This edition of "Bracket Math" includes games through Friday, March 15. Rankings reflect an up-to-date S-curve from yours truly, posing as one hypothetical member of the NCAA men's basketball committee.
Notes on the "new" math:
Scouting the Championship Week games Saturday
• NO. 1 SEED WITH A WIN: Kansas (versus Kansas State, Big 12 final), Louisville (versus Syracuse, Big East final)
• IN WITH A WIN: Maryland (versus North Carolina, ACC semifinal)
• ON THE BUBBLE WITH A LOSS: Ole Miss (versus Vanderbilt, SEC semifinal), Akron (versus Ohio, MAC final)
• MUST WIN TO STAY ON THE BUBBLE: Massachusetts (versus VCU, A-10 semifinal)
This is where I project teams would fall if Selection Sunday were today. Remember, the S-curve flows left to right, then right to left, then back again as you read down the chart.