Bracketology 2017: February 6

Seed List

1: Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas, North Carolina
2: Louisville, Baylor, Wisconsin, Arizona
3: Oregon, Florida St., UCLA, West Virginia
4: Virginia, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Florida
5: Purdue, Butler, Duke, SMU
6: Xavier, Maryland, South Carolina, Creighton
7: Saint Mary's, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Iowa St.
8: Kansas St., USC, Dayton, VCU
9: Virginia Tech, Miami FL, Michigan St., Oklahoma St.
10: Arkansas, Indiana, Minnesota, California
11: Marquette, Wichita St., TCU, Syracuse, Wake Forest, Seton Hall
12: Akron, Middle Tennessee, Valparaiso, Nevada
13: UNC Wilmington, East Tennessee St., Belmont, New Mexico St.
14: Monmouth, Arkansas St., Florida Gulf Coast, Princeton
15: Vermont, UNC Asheville, Bucknell, Weber St.
16: North Dakota St., New Orleans, UC Davis, North Carolina Central
 
A lot of shake-up at the top, but one thing remains clear - the Gonzaga Bulldogs are the #1 overall seed now and should be in everyone's bracket.
 
Florida and Kentucky both move to the 4-seed line (Kentucky down, Florida up) after Saturday's lopsided content.  I was tempted to put the Gators higher, but their overall resume simply doesn't warrant them leaping over any teams above them currently on the S-curve.
 
North Carolina make it's first appearance on the 1-seed line in quite some time.  They still remain the favorites in the nation's strongest conference.  There's going to have to be a lot of attrition to keep an ACC team from getting a top seed.
 
After looking like bubble teams before the weekend, Kansas State and Iowa State move to the 8 and 7 seed lines, respectively.  K-State has a monster opportunity against a Kansas team that was blindsided on Saturday against the Cyclones.

The ACC gets back to 10 teams for the first time in a couple brackets after Wake Forrest and Syracuse made the cut - though both just barely.  The Deacons and Orange were joined by Seton Hall and Minnesota who both returned to the bracket after some time on the bad side of the bubble.  The Pirates were my last team in, which was largely aided my Wichita State's win over Illinois State, which switched the Shockers from an at-large bid to an auto-bid, freeing up a spot.

In total on the bubble, I took Indiana, Minnesota, Cal, Marquette, TCU, Syacuse, Wake and Seton Hall over teams like Tennessee, Rhode Island, Georgia Tech, Iowa or Michigan.

Next bracket comes out Thursday, February, 9.