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Lunardi's late-night Bracketology update

3/9/2012

Check back Friday morning for Joe Lunardi's full bracket, but here are his basic projections through Thursday night's action.

SINCE THE LAST UPDATE

  • Texas moves above “Last Four In” (No. 47 overall) with its victory over Iowa State.

  • Mississippi State drops to “Last Four In” with its loss to Georgia.

  • South Florida stays in the field (No. 46 overall) despite its loss to Notre Dame.

  • Oregon moves from "First Four Out" to the last spot on "Next Four Out."

LAST FOUR IN

Washington

Mississippi State

Drexel

Seton Hall

FIRST FOUR OUT

Tennessee

Northwestern

NC State

Miami (Fla.)

NEXT FOUR OUT

Iona

Arizona

Saint Joseph's

Oregon

Also considered: Dayton, Marshall, Ole Miss

CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big East (10)

Big Ten (6)

Big 12 (6)

SEC (5)

ACC (4)

Mountain West (4)

Atlantic 10 (3)

West Coast (3)

Colonial (2)

Conference USA (2)

Missouri Valley (2)

Pac-12 (2)

AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS

Belmont (Atlantic Sun)

Creighton (Missouri Valley)

Davidson (Southern)

Detroit (Horizon)

Harvard (Ivy)

Lehigh (Patriot)

LIU Brooklyn (Northeast)

Loyola-Md. (MAAC)

Montana (Big Sky)

Murray State (OVC)

Saint Mary's (West Coast)

South Dakota State (Summit)

UNC Asheville (Big South)

VCU (Colonial)

Western Kentucky (Sun Belt)