Bracketology: Despite loss at Iowa State, Oklahoma still top overall seed

Another week, another No. 1 seed gets beat.

This time, it’s Oklahoma, which lost 82-77 at Iowa State on Monday night.


Jerry Palm’s projected bracket

The Sooners have navigated a very front-loaded start to the Big 12 schedule pretty well, which has helped them build up a small cushion as the overall top seed in my current bracket. Their first seven games in conference play include road games with Kansas and Iowa State, both losses, another at Baylor coming Saturday, and one at Oklahoma State last week (a win). They also beat the Cyclones and West Virginia at home.

The strength of those wins, along with a win over fellow top seed Villanova in non-conference play, is why the Sooners remain the overall No. 1 seed in the bracket.

For now.

Iowa State's Abdel Nader had 20 points in Monday's win vs. Oklahoma.. (USATSI)
Iowa State’s Abdel Nader had 20 points in Monday’s win vs. Oklahoma. (USATSI)


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