The calendar has flipped to 2014 and conference play has begun across the country, revealing even more about teams' resumes as they try to make the Field of 68 this March.
As always, I am not predicting how teams will finish the season; however, I am simply bracketing them based on what they have done up to this point. I like to break teams down into three categories:
1. Wallflowers are bubble teams. Everyone wants to get into the Big Dance, but not all of them have the guts to ask a girl out onto the dance floor.
2. An elite team that is safely in is "Dancing with a Hottie."
3. A school in the middle is "Dancing with its Sister."
Last four in: Kansas State, Arkansas, Tennessee, SMU
First seven out: Georgetown, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Arizona State, Texas, California, Michigan
The projections are presented in slideshow format, with each major conference receiving its own slide.