Link to new December 15th bracket: http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology/_/iteration/168

Bracket Comparison 

  • New teams: 10 seed Providence, 11 seeds Minnesota and Seton Hall, and 12 seed Nevada.
  • 1 and 2 seeds remain the same.
  • West V moves up to a 3 seed as St Marys falls to a 5 seed.
  • Oregon moves up to a 6 seed as Iowa State falls to a 7 seed.
  • Middle Tennessee is now an 11 seed.
  • Pitt and VCU are in a play in game for a 12 seed while UT Arlington, Nevada and UNCW round out the devious 12 seeds.
  • 13-16 seeds remain the same.

Bubble Watch

  • Last 4 byes: Providence, TCU, Rhode Island, and Oklahoma State.
  • Last 4 in: Seton Hall, VCU, Pitt, and Minnesota.
  • First 4 Out: Clemson, Arkansas, Northwestern, and Temple.
  • Next 4 Out: Marquette, Cal, Oklahoma, and Colorado
  • No new teams this week and each team is hovering around where they were last week.
  • SMU is off the bubble as URI is on the bubble after losing a lot in a tough schedule.