The latest edition of SB Nation's Bracketology is out and there are some surprises surrounding the Colorado St. Rams. Colorado State fell to UNLV on Saturday, but the Rams did not fall at all in the latest bracket projections as they are still in the opening round game, but this week the opponent is against the Richmond Spiders from the Atlantic-10 conference. While the Rams stayed put on their seed line the UNLV Rebels for some reason fell from an eight seed down to a nine seed.
With the Rams still in the field of 68 after a loss to a solid UNLV it seems that Rams are all but in the NCAA Tournament, barring any late season losses to either the Air Force Falcons or Utah Utes. The Rams also have a chance to make some noise and move up since they play both the San Diego State Aztecs and BYU Cougars.
The Colorado Buffaloes are falling quickly, but they are still in the bracket picture as one of the last eight teams out. The Buffs are currently on a major slide as they have lost seven of their last nine games and are looking more like they are NIT-bound then going to the NCAA Tournament. Not to sound like a broken record, but they do have a chance to get into the tournament picture if they can upset the Texas Longhorns this Saturday Feb. 26th.
The Buffs really need to win all four of their games to improve their RPI which is 94, and they also have a 5-7 conference record so they at least need to get to a .500 conference record to make a compelling case for an at-large team.
The Mountain West is currently at four teams with BYU and San Diego State at a two seed with a possible one seed on the line if one of the two teams can win out to finish the season. The Big 12 currently has five teams in the tournament with Kansas (1), Texas (1), Texas A&M (6), Missouri (6) and Kansas State (10).