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WVU Moves Up in Latest USA Today Bracketology, Forces Texas to Bubble

With the regular season coming to an end any bracketologists are releasing updated projections daily. The latest USA Today Bracketology has moved WVU back to a #6 seed in the West region. The victory over the Longhorns last night also forced Texas to the bubble

1 Kentucky 1 Villanova
16 Play-in Bucknell/St. Francis Brooklyn 16 Albany
8 Xavier 8 Oklahoma State
9 Temple 9 N.C. State
5 Butler 5 North Carolina
12 Wofford 12 Harvard
4 Notre Dame 4 Baylor
13 Stephen F. Austin 13 Valparaiso
3 Iowa State 3 Utah
14 FGCU 14 Eastern  Washington
6 SMU 6 West Virginia
11 Georgia 11 Oregon
7 Georgetown 7 San Diego State
10 Dayton 10 Iowa
2 Wisconsin 2 Gonzaga
15 N.C. Central 15 UC Davis
1 Virginia 1 Duke
16 Play-in: Texas Southern/N’eastern 16 South Dakota State
8 Ohio State 8 Ole Miss
9 LSU 9 Colorado State
5 Wichita State 5 Louisville
12 Murray State 12 Play-in: Stanford/Purdue
4 Arkansas 4 Northern Iowa
13 Toledo 13 Iona
3 Maryland 3 Oklahoma
14 Georgia State 14 Louisiana Tech
6 VCU 6 Providence
11 Play in: Tulsa/Texas 11 Texas A&M
7 Indiana 7 Michigan State
10 Cincinnati 10 St. John’s
2 Kansas 2 Arizona
15 High  Point 15 New Mexico State

Last 4 in: Texas, Tulsa, Purdue, Stanford

First 4 out: UCLA, Illinois, UMass, Pittsburgh

Others considered: Davidson, Old Dominion, Miami, BYU,  Boise State, Rhode Island

No longer considered: Rutgers, Georgia Tech, California, Loyola (Chicago), UTEP, Marquette, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Colorado, Evansville, Syracuse (self-imposed ban), New Mexico, Richmond, Louisiana Tech, Nebraska, UNLV, Kansas State, Memphis, Florida, Washington, Oregon State, Tennessee, Michigan, Wyoming, George Washington, Minnesota, UConn, Green Bay, Seton Hall, Alabama, St. Mary’s, Clemson

Multi-bid conferences: Big Ten (7), Big 12 (7), ACC (6), Big East (6), SEC (6), Pac-12 (4), AAC (4),  A-10 (2), MVC (2), MWC (2).

Conference leaders from projected 1-bid conferences (22 total): Albany (America East), Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun), Eastern Washington (Big Sky), High Point (Big South), UC Davis (Big West), Northeastern (CAA), Louisiana Tech (Conference USA), Valparaiso (Horizon), Harvard (Ivy), Iona (MAAC), Toledo (Mid-American), North Carolina Central (MEAC), St. Francis Brooklyn (NEC), Murray State (Ohio Valley), Bucknell (Patriot), Wofford (Southern), Stephen F. Austin (Southland), South Dakota State (Summit),  Georgia State (Sun Belt), Texas Southern (SWAC), New Mexico State (WAC), Gonzaga (WCC).

Jeremy Simon
Founder and publisher of, Jeremy is also a contributor to USA Today as well as covers the Mountaineers for Athlon Sports. Follow on Twitter @JSi07
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