The Baylor Bears remained a No. 1 seed in the latest CBSSports.com’s ‘Bracketology’ even after the Bears lost their first game of the season on Saturday.
Jerry Palm’s newest 68-team field, released March 1, maintained seven Big 12 teams in the bracket, second to only the Big Ten for most teams in the projected tournament field.
The biggest mover in this cycle was Oklahoma State, which moved into one of the Top 16 seed slots after beating two ranked teams — Texas Tech and Oklahoma — last week.
The seven Big 12 teams in the bracket included:
Baylor was a No. 1 seed in Palm’s latest field. The Bears would face No. 16 James Madison in the first round in the Bankers Life 2 Region. For the first time this season, Baylor was not one of the Top 2 overall seeds in the bracket. In this bracket, they were No. 3 overall.
West Virginia was a No. 2 seed in the Hinkle 2 Region and would face No. 15 Siena in the first round.
Texas was a No. 4 seed in the Hinkle 1 Region and would face Siena in the first round.
Kansas was a No. 4 seed in the Bankers Life 1 Region and would face Liberty in the first round.
Oklahoma State was a No. 4 seed in the Hinkle 2 Region and would face Toledo in the first round.
Texas Tech was a No. 5 seed in the Bankers Life 2 Region and would face UC-Santa Barbara
Oklahoma was a No. 6 seed in the Bankers Life 1 Region and would face Michigan State in the first round.
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