2012 NCAA Tournament Bracket: Top Lines Are In Flux
The bracket on the home page has been updated to reflect games through Tuesday, February 21st.
A few thoughts:
- That one seed that we said would go to either Missouri or Kansas? It’s looking like it may be headed Kansas’s way, given Missouri’s home loss to Kansas State.
- Ohio State continues their downward slide, and is no longer even the top-rated team from the Big Ten, as Michigan State takes their place. The Spartans still have a shot at a #1 seed, but the last one may end up going to Duke.
- It’s unlikely that there will be a playoff game between two #13 seeds, but remember that some of those conference tourney winners projected in the #11 and #12 seed lines will get upset, moving the last at larges up a seed line.
- Similarly, Nevada would be a very strong #15 seed. They’ve already knocked off a couple of Pac-12 teams (Washington and Arizona State), and they played UNLV close on the road. But some surprise conference tourney winners will probably be slotted below them, bumping them up to #14 (assuming they take care of business themselves).
This bracket hasn’t been scrubbed for rematches. So if you catch a mistake, please leave a comment, and it will be fixed as soon as possible.