Bracketology: Preseason favorites keep falling
Some of the teams expected to contend for the title before the season started aren't faring well in the seeding of Jerry Palm's latest projected bracket.
As the start of full conference play arrives, the bracket has a few surprises in it. We still have six undefeated teams, which is a lot for this time of year. Even with that, Michigan State is still on the top line, which is unchanged from a few weeks ago.
Louisville's slide continues. The Cards lost at Kentucky and are still looking for a win of any significance. They will have to build their case in American Conference play, and will have to do so without Chane Behanan (dismissed from team) and Kevin Ware (redshirt).
Kansas is also struggling, having picked up its fourth loss over the weekend. San Diego State, which is quietly having a pretty good season, went in to the Phog and knocked off the Jayhawks on Sunday. Kansas has played a very challenging schedule though, so they are still in pretty decent shape in the bracket. They don't appear to be strong enough to contend for the No. 1 seed that was predicted for them before the season.
The same is true of Kentucky, which picked up its first quality win of the season over Louisville recently. The Wildcats are also home court heroes, with only one win away from home this season. That came against Providence in New York.
There is still a long way to go, but this looks like a year where a surprising number of highly rated teams in the preseason may not live up to that billing.
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