February 07, 2017

Bracketology -- upsets and changes

In this week's bracketology, Charlie Creme discusses the fluid nature of bracketology: Pair of top-10 upsets can change the bracket quickly

Of the upset at Maples, he said:

Stanford: The Cardinal had elevated to No. 8 in the committee's eyes, largely off a huge road win over Washington just over a week ago. However, after losing at home to UCLA just three hours after the reveal, Stanford slid back to No. 10.

UCLA: The Bruins' upset was enough to leapfrog Louisville, but no one else. Just three days before it beat Stanford, UCLA lost at Cal and still has the Washington State loss as a black eye.

Cal's sweep of the SoCal schools earned it the nod, and Creme now has seven Pac-12 teams in his bracket:
Bridgeport Region
3 Stanford (no change)
9 California (moved in)
Oklahoma City Region
2 Oregon State (no change)
8 Oregon (no change)
Lexington Region
4 UCLA (no change)
7 Arizona State (down from 6)
Stockton Region
3 Washington (down from 2)

Here's the complete bracket:

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