Bracketology Week 5

It is going to be a light week of action with finals happening across most campuses. Arizona St. is climbing the rankings with an impressive start, and beating Kansas, in Lawrence, proves they are for real. Tennessee vs. North Carolina on Sunday is my game of the week.

NEW: Loyola-Chicago, Maryland, Auburn, Clemson, Prairie View A&M, UC Santa Barbara, Mercer, and Arkansas

Biggest Gain: Florida St. +4 seeds

Biggest Fall: Minnesota -5 seeds

Last Four In: Oregon, Loyola-Chicago, Georgia, Oregon

Last Four Out: Kansas St., Northern Iowa, Houston, Temple


1 Seeds-  Michigan St., Villanova, Wichita St. (+1), Duke

2 Seeds- Kentucky, Arizona St. (+3), Miami (+1), Texas A&M

3 Seeds- West Virginia (+1) , UNC, Xavier (+1), Virginia (+1)

4 Seeds-  Gonzaga (-1), Kansas (-3), TCU (+1), Seton Hall (+1) 

5 Seeds-  Cincinnati, Purdue (+1), Notre Dame (-2), Texas Tech (+2)

6 Seeds- Florida (-4), Arizona (+2), Florida St. (+4), Tennessee (+1)

7 Seeds- Creighton, Texas (+1), Baylor (-1), Oklahoma (+2)

8 Seeds- Louisville, USC (-2), SMU (+2), Arkansas (NEW)

9 Seeds- Alabama, Virginia Tech, Clemson (NEW), Minnesota (-5)

10 Seeds- Mississippi St. (+1), St. Mary’s (+1), Nevada (-4), UCLA (-3),

11 Seeds-  Maryland (NEW), Loyola-Chicago (NEW), Auburn (NEW), Oregon, Georgia, Rhode Island (-2)

12 Seeds- Belmont, Middle Tennessee, Vermont, UT-Arlington (-2)

13 Seeds- Ball St.,  Charleston, New Mexico St., Bucknell

14 Seeds-  Florida Gulf Coast, Oakland, Charleston, Yale

15 Seeds- Monmouth, Mercer (NEW), South Dakota, UC Santa Barbara (New)

16 Seeds- , NC Central, Stephen F. Austin, Praire View A&M (NEW),  St. Francis Pa., Montana, UNC Asheville (-1)