It was a pretty wild week in college basketball. No. 1 Texas lost twice, once to Kansas State. Then K-State lost at home to Oklahoma State, allowing the Cowboys to sneak back into the bracket. Many highly-ranked teams survived scares from the unranked, such as Syracuse, Michigan State and BYU.
But when all is said and done, the bracket isn't shaken up too much from last week, except for that I've got a better grasp on bracketing. Missouri extended its home win streak to 31 games with a pounding of Nebraska, and I've got them moving up one slot this week, to a No. 6 seed.
I was working out my bracket earlier on Saturday, but two upsets changed the Big 12 outlook. Originally, I kept Oklahoma State out of the bracket; their upset of KSU puts them at an 11 seed. And though Texas remains a No. 1 seed for now, UConn jumped from a No. 11 seed to No. 8 after its win against Texas.
Interestingly enough, the Huskies -- who knocked out Missouri in last year's Elite 8 -- would have matched up with the Tigers in the first round of this bracket. Instead, the Tigers will play No. 11 North Carolina first.
Here's the bracket:
Oklahoma City: 1. Kentucky vs. 16. Texas A&M-CC; 8. Siena vs. 9. Florida State
Spokane: 4. Northern Iowa vs. 13. Murray State; 5. Gonzaga vs. 12. California
New Orleans: 3. Tennessee vs. 14. Northern Illinois; 6. Butler vs. 11. Texas A&M
Milwaukee: 2. Michigan State vs. 15. Weber State; 7. UAB vs. 10. Louisiana Tech
MIDWEST (St. Louis)
Oklahoma City: 1. Kansas vs. 16. Prairie View A&M; 8. Arizona State vs. 9. New Mexico
Providence: 4. Wisconsin vs. 13. Rhode Island; 5. Temple vs. 12. Old Dominion
Spokane: 3. Kansas State vs. 14. Pacific; 6. Ohio State vs. 11. Notre Dame
Providence: 2. Georgetown vs. 15. Morgan State; 7. Vanderbilt vs. 10. UNLV
New Orleans: 1. Texas vs. 16. Campbell; 8. Connecticut vs. 9. Mississippi State
San Jose: 4. Pittsburgh vs. 13. Vermont; 5. Georgia Tech vs. 12. Cornell
Buffalo: 3. Purdue vs. 14. Oakland; 6. Missouri vs. 11. North Carolina
Jacksonville: 2. Villanova vs. 15. Lafayette; 7. Xavier vs. 10. St. Mary's
WEST (Salt Lake City)
Buffalo: 1. Syracuse vs. 16. Quinnipiac; 8. Wake Forest vs. 9. Baylor
San Jose: 4. Clemson vs. 13. Coastal Carolina; 5. BYU vs. 12. Tulsa
Jacksonville: 3. West Virginia vs. 14. Charleston; 6. Ole Miss vs. 11. Oklahoma State
Milwaukee: 2. Duke vs. 15. Arkansas State; 7. Cincinnati vs. 10. Illinois