- New Mexico was a safe bet for a 2 seed and even had a legit argument for a 1 seed. The Lobos lost in heartbreaking fashion to Air Force today, which moves them down to a 3. Lobo fans shouldn't get too worried, however. If they take care of business in the MWC Tournament they should be back in contention for a 2.
- Baylor, you're killing us. Everyone had written you off as the bubble team that couldn't come up big when it matters. By the start of this weekend, you weren't even in my last six teams OUT, much less in. But then the Bears smacked Kansas Saturday and they are right back in the thick of things. I currently have them as my first team out. All they need to do is win one or two more marquee games in the Big 12 tournament and it would be very difficult to exclude them.
- Congrats to the Boise State Broncos. They have locked up an at-large for the first time in the school's history with their impressive win against San Diego State. Boise fans should not be sweating on Selection Sunday. And trust me, you don't want to see Derrick Marks in the first round. They can do serious damage. Think Sweet 16.
This update will be brief because it's 1AM in the East. But I have a few bullet points on the key aspects of Saturdays surprises.
Growing up outside of Richmond, Virginia in the heart of ACC Country, college hoops was set into the fabric of Rusty Tutton at an early age. A 2008 graduate of VCU, he lives in the Fan District of Richmond and works full-time in higher education.