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MacRankings – Bracket Edition

March 13, 2011

TOP 25:

#1 Seeds

1. Kansas (32-2)
Key Wins: Arizona, UCLA, Memphis, USC, @Michigan, @Baylor, KSU, Mizzou, A&M, @Mizzou, Texas
Key Losses: Texas, @KSU

2. Ohio State (31-2)
Key Wins: @Florida, @FSU, @Michigan, @Illinois, Purdue, @Minnesota, MSU, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan
Key Losses: @Wisconsin, @Purdue

3. Duke (30-4)
Key Wins: Marquette, Kansas State, MSU, Butler, BCU, UNC, Temple, Clemson, V-Tech, UNC
Key Losses: @FSU, @SJU, @VTU, @UNC

4. Notre Dame (26-6)
Key Wins: Georgia, @Wisconsin, Gonzaga, Georgetown, UCONN, SJU, Cincy, Marquette, @Pitt, L’ville, Villanova, @UCONN, Cincy
Key Loses: @Kentucky, @Syracuse, @Marquette, @SJU, @WVU, L’ville

#2 Seeds

5. San Diego State (32-2)
Key Wins: @Gonzaga, St. Mary’s, Wichita St., @Cal, UNLV, @New Mexico, @UNLV, New Mexico, UNLV, BYU
Key Losses: @BYU, BYU

6. Pittsburgh (27-5)
Key Wins: Maryland, Texas, UCONN, Marquette, @Georgetown, Syracuse, Cincy, @WVU, @Villanova, WVU, Villanova
Key Losses: Tennessee, NDU, @SJU, @Louisville, UCONN

7. North Carolina (26-7)
Key Wins: Kentucky, V-Tech, Clemson, @BCU, FSU, @Clemson, BCU, @FSU, Duke, Clemson
Key Losses: Vanderbilt, Minnesota, Illinois, Texas, @Georgia Tech, @Duke, Duke

8. Connecticut (26-9)
Key Wins: Wichita State, MSU, Kentucky, @Texas, Villanova, Tennessee, @Marquette, G’town, @Cincy, G’town, Pitt, Syracuse, L’ville
Key Losses: @Pitt, @NDU, L’ville, Syracuse, @SJU, @L’ville, Marquette, @WV, NDU

#3 Seeds

9. BYU (30-4)
Key Wins: Utah St., St. Mary’s, Arizona, UTEP, @UNLV, SDSU, UNLV, @SDSU
Key Losses: @UCLA, @New Mexico, New Mexico, SDSU
Last Week: #2

10. Florida (26-7)
Key Wins: @FSU, KSU, Xavier, @Tennessee, @Georgia, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, @Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Key Losses: OSU, @UCF, Jacksonville, SCU, @Miss St, @Kentucky, Kentucky
Last Week: #10

11. Texas (27-7)
Key Wins: Illinois, @UNC, @MSU, A&M, @Kansas, Mizzou, @A&M, A&M
Key Losses: @Pitt, @USC, UCONN, @Nebraska, @Colorado, KSU, Kansas
Last Week: #9

12. Purdue (25-7)
Key Wins: @V-Tech, @Michigan, MSU, @Illinois, Wisconsin, OSU, @MSU, Illinois
Key Losses: @Richmond, @Minnesota, @WVU, @OSU, @Wisconsin, @Iowa, MSU
Last Week: #7

#4 Seeds

13. Kentucky (25-8)
Key Wins: Washington, Notre Dame, @Louisville, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Vanderbilt, @Tennessee, Florida
Key Losses: @UCONN, @UNC, @Georgia, @Alabama, @Ole Miss, @Florida, @Vanderbilt, @Arkansas
Last Week: #20

14. Syracuse (26-7)
Key Wins: MSU, Notre Dame, @St. John’s, Cincinnati, @UCONN, WVU, @Nova, @G’town, SJU
Key Losses: @Pitt, Villanova, Seton Hall, @Marquette, G’town, @L’ville, UCONN
Last Week: #11

15. Louisville (25-9)
Key Wins: Butler, UNLV, Marquette, SJU, WVU, @UCONN, Syracuse, UCONN, Pitt, Marquette, NDU
Key Losses: Drexel, Kentucky, @Villanova, @Providence, @G’town, @NDU, @Cincy, @WVU, UCONN
Last Week: #16

16. Wisconsin (23-8)
Key Wins: @BCU, @Marquette, Michigan, Illinois, Purdue, MSU, OSU, @Michigan
Key Losses: @UNLV, Notre Dame, @Illinois, @MSU, @Penn St, @Purdue, @OSU, Penn St
Last Week: #13

#5 Seeds

17. Arizona (27-7)
Key Wins: UCLA, UW, USC
Key Losses: @Kansas, @BYU, @Oregon St, UW, @USC, @UCLA, UW
Last Week: #19

18. St. John’s (21-11)
Key Wins: @WVU, Georgetown, Notre Dame, UCONN, @Cincy, @Marquette, Pitt, @Villanova, Duke
Key Losses: @St. Mary’s, St. Bonaventure, @Fordham, @Notre Dame, Syracuse, @Louisville, Cincy, @Georgetown, @UCLA, @Seton Hall, Syracuse
Last Week: #17

19. Xavier (24-7)
Key Wins: Butler, Temple, @Richmond, @Georgia, @Dayton
Key Losses: ODU, Miami (OH), Gonzaga, Florida, @Cincy, @Charlotte, Dayton
Last Week: #22

20. Vanderbilt (23-10)
Key Wins: UNC, Marquette, Georgia, St. Mary’s, Kentucky, @Georgia
Key Losses: WVU, Missouri, @South Carolina, @Tennessee, Arkansas, @Florida, Tennessee, @Kentucky, Florida, Florida
Last Week: #18

#6 Seeds

21. Texas A&M (24-8)
Key Wins: Temple, Washington, Missouri, KSU, Mizzou
Key Losses: BCU, @Texas, @Nebraska, Texas, Baylor, @Baylor, @Kansas, Texas

22. UNLV (24-8)
Key Wins: Wisconsin, @Virginia Tech, @KSU, @New Mexico
Key Losses: @Louisville, UCSB, BYU, @SDSU, Colorado St, @BYU, SDSU. SDSU
Last Week: Unranked

23. Kansas State (22-10)
Key Wins: Gonzaga, Virginia Tech, Kansas, Mizzou, @Texas
Key Losses: @Duke, @Florida, UNLV, @OK St, Colorado, @Mizzou, @A&M, @Kansas, @Colorado, Colorado
Last Week: #25

24. West Virginia (20-11)
Key Wins: Vanderbilt, @Georgetown, Purdue, @Cincy, NDU, UCONN, L’ville
Key Losses: Minnesota, @Miami, St. John’s, @Marquette, Marshall, @Louisville, @Villanova, Pitt, @Syracuse, @Pitt, Marquette
Last Week: Unranked

#7 Seeds

25. Washington (23-10)
Key Wins: Portland, @USC, @UCLA, @Cal, Arizona, Cal, UCLA, WSU, Arizona
Key Losses: @MSU, @Kentucky, @Texas A&M, @Stanford, @WSU, @Oregon St, @Oregon, @Arizona, WSU, USC

Note: San Diego State has a strong argument for a #1 seed, but I like Notre Dame more heading into this tournament.

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