Tyler King, John Gillon and Chris Phillips are back with another Field of 64 projection. They will also return with more subsequent projections as this final week, mainly filled with conference tournaments, plays out.
Florida (1) and Oregon State (2) stayed strong at one and two, while Arkansas dropped to 6 as Ole Miss (3), Stanford (4) and Clemson (5) moved up a spot each. Florida State (8) moved into the final top-eight seed.
Ole Miss, Arkansas and Georgia are SEC teams fighting to join Florida in the top-eight. Each secured a top-four seed in the SEC Tournament and could use a few wins in Hoover, Alabama to secure their seeding.
Georgia (9) made a jump, from the 14 seed to the 9, while NC State (13) jumped from the first team out of hosting to a top-16 seed. Texas and Texas Tech moved up to 10 and 11, too.
Texas and Texas Tech are the only Big 12 schools in hosting contention, as both have all-but secured a Regional Host. If one can go on a run and win the Big-12 Tournament, they could throw another curveball into the top-eight discussion.
Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Missouri State and Houston jumped from a three seed to a two, while Duke fell from a host to a two seed.
Texas A&M and Kentucky fell to three seeds, and they are in danger of falling out of the field with an early exit from the SEC tournament as both are 13-17 in conference play.
LSU, Illinois and Arizona are also in danger of having their bids stolen from them by potential surprise conference tournament champions.
Last Five In:
1) LSU, 2) Arizona, 3) Troy, 4) Texas A&M, 5) Kentucky
First Five Out:
1) Georgia Tech, 2) Purdue, 3) Missouri, 4) Wichita State, 5) West Virginia
|Gainesville Regional||Deland Regional|
|1. Florida* (1)||1. Stetson* (16)|
|2. Jacksonville||2. Tennessee Tech*|
|3. Northeastern*||3. Kentucky|
|4. North Carolina A&T State*||4. Pepperdine*|
|Corvallis Regional||Minneapolis Regional|
|1. Oregon State (2)||1. Minnesota (15)*|
|2. Duke||2. Connecticut|
|3. Ohio State||3. Saint Johns*|
|4. Grand Canyon*||4. Hartford*|
|Oxford Regional||Greenville Regional|
|1. Ole Miss (3)||1. East Carolina (14)|
|2. Louisville||2. Vanderbilt|
|3. Southern Miss*||3. Illinois|
|4. Yale*||4. UNC Greensboro*|
|Stanford Regional||Raleigh Regional|
|1. Stanford* (4)||1. NC State (13)|
|2. Mississippi State||2. Indiana|
|3. Cal State Fullerton*||3. Arizona|
|4. Nevada*||4. Kent State*|
|Clemson Regional||Conway Regional|
|1. Clemson (5)||1. Coastal Carolina* (12)|
|2. Auburn||2. South Carolina|
|3. UCF||3. Florida Atlantic|
|4. Campbell*||4. Oral Roberts*|
|Fayetteville Regional||Lubbock Regional|
|1. Arkansas (6)||1. Texas Tech (11)|
|2. Missouri State*||2. Houston*|
|3. Oklahoma*||3. Texas A&M|
|4. Wagner*||4. Quinnipiac*|
|Chapel Hill Regional||Austin Regional|
|1. North Carolina* (7)||1. Texas* (10)|
|2. Oklahoma State*||2. Dallas Baptist|
|3. Wichita State||3. Sam Houston State*|
|Saint Louis*||4. Texas Southern*|
|Tallahassee Regional||Athens Regional|
|1. Florida State (8)||1. Georgia (9)|
|2. South Florida||2. UCLA|
|3. LSU||3. Baylor|
|4. Army*||4. Wright State*|