Bracketology

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

Bracketology: Purdue falls from a No. 1

Purdue has lost three straight and falls to a No. 3 seed in Jerry Palm's latest projected bracket

Bracket Predictions UpdatedFeb 18, 6:35am

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Last 4 In

Team RPI
Texas(16-11) 52
Butler(18-10) 39
Florida(17-10) 63
Syracuse(18-9) 38

First 4 Out

Team RPI
Baylor(17-10) 46
Utah(17-9) 50
Washington(18-9) 49
Louisville(18-9) 51
Team Bracket Index UpdatedFeb 18, 6:35am

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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(24-3) BIGE (11-3) W1 2 8-2 7-1 6-0 3-0 10 43 Feb 21, 8:30pm ET
M Xavier(24-4) BIGE (12-3) L1 3 7-4 8-0 5-0 4-0 5 29 Feb 21, 6:30pm ET
S Virginia(24-2) ACC (13-1) W1 1 8-1 4-1 7-0 5-0 7 49 Feb 21, 7:00pm ET
W Kansas(21-6) BIG12 (10-4) W2 6 9-4 7-1 2-1 3-0 1 9 Feb 19, 9:00pm ET
2 E Duke(22-5) ACC (10-4) W3 4 3-4 7-1 8-0 4-0 19 13 Feb 21, 9:00pm ET
M Auburn(23-4) SEC (11-3) L1 8 8-3 4-1 6-0 5-0 42 86 Feb 21, 8:30pm ET
S Michigan St.(26-3) BIG10 (14-2) W10 14 3-3 5-0 10-0 8-0 77 204 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
W Cincinnati(23-4) AAC (12-2) L2 11 5-3 7-1 3-0 8-0 57 151 Feb 22, 7:00pm ET
3 E Purdue(24-5) BIG10 (13-3) W1 11 6-3 4-2 7-0 7-0 44 81 Feb 22, 7:00pm ET
M Clemson(20-6) ACC (9-5) L2 10 2-6 8-0 4-0 6-0 20 61 Feb 21, 7:00pm ET
S Texas Tech(22-5) BIG12 (10-4) L1 13 4-4 7-1 4-0 7-0 53 202 Feb 21, 7:00pm ET
W N. Carolina(21-7) ACC (10-5) W5 5 9-5 3-1 3-1 6-0 3 8 Feb 21, 7:00pm ET
4 E Gonzaga(25-4) WCC (15-1) W9 43 3-1 2-3 6-0 14-0 155 118 Feb 22, 9:00pm ET
M Ohio St.(22-7) BIG10 (13-3) L2 20 3-5 6-1 7-1 6-0 30 47 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
S Tennessee(19-7) SEC (9-5) L1 15 4-7 6-0 6-0 3-0 14 20 Feb 21, 9:00pm ET
W Arizona(21-6) PAC12 (11-3) W2 17 4-2 5-4 7-0 5-0 40 65 Feb 22, 9:00pm ET
5 E W. Virginia(19-8) BIG12 (8-6) L1 31 5-6 6-1 1-1 7-0 41 207 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
M Arizona St.(19-7) PAC12 (7-7) L1 29 3-3 4-3 8-1 4-0 54 103 Feb 23, 12:30am ET
S Rhode Island(21-4) ATL10 (13-1) L1 7 2-4 4-0 7-0 8-0 49 3 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
W Wichita St.(21-5) AAC (11-3) W4 16 3-2 9-2 4-1 5-0 36 56 Feb 21, 7:30pm ET
6 E Creighton(19-8) BIGE (8-6) L1 34 3-7 6-1 2-0 7-0 48 234 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
M Nevada(23-5) MWC (12-2) W3 9 2-2 3-1 15-2 3-0 39 16 Feb 21, 10:00pm ET
S Kentucky(18-9) SEC (7-7) W1 18 3-7 8-2 4-0 3-0 4 4 Feb 20, 9:00pm ET
W St. Mary's(25-4) WCC (14-2) W1 32 1-0 2-2 12-2 10-0 134 172 Feb 22, 10:00pm ET
7 E Michigan(22-7) BIG10 (11-5) W3 28 3-5 3-2 6-0 9-0 74 252 Feb 21, 7:00pm ET
M Oklahoma(16-10) BIG12 (6-8) L5 34 6-6 2-4 3-0 5-0 18 93 Feb 19, 9:00pm ET
S Seton Hall(18-9) BIGE (7-7) W1 26 3-6 3-2 6-1 6-0 24 60 Feb 21, 6:30pm ET
W Missouri(18-9) SEC (8-6) L1 24 5-7 5-1 4-1 3-0 22 68 Feb 20, 9:00pm ET
8 E Florida St.(19-8) ACC (8-7) W2 45 5-4 2-3 2-1 10-0 70 303 Feb 25, 6:00pm ET
M TCU(18-9) BIG12 (6-8) W1 22 3-7 3-2 8-0 4-0 12 48 Feb 21, 8:00pm ET
S Alabama(17-10) SEC (8-6) L1 33 6-5 4-4 4-1 3-0 13 24 Feb 21, 8:30pm ET
W Arkansas(19-8) SEC (8-6) W4 25 5-7 1-1 8-0 5-0 45 80 Feb 20, 9:00pm ET
9 E Texas A&M(17-10) SEC (6-8) L2 21 7-8 1-2 5-0 4-0 6 17 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
M Miami (Fla.)(18-8) ACC (7-7) L3 37 3-5 2-2 6-1 7-0 56 169 Feb 19, 7:00pm ET
S Houston(21-5) AAC (11-3) W5 19 6-3 2-0 4-1 9-1 83 243 Feb 22, 9:00pm ET
W Va. Tech(19-8) ACC (8-6) W1 55 4-5 4-2 3-1 8-0 82 327 Feb 21, 7:00pm ET
10 E NC State(18-9) ACC (8-6) W2 59 5-6 2-1 3-2 8-0 63 270 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
M Providence(17-10) BIGE (8-6) L1 36 5-6 3-1 5-2 4-1 20 62 Feb 21, 6:30pm ET
S UCLA(19-8) PAC12 (10-5) W2 48 2-4 3-2 7-2 7-0 65 85 Feb 22, 9:00pm ET
W Kansas St.(19-8) BIG12 (8-6) W2 56 3-6 5-1 5-1 6-0 71 318 Feb 21, 9:00pm ET
11 E St. Bona.(20-6) ATL10 (10-4) W8 27 3-2 4-2 4-2 9-0 89 52 Feb 21, 7:00pm ET
M Florida(17-10) SEC (8-6) L2 63 6-3 5-6 1-1 5-0 42 40 Feb 21, 9:00pm ET
M Texas(16-11) BIG12 (6-8) W1 52 5-8 2-3 4-0 5-0 17 77 Feb 21, 9:00pm ET
S USC(19-9) PAC12 (10-5) W2 41 2-5 3-3 7-0 7-1 51 45 Feb 21, 10:30pm ET
W Middle Tenn.(22-5) USA (14-1) W9 23 2-3 2-1 7-1 10-0 92 6 Feb 24, 7:00pm ET
12 E Loyola-Chi.(23-5) MVC (13-3) W5 42 1-1 3-2 10-0 8-2 150 279 Feb 21, 8:00pm ET
M New Mex. St.(22-5) WAC (9-2) L2 47 1-2 1-1 7-1 10-1 136 120 Feb 22, 9:00pm ET
S S. Dak. St.(23-6) SUMM (11-1) W6 68 1-2 1-3 5-1 12-0 187 92 Feb 22, 8:00pm ET
W Syracuse(18-9) ACC (7-7) W1 38 3-5 4-3 7-1 4-0 27 21 Feb 21, 7:00pm ET
W Butler(18-10) BIGE (8-7) W1 39 3-8 5-1 4-1 6-0 23 110 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
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