Bracketology: OU still overall No. 1 seed despite loss at Kansas State

Kansas State bolstered its resume with a huge win over Oklahoma on Saturday. (USATSI)

Oklahoma went cold in the Little Apple and fell to Kansas State, but it’s a game that has a much bigger impact on the Wildcats than the Sooners. Kansas State picked up a much-needed win to add to an otherwise thin tournament resume.


Jerry Palm’s projected bracket

Going into that game, KSU was a paltry 1-9 vs. the top 50 in the RPI. That may still be true after Texas Tech lost on Saturday, but barring something unforeseen, that win over OU will be a nice feather in its cap going forward.

The Sooners will remain the overall No. 1 seed because the quality of their wins are significantly better than Xavier’s wins. The Musketeers have beaten some good teams, like Dayton, Providence and Southern California. But the Sooners have beaten four teams seeded fourth or better in the current bracket, and that’s enough to make up for the extra loss.


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