Bracketology: Eight teams down; 60 to go

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Four more will join the party on Tuesday, the final night before the power conference tournaments get started. With only automatic bids awarded on Monday night, Chris Dobbertean's bracket is pretty much unchanged from yesterday morning.

There was only a single change to Tuesday's projection from Monday's edition, as Manhattan replaces archrival Iona following a 71-68 victory in the Metro Atlantic final. Delaware remains in the field after defeating William & Mary in a 75-74 thriller in the Colonial championship, denying the Tribe its first-ever NCAA bid. Meanwhile, Wofford held off Western Carolina, 56-53, to claim the Southern Conference title, earning its third bid in the past five seasons.

I'll have a look at what's at stake tonight after today's minimally-changed bracket and rundown.

(1) SOUTH
Memphis (Thu/Sat)
(2) WEST
Anaheim (Thu/Sat)
Orlando (Thu/Sat) San Diego (Fri/Sun)
1 Florida (SEC) 1 Arizona (Pac-12)
16 Weber State/WOFFORD 16 Wright State (Horizon)
8 Oregon 8 88 Iowa
9 Oklahoma State 9 Kansas State
San Diego (Fri/Sun) San Antonio (Fri/Sun)
55 5 Michigan State 5 Saint Louis (A 10)
^12 St. Joseph's 122 North Dakota State (Summit)
4 Cincinnati (AAC) 4 Iowa State
13 Stephen F. Austin (Southland) 13 DELAWARE (CAA)
Spokane (Thu/Sat) Buffalo (Thu/Sat)
6 Texas 666 UMass
11 BYU 11 Stanford
3 San Diego State (MW) 3 Syracuse
14 MERCER (A-Sun) 14 Boston U. (Patriot)
Raleigh (Fri/Sun) Milwaukee (Thu/Sat)
7 VCU 7 Memphis
10 Nebraska 10 Colorado
2 Duke 2 Michigan (Big Ten)
15 Robert Morris (NEC) 15 Utah Valley (WAC)
(4) EAST
New York (Fri/Sun)
(3) MIDWEST
Indianapolis (Fri/Sun)
Buffalo (Thu/Sat) St. Louis (Fri/Sun)
1 Villanova (Big East) 1 WICHITA STATE (MVC)
16 Stony Brook (AmEast) 16 COASTAL CAROLINA/Texas Sthn.
8 New Mexico 8 Baylor
9 SMU 9 Gonzaga (WCC)
Spokane (Thu/Sat) San Antonio (Fri/Sun)
5 Ohio State 5 Oklahoma
12 Louisiana Tech (C-USA) 12 HARVARD (Ivy)
4 North Carolina 4 Creighton
*13 MANHATTAN (MAAC) 13 Western Michigan (MAC)
Orlando (Thu/Sat) Raleigh (Fri/Sun)
6 Kentucky 6 UCLA
^11 Dayton/Tennessee 11 Arkansas/Xavier
3 Louisville 3 Virginia (ACC)
14 EASTERN KENTUCKY (OVC) 14 Georgia State (Sun Belt)
St. Louis (Fri/Sun) Milwaukee (Thu/Sat)
7 George Washington 7 Connecticut
10 Arizona State 10 Pittsburgh
2 Kansas (Big 12) 2 Wisconsin
15 N.C. Central (MEAC) 15 UC Irvine (Big West)
FIRST FOUR (Dayton)
Tuesday: To Orlando Tuesday: To Orlando
16 Weber State (Big Sky) ^11 Dayton
*16 WOFFORD (SoCon) ^11 Tennessee
Wednesday: To St. Louis Wednesday: To Raleigh
16 COASTAL CAROLINA (Big South) 11 Arkansas
16 Texas Southern (SWAC) 11 Xavier

BIDS BY CONFERENCE AVOIDING DAYTON ARRIVALS DEPARTURES
Big 12: 7 Pittsburgh Manhattan Iona
A 10: 6 Stanford

Big Ten: 6 St. Joseph's

Pac-12: 6 BYU

AAC: 5 LAST FOUR IN

ACC: 5
Arkansas

SEC: 4 Xavier

Big East: 3 Dayton

MW: 2 Tennessee

WCC: 2 FIRST FOUR OUT

1-Bid Conferences: 22 California


Minnesota


St. John's


Georgetown


NEXT FOUR OUT


Green Bay


Southern Mississippi


Missouri


Florida State

Also considered: Toledo, Georgia, Clemson, West Virginia, N.C. State, Utah, LSU, Marquette, Indiana, Richmond

This evening, a quartet will join the field of 68. First, Wright State hosts Milwaukee in the Horizon final, while top-seeded Robert Morris welcomes Mount St. Mary's to Moon Township, Pa. for the Northeast title tilt. In the late evening window, North Dakota State will attempt to upend IPFW in the Summit championship game and the West Coast Conference's auto bid will go to either Gonzaga or BYU. While the Bulldogs handled St. Mary's in their semifinal, the Cougars needed overtime to eliminate San Francisco.

Wednesday's bracketology update will again be quick, as there are no bubble games on the schedule other than that WCC title tilt. Until then, head over to Blogging the Bracket, which features daily TV previews from a bracket perspective. You can also follow me during each night's action on Twitter @ChrisDobbertean.

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