Bracketology

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

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Jerry Palm

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Last 4 In

Team RPI
Western Ky.(13-5) 39
USC(13-6) 48
St. Bona.(12-5) 43
Georgia(12-5) 46

First 4 Out

Team RPI
Alabama(12-6) 26
LSU(11-6) 80
Texas A&M(12-6) 37
Maryland(14-6) 52
Team Bracket Index UpdatedJan 15, 8:03am

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Seed Team Conf Stk Rpi 1-50 51-100 101-200 200+ Sos Nc Sos Next Game
1 E Villanova(17-1) BIGE (5-1) W4 3 5-1 3-0 6-0 3-0 35 37 Jan 20, 12:00pm ET
M Oklahoma(14-3) BIG12 (4-2) L1 8 5-2 2-1 3-0 4-0 16 163 Jan 20, 2:00pm ET
S Virginia(16-1) ACC (5-0) W8 4 3-1 4-0 6-0 3-0 34 32 Jan 18, 8:00pm ET
W Texas Tech(15-3) BIG12 (4-2) L1 16 3-3 3-0 2-0 7-0 47 334 Jan 20, 2:00pm ET
2 E Auburn(16-2) SEC (4-1) L1 9 3-2 5-0 5-0 3-0 38 169 Jan 20, 6:00pm ET
M Purdue(18-2) BIG10 (7-0) W14 10 5-2 4-0 4-0 5-0 32 135 Jan 20, 12:00pm ET
S W. Virginia(15-3) BIG12 (4-2) L2 21 3-3 3-0 3-0 6-0 49 236 Jan 20, 2:00pm ET
W Wichita St.(15-3) AAC (5-1) L1 28 1-1 4-2 5-0 5-0 66 161 Jan 20, 12:00pm ET
3 E Kansas(15-3) BIG12 (5-1) W4 7 5-2 5-1 2-0 3-0 3 39 Jan 20, 6:00pm ET
M Clemson(15-3) ACC (4-2) L1 6 5-2 4-1 1-0 5-0 11 115 Jan 20, 4:00pm ET
S Xavier(17-3) BIGE (5-2) W2 5 4-3 4-0 6-0 3-0 12 20 Jan 20, 2:30pm ET
W Duke(16-2) ACC (4-2) W3 1 5-0 3-2 7-0 1-0 5 91 Jan 20, 4:00pm ET
4 E N. Carolina(15-4) ACC (4-2) W3 2 5-3 3-0 5-1 2-0 1 52 Jan 20, 2:00pm ET
M Tennessee(12-5) SEC (3-3) L1 14 3-5 3-0 3-0 3-0 4 18 Jan 20, 6:00pm ET
S Kentucky(14-4) SEC (4-2) L1 12 3-4 5-0 3-0 3-0 13 12 Jan 20, 8:15pm ET
W Michigan St.(16-3) BIG10 (4-2) L1 32 1-3 4-0 5-0 6-0 80 17 Jan 19, 7:00pm ET
5 E Arizona(15-4) PAC12 (5-1) W3 20 3-1 3-3 8-0 1-0 36 23 Jan 20, 4:00pm ET
M Gonzaga(16-3) WCC (6-0) W6 54 3-2 1-1 3-0 9-0 179 62 Jan 18, 9:00pm ET
S Cincinnati(16-2) AAC (5-0) W9 24 3-2 5-0 0-0 8-0 115 31 Jan 20, 4:00pm ET
W Seton Hall(15-4) BIGE (4-2) L1 13 4-3 1-0 6-1 4-0 23 221 Jan 20, 2:30pm ET
6 E Arizona St.(14-4) PAC12 (2-4) L1 27 2-1 4-3 5-0 3-0 58 142 Jan 20, 10:30pm ET
M Ohio St.(16-4) BIG10 (7-0) W6 18 2-3 3-1 8-0 3-0 19 111 Jan 20, 12:00pm ET
S Michigan(16-4) BIG10 (5-2) W2 30 3-3 1-1 6-0 5-0 58 86 Jan 18, 9:00pm ET
W Creighton(15-4) BIGE (5-2) W1 23 4-2 2-2 4-0 5-0 54 175 Jan 20, 3:00pm ET
7 E Butler(13-7) BIGE (3-4) L1 34 3-6 2-1 4-0 4-0 10 10 Jan 20, 2:00pm ET
M Florida(13-5) SEC (5-1) W1 36 4-3 3-2 1-0 5-0 25 7 Jan 20, 8:15pm ET
S Arkansas(12-6) SEC (2-4) L1 25 3-3 2-3 5-0 2-0 7 50 Jan 20, 3:30pm ET
W TCU(14-4) BIG12 (2-4) W1 17 2-4 4-0 5-0 3-0 14 127 Jan 20, 4:00pm ET
8 E Miami (Fla.)(13-4) ACC (2-3) L2 22 2-2 1-1 5-1 5-0 40 244 Jan 21, 12:00pm ET
M Marquette(13-6) BIGE (4-3) W1 42 2-6 2-0 4-0 5-0 18 191 Jan 24, 6:30pm ET
S Rhode Island(14-3) ATL10 (6-0) W9 11 3-3 0-0 9-0 2-0 21 25 Jan 20, 1:00pm ET
W Louisville(14-4) ACC (4-1) W3 15 1-4 3-0 7-0 3-0 20 5 Jan 21, 12:00pm ET
9 E Texas(12-6) BIG12 (3-3) W1 41 4-3 1-2 3-1 4-0 22 51 Jan 20, 2:00pm ET
M Florida St.(13-5) ACC (2-4) L1 45 3-3 0-1 5-1 5-0 76 113 Jan 20, 12:00pm ET
S UCLA(13-5) PAC12 (4-2) L1 49 1-3 2-2 7-0 3-0 48 262 Jan 18, 11:00pm ET
W Nevada(17-3) MWC (6-0) W6 19 1-2 3-0 10-1 3-0 71 141 Jan 20, 10:00pm ET
10 E Houston(14-4) AAC (4-2) L1 56 3-1 0-1 3-1 8-1 172 101 Jan 20, 12:00pm ET
M Notre Dame(13-6) ACC (3-3) L3 58 2-3 2-1 3-2 5-0 50 182 Jan 20, 4:00pm ET
S Washington(13-5) PAC12 (3-2) L1 53 2-2 2-3 4-0 5-0 52 124 Jan 18, 10:00pm ET
W Missouri(13-5) SEC (3-2) W1 33 3-3 2-1 5-1 2-0 24 249 Jan 20, 4:00pm ET
11 E St. Bona.(12-5) ATL10 (2-3) L1 43 2-2 2-1 4-2 4-0 73 176 Jan 19, 7:00pm ET
E Georgia(12-5) SEC (3-3) W1 46 4-3 2-1 2-1 4-0 67 21 Jan 20, 6:00pm ET
M Providence(13-6) BIGE (4-2) W3 40 2-3 4-2 3-1 4-0 28 186 Jan 20, 3:00pm ET
S Western Ky.(13-5) USA (5-0) W6 39 1-1 2-2 6-1 3-1 39 330 Jan 18, 9:00pm ET
S USC(13-6) PAC12 (4-2) W2 48 1-2 4-3 5-1 3-0 30 147 Jan 18, 9:00pm ET
W St. Mary's(17-2) WCC (6-0) W12 44 0-1 3-0 8-1 6-0 167 61 Jan 18, 9:00pm ET
12 E Middle Tenn.(13-4) USA (5-0) W5 35 0-3 1-1 8-0 3-0 57 15 Jan 18, 8:00pm ET
M Buffalo(13-5) MIDAM (5-0) W6 29 0-4 2-1 5-0 5-0 28 154 Jan 19, 7:00pm ET
S New Mex. St.(15-3) WAC (3-0) W4 51 1-2 0-0