Bracket math 

March, 7, 2007
Today we get serious. There are 27 games spread across 10 conference tournaments and the bracket/bubble implications are significant. So was Wright State's win over Butler in the Horizon League final. A loss by the Raiders would have dropped them from the bracket and opened one spot for a bubble team to grab.

Here is my up-to-the-minute "bracket math" (any conflicts with Andy Glockner, who "Drives to 65" like he should be in NASCAR, are strictly intentional!):

LOCKS (by conference)
• ACC (6): Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, VaTech, BC, Duke
• Big East (6): Georgetown, Pitt, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Villanova
• Pac-10 (5): UCLA, Wazzu, Oregon, Arizona, USC
• SEC (4): Florida, Tennessee, Vandy, Kentucky
• Big 12 (3): Kansas, Texas A&M, Texas
• Mountain West (3): UNLV, BYU, Air Force
• Big Ten (2): Ohio State, Wisconsin
• Horizon (2): Butler, Wright State
• Missouri Valley (2): Southern Illinois, Creighton
• C-USA (1): Memphis
• WAC (1): Nevada
TOTAL: 35 bids