Bracketology: Updated S-Curve For February 23, 2011

Tuesday night's slate saw a couple of teams from the top line cement their status and a few significant moves in the middle and bottom of the at-large pool. My updated S-curve after the jump.

Here's a link to my Tuesday S-curve for reference.

1 line 1. Ohio State*
2. Pittsburgh*
3. Kansas 4. Texas*
2 line 8. Georgetown
7. San Diego State* 6. Duke* 5. BYU
3 line 9. Notre Dame 10. Florida* 11. Purdue 12. Louisville
4 line 16. Syracuse
15. North Carolina 14. Connecticut 13. Wisconsin
5 line 17. Arizona*
18. Villanova  19. Kentucky 20. St. John's
6 line 24. West Virginia  23. Xavier*
22. Missouri  21. Texas A&M 
7 line 25. Temple  26. George Mason* 27. Florida State 28. Tennessee
8 line 32. Utah State* 31. Washington
30. UCLA 29. Vanderbilt
9 line 33. UNLV 34. Cincinnati  35. Old Dominion 36. Georgia
10 line 40. Illinois  39. St. Mary's* 38. Michigan State  37. Kansas State 
11 line 41. Marquette
42. Butler  43. Boston College 44. Virginia Tech
12 line 48. Colorado State
(First Four)
47. VCU
(First Four)
46. Minnesota
(First Four)
45. Richmond
(First Four)
13 line 49. Cleveland State*
50. Wichita State* 51. Harvard*
(13 seeds begin)
52. Belmont*
14 line 56. Kent State* 55. Oakland*
(14 seeds begin)
54. Southern Miss*
53. College of Charleston*
15 line 57. Bucknell*
58. Long Beach State*
59. Coastal Carolina*
(15 seeds begin)
60. Montana*
16 line 64. Murray State* 63. Long Island*
(16 seeds begin)
62. Vermont* 61. Fairfield*
17 line
(First Four)
65. Florida Atlantic*
66. Bethune-Cookman*
67. Texas State*
68. Texas Southern*
First Four Out
69. Baylor 70. Memphis 71. Gonzaga 72. Alabama
Next Four Out
76. Clemson 75.Nebraska 74. Penn State
73. Colorado

 

Ohio State and Texas continue to hold on to their No. 1 seeds after grabbing wins over Illinois and Iowa State, respectively. Louisville also solidified their position by ending Rutgers' run of close games, prevailing 55-37.

Xavier moved into lock status when they won their 13th game in their past 14, a 100-62 thrashing of hapless La Salle.

Meanwhile, Tennessee picked up a huge road win, finishing on a 29-9 run to beat Vanderbilt, 60-51. That gives the Volunteers a season sweep of the Commodores.

Minnesota slips down to the First Four after falling to Michigan State in a Big Ten bubble battle, 53-48. The Spartans used a 14-1 run to claim the win and improve their position. Virginia Tech also moves up, as they didn't get caught looking ahead to their Saturday game against Duke. The Hokies handled Wake Forest, 76-62.

Memphis were the only team from the First Eight Out group to play Tuesday. The Tigers topped Houston, 69-58, but remain out.

Among the auto bid hopefuls, Coastal Carolina's chances took a hit when they lost at home to UNC Asheville, 61-58, thanks to a Jimmer-length Matt Dickey three at the buzzer, after the Chanticleers' final inbounds pass was intercepted. Cliff Ellis' team will have its work cut out for it in the Big South with a depleted backcourt.

My next update will come on Thursday morning after a busy Wednesday night, unless things are as crazy as they were on Saturday.

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