2022 Bracket Projections
I’m not sure if this was my best season ever, but it’s close.
Richmond’s win in the Atlantic 10 final relegated someone to the NIT. But who it will end up being is anybody’s guess. I’ve made mine for better or worse.
Which will the Selection Committee value the most this season? We’ll find out tonight, but I’m leaning toward the former.
Beyond the bubble, you could see some changes among the top four seeds after Saturday. The fourth No. 1 seed and fourth No. 4 seed both seem to be up for grabs heading into the final day and a half before the Selection Show.
Indiana and Virginia Tech now safe? Oklahoma still in? Rutgers out? What about Texas A&M and Dayton?
Davidson did what it needed to to solidify an at-large. Indiana might have done the same. And then Texas A&M shook up both the bubble picture and the race for the final No. 1 seed.
Yesterday’s action saw significant shuffling around the cut line. Expect to see even more with today’s busy schedule.
A quick rundown of who has locked up 2022 NCAA Men’s Tournament bids, along with capsules on the teams on either side of the cut line. Updated after Thursday’s afternoon games.
There are 61 games on tap today. Amazingly, none of them will offer up an automatic bid, but there are 12 contests with bubble implications scattered about.
A quick rundown of who has locked up 2022 NCAA Men’s Tournament bids, along with capsules on the teams on either side of the cut line.
Today’s action is a mere appetizer for what’s to come on Thursday and Friday.
There was some shifting on the bottom four seed lines; however, thanks to the night’s conference tournament results.
The Ramblers edged Drake in the Arch Madness final, 64-58, to claim one last Missouri Valley title and ensure the conference would place just one team in the 2022 NCAA Tournament. Rutgers was the immediate beneficiary of Loyola’s victory, but the door is now a bit more open for a slew of other teams set to take the floor later this week.
For some, the regular season comes to a close this weekend. For others, the dreams of an NCAA bid might just end today or tomorrow. Here’s a look at where things stand on this Saturday, as I move to daily (at a minimum) projections from now until Selection Sunday.
On February’s final Saturday, the top six teams in the AP poll all lost on the same day for the first time ever. If that’s a preview of what’s to come between now and April 4th, college basketball fans will experience a great month.
The top four lines of Friday’s bracket largely resembled the Selection Committee’s top 16, revealed one day later. The differences (and similarities, for that matter) will guide this exercise over the remaining three weeks of the season.
The Selection Committee will reveal who it has placed on the top four seed lines on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on CBS. What they reveal will guide my projections the rest of the way.
Things have started to get crowded near the cut line after a very busy four days.
The Wildcats have looked largely dominant of late, but some of their rise is due to the struggles of Baylor, Duke, Kansas, and UCLA.
The new Pac-12 leader jumped Kentucky, who struggled a bit at home against Vanderbilt on Wednesday, to stay on seed line No. 2.
Further down the bracket, while the SEC won its challenge series against the Big 12, the latter conference has a slight edge in bids as February begins.
This weekend’s slate features what are likely to be the most meaningful non-conference games until March Madness tips off.
Kansas and Michigan State haven’t managed to crack the top seed line yet, but this weekend’s results pushed both ever closer.
The Badgers have been racking up quality wins and passed Purdue following the Boilermakers’ Thursday night loss at Indiana.
Both the Tigers and Gonzaga jumped the Bears, who lost two home games after ascending to the top spot in the bracket and the polls. Note that I’m trying a couple of new things in today’s post, so your feedback is welcome.