Wednesday Bracketology 2/5/2020

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

Our first mid-week Bracketology. We told you it was coming Wednesday and I actually got it done. Nothing changed on the 1 line like I said would happen. One of the biggest movers is Michigan State. The Spartans dropped two straight. I told you all Michigan State was going to wipe out the Badgers Saturday afternoon. That was the reverse jinx and it worked. Wisconsin got another top-25 win, but it cost Michigan State a seed line. Then, they lost at home to Penn State which dropped them one more.

I’m finally on the Saint Mary’s bandwagon. I didn’t want to put the Gaels in because of their three bad losses. But if I don’t put them in, they’d be the only team inside the top 40 not in the field. So here we are, three teams from the West Coast Conference and three from the Atlantic 10. And with that, it cost the Big Ten a bid. It’s either that or the fact that Tulsa won and Houston lost so the Golden Hurricanes are in. Minnesota just missed the cut line because of their adjusted winning percentage, but they have the perfect opportunity to get back in with a win over the Badgers tonight.

So any who, here’s our mid-week Bracketology, which will be on the Bracket Matrix along with everyone else.


  1. Baylor
  2. Texas Southern/Norfolk State

  3. Wichita State

  4. Mississippi State

  5. Iowa

  6. Yale

  7. LSU

  8. New Mexico State

  9. Illinois

  10. Saint Mary’s/Oklahoma

  11. Seton Hall

  12. Little Rock

  13. Rutgers

  14. Florida

  15. Duke

  16. Austin Peay


  1. Kansas
  2. Monmouth/Robert Morris

  3. Stanford

  4. Arkansas

  5. Florida State

  6. East Tennessee State

  7. Auburn

  8. Stephen F. Austin

  9. Colorado

  10. Virginia/Purdue

  11. Villanova

  12. South Dakota State

  13. Arizona

  14. Indiana

  15. Dayton

  16. Bowling Green


  1. Gonzaga
  2. Charleston

  3. Houston

  4. Texas Tech

  5. Butler

  6. Tulsa

  7. Michigan State

  8. Vermont

  9. Marquette

  10. Northern Iowa

  11. Florida State

  12. Wright State

  13. Wisconsin

  14. VCU

  15. West Virginia

  16. UC Irvine


  1. San Diego State
  2. Eastern Washington

  3. BYU

  4. Michigan

  5. Oregon

  6. Louisiana Tech

  7. Creighton

  8. Liberty

  9. Kentucky

  10. USC

  11. Maryland

  12. Winthrop

  13. Ohio State

  14. Rhode Island

  15. Louisville

  16. Colgate


Last four byes


Last four in

Saint Mary’s

First four out


Next four out

Utah State

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