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Sideline Intel Bracketology: Mar. 5

With one week left before Selection Sunday, a handful of NCAA Tournament bids have been clinched, with several to be locked up in the coming days.

On that note, congratulations are due to Michigan, Loyola-Chicago, Murray State, Radford and Lipscomb (for the first time ever), each of which is already dancing.

You’ll see a lot of movement in this week’s bracket, mostly due to a more in-depth study of each individual résumé so as to negate any previous errors made and get a clean slate heading into the last week of bracket projections.

Take a look:

Note: all-caps denote a projected conference champion; all-caps & bold face denote a clinched conference champion.

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SOUTH REGIONAL | Atlanta, Ga.

(Charlotte, N.C.)
No. 1 VIRGINIA
No. 16 NICHOLLS STATE / No. 16 HAMPTON

No. 8
Arkansas
No. 9 Seton Hall

(San Diego, Calif.)
No. 5 ARIZONA
No. 12 NEW MEXICO STATE

No. 4 West Virginia
No. 13 VERMONT

(Nashville, Tenn.)
No. 6 Miami
No. 11 Texas / No. 11 UCLA

No. 3 AUBURN
No. 14 UC DAVIS

(Charlotte, N.C.)
No. 7 Creighton
No. 10 Alabama

No. 2 Duke
No. 15 PENNSYLVANIA


EAST REGIONAL | Boston, Mass.

(Pittsburgh, Pa.)
No. 1 Villanova
No. 16 IONA

No. 8 
Houston
No. 9 NC State

(Boise, Idaho)
No. 5 GONZAGA
No. 12 BUFFALO

No. 4 Clemson
No. 13 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

(Wichita, Kan.)
No. 6 Texas A&M
No. 11 Louisville

No. 3 CINCINNATI
No. 14 CHARLESTON

(Detroit, Mich.)
No. 7 Missouri
No. 10 St. Bonaventure

No. 2 Michigan State
No. 15 WRIGHT STATE


MIDWEST REGIONAL | Omaha, Neb.

(Pittsburgh, Pa.)
No. 1 XAVIER
No. 16 LIPSCOMB

No. 8 
Florida State
No. 9 Oklahoma

(San Diego, Calif.)
No. 5 Ohio State
No. 12 LOYOLA-CHICAGO

No. 4 Texas Tech
No. 13 MURRAY STATE

(Dallas, Tex.)
No. 6 Florida
No. 11 Syracuse / No. 11 Providence

No. 3 Wichita State
No. 14 BUCKNELL

(Detroit, Mich.)
No. 7 RHODE ISLAND
No. 10 Saint Mary’s

No. 2 Purdue
No. 15 WAGNER


WEST REGIONAL | Los Angeles, Calif.

(Wichita, Kan.)
No. 1 KANSAS (24-6, 13-4 Big 12)
No. 16 RADFORD No. 16 ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF

No. 8 
Virginia tech
No. 9 Arizona State

(Boise, Idaho)
No. 5 Kentucky
No. 12 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

No. 4 MICHIGAN
No. 13 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE

(Dallas, Tex.)
No. 6 NEVADA
No. 11 Kansas State

No. 3 Tennessee
No. 14 UNC GREENSBORO

(Nashville, Tenn.)
No. 7 Texas Christian
No. 10 Butler

No. 2 North Carolina
No. 15 MONTANA


And here’s a look at the bubble:

Last Four Byes
St. Bonaventure
Alabama
Kansas State
Louisville

Last Four In
Texas
Syracuse
Providence
UCLA

First Four Out
Baylor
USC
Marquette
Oklahoma State

Next Four Out
Washington
Penn State
Nebraska
Boise State

 

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