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Kansas, Baylor Remain No. 2 Seeds in NCAA ESPN Bracketology

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Kansas and Baylor remained No. 2 seeds in the latest ESPN Bracketology 68-team field released on Tuesday by ESPN.

 Joe Lunardi’s latest 68-team field didn’t change much as far as the Big 12 was concerned. There are still seven teams making the field. West Virginia is still not among the Top 8 bubble teams and Oklahoma’s chances of remaining in the field are a bit dicey.

There are significant games coming up on Saturday that could influence the next release on Tuesday, including Baylor facing Texas, TCU facing Texas Tech and Kansas facing Oklahoma.


Selection Sunday is in one month on March 13.

Other takeaways:

Moving up: TCU was the only team to move up from a seed line on Tuesday. The Horned Frogs, who beat Oklahoma State on Tuesday, moved from a No. 9 seed to a No. 8 seed.   

Moving down: Texas Tech was the only Big 12 team to drop a seed line, going from No. 3 to No. 4 after its loss to Oklahoma on Wednesday.  

Holding steady: The remaining five Big 12 teams in the field held steady. The Big Ten and the Big East also have seven teams in the field, which along with the Big 12 is the most of any conference.    

How the bracket looks for the Big 12 as of Feb. 11:

West Region (San Francisco)

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

No. 9 Iowa State vs. No. 8 Boise State

South Region (San Antonio)

No. 2 Baylor vs. No. 15 Longwood

No. 8 TCU vs. No. 9 Colorado State

Midwest Region (Chicago)

No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 Cleveland State

No. 9 Iowa State vs. No. 8 Wake Forest

No. 11 Oklahoma vs. No. 6 Xavier

East Region (Philadelphia)

No. 4 Texas vs. No. 13 Toledo

Future Big 12 members

South (San Antonio)

No. 4 Houston vs. No. 13 South Dakota State

West Region (San Francisco)

No. 12 BYU/North Carolina winner vs. No. 5 UConn

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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