Bracketology: #3

January 29th, 2007
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Power Sweet Sixteen Rankings
by Jeff Borzello

Another big weekend in college basketball, another shake-up in the rankings. Several bubble teams made moves--one way or the other. Some top teams picked up big wins, while others had some tough defeats that could cost them come Selection Sunday. With UCLA losing, who gets the overall #1 seed? How far do the Bruins fall? What about Oregon and their up-and-down week? Does ACC leader Virginia Tech make the cut? All that and more in this week's March Madness All Season's Power Sweet Sixteen Rankings. One more note: these will be the last rankings I post this season, as next Monday marks the first weekly "Bracket Breakdown" of the year.

- Standard bracketing rules apply (no two teams from the same conference in the same half-bracket unless there are more than 8 teams, etc.)
- Numbers in parenthesis next to the team indicate what 1-16 ranking they are

San Antonio Region:
1. Florida (3)
2. Oregon (6)
3. Butler (11)
4. Texas A&M (14)

San Jose Region:
1. UCLA (4)
2. Pittsburgh (5)
3. Oklahoma State (12)
4. Virginia Tech (15)

East Rutherford Region:
1. North Carolina (1)
2. Ohio State (7)
3. Marquette (10)
4. Memphis (13)

St. Louis Region:
1. Wisconsin (2)
2. Kansas (8)
3. Duke (9)
4. Air Force (16)

17th Team: Washington State

Others Considered: Nevada, Arizona, Kentucky, Indiana, Texas Tech

Inside or Outside
The Tournament Bubble as of Today

by Shawn Siegel

Last 6 Teams In:
#28: Florida State
#29: Creighton
#30: Georgia (up)
#31: Alabama (down)
#32: Missouri State (down)
#33: Boston College
#34: Xavier

Last 6 Teams Out:
Providence (up)
West Virginia
New Mexico State
Virginia (up)

Next 6 Teams Out
Syracuse (down)
Georgia Tech (down)
Michigan (down)
Wichita State

Most Likely to Fall Out:
Missouri State, Boston College, Georgia

Most Likely to Move In:
LSU, New Mexico State, Purdue