19-9) SEC (8-7) W2 16 5-8 7-1 4-0 3-0 4 5 Feb 24, 8:15pm ET
6 E TCU(19-9) BIG12 (7-8) W2 20 4-7 3-2 8-0 4-0 14 48 Feb 24, 12:00pm ET
M Michigan(23-7) BIG10 (12-5) W4 24 3-5 4-1 5-1 10-0 76 255 Feb 24, 12:00pm ET
S Arizona St.(19-8) PAC12 (7-8) L2 30 3-3 4-4 7-1 5-0 51 95 Feb 24, 8:00pm ET
W Seton Hall(19-9) BIGE (8-7) W2 22 4-6 2-2 7-1 6-0 25 64 Feb 24, 12:00pm ET
7 E Houston(21-6) AAC (11-4) L1 21 5-3 2-1 5-1 9-1 86 260 Feb 25, 3:00pm ET
M Va. Tech(20-8) ACC (9-6) W2 47 4-6 5-1 2-1 9-0 74 325 Feb 24, 1:00pm ET
S Florida St.(19-8) ACC (8-7) W2 44 6-4 1-4 2-0 10-0 74 308 Feb 25, 6:00pm ET
W Nevada(24-5) MWC (13-2) W4 13 2-2 5-1 12-2 5-0 54 14 Feb 25, 4:00pm ET
8 E Missouri(18-10) SEC (8-7) L2 40 6-7 4-1 4-2 3-0 26 66 Feb 24, 8:15pm ET
M Arkansas(19-9) SEC (8-7) L1 33 4-8 3-1 7-0 5-0 38 82 Feb 24, 6:00pm ET
S Creighton(19-9) BIGE (8-7) L2 41 2-7 5-2 5-0 6-0 47 243 Feb 24, 2:30pm ET
W St. Mary's(26-4) WCC (15-2) W2 35 1-0 2-2 11-2 12-0 153 174 Feb 24, 6:00pm ET
9 E Miami (Fla.)(19-8) ACC (8-7) W1 29 4-4 2-3 6-1 7-0 57 163 Feb 24, 2:00pm ET
M NC State(19-9) ACC (9-6) W3 56 5-7 2-0 4-2 8-0 59 269 Feb 25, 6:00pm ET
S Kansas St.(20-8) BIG12 (9-6) W3 52 3-7 6-0 5-1 6-0 73 317 Feb 24, 6:00pm ET
W Butler(19-10) BIGE (9-7) W2 31 3-8 5-1 5-1 6-0 20 103 Feb 28, 9:00pm ET
10 E Alabama(17-11) SEC (8-7) L2 28 6-5 5-5 4-1 2-0 8 23 Feb 24, 6:00pm ET
M Middle Tenn.(22-5) USA (14-1) W9 23 3-3 1-1 7-1 10-0 95 6 Feb 24, 7:00pm ET
S Texas A&M(17-11) SEC (6-9) L3 27 4-8 6-3 3-0 4-0 6 18 Feb 24, 4:00pm ET
W Oklahoma(16-11) BIG12 (6-9) L6 33 6-8 2-3 3-0 5-0 13 101 Feb 24, 6:00pm ET
11 E Utah(18-9) PAC12 (10-6) W5 42 2-6 4-2 6-1 6-0 58 197 Feb 24, 2:30pm ET
M St. Bona.(21-6) ATL10 (11-4) W9 25 3-2 4-2 4-1 10-1 91 55 Feb 24, 8:00pm ET
S Providence(17-11) BIGE (8-7) L2 48 3-7 5-1 5-2 4-1 21 87 Feb 24, 12:00pm ET
W UCLA(19-9) PAC12 (10-6) L1 50 2-5 3-2 7-2 7-0 63 88 Feb 25, 4:00pm ET
W Syracuse(18-10) ACC (7-8) L1 46 2-6 4-3 7-1 5-0 22 24 Feb 24, 6:15pm ET
12 E USC(20-9) PAC12 (11-5) W3 35 1-5 5-3 7-0 7-1 53 51 Feb 24, 2:30pm ET
E Florida(17-11) SEC (8-7) L3 65 6-5 5-6 1-0 5-0 37 45 Feb 24, 8:30pm ET
M S. Dak. St.(24-6) SUMM (12-1) W7 60 1-2 1-3 5-1 13-0 164 96 Feb 24, 7:00pm ET
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