After a week in which the Cincinnati Bearcats beat No. 7 Marquette and Villanova, ESPN's Eamonn Brennan has moved Cincinnati off the bubble and believes they are a lock to make the tournament. Both Chris Dobertean of SB Nation and Joe Lunardi of ESPN have Cincinnati as a nine-seed.
Lunardi and Dobertean also agree that Ohio State is currently a two-seed and that Xavier belongs among the last four teams to receive an at-large bid. Neither bracketologist has Dayton in the tournament, but Eamonn Brennan includes the Flyers on the Bubble Watch.
Akron, meanwhile holds the place for the MAC automatic bid because they are the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament and have received a double-bye into the semifinals. Both Dobertean and Lunardi have Akron listed as a No.14 seed.