The skill to win games played at the opposing team’s home arena is a crucial factor that sets good teams apart from potentially great ones. As per the latest bracketology update, Arizona has replaced Tennessee as a projected No. 1 seed after completing a weekend road sweep in blowout fashion against Colorado, following an overtime win at Utah. This victory cooled down the hot Tennessee team, resulting in their short-lived stay as a No. 1 seed on the top line. The other three regional header teams remain unchanged, with Connecticut, Purdue, and Houston maintaining their positions.
Furthermore, there are some significant changes in the rankings of other teams. Clemson and Virginia are trending upwards, while Wisconsin and Kentucky are heading in the opposite direction. Additionally, there is a possibility of a six-bid Mountain West Conference.
Two of the moving teams within the projected “last four in” slots are Mississippi and Utah, while Nebraska and Nevada occupy the other two spots. The “first four out” includes Gonzaga, Cincinnati, Villanova, and Wake Forest. Finally, the “next four out” clubs include Colorado, Seton Hall, St. John’s, and Providence.
The NCAA tournament will have multiple “bubble games” ongoing over the next week. Upcoming games include Marquette at Butler on February 13th, followed by Iowa State at Cincinnati on February 14th; St. John’s at Providence on February 14th; LSU at Florida on February 15th; Mississippi at Kentucky on February 15th; New Mexico at Nevada on February 16th; Xavier at Seton Hall on February 14th; Northwestern at Rutgers on February 15th; Colorado at UCLA on February 15th; California at Washington State on February 16th; and Utah at Southern California on February 17th. All times for these games are in Eastern Time.
In conclusion, college basketball has multiple “multi-bid leagues,” including Big 12