Oklahoma State Joins 6 Other Teams in Big 12 Bracketology

In Joe Lunardi’s latest NCAA Tourney “Bracketology” projections for this season, Oklahoma State has joined six other teams from the Big 12. If this season were to end today, that would mean that 70 percent of the Big 12 teams would make the 68-team tournament field.

According to Lunardi, Kansas would be a two seed, two teams from the conference would be four seeds (West Virginia and Iowa State), Oklahoma a No, 5 seed, Texas and Baylor  six seeds and Oklahoma State a 10 seed.

Lunardi has Baylor and West Virginia in the Midwest Region, where his top four seeds at this juncture of the season would be top-ranked Kentucky, No, 2 Wisconsin, Notre Dame as the threes seed and West Virginia the No. 4 seed.

The two Oklahoma schools are in the West Region, where Lunardi has Gonzaga, Utah, Louisville and North Carolina as the top four seeds.

Kansas is the second seed in the East along with No, 1 seed Virginia, Maryland and Virginia Commonweath.

Iowa State and Texas are in the South Region.. Joining the Cyclones as the four top seeds in that region, based on Lunardi’s latest projections, are No. 1 Villanova, No. 2 Duke and No. 3 Arizona.

The beauty of the Bracketology rankings, which Lunardi publishes throughout the college basketball season and more frequently from February until Selection Sunday, is that it is a very fluid process and is subject to change every week, and it keeps fan interest high leading up to March Madness.

As an example, Kansas moved up from a three seed to a two seed in Lunardi’s most recent Bracketology placements. Texas fell from a No, 2 to a No, 6 seed. Oklahoma dropped from a four seed to a five seed, and Iowa State moved up one spot to a four seed. West Virginia and Baylor remained the same, and Oklahoma State went from “first four out” to a 10 seed.