In the world of college basketball, winning games on the opposing team’s home court is what separates good teams from great ones. The recent bracketology update saw Arizona take over as the projected No. 1 seed after a road win against Colorado and a quick turnaround from an overtime victory in Utah. However, this did not stop Tennessee from maintaining their position in the top bracket for just a short period of time, until they cooled off with a loss to Arizona.
Despite this change, the other three regional top teams remained unchanged, with Connecticut, Purdue and Houston still holding their positions. Clemson and Virginia are trending upward, while Wisconsin and Kentucky are moving in opposite directions. Additionally, there is still a possibility of holding a conference with six offers.
The two teams that have moved within the “last four in” slots are Mississippi and Utah, while Nebraska and Nevada are also in this group. The “top four out” includes Gonzaga, Cincinnati, Villanova and Wake Forest. Finally, Colorado has been added to the “next four” clubs along with Seton Hall, St. John’s and Providence.
It is important to note that there will be multiple “bubbles” during the next week leading up to the NCAA Tournament. Games such as Marquette at Butler, Iowa State at Cincinnati, St. John’s at Providence, LSU at Florida and Mississippi at Kentucky will all take place in different times on February 14th and 15th (all times Eastern Time). These games will have a significant impact on which teams ultimately make it into the tournament.