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Bracket Math: Latest S-curve

Kentucky slides to next four out; Wisconsin, Syracuse rising in bracket

Updated: March 16, 2013, 3:46 PM ET
By Joe Lunardi | ESPN Insider

This edition of "Bracket Math" includes games through Friday, March 15. Rankings reflect an up-to-date S-curve from yours truly, posing as one hypothetical member of the NCAA men's basketball committee.

Notes on the "new" math:

Scouting the Championship Week games Saturday …

• NO. 1 SEED WITH A WIN: Kansas (versus Kansas State, Big 12 final), Louisville (versus Syracuse, Big East final)

• IN WITH A WIN: Maryland (versus North Carolina, ACC semifinal)

• ON THE BUBBLE WITH A LOSS: Ole Miss (versus Vanderbilt, SEC semifinal), Akron (versus Ohio, MAC final)

• MUST WIN TO STAY ON THE BUBBLE: Massachusetts (versus VCU, A-10 semifinal)

The Bracket

This is where I project teams would fall if Selection Sunday were today. Remember, the S-curve flows left to right, then right to left, then back again as you read down the chart.

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