UPDATED: Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m. ET
This edition of "Bracket Math" includes all games through Saturday, March 12, 6 p.m. ET. Rankings reflect an up-to-date S-Curve from yours truly, posing as one hypothetical member of the NCAA men's basketball committee.
There are a few remaining questions heading into Saturday's later games:
• Can the ACC tournament winner be a No. 1 seed? If so, who drops?
*: Clinched regular-season title and NIT automatic bid if needed
Bold: Projected conference winners (highest remaining conference tournament seed)
CAPS and BOLD: Clinched automatic bid
GREEN: Teams with tourney odds of 90 percent or better through games of March 11.
YELLOW: "Last four in" (will play March 15-16 in Dayton, Ohio)
GOLD: Lowest four auto-bids (will play March 15-16 in Dayton, Ohio)
RED: "First four out" (teams 69-72 on the S-curve)
Take our "solid" at-large candidates (current Tournament Odds at 90 percent or better) and you have exactly 42 teams in the field. Add in the remaining automatic qualifiers and that's another 19 spots. All told we have 60 of the 68 spots accounted for, with only eight up for grabs among current "Bubble" teams.
BUBBLE (13 teams for 7 spots)
IN (7, in S-curve order): 43-Illinois, 44-Clemson, 45-Saint Mary's, 46-Colorado, 47-Penn State, 48-Virginia Tech, 49-Southern Cal
OUT (6, in S-curve order): 69-Boston College, 70-Alabama, 71-Georgia, 72-UAB, 73-Harvard, 74-Missouri St.
Big East (11), Big Ten (7), Big 12 (6), ACC (5), Pac-10 (4), SEC (4), Atlantic 10 (3), Mountain West (3), Colonial (2), West Coast (2)
NIT QUALIFIERS (12)
• Bethune-Cookman (MEAC)
• Charleston (Southern)
• Coastal Carolina (Big South)
• Fairfield (MAAC)
• Florida Atlantic (Sun Belt)
• McNeese St. (Southland)
• Milwaukee (Horizon)
• Missouri State (MVC)
• Murray State (OVC)
• Texas Southern (SWAC)
• UAB (Conference USA)
• Vermont (America East)