As regular college basketball fans know, the ability to win games played at the opposing team’s home arena is a key factor that sets apart good teams from potentially great ones. With the latest bracketology update, Arizona has been projected as a No. 1 seed, replacing Tennessee, after completing a weekend road sweep against Colorado in blowout fashion. This victory cooled off a hot Tennessee team and resulted in their short-lived stay as a No. 1 seed on the top line.
The other three regional header teams, Connecticut, Purdue, and Houston, remain in their positions. Additionally, there have been some changes within the “last four in” slots with Mississippi and Utah moving upwards while Nebraska and Nevada fall out of this category. Gonzaga and Cincinnati are among the “first four out,” while Wake Forest joins Villanova in the “next four out.”
College basketball has multiple “multi-bid leagues,” including Big 12, SEC, Big Ten, Mountain West, ACC, Big East, Atlantic 10, and Pac-12. The NCAA tournament will feature several “bubble games” over the next week. Some of these games include Marquette at Butler on February 9th and LSU at Kentucky on February 15th. Other games happening on February 14th include Xavier at Seton Hall and Northwestern at Rutgers. These games are happening at different times and all times in this article are in Eastern Time.