2.5 Bracket Watch

Yes, very exciting, Junior. - Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Did I miss a memo somewhere?

Marquette lost to Louisville on Sunday and lost fairly handily, right? And that was Marquette's only game since last Tuesday, right? How is it that the Golden Eagles jumped up in everyone's bracket this week? Obviously, I'm not saying they should have dropped for losing on the road to one of the best teams in the country. How is it that they lost to a team in the 3 seed range and jumped up to mostly 4s after a 5, two 6s and an 8 last week? Procedural moves? Anyone have any answers?

SB NATION:
Marquette:
4 seed against 13 seed North Dakota State
Big East: Seven teams - Louisville (3), Syracuse (3), Cincinnati (4), Marquette (4), Georgetown (5), Notre Dame (7), Pittsburgh (7)
The Seven: Marquette and Georgetown
Rumored Partners: Gonzaga (2), Butler (4), Creighton (5), VCU (9), Saint Louis (10)

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED:
Marquette:
4 seed against 13 seed Louisiana Tech
Big East: Eight teams - Syracuse (2), Louisville (3), Marquette (4), Cincinnati (5), Georgetown (6), Pittsburgh (9), Notre Dame (10), St. John's (11)
The Seven: Marquette, Georgetown, and St. John's
Rumored Partners: Gonzaga (3), Butler (4), Creighton (4), VCU (8), Saint Louis (11)
Marquette Bubble Watch Blurb:

The Golden Eagles ran into Good Louisville on Sunday. It happens. Move on. The next couple (at South Florida, home to DePaul) are much more manageable before a Monday trip to Georgetown.

ESPN:
Marquette:
5 seed against play-in winner of 12 seeds Temple and Saint Mary's
Big East: Seven teams - Louisville (3), Syracuse (3), Cincinnati (4), Marquette (5), Georgetown (6), Pittsburgh (6), Notre Dame (9)
The Seven: Marquette and Georgetown
Rumored Partners: Gonzaga (2), Butler (4), Creighton (5), VCU (8), Saint Louis (12)

CBS SPORTS (note: posted on Monday):
Marquette:
Rising to a 4 seed, against 13 seed Akron
Big East: Seven teams - Syracuse (3), Louisville (4), Marquette (4), Cincinnati (5), Georgetown (5), Notre Dame (6), Pittsburgh (7)
The Seven: Marquette and Georgetown
Rumored Partners: Gonzaga (2), Butler (3), Creighton (6), VCU (9), Saint Louis (10)

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