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Joe Lunardi's latest Bracketology update

3/9/2012

Before Monday's full bracket is released, here's a sneak peek at the basics of Bracketology with Sunday's bubble-impact games now in the books.

NOTABLE

  • Arizona drops out of field with loss at Arizona State.

  • Texas moves back into field as the last team in.

  • With Cal’s loss at Stanford, Washington clinches Pac-12 regular-season title.

  • Middle Tennessee falls out of field with loss to Arkansas State in Sun Belt tourney and is a fringe bubble team.

Last Four In

Northwestern

Seton Hall

Xavier

Texas

First Four Out

Tennessee

VCU

Oregon

NC State

Next Four Out

Miami (Fla.)

Iona

Arizona

Saint Joseph's

Also considered: Dayton, Marshall, Ole Miss, Middle Tennessee

CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big East (10)

Big Ten (7)

Big 12 (6)

SEC (5)

ACC (4)

Mountain West (4)

Atlantic 10 (3)

West Coast (3)

Conference USA (2)

Missouri Valley (2)

Pac-12 (2)

NCAA AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS

Belmont (Atlantic Sun)

Creighton (Missouri Valley)

Murray State (Ohio Valley)

UNC Asheville (Big South)