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Last 4 In

Team RPI
Washington(14-6) 52
Kansas St.(14-5) 57
Texas(12-7) 43
Western Ky.(14-6) 44

First 4 Out

Team RPI
Boise St.(16-4) 34
Notre Dame(13-7) 63
Houston(15-4) 50
S. Carolina(12-7) 53
Team Bracket Index UpdatedJan 22, 6:05am

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Seed Team Conf Stk Rpi 1-50 51-100 101-200 200+ Sos Nc Sos Next Game
1 E Villanova(18-1) BIGE (5-1) W5 2 5-1 4-0 6-0 3-0 39 64 Jan 23, 6:30pm ET
M Purdue(19-2) BIG10 (8-0) W15 9 6-2 3-0 5-0 5-0 43 67 Jan 25, 7:00pm ET
S Virginia(18-1) ACC (7-0) W10 5 3-1 2-0 9-0 4-0 46 90 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
W Duke(17-2) ACC (5-2) W4 1 5-0 1-2 10-0 1-0 11 7 Jan 23, 9:00pm ET
2 E Clemson(16-3) ACC (5-2) W1 6 4-2 6-1 3-0 3-0 6 41 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
M Kansas(16-3) BIG12 (6-1) W5 7 5-2 7-1 1-0 3-0 2 16 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
S W. Virginia(16-3) BIG12 (5-2) W1 18 4-3 4-0 2-0 6-0 49 228 Jan 22, 9:00pm ET
W Xavier(18-3) BIGE (6-2) W3 4 5-3 6-0 4-0 3-0 7 29 Jan 24, 6:30pm ET
3 E Oklahoma(14-4) BIG12 (4-3) L2 11 5-2 2-2 3-0 4-0 16 111 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
M N. Carolina(16-4) ACC (5-2) W4 3 5-3 4-0 6-1 1-0 1 4 Jan 22, 7:00pm ET
S Auburn(17-2) SEC (5-1) W1 8 3-2 6-0 5-0 3-0 41 92 Jan 24, 9:00pm ET
W Texas Tech(15-4) BIG12 (4-3) L2 21 3-3 3-1 2-0 7-0 47 190 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
4 E Tennessee(13-5) SEC (4-3) W1 12 3-5 3-0 4-0 3-0 4 9 Jan 23, 7:00pm ET
M Cincinnati(17-2) AAC (6-0) W10 25 2-2 6-0 1-0 8-0 117 173 Jan 24, 9:00pm ET
S Michigan St.(17-3) BIG10 (5-2) W1 28 2-3 3-0 6-0 6-0 72 184 Jan 22, 9:00pm ET
W Arizona(16-4) PAC12 (6-1) W4 16 3-1 4-3 7-0 2-0 37 38 Jan 25, 8:30pm ET
5 E Ohio St.(17-4) BIG10 (8-0) W7 14 3-3 4-1 7-0 3-0 23 32 Jan 22, 8:00pm ET
M Arizona St.(15-4) PAC12 (3-4) W1 31 2-1 3-3 7-0 3-0 67 101 Jan 25, 9:30pm ET
S Florida(14-5) SEC (6-1) W2 24 5-3 3-2 1-0 5-0 19 31 Jan 24, 7:00pm ET
W St. Mary's(19-2) WCC (8-0) W14 40 1-0 3-1 10-1 5-0 154 189 Jan 25, 11:00pm ET
6 E Rhode Island(15-3) ATL10 (7-0) W10 10 3-3 1-0 9-0 2-0 27 3 Jan 24, 7:00pm ET
M Seton Hall(15-5) BIGE (4-3) L2 17 4-4 1-0 6-1 4-0 20 59 Jan 28, 4:00pm ET
S Gonzaga(17-4) WCC (7-1) W1 56 3-3 1-0 3-1 10-0 161 91 Jan 25, 11:00pm ET
W Louisville(15-4) ACC (5-1) W4 15 1-4 3-0 8-0 3-0 26 44 Jan 24, 8:00pm ET
7 E Kentucky(14-5) SEC (4-3) L2 20 2-3 5-2 5-0 2-0 11 17 Jan 23, 9:00pm ET
M Michigan(17-5) BIG10 (6-3) W1 37 3-3 1-2 7-0 5-0 58 210 Jan 25, 7:00pm ET
S Miami (Fla.)(14-4) ACC (3-3) W1 19 2-3 2-0 5-1 5-0 45 102 Jan 24, 8:00pm ET
W Wichita St.(15-4) AAC (5-2) L2 30 2-2 4-2 4-0 5-0 48 49 Jan 25, 9:00pm ET
8 E TCU(14-5) BIG12 (2-5) L1 22 2-4 5-1 3-0 4-0 15 50 Jan 22, 9:00pm ET
M Florida St.(14-5) ACC (3-4) W1 41 3-3 1-2 5-0 5-0 60 265 Jan 24, 7:00pm ET
S Butler(14-7) BIGE (4-4) W1 29 3-7 1-0 6-0 4-0 13 62 Jan 27, 2:30pm ET
W Creighton(15-5) BIGE (5-3) L1 35 3-3 3-2 3-0 6-0 55 247 Jan 23, 8:30pm ET
9 E Texas A&M(13-6) SEC (2-5) W2 33 4-5 3-1 2-0 4-0 10 26 Jan 23, 9:00pm ET
M Marquette(13-6) BIGE (4-3) W1 47 2-5 2-1 4-0 5-0 28 103 Jan 24, 6:30pm ET
S Nevada(18-3) MWC (7-0) W7 13 2-2 3-0 10-1 3-0 50 24 Jan 24, 11:00pm ET
W Alabama(13-6) SEC (5-2) W4 26 3-2 6-3 2-1 2-0 5 11 Jan 23, 8:30pm ET
10 E Providence(14-6) BIGE (5-2) W4 38 3-4 5-1 2-1 4-0 25 60 Jan 23, 6:30pm ET
M Arkansas(13-6) SEC (3-4) W1 32 3-4 3-2 3-0 4-0 14 43 Jan 23, 6:30pm ET
S Missouri(13-6) SEC (3-3) L1 36 1-4 5-1 4-1 2-0 21 48 Jan 24, 9:00pm ET
W Georgia(12-6) SEC (3-4) L1 51 4-3 2-1 3-2 3-0 59 202 Jan 23, 6:30pm ET
11 E SMU(14-6) AAC (4-3) W2 54 4-4 2-1 1-1 7-0 63 135 Jan 25, 7:00pm ET
M Washington(14-6) PAC12 (4-3) W1 52 2-1 3-4 5-1 4-0 50 57 Jan 28, 8:00pm ET
M Kansas St.(14-5) BIG12 (4-3) W2 57 2-4 2-0 4-1 6-0 103 332 Jan 22, 9:00pm ET
S USC(15-6) PAC12 (6-2) W4 39 2-2 4-3 6-1 3-0 34 25 Jan 24, 9:00pm ET
W New Mex. St.(17-3) WAC (5-0) W6 45 1-2 1-0 8-1 5-0 126 88 Jan 27, 8:00pm ET
12 E Middle Tenn.(14-5) USA (6-1) W1 23 1-3 1-2 8-0 3-0 35 8 Jan 25, 7:30pm ET
M S. Dak. St.(17-5) SUMM (5-0) W8 57 1-2 1-3 4-0 7-0 144 77 Jan 24, 8:00pm ET
S Western Ky.(14-6) USA (6-1) L1 44 1-2 4-2 4-1 4-1 30 12 Jan 27, 7:00pm ET
S Texas(12-7) BIG12 (3-4) L1 43 4-4