After the jump, you'll find my updated NCAA Tournament S-curve for the morning after a hectic, topsy-turvy weekend.
Surprisingly, there weren't as many changes at the bottom of the at-large pool as anticipated, mostly because just about everyone was losing. However, teams like Alabama, Gonzaga, and Nebraska moved closer, but not into, the field, thanks to winning games (a novel concept).
I'll have a full update, including pairings and analysis tomorrow.
Teams marked with an asterisk (*) own their respective conference's automatic bid at the moment.
For reference, take a look at my Bubble Watch post over at SB Nation for how the at-large pool stacked up on Friday, and my last full S-curve from Thursday morning.
|1 line||1. Ohio State*
||3. Kansas||4. Texas*|
|2 line||8. Georgetown||7. Duke*
||6. San Diego State*||5. BYU|
|3 line||9. Notre Dame||10. Florida*||11. Purdue||12. Louisville|
|4 line||16. North Carolina
||15. Villanova||14. Connecticut||13. Wisconsin|
|5 line||17. Arizona*
||18. Syracuse||19. Kentucky||20. St. John's|
|6 line||24. West Virginia||23. Xavier*
||22. Missouri||21. Texas A&M|
|7 line||25. Vanderbilt||26. Temple||27. Florida State||28. George Mason*|
|8 line||32. Utah State*||31. Washington
||30. Tennessee||29. UCLA
|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. Minnesota||43. Butler||44. Boston College|
|12 line||48. Colorado State
|45. Virginia Tech
|13 line||49. Cleveland State*
||50. Wichita State*||51. Harvard*
(13 seeds begin)
|14 line||56. Coastal Carolina*||55. Oakland*
(14 seeds begin)
||53. College of Charleston*|
|15 line||57. Long Beach State*
(15 seeds begin)
|16 line||64. Miami (Ohio)*||63. Murray State*
(16 seeds begin)
|62. Long Island*||61. Vermont*|
|65. Florida Atlantic*
||67. Texas State*
||68. Texas Southern*
First Eight Out
|First Four Out
||69. Baylor||70. Memphis||71. Gonzaga||72. Alabama|
|Next Four Out
||76. Oklahoma State||75.Nebraska||74. Penn State
Opportunities for change will be limited this evening, but they could be significant, thanks to the Big Monday doubleheader. In game one, Syracuse could potentially flip places with Villanova (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET), if the Orange can stop the Wildcats from hitting shots from the perimeter, a key reason they dropped the first meeting between the two at the Carrier Dome. The nightcap sees Kansas welcome Oklahoma State to Allen Fieldhouse (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET), where the Cowboys will attempt to be the second team in as many Mondays to grab a potentially season-changing win over the Jayhawks.
For info on the rest of the Monday night schedule, visit Matt Sarz's College Sports on TV site. Another good resource is the schedule page at BB State.
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