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Texas Tech Moves To No. 3 Seed in ESPN Bracketology

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The Texas Tech Red Raiders moved up to a No. 3 seed in ESPN’s Bracketology, based on the Red Raiders’ win over previously undefeated Baylor.

ESPN’s Jon Lunardi revealed the seeding change for the Red Raiders on Thursday via tweet, leading into Texas Tech’s contest with Oklahoma State on Thursday.

Lunardi hasn’t released an ‘official’ 68-team bracket since Jan. 11.


In Lunardi’s previous 68-team bracket, he had the Red Raiders as a No. 7 seed. That was before the Baylor win, but after the Red Raiders defeated Kansas last Saturday.

Texas Tech beat Baylor, 65-62, in their second straight win over a Top 10 team.

Lunardi’s next full bracket will come out on Friday.

Other notes from Lunardi’s tweet?

Even with the loss, Baylor remained his No. 1 overall seed, reinforcing that it will take more than one Big 12 loss to convince him that the Bears need to fall.

Kansas remained a No. 2 seed after its thrilling win over Iowa State.

Baylor, Kansas and Texas Tech are among the Top 16 seeds in Lunardi’s current rankings.

TCU is still on the outside looking in, as Lunardi has the Horned Frogs on the bubble as one of the ‘First Four Out,’ even after their win over Kansas State on Wednesday.

The Big 12 has seven bids per Lundardi. Only the Big Ten (eight) has more. Both the Big East and the SEC have seven bids each.

 You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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