The Horns have notched wins over No. 11 Wake Forest, No. 13 Providence and the 25th-ranked Red Raiders, with losses to No. 4/5 Duke, the sixth-ranked Cowboys and No. 14/17 Arizona.
ESPN.com's weekly Bracketology has Texas projected as a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tourney (sent to the subregional in Kansas City), up a notch from last week's No. 4 projection. Oklahoma State remains slotted as a No. 2 seed while Oklahoma, after back--to-back losses (to OSU and UT) last week, slipped to bubble-like No. 11 (the Sooners are listed in the Last Four In category). The Horns' Big Monday opponent Kansas inched up to a No. 5 and Tech ticked up as well, to a No. 7. Bracketology's four No. 1 seeds: Stanford, Saint Joseph's, Duke and Pitt.
UT's simulated RPI of No. 12 (at collegerpi.com) has it right on the border of a No. 3/No. 4 seed in the Big Dance, although a win over the RPI No. 16 Jayhawks would certainly solidify the Horns' seeding position heading into critical games with RPI No. 30 Texas Tech (Saturday, 1 p.m. in Austin) and RPI No. 6 Oklahoma State (next Monday, 8.m. in Stillwater). Texas already owns big RPI wins over the No. 10 Demon Deacons of Wake Forest and the No. 11 Friars of Providence. Interestingly, in collegerpi.com's projected tournament bracket, both UT (sent to Denver) and Oklahoma State (sent to Kansas City) own a No. 2 seed.
Texas closes its regular season at RPI No. 103 Kansas State on March 6 at 4 p.m. Other Big 12 tourney hopefuls in the RPI: Oklahoma (No. 35), Missouri (No. 46), Colorado (No. 54) and Iowa State (No. 68).