Michael Lazarus' Big Board

Big Board updated through TUESDAY's games. Last teams in: Xavier, Boise State, Colorado State, Drake. First teams out: Seton Hall, Saint Louis, Utah State, Duke. New teams in: none. Teams out: none. Baylor and Michigan swapped No. 1 seed positions but doesn't really make a big difference in the overall bracket. Georgia Tech and Michigan State were winners among bubble teams while Boise State and Xavier slid into the first four games after losing.

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1R11. WCC24-01If Bulldogs run the table, no chance of slipping past No. 1 overall.

R22. BIG1219-12Looked MUCH better in Morgantown.

R33. BTEN18-23Drop from 2 to 3 overall not really much of a difference.

R44. BTEN19-64Illini now a step above the rest in the chase for the last No. 1.
2R25. BTEN18-76Big road win vs. Ohio State means a big jump.
R46. SEC20-67Tide may be at their ceiling -- no current clear path to a No. 1.

R17. BTEN18-78Rough 3-game stretch for Buckeyes.
R38. BIG1217-714A decent-sized gap from top 7 for now.
3R39. BIGE15-411Not the greatest performance vs. Butler Sunday.

R410. ACC14-416Mild surprise Seminoles slipped up vs. UNC.

R111. BIG1218-810Some questioned Jayhawks at 3 seed; not as many questioning now.
R212. AAC20-35Cougars seem to be hitting their stride, although vs. easy competition.
4R213. SEC20-512Still rolling along in the SEC.
R414. BIG1216-813Middle tier of Big 12 all very, very close together.
R315. BIG1217-631Bedlam sweep makes Cowboys biggest recent riser in Big 12.
R116. BTEN17-821Held serve Tuesday vs. Wisconsin.
5R117. BIG1214-830Can't afford a loss to Texas or this spot may slip.
R418. BIGE17-623Big matchup looming at Villlanova.
R219. BTEN16-1025Ok a mild tumble after another loss.
R320. PAC1219-715Huge home weekend -- can Buffs keep up momemtum?
6R421. BIG1215-727Had to drop from 5 to 6 seed for conference conflicts.
R222. ACC16-620Got back on the road to recovery Monday.
R323. SEC13-626Held off Kentucky at Rupp, get reeling Mizzou and Tennessee next.
R124. PAC1219-624Lost control of Pac-12 race somewhere in the mountains.
7R125. SEC16-722Win over Arkansas feels like a long time ago, because it was.
R426. WCC19-519R1 and R4 play on Thu/Sat. With Gonzaga in R1 no choice for Cougars.
R327. PAC1217-637Pac-12 rescheduling means big week -- Eugene first then revenge vs. USC?

R228. MWC19-417Boise sweep no longer quite as impressive.

8R329. ACC15-545Hokies looked a little better second game after pause.
R230. PAC1217-535How exhausted will Ducks be by the tourney?
R131. BTEN15-1028Who had Terps as hottest Big 10 team outside of Ann Arbor?
R432. ACC15-533When your worst loss is at Duke, that's a pretty good season.
9R433. SEC15-829Right now set up for Tigers' matchup in first round.
R334. SEC14-746No drop from the weekend but trending in a very bad direction.
R235. BTEN13-1038Did not expect a blowout loss to Cornhuskers.
R136. ACC15-944Two steps forward, one step back (or is it the other way around).
10R137. ACC13-549Losing Malik Williams again a tough break.
R338. ACC14-840Took OT but finally beat Blue Devils for first time in a while.
R239. MVC21-418Now clearly the team to beat in Arch Madness.

R440. BTEN14-1071Pretty much put Indiana out of it's at-large misery (had very little chance anyway).
11R141. A1013-432Likely still safe without auto-bid, but lost some of the margin.

R342. A1017-636An early A-10 tournament exit could be very bad.
R243. BIGE12-634Wednesday at Seton Hall might be game of the night.
R444. BIGE13-653Loss at Hoyas not a disaster but slip back to play-n game.
R445. MWC16-439Back playing again, still very close call.
12R146. MWC18-743Never a good time for a Q4 loss like Broncos just suffered.
R147. MVC24-341Last team in, but trending in wrong direction.
R348. AAC13-466Still holding onto auto-bid, still needs it.

R249. CUSA17-577Hilltoppers new CUSA rep after N. Texas stumble.

R450. BIGW17-450NET still likes the Gauchos a little too much.

13R151. MAC19-763Just an AWFUL loss for Rockets Tuesday warrants a seed drop.

R352. ASUN20-583Did go 2-1 vs. the SEC.

R253. BSOU21-164Gaudy record, but hard to judge.

R454. OVC24-381Stumbling into OVC tourney with rare losing streak.

14R255. SOUTH18-893New representative replacing Furman.

R156. PAT11-19This is the team that broke the NET -- seeding here still a wild guess.

R457. AEAST14-5129Expect a rematch with Vermont in the tourney final...at home.

R358. BSKY12-6112Big Sky usually gets overseeded (perhaps due to geography).

15R359. MAAC11-3127One of the slower-playing teams in DI, (326 in possession length)

R160. SLAND19-487Conference loss to a bad team warrants a seed drop.

R461. CAA13-6130Looking for first tourney bid since 2013.

R262. NEC14-5131Jumped out of the play-in game after a bottom of the bracket scrub.

16R363. SUMM15-6115Jackrabbits been in this spot a lot over the years.

R264. SBELT18-6146Wichita St. not the only team with interim coach in line for auto-bid.

R465. HORIZ17-7164Horizon League already has the best tourney of the year- CSU survives in 3 OTS.

R166. WAC14-5132This might finally be the year Antelopes make it.

R167. SWAC12-4179Won't meet Jackson St. until SWAC tourney.

R468. MEAC11-10284Clinched reg. season MEAC title.

Conference Breakdown: America East (1), American (2), Atlantic 10 (2), Atlantic Coast (7), Atlantic Sun (1), Big 12 (7), Big East (4), Big Sky (1), Big South (1), Big Ten (9), Big West (1), Colonial (1), Conference USA (1), Horizon (1), Metro Atlantic Athletic (1), Mid-American (1), Mid-Eastern (1), Missouri Valley (2), Mountain West (3), Northeast (1), Ohio Valley (1), Pac-12 (4), Patriot League (1), Southeastern (6), Southern (1), Southland (1), Southwestern Athletic (1), Summit (1), Sun Belt (1), West Coast (2), Western Athletic (1)