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: January 12, 2017

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)

  • Marquette vs. Kansas State | East Region
  • Rhode Island vs. Texas Tech South Region
  • UC-IRVINE vs. WEBER STATE | Midwest Region
  • FDU vs. DELAWARE STATE | East Region

BRACKET PROJECTION …

EAST New York                     MIDWEST – Kansas City
Buffalo Tulsa
1) VILLANOVA 1) KANSAS
16) FDU / DELAWARE ST 16) UC-IRVINE / WEBER ST
8) USC 8) Northwestern
9) South Carolina 9) Pittsburgh
Orlando Sacramento
5) Purdue 5) Wisconsin
12) Marquette / Kansas St 12) BOISE STATE
4) Virginia 4) OREGON
13) VERMONT 13) NEW MEXICO ST
Buffalo Indianapolis
6) FLORIDA 6) CINCINNATI
11) NC-WILMINGTON 11) TCU
3) West Virginia 3) Louisville
14) GA-SOUTHERN 14) E. TENNESSEE ST
Orlando Salt Lake City
7) Maryland 7) Virginia Tech
10) Seton Hall 10) VCU
2) FLORIDA STATE 2) Creighton
15) PRINCETON 15) RIDER
WEST – San Jose SOUTH – Memphis
Sacramento Tulsa
1) UCLA 1) Baylor
16) TEXAS-SOUTHERN 16) NEW ORLEANS
8) Iowa State 8) MICHIGAN STATE
9) Indiana 9) Dayton
Milwaukee Milwaukee
5) Notre Dame 5) Arizona
12) OAKLAND 12) ILLINOIS STATE
4) Butler 4) Minnesota
13) FLA GULF CST 13) AKRON
Greenville Greenville
6) Saint Mary’s 6) Xavier
11) MID TENNESSEE ST 11) Rhode Island / Texas Tech
3) North Carolina 3) Duke
14) BELMONT 14) NC-ASHEVILLE
Salt Lake City Indianapolis
7) SMU 7) Clemson
10) Arkansas 10) Illinois
2) GONZAGA 2) KENTUCKY
15) NORTH DAKOTA ST 15) BOSTON UNIV

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

Last Four Byes (at large): Seton Hall, Arkansas, Illinois, TCU

Last Four IN (at large): Rhode Island, Texas Tech, Kansas State, Marquette

First Four OUT (at large): Miami-FL, Michigan, Wichita State, Houston

Next four teams OUT (at large): NC State, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, California

Breakdown by Conference …

ACC (9): FLORIDA STATE, Duke, North Carolina, Louisville, Virginia, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Pittsburgh

Big 10 (8): MICHIGAN STATE, Minnesota, Purdue, Wisconsin, Maryland, Northwestern, Indiana, Illinois

Big 12 (7): KANSAS, Baylor, West Virginia, Iowa State, TCU, Texas Tech, Kansas State

Big East (6): VILLANOVA, Creighton, Xavier, Butler, Seton Hall, Marquette

SEC (4): FLORIDA, Kentucky, South Carolina, Arkansas

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

Atlantic 10 (3): VCU, Dayton, Rhode Island

American (2): CINCINNATI, SMU

West Coast (2): GONZAGA, Saint Mary’s

Missouri Valley (1): ILLINOIS STATE

Mountain West (1): BOISE STATE

ONE BID LEAGUES: Rider (MAAC), Middle Tennessee State (C-USA), UT-Arlington (SBELT), Princeton (IVY), Weber State (BSKY), Oakland (HORIZON), New Orleans (SLND), East Tennessee State (STHN), UC-Irvine (BWEST), Akron (MAC), Florida Gulf Coast (ASUN), Belmont (OVC), UNC-Wilmington (CAA), UNC-Asheville (BSO), Delaware State (MEAC), North Dakota State (SUM), New Mexico State (WAC), Vermont (AEAST), Boston University (PAT), Fairleigh-Dickinson (NEC), Texas-Southern (SWAC)

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