Bracketology: Many teams on the move in latest projected bracket

There was a lot of dramatic movement in this bracket, which is still possible this early in the season because one game can still have a significant impact on a team's profile. The later we get in the season, the less of an impact one game can have because it's a smaller part of a team's overall schedule.

UConn was the big mover after winning at Memphis, but that wasn't the only thing working for the Huskies. Indiana beat Wisconsin earlier this week, which wasn't quite enough to put the Hoosiers in the bracket, but it did make the Huskies' win over them earlier in the season look a lot better.

Minnesota got a big boost from a win over <span data-shortcode= State" data-canon="Ohio Bobcats" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0"> on Thursday, but that also hurt the Buckeyes, who are still looking for a win over an at-large quality team and have now lost three straight.

Missouri took another dive after a loss at Vanderbilt. That's the Tigers' second bad loss in two weeks. They lost at home to Georgia last week.

New Mexico also took a big hit after losing at home to UNLV. The Lobos have a win over Cincinnati, which is nice, but not much else.

Finally, Colorado dropped after losing at home to UCLA in its first game without its best player, Spencer Dinwiddie. Part of that drop is that the loss hurts the Buffaloes' profile, but also because they didn't really look all that competitive with their new roster. The Buffs have to prove themselves all over again to the committee. They won't ignore what CU has done in the past, but if they don't look like a tournament team without Dinwiddie over the next two months, there's a good chance they won't be a tournament team.

CBS Sports Senior Writer

Jerry Palm started writing about sports on the Internet right after Al Gore invented it. He was the first to bring RPI out in the open and is one of the pioneers of predicting the March Madness bracket.... Full Bio

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