Bracketology

64-thumbWelcome to Bracketville’s home for Bracketology. This is where you will find bracket projections for the 2018 NCAA Tournament. At the time of publication (update) the bracket reflects an overview of where the NCAA landscape currently stands.

UPDATED: December 1, 2017

FIRST FOUR PAIRINGS – Dayton (First Round)

  • St. John’s vs. SMU | Midwest Region
  • Missouri vs. Virginia Tech South Region
  • UC-IRVINE vs. TX-SOUTHERN | Midwest Region
  • ST. FRANCIS (PA) vs. MORGAN STATE | East Region

BRACKET PROJECTION …

SOUTH Atlanta MIDWEST – Omaha                               
Charlotte Detroit
1) DUKE 1) MICHIGAN STATE
16) YALE 16) UC-IRVINE / TX-SOUTHERN
8) UCLA 8) NORTHERN IOWA
9) TCU 9) Providence
Boise San Diego
5) Xavier 5) Baylor
12) Missouri / Virginia Tech 12) St. John’s / SMU
4) Minnesota 4) Arizona State
13) TOWSON 13) CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Dallas Pittsburgh
6) Louisville 6) West Virginia
11) WESTERN KENTUCKY 11) Temple
3) WICHITA STATE 3) Kentucky
14) BELMONT 14) BUCKNELL
Nashville Charlotte
7) Texas Tech 7) Arkansas
10) Florida State 10) Arizona
2) Florida 2) Miami-FL
15) FL GULF COAST 15) FURMAN
EAST – Boston WEST – Los Angeles
Pittsburgh Wichita
1) VILLANOVA 1) KANSAS
16) MORGAN ST / ST. FRANCIS (PA) 16) LAMAR
8) RHODE ISLAND 8) NEVADA
9) Oklahoma 9) Tennessee
San Diego Boise
5) Virginia 5) Creighton
12) UT-ARLINGTON 12) SOUTH DAKOTA ST
4) USC 4) GONZAGA
13) VERMONT 13) RIDER
Wichita Detroit
6) Seton Hall 6) Texas
11) UNLV 11) Washington State
3) Cincinnati 3) Notre Dame
14) UNC-ASHEVILLE 14) PORTLAND STATE
Nashville Dallas
7) Alabama 7) Purdue
10) Maryland 10) NC State
2) North Carolina 2) TEXAS AM
15) NO. KENTUCKY 15) GRAND CANYON

NOTES on the BRACKET: Duke is the No. 1 overall seed – followed by Michigan State, Kansas, and Villanova.

Last Four Byes (at large): Arizona, Washington State, Temple, UNLV

Last Four IN (at large): Missouri, St. John’s, Virginia Tech, SMU

First Four OUT (at large): Penn State, Utah, Butler, Syracuse

Next four teams OUT (at large): San Diego State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Saint Mary’s

Breakdown by Conference …

ACC (9): DUKE, Miami-FL, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia, Louisville, Florida State, NC State, Virginia Tech

SEC (7): TEXAS AM, Florida, Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri

BIG 12 (6): KANSAS, Baylor, West Virginia, Texas, Texas Tech, TCU

Big East (6): VILLANOVA, Xavier, Creighton, Seton Hall, Providence, St. John’s

Pac 12 (5): ARIZONA STATE, USC, UCLA, Arizona, Washington State

Big 10 (4): MICHIGAN STATE, Minnesota, Purdue, Maryland

American (4): WICHITA STATE, Cincinnati, Temple, SMU

Mountain West (2): NEVADA, UNLV

Atlantic 10 (1): RHODE ISLAND

West Coast (1): GONZAGA

ONE BID LEAGUES: Northern Iowa (MVC) Rider (MAAC), Western Kentucky (C-USA), UT-Arlington (SBELT), Yale (IVY), Portland State (BSKY), Northern Kentucky (HORIZON), Lamar (SLND), Furman (STHN), UC-Irvine (BWEST), Central Michigan (MAC), Florida Gulf Coast (ASUN), Belmont (OVC), Towson (CAA), UNC-Asheville (BSO), Morgan State (MEAC), South Dakota State (SUM), Grand Canyon (WAC), Vermont (AEAST), Bucknell (PAT), St. Francis, PA (NEC), Texas-Southern (SWAC)

Bracketing principles: read them for yourself at http://www.ncaa.com.

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