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 19, 5:30am

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Last 4 In

Team RPI
Texas(16-12) 54
Butler(19-10) 34
Florida(17-11) 64
Syracuse(18-10) 46

First 4 Out

Team RPI
Baylor(17-11) 60
Utah(17-9) 49
Washington(18-9) 48
Louisville(18-10) 52
Team Bracket Index UpdatedFeb 19, 5:30am

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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 8-2 7-1 6-0 4-0 15 42 Feb 24, 2:30pm ET
M Xavier(25-4) BIGE (13-3) W1 2 7-4 8-0 6-0 4-0 5 32 Feb 28, 6:30pm ET
S Virginia(25-2) ACC (14-1) W2 1 8-1 6-1 6-0 5-0 7 46 Feb 24, 4:00pm ET
W Kansas(22-6) BIG12 (11-4) W3 6 10-4 6-1 2-1 4-0 2 13 Feb 24, 4:15pm ET
2 E Duke(23-5) ACC (11-4) W4 4 3-4 8-1 8-0 4-0 19 17 Feb 24, 6:15pm ET
M Auburn(24-4) SEC (12-3) W1 7 8-4 5-0 6-0 5-0 34 64 Feb 24, 8:30pm ET
S Michigan St.(27-3) BIG10 (15-2) W11 14 3-3 5-0 10-0 9-0 82 209 Feb 25, 1:00pm ET
W Purdue(24-5) BIG10 (13-3) W1 9 6-3 4-2 7-0 7-0 40 74 Feb 22, 7:00pm ET
3 E Cincinnati(23-4) AAC (12-2) L2 12 5-3 7-1 3-0 8-0 63 161 Feb 22, 7:00pm ET
M Clemson(20-7) ACC (9-6) L3 10 2-7 9-0 3-0 6-0 17 58 Feb 24, 3:00pm ET
S Texas Tech(22-6) BIG12 (10-5) L2 17 6-4 5-2 4-0 7-0 60 213 Feb 24, 4:15pm ET
W N. Carolina(22-7) ACC (11-5) W6 5 10-5 3-1 6-1 3-0 3 8 Feb 27, 9:00pm ET
4 E Gonzaga(25-4) WCC (15-1) W9 42 3-2 2-2 6-0 14-0 157 126 Feb 22, 9:00pm ET
M Wichita St.(22-5) AAC (12-3) W5 15 3-2 9-2 5-1 5-0 44 60 Feb 24, 2:00pm ET
S Tennessee(20-7) SEC (10-5) W1 11 5-7 7-0 5-0 3-0 13 19 Feb 24, 1:00pm ET
W Arizona(21-6) PAC12 (11-3) W2 18 5-2 4-4 6-0 6-0 41 70 Feb 22, 9:00pm ET
5 E W. Virginia(20-8) BIG12 (9-6) W1 24 6-6 6-1 1-1 7-0 43 226 Feb 24, 6:00pm ET
M Arizona St.(19-7) PAC12 (7-7) L1 28 3-3 4-3 8-1 4-0 53 103 Feb 23, 12:30am ET
S Ohio St.(23-7) BIG10 (14-3) W1 20 3-5 6-1 7-1 7-0 35 45 Feb 23, 8:00pm ET
W Rhode Island(22-4) ATL10 (14-1) W1 8 2-4 5-0 7-0 8-0 51 3 Feb 23, 7:00pm ET
6 E Creighton(19-9) BIGE (8-7) L2 39 3-7 6-2 2-0 7-0 47 241 Feb 24, 2:30pm ET
M Nevada(24-5) MWC (13-2) W4 13 2-2 3-1 14-2 5-0 54 14 Feb 25, 4:00pm ET
S Kentucky(19-9) SEC (8-7) W2 16 5-8 6-1 5-0 3-0 4 5 Feb 24, 8:15pm ET
W St. Mary's(25-4) WCC (14-2) W1 29 1-0 2-2 12-2 10-0 137 176 Feb 22, 10:00pm ET
7 E Michigan(23-7) BIG10 (12-5) W4 23 3-5 4-2 5-0 10-0 74 249 Feb 24, 12:00pm ET
M Oklahoma(16-11) BIG12 (6-9) L6 32 6-8 2-3 3-0 5-0 12 93 Feb 24, 6:00pm ET
S Seton Hall(18-9) BIGE (7-7) W1 27 3-6 3-2 6-1 6-0 27 71 Feb 24, 12:00pm ET
W Missouri(18-10) SEC (8-7) L2 40 6-7 4-1 4-2 3-0 24 67 Feb 24, 8:15pm ET
8 E Florida St.(19-8) ACC (8-7) W2 45 5-4 2-4 3-0 9-0 76 306 Feb 25, 6:00pm ET
M TCU(19-9) BIG12 (7-8) W2 21 4-7 3-2 8-0 4-0 14 49 Feb 24, 12:00pm ET
S Alabama(17-11) SEC (8-7) L2 30 6-5 5-5 3-1 3-0 7 28 Feb 24, 6:00pm ET
W Arkansas(19-9) SEC (8-7) L1 35 4-8 3-1 7-0 5-0 38 78 Feb 24, 6:00pm ET
9 E Texas A&M(17-11) SEC (6-9) L3 26 4-8 6-3 3-0 4-0 6 18 Feb 24, 4:00pm ET
M Miami (Fla.)(19-8) ACC (8-7) W1 31 4-5 2-2 6-1 7-0 58 166 Feb 24, 2:00pm ET
S Houston(21-5) AAC (11-3) W5 19 5-3 3-0 5-1 8-1 88 255 Feb 22, 9:00pm ET
W Va. Tech(20-8) ACC (9-6) W2 49 5-5 4-2 2-1 9-0 75 325 Feb 24, 1:00pm ET
10 E NC State(19-9) ACC (9-6) W3 57 5-6 2-2 4-1 8-0 61 272 Feb 25, 6:00pm ET
M Providence(17-10) BIGE (8-6) L1 37 5-6 3-1 5-2 4-1 20 65 Feb 24, 12:00pm ET
S UCLA(19-8) PAC12 (10-5) W2 47 2-4 3-2 7-2 7-0 66 85 Feb 22, 9:00pm ET
W Kansas St.(20-8) BIG12 (9-6) W3 55 3-7 6-0 5-1 6-0 73 323 Feb 24, 6:00pm ET
11 E St. Bona.(21-6) ATL10 (11-4) W9 25 3-2 4-2 4-1 10-1 91 57 Feb 24, 8:00pm ET
M Florida(17-11) SEC (8-7) L3 64 6-5 5-6 1-0 5-0 39 44 Feb 24, 8:30pm ET
M Texas(16-12) BIG12 (6-9) L1 54 5-9 3-3 3-0 5-0 16 62 Feb 24, 2:00pm ET
S USC(20-9) PAC12 (11-5) W3 36 2-5 4-3 7-0 7-1 48 48 Feb 24, 2:30pm ET
W Middle Tenn.(22-5) USA (14-1) W9 22 2-3 2-1 7-1 10-0 92 6 Feb 24, 7:00pm ET
12 E Loyola-Chi.(24-5) MVC (14-3) W6 33 1-1 3-2 12-0 7-2 139 275 Feb 24, 2:00pm ET
M New Mex. St.(22-5) WAC (9-2) L2 43 1-2 0-1 8-1 10-1 135 116 Feb 22, 9:00pm ET
S S. Dak. St.(23-6) SUMM (11-1) W6 66 1-2 1-3 4-1