As regular college basketball spectators know, winning games played at the opposing team’s home arena is a critical factor that separates good teams from potentially great ones. A recent bracketology update has Arizona replacing Tennessee as a projected No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. This change occurred after Arizona completed a weekend road sweep against Colorado and overturned an overtime win at Utah.
However, this victory did not halt Tennessee’s impressive streak, which was short-lived as they were quickly bumped off the top line by their hot streak being cooled down. Meanwhile, the other three regional header teams remained unchanged, with Connecticut, Purdue, and Houston retaining their positions. Furthermore, Clemson and Virginia are on the rise, while Wisconsin and Kentucky are headed in opposite directions.
Another significant development is that a six-bid Mountain West Conference remains a possibility. The “last four in” includes Mississippi and Utah, while Nebraska and Nevada occupy the “first four out” slots. Gonzaga, Cincinnati, Villanova, and Wake Forest are also included in the “next four out” category of teams vying for spots in the tournament.
The NCAA tournament will feature multiple “multi-bid leagues,” including Big 12, SEC, Big Ten, Mountain West, ACC, Big East