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TCU Pushes Big 12 Men to 8-Bid League in Latest Bracketology

TCU’s 2-0 week led to the Horned Frogs giving the Big 12 eight bids in the most NCAA Tournament Bracketology published by ESPN’s Joe Lunardi on Tuesday.

TCU has spent the past few weeks on the outside looking in when it comes to the Tournament. In Lunardi’s last updated on Friday, the Horned Frogs were the third team out of the Tournament.

After wins over Kansas State and Oklahoma, the latter of which is included in the 68-team field, Lunardi believes that if the Tournament started today, TCU would be in.


With the Horned Frogs included, the Big 12 now has more bids than any other conference in this 68-team updated.

Other takeaways:

Baylor’s two-game losing streak cost the Bears the No. 1 overall seed. Auburn is now the No. 1 overall seed. But, the Bears remain a No. 1 seed in a bracket.

After moving down a seed line last Friday, Iowa State moved up a seed line, likely off its win over Texas.

After moving up to No. 3 in the Friday update, Texas Tech dropped a spot to a No. 4 seed. West Virginia also dropped a seed to No. 9

Future Big 12 members BYU and Houston are solidly in the field. UCF was on the bubble in the Friday update, but they are not among the first eight teams out in Tuesday’s update.

How the bracket looks for the Big 12 as of now:

Midwest Region (Chicago)

No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 Princeton

No. 4 Texas Tech vs. No. 13 New Mexico State

East Region (Philadelphia)

No. 6 Texas vs. No. 11 Murray State

No. 9 West Virginia vs. No. 8 Colorado State

West Region (San Francisco)

No. 5 Iowa State vs. No. 12 Chattanooga

No. 9 Oklahoma vs. No. 8 San Diego State

South Region (San Antonio)

No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 16 Winthrop

No. 11 TCU-Mississippi State winner vs. No. 6 Providence

Future Big 12 members

South Region (San Antonio)

No. 4 Houston vs. No. 13 LA Tech

No. 8 BYU vs. No. 9 Indiana

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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