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Kansas Plays Its Way Off No. 1 Seed Line in NCAA Bracketology

NCAA Basketball: George Mason at Kansas

The Kansas Jayhawks are no longer a No. 1 seed in the projected 68-team field according to the latest NCAA Bracketology at ESPN, which was released on Friday.

Kansas was a No. 1 seed going into Tuesday’s game against TCU, when the last bracketology was released. The Jayhawks lost that game but bounced back to beat TCU on Thursday. Still, that loss to TCU was enough to drop the Jayhawks down to a No. 2 seed.

Kansas has one game remaining this week against Texas on Saturday. The Jayhawks are currently tied with Baylor for the Big 12 lead.


Meanwhile, TCU got a bump from its win over Kansas on Tuesday, as ESPN’s resident bracketologist, Joe Lunardi, bumped TCU up to a No. 8 seed.

The Big 12 held steady with six bids to the tournament, with no teams on the bubble. The Big 12 didn’t have any teams on the outside looking in either.

The Big 12 wraps up conference play on Saturday. Seeding for the Big 12 Tournament next week should be released shortly thereafter.

Selection Sunday is on March 13.

How the bracket looks for the Big 12 as of March 4:

West Region (San Francisco)

No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 14 Seattle

No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 Creighton

Midwest Region (Chicago)

No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 Jacksonville State

No. 5 Texas vs. No. 12 Chattanooga

No. 8 TCU vs. No. 9 Murray State

South Region (San Antonio)

No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 16 Norfolk State

Future Big 12 members

West Region (San Francisco)

No. 4 Houston vs. No. 13 Toledo

Note: BYU, another future Big 12 member, is one of the first four teams out of the field.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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