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ESPN updates Bracketology with final conference championship games underway on Selection Sunday

Nick Schultz03/12/23
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The final conference championships have tipped off, and that means the Selection Show is right around the corner. Before the final tickets are punched to the NCAA Tournament, ESPN analyst Joe Lunardi updated his Bracketology to reflect the latest automatic bids.

The final power conference bid will be decided just before the Selection Show as Purdue takes on Penn State in the Big Ten championship. Other than the Big Ten and the American — which has Houston taking on Memphis — the automatic bids are set.

Now, the focus is on the bubble, and that’s where the Bracketology gets interesting. Those teams could be sweating it out until the 6 p.m. EDT program.

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Bracketology: Last four in/First four out

Last Four Byes: Boise State, Providence, Utah State, Mississippi State

Last Four In: Rutgers, Pittsburgh, NC State, Arizona State

First Four Out: Oklahoma State, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Nevada

Next Four Out: Wisconsin, North CarolinaOregon, Michigan

Bracketology: South Region (Louisville)

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson/Texas Southern

No. 8 Florida Atlantic vs. No. 9 Maryland

No. 5 Virginia vs. No. 12 Charleston

No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 Louisiana

No. 6 San Diego State vs. No. 11 NC State/Arizona State

No. 3 Gonzaga vs. No. 14 Grand Canyon

No. 7 Missouri vs. No. 10 Providence

No. 2 Texas vs. No. 15 Colgate

East Region (New York)

No. 1 Purdue vs. No. 16 Howard

No. 8 Arkansas vs. No. 9 Illinois

No. 5 TCU vs. No. 12 Drake

No. 4 Duke vs. No. 13 Furman

No. 6 St. Mary’s vs. No. 11 Mississippi State

No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 UC Santa Barbara

No. 7 Northwestern vs. No. 10 USC

No. 2 Marquette vs. No. 15 Kennesaw State

Midwest Region (Kansas City)

No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Texas A&M Corpus Christi

No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 9 Penn State

No. 5 Texas A&M vs. No. 12 VCU

No. 4 Xavier vs. No. 13 Kent State

No. 6 Miami vs. No. 11 Utah State

No. 3 Tennessee vs. No. 14 Vermont

No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 10 Auburn

No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 15 Montana State

West Region (Las Vegas)

No. 1 Houston vs. No. 16 Northern Kentucky

No. 8 Iowa vs. No. 9 West Virginia

No. 5 Iowa State vs. No. 12 Oral Roberts

No. 4 UConn vs. No. 13 Iona

No. 6 Creighton vs. No. 11 Rutgers/Pittsburgh

No. 3 Kansas State vs. No 14 Princeton

No. 7 Kentucky vs. No. 10 Boise State

No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 15 UNC Asheville