Saturday Bracketology 2/8/2020

Deceptive Speed’s Bracketology will update on Wednesday and Saturday mornings through the entire month of February.

Good Saturday morning to you all. What a day it’s going to be. It’s just me and the 3-year-old this weekend. The tablets will be fully charged and I’ll have the TV by myself all day long. No interruptions. Games are starting as early at 10:30 a.m. CST with Michigan vs. Michigan State. Then at 11:30 a.m. CST there will be the revealing of the top-four seeds. We’ll get a chance to see how close we are with the first 16 teams. Then we’ll make the adjustments after we find out what the committee is thinking.

After that, all the talking heads on CBS will go on and on about what they got wrong and how the NET is pointless. Jerry Palm will adjust his bracket seconds after the top-four seeds are announced and tell you what his field of 68 looks like. They’ll talk to someone from the committee and ask questions like, who was the first team left out? What do you think of Palm’s bracket? All that’s going to do is take away from watching the second half of the Spartans-Wolverines game. Just compare what is revealed and look at the Bracket matrix. Because there are over 100 bracketologists with just as much knowledge.

As I’m writing this, Maryland and Illinois are playing in a great game. They must know the winner will move a seed line in my bracket. Since I’ve had no interruptions, I’m not burning the midnight oil getting this out. There was literally only one other game that impacted this bracket and of course Yale lost, costing them a 12 seed and putting Princeton in. The Tigers automatically get the nod because their game at Cornell was canceled.

It’s going to be an exciting and all over 100 of us on the Bracket Matrix will be tuned in, giving our input and more than likely upset about something. Enjoy the dog days of February.


  1. Baylor
  2. Prairie View A&M/ North Carolina A&T

  3. Wichita State

  4. Arkansas

  5. Colorado

  6. ETSU

  7. Michigan State

  8. New Mexico State

  9. Iowa

  10. Stanford/VCU

  11. Seton Hall

  12. Little Rock

  13. Rutgers

  14. Xavier

  15. Duke

  16. Austin Peay


  1. Kansas
  2. Monmouth/Robert Morris

  3. Rhode Island

  4. Michigan

  5. Creighton

  6. Stephen F. Austin

  7. Oregon

  8. Colgate

  9. Marquette

  10. Northern Iowa

  11. Auburn

  12. Wright State

  13. Ohio State

  14. Florida

  15. Dayton

  16. Bowling Green


  1. Gonzaga
  2. Princeton

  3. Houston

  4. Wisconsin

  5. Arizona

  6. Vermont

  7. Butler

  8. North Texas

  9. Illinois

  10. Mississippi State

  11. Florida State

  12. Winthrop

  13. BYU

  14. Purdue

  15. Maryland

  16. UC Irvine


  1. San Diego State
  2. Montana

  3. Texas Tech

  4. Indiana

  5. Penn State

  6. USC/Cincinnati

  7. Villanova

  8. Liberty

  9. Kentucky

  10. Saint Mary’s

  11. West Virginia

  12. Charleston

  13. LSU

  14. Minnesota

  15. Louisville

  16. South Dakota State

Last four byes

Saint Mary’s
Mississippi State

Last four in


First four out


Next four out

Utah State
NC State

Photo courtesy of Minnesota Athletic Communications