Monday, February 18, 2008

Bracket - February 18

More turmoil in the bubble ranks. Say goodbye to two SEC teams (Florida and Mississippi) and Arizona State and welcome back Dayton, South Alabama and Syracuse.

Florida and Mississippi were winless this past week in conference play. With the Gators lacking even a semi-decent non-conference showing and Ole Miss 3-7 in the SEC, both need plenty of help. The Sun Devils continue the hot and cold streak of fellow Pac-10 bubble teams Oregon and Cal. After beating Stanford, Arizona State lost to Cal. The game wasn't as close as the score suggests...the Sun Devils scored 7 3-pointers in the last minute.

Syracuse earned its way back in with a big win over Georgetown. Dayton and South Alabama more or less backed their way in due to the lack of convincing wins by any other bubble teams. Houston is the last team in with a home win against SMU hurting their computer numbers over the weekend.

Multi-bid conferences:
Big East - 8, Big 12 - 6, Pac-10 - 6, Big 10 - 5, ACC - 4, Atlantic 10 - 4, SEC - 4, CUSA - 2, Mountain West - 2, Sun Belt - 2, West Coast - 2

New teams in the bracket:

Boise State, Dayton, Norfolk State, South Alabama, Syracuse, Winthrop

Teams out of the bracket:

Arizona State, Florida, Mississippi, Morgan State, NC-Asheville, Utah State

Last 4 Teams In:

Maryland, Ohio State, South Alabama, Houston

Last 4 Teams Out:

Miami (FL), New Mexico, Arizona State, Massachusetts

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