Bracketology (March 4, 2019)

Here's the updated bracket. Will three ACC teams stay on the top line? Probably not, but remember this is NOT unprecedented (see Big East, 2009).

While Tennessee has the gaudy record, it is a fairly empty 26-3. Remember, it was only a last year when Michigan State won the Big Ten, going 29-4 overall and 16-2 in conference. The Spartans were a No. 3 seed! While I don't believe the Vols have a shot at falling that far, it seems, based on past precedent, Tennessee is much closer to a No. 2 than a No. 1 (especially with the current field). Tennessee's big wins are Gonzaga, Kentucky and Louisville -- all at home. As always, each committee has its own makeup and the importance of big wins vs. Q1 games vs. bad losses varies from year to year.

Last Four Byes: Syracuse, NC StateSt. John's, TCU
Last Four In: Alabama, Minnesota, Clemson, Arizona State
First Four Out: Temple, Seton Hall, UNC-Greensboro, Xavier
Next Four Out: Indiana, Creighton, Georgetown, St. Mary's