Bracketology: February 28th, 2011

Since my updated Bubble Watch last night, there have only been a few games of note for Sunday.

Xavier ended Dayton’s at-large hopes today with a victory at the Flyers home court. West Virginia avoided an upset at Rutgers, and UConn defeated Cincinnati.

Michigan State got destroyed by Purdue at home, and continue to sit tenuously on the bubble but for now remain in for their quality wins. The Spartans are now 8-8 in conference are must win against Iowa this week, before their showdown in Michigan. The game next weekend might be more important for the Wolverines, but Michigan State won’t feel comfortable with a loss there unless less win a game or two in the tournament.

Purdue remains a two seed with their strong showing today on the road.

Louisville beat Pittsburgh and helped themselves out a bit. Pittsburgh remains a one-seed but barely. The Panthers will likely have to win out until the Big East tournament Semi’s or Finals if they want to hold on to it.

Marquette continued playing well by beating Providence and should feel pretty comfortable right now despite the many losses they have.

Maryland missed an opportunity to upset UNC in Chapel Hill and the Terps remain outside of the field as their chances to impress us with any good win is running out.

Washington State got a big win tonight by upseting Washington on the road. The Cougars are now back in the race and with home games against USC and UCLA remaining, they have a chance to play themselves into the field. For now they remain a bit of a ways out, but they do have a decent chance because of the remaining schedule.

(Read more for Seeds)

1 Seeds:

Kansas

Ohio State

Duke

Pittsburgh

2 Seeds:

BYU

Texas

Purdue

Notre Dame

3 Seeds:

San Diego State

Wisconsin

Syracuse

Louisville

4 Seeds:

Georgetown

North Carolina

Connecticut

St. John’s

5 Seeds:

Florida

Villanova

Vanderbilt

Arizona

6 Seeds:

Kentucky

Texas A&M

West Virginia

Missouri

7 Seeds:

Xavier

Temple

George Mason

Cincinnati

8 Seeds:

UNLV

UCLA

Kansas State

Old Dominion

9 Seeds:

Utah State

Florida State

Marquette

Washington

10 Seeds:

Georgia

Virginia Tech

Illinois

Tennessee

11 Seeds:

Michigan State

Butler

Richmond

Boston College

12 Seeds:

St. Mary’s

Gonzaga

UAB

Clemson

Colorado

Michigan

13 Seeds:

Missouri State

Harvard

Belmont

Charleston

14 Seeds:

Vermont

Coastal Carolina

Oakland

Bucknell

15 Seeds:

Murray State

Kent State

Long Beach State

Fairfield

16 Seeds:

Texas Southern

Bethune Cookman

McNeese State

Florida Atlantic

Long Island

Northern Colorado

First Four Out:

Baylor

Minnesota

Memphis

UTEP

Next Four Out:

Alabama

Washington State

Penn State

Colorado State

Also Considered:

Maryland

Southern Miss

Nebraska

UCF

Wichita State

Princeton

Mississippi

USC

Cleveland State

VCU

Oklahoma State

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