The skill to win games played at the opposing team’s home arena is a crucial factor that distinguishes good teams from potentially great ones in college basketball. Recently, Arizona has been projected as a No. 1 seed after completing a weekend road sweep against Colorado and an overtime win at Utah. This victory cooled Tennessee’s hot streak, resulting in their short-lived stay as a No. 1 seed on the top line. Meanwhile, the other three regional header teams, including Connecticut, Purdue, and Houston, have maintained their positions.
In addition to these changes, Clemson and Virginia are trending upwards while Wisconsin and Kentucky are moving downwards. Furthermore, there is a possibility of a six-bid Mountain West Conference.
Within the “last four in” slots of the projected bracketology update are Mississippi and Utah, while Nebraska and Nevada are also among the moving teams. The “first four out” includes Gonzaga, Cincinnati, Villanova, and Wake Forest. Lastly, Colorado, Seton Hall, St John’s and Providence are among the “next four out.”
The NCAA tournament will feature multiple “bubble games” over the next week. Upcoming games include Marquette at Butler on February 10th followed by Iowa State at Cincinnati on February 12th. On February 14th Xavier will face Seton Hall while Northwestern will play Rutgers on February 15th. Other games scheduled for February 14th include Colorado at UCLA while California will face Washington State on the same day. Finally on February 15th Utah will take on Southern California with all times listed in Eastern Time.