Bracketology

64-thumbWelcome to Bracketville’s home for Bracketology. This is where you will find bracket projections for the 2016 NCAA Tournament. At the time of publication (update) the bracket reflects an overview of where the NCAA landscape currently stands.

UPDATED: December 5, 2016

Regarding bracketing principles, can read them for yourself at http://www.ncaa.com. For example: teams from the same conference may now meet before a Regional final, even if fewer than eight teams are selected. The goal is to keep as many teams as possible on their actual seed line.

FIRST FOUR PAIRINGS – Dayton (First Round)

  • Dayton vs. Providence | South Region
  • TCU vs. Northwestern West Region
  • EASTERN WASHINGTON vs. CAL-POLY | Midwest Region
  • LIU-BROOKLYN vs. NC-CENTRAL | East Region

BRACKET PROJECTION …

EAST New York MIDWEST – Kansas City                     
Buffalo Tulsa
1) VILLANOVA 1) KANSAS
16) LIU-BROOKLYN/NC CENTRAL 16) E. WASH/CAL-POLY
8) Syracuse 8) Michigan
9) Maryland 9) VALPARAISO
Buffalo Orlando
5) Purdue 5) Florida
12) Clemson 12) NC-WILMINGTON
4) West Virginia 4) Virginia
13) OHIO 13) MONMOUTH
Sacramento Salt Lake City
6) CINCINNATI 6) Notre Dame
11) Minnesota 11) Oklahoma
3) Saint Mary’s 3) Creighton
14) PRINCETON 14) CHATTANOOGA
Greenville Indianapolis
7) USC 7) Arizona
10) Michigan State 10) WICHITA STATE
2) North Carolina 2) INDIANA
15) LEHIGH 15) NEW MEXICO ST
WEST – San Jose SOUTH – Memphis
Sacramento Tulsa
1) UCLA 1) BAYLOR
16) SAM HOUSTON ST 16) TX-SOUTHERN
8) Virginia Tech 8) Texas AM
9) Oklahoma State 9) RHODE ISLAND
Orlando Milwaukee
5) Butler 5) Wisconsin
12) SAN DIEGO ST 12) MID TENNESSEE ST
4) South Carolina 4) Xavier
13) ARKANSAS ST 13) FORT WAYNE
Salt Lake City Milwaukee
6) Florida State 6) Ohio State
11) Northwestern/TCU 11) Providence/Dayton
3) GONZAGA 3) Louisville
14) VERMONT 14) FLA GULF COAST
Greenville Indianapolis
7) Iowa State 7) Oregon
10) Temple 10) Miami-FL
2) DUKE 2) KENTUCKY
15) BELMONT 15) WINTHROP

NOTES on the BRACKET: Villanova is the No. 1 overall seed, followed by Kansas, Baylor, and UCLA

Last Four Byes (at large): Temple, Oklahoma, Clemson, Minnesota

Last Four IN (at large): Dayton, Providence, Northwestern, TCU

First Four OUT (at large): Pittsburgh, Stanford, Seton Hall, UCF

Next four teams OUT (at large): Ole Miss, SMU, VCU, Marquette

Breakdown by Conference …

ACC (10): DUKENorth Carolina, Louisville, Virginia, Notre Dame, Florida State, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Miami-FL, Clemson

Big 10 (8): INDIANA, Purdue, Wisconsin, Michigan, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern

Big 12 (7): KANSAS, Baylor, West Virginia, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, TCU

Big East (5): VILLANOVA, Creighton, Xavier, Butler, Providence

Pac 12 (4): UCLA, Arizona, USC, Oregon

SEC (4): KENTUCKY, South Carolina, Florida, Texas AM

Atlantic 10 (2): RHODE ISLAND, Dayton

American (2): CINCINNATI, Temple

West Coast (2): GONZAGA, Saint Mary’s

Missouri Valley (1): WICHITA STATE

Mountain West (1): SAN DIEGO STATE

ONE BID LEAGUES: Monmouth (MAAC), Middle Tennessee State (C-USA), Arkansas State (SBELT), Princeton (IVY), Eastern Washington (BSKY), Valparaiso (HORIZON), Sam Houston St (SLND), Chattanooga (STHN), Cal-Poly (BWEST), Ohio (MAC), Florida Gulf Coast (ASUN), Belmont (OVC), UNC-Wilmington (CAA), Winthrop (BSO), NC-Central (MEAC), Fort Wayne (SUM), New Mexico St (WAC), Vermont (AEAST), Lehigh (PAT), LIU-Brooklyn (NEC), Texas-Southern (SWAC)

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