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Sideline Intel Bracketology: Feb. 26

It’s championship week! For a handful of small conferences — and the Big Ten — at least.

Entering the busiest couple of weeks of the college basketball season, there are bound to be surprise teams picking up steam — looking at you, Houston — and others falling off of cliffs.

We already talked about Oklahoma.

But before things get wild, let’s take one more crack at the field of 68 and beyond:

Ed. Note: all-caps denote a current conference leader.

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SOUTH REGIONAL | Atlanta, Ga.

(Charlotte, N.C.)
No. 1 VIRGINIA
No. 16 MONTANA

No. 8 
Alabama
No. 9 Seton Hall

(Boise, Idaho)
No. 5 NEVADA
No. 12 VERMONT

No. 4 Clemson
No. 13 LOYOLA-CHICAGO

(Nashville, Tenn.)
No. 6 Michigan
No. 11 Virginia Tech

No. 3 AUBURN
No. 14 BUCKNELL

(Nashville, Tenn.)
No. 7 Butler
No. 10 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

No. 2 North Carolina
No. 15 CHARLESTON


EAST REGIONAL | Boston, Mass.

(Pittsburgh, Pa.)
No. 1 Villanova
No. 16 FLORIDA GULF COAST / No. 16 BETHUNE-COOKMAN

No. 8 
Florida State
No. 9 Houston

(San Diego, Calif.)
No. 5 GONZAGA
No. 12 USC / No. 12 Baylor

No. 4 Tennessee
No. 13 NEW MEXICO STATE

(Wichita, Kan.)
No. 6 Florida
No. 11 Louisville

No. 3 CINCINNATI
No. 14 NORTHERN KENTUCKY

(Detroit, Mich.)
No. 7 Miami
No. 10 Oklahoma

No. 2 MICHIGAN STATE
No. 15 UC IRVINE


MIDWEST REGIONAL | Omaha, Neb.

(Pittsburgh, Pa.)
No. 1 XAVIER
No. 16 NICHOLLS STATE / No. 16 GRAMBLING

No. 8 
TCU
No. 9 NC State

(Boise, Idaho)
No. 5 West Virginia
No. 12 BUFFALO

No. 4 Ohio State
No. 13 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

(Dallas, Tex.)
No. 6 Texas A&M
No. 11 Kansas State

No. 3 Wichita State
No. 14 UNC GREENSBORO

(Detroit, Mich.)
No. 7 Creighton
No. 10 Arkansas

No. 2 Purdue
No. 15 PENNSYLVANIA


WEST REGIONAL | Los Angeles, Calif.

(Charlotte, N.C.)
No. 1 Duke
No. 16 UNC ASHEVILLE

No. 8 
Saint Mary’s
No. 9 Arizona State

(Dallas, Tex.)
No. 5 RHODE ISLAND
No. 12 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE

No. 4 Texas Tech
No. 13 RIDER

(San Diego, Calif.)
No. 6 Kentucky
No. 11 Texas / No. 11 Providence

No. 3 ARIZONA
No. 14 MURRAY STATE

(Wichita, Kan.)
No. 7 Missouri
No. 10 St. Bonaventure

No. 2 KANSAS
No. 15 WAGNER


Oh, and here’s a look at the bubble:

Last Four Byes
St. Bonaventure
Virginia Tech
Louisville
Kansas State

Last Four In
Providence
Texas
USC
Baylor

First Four Out
Syracuse
Boise State
Washington
Temple

Next Four Out
UCLA
Nebraska
Penn State
Maryland

Four More
Marquette
Western Kentucky
Mississippi State
Georgia

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