Bracket breakdown: Jan. 22

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Wake Forest was going to be the No. 1 overall seed in this week’s bracket breakdown.

Instead, the Demon Deacons lost last night.

So instead the top spot is handed over to Duke.

Yes, Duke. For what seems like the 78th straight year, the Blue Devils are viewed as the best of the best.

For now, anyway.

Here’s a full bracket breakdown:

SOUTH REGION

Greensboro, N.C.

(1) ACC/Duke vs. (16) MEAC/Morgan State
(8) Ohio State vs. (9) MOUNTAIN WEST/Utah

Portland, Ore.

(4) Texas vs. (13) SUN BELT/Western Kentucky
(5) Syracuse vs. (12) Dayton

Portland, Ore.

(3) UCLA vs. (14) BIG SKY/Weber State
(6) Minnesota vs. (11) Villanova

Philadelphia

(2) BIG EAST/Louisville vs. (15) AMERICA EAST/Albany
(7) Tennessee vs. (10) Virginia Tech

MIDWEST REGION

Dayton, Ohio

(1) Pittsburgh vs. (16) SWAC/Alabama State-SOUTHLAND/Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
(8) Baylor vs. (9) Saint Mary’s

Boise, Idaho

(4) Clemson vs. (13) MAAC/Siena
(5) PAC-10/California vs. (12) CAA/George Mason

Minneapolis

(3) A-10/Xavier vs. (14) BIG SOUTH/VMI
(6) Miami vs. (11) Florida

Dayton, Ohio

(2) BIG TEN/Michigan State vs. (15) BIG WEST/Long Beach State
(7) West Virginia vs. (10) WAC/Utah State

EAST REGION

Philadelphia

(1) Connecticut vs. (16) NEC/Robert Morris
(8) SOUTHERN/Davidson vs. (9) Missouri

Kansas City, Mo.

(4) HORIZON/Butler vs. (13) MVC/Northern Iowa
(5) Illinois vs. (12) Florida State

Boise, Idaho

(3) Arizona State vs. (14) PATRIOT/American
(6) Notre Dame vs. (11) UNLV

Miami

(2) North Carolina vs. (15) OVC/Austin Peay
(7) Kansas vs. (10) Wisconsin

WEST REGION

Greensboro, N.C.

(1) Wake Forest vs. (16) A-SUN/East Tennessee State
(8) Purdue vs. (9) Washington

Minneapolis

(4) Marquette vs. (13) MAC/Miami (Ohio)
(5) SEC/Kentucky vs. (12) Oklahoma State

Miami

(3) Georgetown vs. (14) IVY/Cornell
(6) WCC/Gonzaga vs. (11) Stanford

Kansas City, Mo.

(2) BIG 12/Oklahoma vs. (15) SUMMIT/North Dakota State
(7) C-USA/Memphis vs. (10) Michigan

Last four in: Dayton, UNLV, Oklahoma State, Florida State

Last four out: Southern California, Brigham Young, San Diego State, Louisiana State

Next four out: Texas A&M, Penn State, Arkansas, Maryland

Multi-bid leagues: Big East (9), ACC (7), Big Ten (7), Big 12 (6), Pac-10 (5), SEC (3), A-10 (2), Mountain West (2), WCC (2)

Moving in: Dayton, Miami (Ohio), Missouri, Northern Iowa, Stanford Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, UNLV, Utah, Virginia Tech, Western Kentucky

Moving out: Arizona, Boise State, Bradley, Brigham Young, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, San Diego State,  Stephen F. Austin, Texas A&M

Patrick Stevens

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