The Washington Times - February 17, 2009, 08:25AM

Trying to get this one in at the wire before my flight to Charlotte.

Pretty simple. North Carolina moves up to the No. 1 overall seed after Connecticut’s loss. Pittsburgh, Oklahoma and UConn follow.

SEE RELATED:


At this stage of the season, bank on brackets twice a week going forward: Late Monday/early Tuesday and late Thursday/early Friday.

Here’s the 65-team rundown as of last night’s games.

SOUTH REGION

Greensboro, N.C.

(1) ACC/North Carolina vs. (16) MEAC/Morgan State
(8) Arizona vs. (9) Texas

Portland, Ore.

(4) Illinois vs. (13) CAA/Virginia Commonwealth
(5) Marquette vs. (12) Kentucky

Kansas City, Mo.

(3) Missouri vs. (14) IVY/Cornell
(6) UCLA vs. (11) Virginia Tech

Miami

(2) Villanova vs. (15) ATLANTIC SUN/Belmont
(7) Dayton vs. (10) South Carolina

EAST REGION

Dayton, Ohio

(1) BIG EAST/Pittsburgh vs. (16) SWAC/Alabama State-BIG WEST/Cal State Northridge
(8) Tennessee vs. (9) Wisconsin

Boise, Idaho

(4( Kansas vs. (13) PATRIOT/American
(5) Arizona State vs. (12) UNLV

Minneapolis

(3) ATLANTIC 10/Xavier vs. (14) BIG SKY/Weber State
(6) Syracuse vs. (11) MAAC/Siena

Philadelphia

(2) Duke vs. (15) NEC/Robert Morris
(7) Purdue vs. (10) Brigham Young

MIDWEST REGION

Kansas City, Mo.

(1) BIG 12/Oklahoma vs. (16) SOUTHLAND/Sam Houston State
(8) California vs. (9) Florida

Boise, Idaho

(4) Clemson vs. (13) MAC/Buffalo
(5) Ohio State vs. (12) Cincinnati

Miami

(3) Louisville vs. (14) AMERICA EAST/Binghamton
(6) Florda State vs. (11) SOUTHERN/Davidson

Dayton, Ohio

(2) CONFERENCE USAMemphis vs. (15) SUMMIT/North Dakota State
(7) MOUNTAIN WEST/Utah vs. (10) Boston College

WEST REGION

Philadelphia

(1) Connecticut vs. (16) BIG SOUTH/Radford
(8) SEC/Louisiana State vs. (9) Minnesota

Portland, Ore.

(4) PAC-10/Washington vs. (13) MVC/Northern Iowa
(5) WCC/Gonzaga vs. (12) San Diego State

Greensboro, N.C.

(3) Wake Forest vs. (14) SUN BELT/UALR
(6) HORIZON/Butler vs. (11) Southern Cal

Minneapolis

(2) BIG TEN/Michigan State vs. (15) OVC/UT Martin
(7) West Virginia vs. (10) WAC/Utah State

Last four in: UNLV, Southern California, San Diego State, Kentucky
Last four out:
Miami, Kansas State, Texas A&M, Maryland
Next four out:
  Michigan, Penn State, Notre Dame, Providence

Multi-bid leagues: Big East (8), ACC (7), Big Ten (6), Pac-10 (6), SEC (5), Big 12 (4), Mountain West (4), A-10 (2)

Moving in: Cornell, Kentucky, Sam Houston State, San Diego State, UNLV
Moving out:
Kansas State, Miami, Princeton, Saint Joseph’s, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Patrick Stevens