Bracketology

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

College basketball rankings: Duke No. 1 again

Kyle Boone breaks down the AP poll with Duke still hanging at No. 1, and Arizona dropping from No. 2 to unranked.

Bracket Predictions UpdatedDec 15, 11:20am

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Last 4 In

Team RPI
NC State(8-2) 78
Boston College(8-3) 82
Marquette(7-3) 70
Providence(7-3) 53

First 4 Out

Team RPI
Iowa St.(7-2) 40
Boise St.(10-1) 30
Temple(6-3) 14
Loyola-Chi.(10-1) 94
Team Bracket Index UpdatedDec 15, 11:20am

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Seed Team Conf Stk Rpi 1-50 51-100 101-200 200+ Sos Nc Sos Next Game
1 E Villanova(11-0) BIGE (0-0) W11 5 4-0 2-0 2-0 3-0 41 37 Dec 22, 8:30pm ET
M Michigan St.(9-1) BIG10 (2-0) W8 2 1-1 3-0 3-0 2-0 5 17 Dec 16, 2:30pm ET
S Miami (Fla.)(8-0) ACC (0-0) W8 47 1-0 1-0 2-0 4-0 263 244 Dec 16, 12:00pm ET
W Arizona St.(9-0) PAC12 (0-0) W9 3 3-0 1-0 1-0 4-0 27 142 Dec 17, 2:00pm ET
2 E Duke(11-1) ACC (0-1) L1 1 1-0 5-1 4-0 1-0 12 91 Dec 20, 7:00pm ET
M Florida St.(9-0) ACC (0-0) W9 32 0-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 222 113 Dec 16, 2:00pm ET
S TCU(10-0) BIG12 (0-0) W10 7 1-0 4-0 2-0 3-0 52 127 Dec 18, 9:00pm ET
W Texas A&M(9-1) SEC (0-0) W2 10 2-1 1-0 4-0 2-0 37 46 Dec 19, 8:00pm ET
3 E W. Virginia(9-1) BIG12 (0-0) W9 12 3-1 1-0 3-0 2-0 38 236 Dec 20, 7:00pm ET
M Xavier(9-1) BIGE (0-0) W4 17 0-1 3-0 3-0 3-0 51 20 Dec 16, 2:00pm ET
S Tennessee(7-1) SEC (0-0) W4 8 2-1 1-0 1-0 3-0 15 18 Dec 17, 3:00pm ET
W N. Carolina(9-1) ACC (0-0) W4 6 3-1 1-0 3-0 2-0 18 52 Dec 17, 3:00pm ET
4 E Virginia(8-1) ACC (0-0) L1 18 1-1 1-0 4-0 2-0 70 32 Dec 16, 2:00pm ET
M Texas Tech(8-1) BIG12 (0-0) W2 42 1-1 1-0 3-0 3-0 133 334 Dec 16, 8:00pm ET
S Wichita St.(8-1) AAC (0-0) W4 11 0-0 2-1 5-0 1-0 35 161 Dec 16, 4:00pm ET
W Gonzaga(8-2) WCC (0-0) W1 37 2-1 2-1 1-0 3-0 71 62 Dec 16, 8:00pm ET
5 E Seton Hall(9-1) BIGE (0-0) W5 26 1-1 0-0 6-0 2-0 77 221 Dec 16, 12:00pm ET
M Notre Dame(8-2) ACC (0-0) W1 54 1-1 0-1 1-0 5-0 131 182 Dec 16, 2:30pm ET
S Purdue(10-2) BIG10 (2-0) W6 23 1-1 3-1 3-0 3-0 47 135 Dec 16, 12:00pm ET
W Kansas(7-2) BIG12 (0-0) L2 20 2-1 1-1 4-0 0-0 6 39 Dec 16, 8:00pm ET
6 E Arizona(7-3) PAC12 (0-0) W4 29 2-1 3-2 0-0 2-0 16 23 Dec 16, 8:00pm ET
M Arkansas(7-2) SEC (0-0) W2 9 2-1 0-1 4-0 1-0 4 50 Dec 16, 8:00pm ET
S Nevada(8-2) MWC (0-0) L2 16 1-2 0-0 3-0 4-0 42 141 Dec 17, 5:30pm ET
W Missouri(8-2) SEC (0-0) W3 4 4-2 1-0 1-0 1-0 1 249 Dec 16, 8:30pm ET
7 E Oklahoma(7-1) BIG12 (0-0) W5 31 0-1 2-0 1-0 4-0 100 163 Dec 16, 4:00pm ET
M Cincinnati(8-2) AAC (0-0) W1 60 1-1 2-1 2-0 3-0 163 31 Dec 16, 3:30pm ET
S Syracuse(8-1) ACC (0-0) W2 22 0-1 1-0 7-0 0-0 55 195 Dec 16, 12:30pm ET
W Minnesota(9-3) BIG10 (1-1) W1 49 1-2 1-1 4-0 3-0 83 26 Dec 21, 8:00pm ET
8 E Rhode Island(5-3) ATL10 (0-0) L1 24 1-3 1-0 1-0 2-0 7 25 Dec 16, 4:00pm ET
M Alabama(7-3) SEC (0-0) L1 27 2-3 3-0 1-0 1-0 9 95 Dec 19, 9:00pm ET
S Florida(6-3) SEC (0-0) W1 57 1-2 1-1 1-0 3-0 39 7 Dec 16, 4:30pm ET
W St. John's(8-2) BIGE (0-0) L1 19 1-2 1-0 3-0 2-0 17 242 Dec 17, 4:30pm ET
9 E Kentucky(8-1) SEC (0-0) W6 36 0-1 2-0 3-0 3-0 120 12 Dec 16, 2:00pm ET
M Washington(7-3) PAC12 (0-0) L1 69 2-1 1-2 1-0 3-0 66 124 Dec 17, 6:00pm ET
S UCF(7-3) AAC (0-0) W3 45 1-3 1-0 3-0 2-0 31 246 Dec 19, 6:00pm ET
W Baylor(8-2) BIG12 (0-0) W3 115 1-2 1-0 1-0 4-0 220 8 Dec 17, 3:00pm ET
10 E N. Iowa(8-2) MVC (0-0) W3 15 0-2 4-0 0-0 2-0 14 29 Dec 16, 4:30pm ET
M Butler(8-2) BIGE (0-0) W5 38 2-0 1-2 2-0 3-0 79 10 Dec 16, 12:00pm ET
S Ohio St.(8-3) BIG10 (2-0) W3 43 1-3 1-0 5-0 1-0 36 111 Dec 16, 6:00pm ET
W Creighton(7-2) BIGE (0-0) W2 44 0-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 95 175 Dec 15, 8:00pm ET
11 E C. Michigan(8-1) MIDAM (0-0) W7 59 0-1 1-0 2-0 3-0 247 307 Dec 16, 2:30pm ET
M Utah(7-2) PAC12 (0-0) W1 46 1-1 0-1 3-0 3-0 88 250 Dec 16, 11:00pm ET
S Clemson(8-1) ACC (0-0) W4 41 1-1 0-0 5-0 2-0 140 115 Dec 16, 4:30pm ET
W Michigan(9-3) BIG10 (1-1) W2 21 0-2 3-0 3-1 2-0 21 86 Dec 16, 12:00pm ET
12 E Middle Tenn.(7-1) USA (0-0) W5 13 0-0 0-1 6-0 0-0 25 15 Dec 16, 6:00pm ET
M Towson(10-1) COL (0-0) W10 28 1-0 1-1 3-0 3-0 127 93 Dec 20, 7:00pm ET
S Providence(7-3) BIGE (0-0) L1 53 0-2 3-0 2-1 2-0 67 186 Dec 17, 2:30pm ET
S NC State(8-2) ACC (0-0) W3