Ohio State chances of getting a tournament win might be going up.
That's not because the Buckeyes magically improved their seeding or roster on Saturday. A number of bubble teams improved their resumes with improbable wins, highlighted by Oregon over Washington, which actually hurt Ohio State's seeding.
That means the Buckeyes are closer to earning one of the 11 seeds that could send them to the tournament's First Four in Dayton, Ohio.
Yesterday, our very own David Wertheim recapped the Buckeyes' weekend positioning. Where does Ohio State stand with the country's top bracketologists on Selection Sunday?
ESPN: 11 SEED, VS. 6 SEED BUFFALO
Joe Lunardi kept the Buckeyes slotted in an 11 seed, but he moved them to the West for a matchup with 18th-ranked and MAC champion Buffalo (31-3), and outside of the First Four.
CBS SPORTS: 11 SEED, VS. 11 SEED TCU
Jerry Palm also kept the Buckeyes as an 11 seed, but he slid them into a First Four matchup against TCU. Palm expects Ohio State to be the highest-rated of the 11 seeds in Dayton, ahead of the Horned Frogs, St. John's and Arizona State.
SB NATION: 11 SEED, VS. 6 SEED MISSISSIPPI STATE
SB Nation has the Buckeyes outside of the First Four in a matchup with six-seeded Mississippi Sate.
USA TODAY: 11 SEED, VS. 11 SEED BELMONT
USA TODAY dropped Ohio State into a First Four showing against Belmont in Dayton. If the Buckeyes could manage their way past the Bruins, they'd face 6 seeded Marquette in the Midwest.