Past Brackets

New for 2017-18: Previous editions of Bracket Projections will be posted here for review.  Hopefully, it’s an interesting twist moving forward.

UPDATED: January 15, 2018

FIRST FOUR PAIRINGS – Dayton (First Round)

  • NC State vs. Texas AM | East Region
  • Washington vs. Alabama Midwest Region
  • ROBERT MORRIS vs. JACKSON STATE | South Region
  • FLORIDA GULF COAST vs. NC A&T | East Region

BRACKET PROJECTION …

EAST Boston                           SOUTH – Atlanta     
Pittsburgh Detroit
1) VILLANOVA 1) PURDUE
16) NC A&T / FL GULF COAST 16) ROB MORRIS / JACKSON ST
8) Florida State 8) Arkansas
9) Houston 9) Texas
Nashville Boise
5) Michigan State 5) Tennessee
12) BUFFALO 12) MIDDLE TENNESSEE
4) AUBURN 4) Clemson
13) LOUISIANA 13) E. TENNESSEE ST
Wichita Detroit
6) Cincinnati 6) Ohio State
11) NC State / Texas AM 11) SAINT MARY’S
3) Kansas 3) Xavier
14) VERMONT 14) WRIGHT STATE
Charlotte Dallas
7) Michigan 7) Florida
10) Providence 10) Notre Dame
2) Duke 2) Texas Tech
15) IONA 15) RADFORD
WEST – Los Angeles MIDWEST – Omaha
Pittsburgh Wichita
1) WEST VIRGINIA 1) OKLAHOMA
16) PENN 16) BUCKNELL
8) Louisville 8) Butler
9) Marquette 9) Miami-FL
Boise San Diego
5) Gonzaga 5) Kentucky
12) SOUTH DAKOTA ST 12) NEW MEXICO ST
4) Seton Hall 4) ARIZONA
13) S.F. AUSTIN 13) BELMONT
San Diego Nashville
6) TCU 6) RHODE ISLAND
11) Georgia 11) Washington / Alabama
3) Arizona State 3) North Carolina
14) MONTANA 14) WILLIAM & MARY
Charlotte Dallas
7) Creighton 7) NEVADA
10) UCLA 10) LSU
2) VIRGINIA 2) WICHITA STATE
15) CS-FULLERTON 15) DRAKE

NOTES on the BRACKET: Villanova is the No. 1 overall seed – followed by Purdue, Oklahoma, and West Virginia

Last Four Byes (at large): Notre Dame, LSU, UCLA, Georgia

Last Four IN (at large): Washington, Alabama, NC State, Texas AM

First Four OUT (at large): Baylor, Missouri, St. Bonaventure, Maryland

Next four teams OUT (at large): Virginia Tech, Western Kentucky, Boise State, Syracuse


 

UPDATED: January 12, 2018

FIRST FOUR PAIRINGS – Dayton (First Round)

  • Notre Dame vs. Missouri | West Region
  • LSU vs. NC State South Region
  • SE LOUISIANA vs. TX-SOUTHERN | Midwest Region
  • FLORIDA GULF COAST vs. NC A&T | East Region

BRACKET PROJECTION …

EAST Boston                                 SOUTH – Atlanta     
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
1) VILLANOVA 1) WEST VIRGINIA
16) NC A&T / FL GULF COAST 16) PENN
8) Texas 8) Florida State
9) Arkansas 9) Marquette
Nashville San Diego
5) Cincinnati 5) ARIZONA
12) BUFFALO 12) MIDDLE TENNESSEE
4) North Carolina 4) AUBURN
13) E. TENNESSEE ST 13) LOUISIANA
Dallas Nashville
6) Creighton 6) TCU
11) Georgia 11) LSU / NC State
3) Texas Tech 3) Xavier
14) RADFORD 14) WRIGHT STATE
Detroit Charlotte
7) RHODE ISLAND 7) Texas AM
10) Louisville 10) Houston
2) Michigan State 2) Duke
15) RIDER 15) BUCKNELL
WEST – Los Angeles MIDWEST – Omaha
Wichita Detroit
1) Oklahoma 1) PURDUE
16) ST. FRANCIS (PA) 16) SE LOUISIANA / TX-SOUTHERN
8) Michigan 8) Miami-FL
9) Butler 9) UCLA
Boise Boise
5) GONZAGA 5) Kentucky
12) Notre Dame / Missouri 12) SOUTH DAKOTA ST
4) Seton Hall 4) Clemson
13) WILLIAM & MARY 13) VERMONT
San Diego Wichita
6) Florida 6) Tennessee
11) NEW MEXICO ST 11) Providence
3) Arizona State 3) Kansas
14) MONTANA 14) BELMONT
Charlotte Dallas
7) NEVADA 7) Ohio State
10) Baylor 10) Washington
2) VIRGINIA 2) WICHITA STATE
15) UC-DAVIS 15) DRAKE

NOTES on the BRACKET: Villanova is the No. 1 overall seed – followed by West Virginia, Purdue, and Oklahoma

Last Four Byes (at large): Louisville, Houston, Providence, Georgia

Last Four IN (at large): Notre Dame, LSU, NC State, Missouri

First Four OUT (at large): St. Bonaventure, Maryland, Alabama, Saint Mary’s

Next four teams OUT (at large): SMU, Syracuse, Boston College, Minnesota


UPDATED: January 8, 2018

FIRST FOUR PAIRINGS – Dayton (First Round)

  • Providence vs. Louisville | East Region
  • Minnesota vs. Houston West Region
  • SE LOUISIANA vs. NC A&T | East Region
  • TX-SOUTHERN vs. PENN | West Region

BRACKET PROJECTION …

EAST Boston SOUTH – Atlanta                      
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
1) Villanova 1) WEST VIRGINIA
16) NC A&T / SE LOUISIANA 16) BUCKNELL
8) Michigan 8) Ohio State
9) Miami-FL 9) Washington
Boise San Diego
5) Cincinnati 5) AUBURN
12) BUFFALO 12) LOUISIANA
4) TCU 4) Clemson
13) VERMONT 13) FURMAN
Detroit Nashville
6) Florida 6) Kentucky
11) Providence / Louisville 11) SMU
3) Michigan State 3) SETON HALL
14) WILLIAM & MARY 14) MURRAY STATE
Charlotte Charlotte
7) Tennessee 7) RHODE ISLAND
10) Maryland 10) Baylor
2) VIRGINIA 2) Duke
15) RIDER 15) RADFORD
WEST – Los Angeles MIDWEST – Omaha
Detroit Wichita
1) XAVIER 1) Oklahoma
16) TX-SOUTHERN / PENN 16) ROBERT MORRIS
8) Arkansas 8) Butler
9) UCLA 9) Notre Dame
Boise Wichita
5) GONZAGA 5) ARIZONA
12) NEW MEXICO ST 12) WESTERN KENTUCKY
4) Kansas 4) North Carolina
13) SOUTH DAKOTA ST 13) LIPSCOMB
Dallas Dallas
6) Creighton 6) Florida State
11) Minnesota / Houston 11) Marquette
3) Texas Tech 3) WICHITA STATE
14) UC-DAVIS 14) DRAKE
San Diego Nashville
7) NEVADA 7) Texas AM
10) Georgia 10) Texas
2) Arizona State 2) PURDUE
15) MONTANA STATE 15) WRIGHT STATE

NOTES on the BRACKET: Villanova is the No. 1 overall seed – followed by West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Xavier

Last Four Byes (at large): Maryland, Georgia, Marquette, SMU

Last Four IN (at large): Providence, Louisville, Minnesota, Houston

First Four OUT (at large): St. Bonaventure, Missouri, Syracuse, Alabama

Next four teams OUT (at large): Saint Mary’s, Boston College, LSU, UCF


UPDATE: January 5, 2018

FIRST FOUR PAIRINGS – Dayton (First Round)

  • Washington vs. Baylor | South Region
  • Alabama vs. Ohio State East Region
  • COLGATE vs. NC A&T | East Region
  • TX-SOUTHERN vs. SE LOUISIANA | South Region

BRACKET PROJECTION …

SOUTH Atlanta MIDWEST – Omaha                               
Charlotte Detroit
1) Duke 1) MICHIGAN STATE
16) TX-SOUTHERN / SE LOUISIANA 16) PRINCETON
8) Butler 8) Miami-FL
9) Michigan 9) Tennessee
Nashville Boise
5) KENTUCKY 5) Cincinnati
12) WESTERN KENTUCKY 12) MISSOURI STATE
4) Seton Hall 4) Kansas
13) FURMAN 13) LIPSCOMB
Dallas Dallas
6) Arkansas 6) Clemson
11) Washington / Baylor 11) UCLA
3) WICHITA STATE 3) TCU
14) BELMONT 14) WILLIAM & MARY
Nashville San Diego
7) RHODE ISLAND 7) Florida
10) Syracuse 10) Louisville
2) PURDUE 2) Arizona State
15) WRIGHT STATE 15) MONTANA STATE
WEST – Los Angeles EAST – Boston
Detroit Pittsburgh
1) XAVIER 1) Villanova
16) ROBERT MORRIS 16) COLGATE / NC A&T
8) Notre Dame 8) Texas
9) Minnesota 9) St. Bonaventure
Boise Wichita
5) Texas AM 5) VIRGINIA
12) NEW MEXICO ST 12) LOUISIANA
4) GONZAGA 4) Texas Tech
13) SOUTH DAKOTA ST 13) BUFFALO
San Diego Charlotte
6) Florida State 6) Creighton
11) Maryland 11) Alabama / Ohio State
3) ARIZONA 3) North Carolina
14) UC-DAVIS 14) VERMONT
Wichita Pittsburgh
7) NEVADA 7) Auburn
10) Missouri 10) SMU
2) OKLAHOMA 2) West Virginia
15) RADFORD 15) CANISIUS

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

Last Four Byes (at large): Missouri, SMU, UCLA, Maryland

Last Four IN (at large): Alabama, Washington, Baylor, Ohio State

First Four OUT (at large): Boise State, Georgia, Marquette, Houston

Next four teams OUT (at large): Boston College, Oklahoma State, Saint Mary’s, Kansas State


UPDATED: January 2, 2018

FIRST FOUR PAIRINGS – Dayton (First Round)

  • Washington vs. Auburn | East Region
  • Boston College vs. Missouri West Region
  • ROBER MORRIS vs. NC A&T | South Region
  • TX-SOUTHERN vs. SE LOUISIANA | Midwest Region

BRACKET PROJECTION …

SOUTH Atlanta                            MIDWEST – Omaha
Charlotte Detroit
1) Duke 1) MICHIGAN STATE
16) ROBERT MORRIS / NC A&T 16) SE-LOUISIANA / TX-SOUTHERN
8) Florida 8) Texas
9) Butler 9) Syracuse
Nashville Boise
5) ARKANSAS 5) Kentucky
12) WESTERN KENTUCKY 12) MISSOURI STATE
4) Seton Hall 4) TCU
13) FURMAN 13) LIPSCOMB
Wichita San Diego
6) Cincinnati 6) Tennessee
11) Louisville 11) Baylor
3) Kansas 3) ARIZONA
14) BELMONT 14) UC-SANTA BARBARA
Detroit Charlotte
7) Florida State 7) NEVADA
10) Alabama 10) Michigan
2) XAVIER 2) NORTH CAROLINA
15) NORTHERN KENTUCKY 15) RADFORD
EAST – Boston WEST – Los Angeles
Pittsburgh San Diego
1) Villanova 1) Arizona State
16) PRINCETON 16) BUCKNELL
8) St. Bonaventure 8) Notre Dame
9) SMU 9) Minnesota
Dallas Boise
5) Virginia 5) Texas Tech
12) LOUISIANA 12) NEW MEXICO ST
4) Texas AM 4) GONZAGA
13) BUFFALO 13) SOUTH DAKOTA ST
Nashville Dallas
6) Miami-FL 6) Creighton
11) Washington / Auburn 11) Boston College / Missouri
3) Purdue 3) WICHITA STATE
14) VERMONT 14) WILLIAM & MARY
Pittsburgh Wichita
7) RHODE ISLAND 7) Clemson
10) Maryland 10) UCLA
2) WEST VIRGINIA 2) Oklahoma
15) CANISIUS 15) NORTHERN COLORADO

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

Last Four Byes (at large): UCLA, Alabama, Louisville, Baylor

Last Four IN (at large): Auburn, Missouri, Boston College, Washington

First Four OUT (at large): Virginia Tech, Houston, Boise State, Oklahoma State

Next four teams OUT (at large): Ohio State, Georgia, Providence, Marquette


UPDATED: December 30, 2017

FIRST FOUR PAIRINGS – Dayton (First Round)

  • Butler vs. Auburn | East Region
  • UCLA vs. Missouri South Region
  • LAMAR vs. NC A&T | East Region
  • TX-SOUTHERN vs. UC-SANTA BARBARA | Midwest Region

BRACKET PROJECTION …

EAST Boston                      MIDWEST – Omaha               
Pittsburgh Detroit
1) VILLANOVA 1) MICHIGAN STATE
16) LAMAR / NC A&T 16) UCSB / TX-SOUTHERN
8) SMU 8) Florida
9) Michigan 9) Syracuse
Boise San Diego
5) Kentucky 5) TCU
12) PORTLAND STATE 12) WESTERN KENTUCKY
4) Virginia 4) Arizona
13) BUFFALO 13) OAKLAND
Wichita Dallas
6) Cincinnati 6) Arkansas
11) Butler / Auburn 11) Virginia Tech
3) Kansas 3) Wichita State
14) TOWSON 14) VERMONT
Charlotte Pittsburgh
7) RHODE ISLAND 7) Clemson
10) Maryland 10) Washington
2) North Carolina 2) WEST VIRGINIA
15) RADFORD 15) WAGNER
WEST – Los Angeles SOUTH – Atlanta
San Diego Charlotte
1) ARIZONA STATE 1) Duke
16) PRINCETON 16) BUCKNELL
8) Notre Dame 8) St. Bonaventure
9) Minnesota 9) Texas
Boise Nashville
5) Texas Tech 5) Tennessee
12) NEW MEXICO ST 12) MISSOURI STATE
4) GONZAGA 4) Seton Hall
13) SOUTH DAKOTA ST 13) GA. SOUTHERN
Wichita Nashville
6) Creighton 6) Miami-FL
11) BOSTON COLLEGE 11) UCLA / Missouri
3) Oklahoma 3) Purdue
14) BELMONT 14) WOFFORD
Dallas Detroit
7) NEVADA 7) Florida State
10) Louisville 10) Baylor
2) TEXAS AM 2) Xavier
15) LIPSCOMB 15) IONA

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

Last Four Byes (at large): Baylor, Louisville, Virginia Tech, Washington

Last Four IN (at large): UCLA, Missouri, Butler, Auburn

First Four OUT (at large): UNLV, Alabama, Houston, Providence

Next four teams OUT (at large): Oklahoma State, Georgia, St. John’s, Kansas State

Breakdown by Conference …

ACC (11): BOSTON COLLEGE, Duke, North Carolina, Miami-FL, Virginia, Clemson, Florida State, Notre Dame, Louisville, Syracuse, Virginia Tech

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

BIG 12 (7): WEST VIRGINIA, Kansas, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas Tech, Texas, Baylor

Big East (5): VILLANOVA, Xavier, Seton Hall, Creighton, Butler

Big 10 (5): MICHIGAN STATE, Purdue, Minnesota, Michigan, Maryland

Pac 12 (4): ARIZONA STATE, Arizona, Washington, UCLA

American (3): WICHITA STATE, Cincinnati, SMU

Atlantic 10 (2): RHODE ISLAND, St. Bonaventure

Mountain West (1): NEVADA

West Coast (1): GONZAGA

ONE BID LEAGUES: Missouri State (MVC) Iona (MAAC), Western Ketucky (C-USA), Georgia Southern (SBELT), Princeton (IVY), Portland State (BSKY), Oakland (HORIZON), Lamar (SLND), Wofford (STHN), UC-Santa Barbara (BWEST), Buffalo (MAC), Lipscomb (ASUN), Belmont (OVC), Towson (CAA), Radford (BSO), North Carolina A&T (MEAC), South Dakota State (SUM), New Mexico State (WAC), Vermont (AEAST), Bucknell (PAT), Wagner (NEC), Texas-Southern (SWAC)

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


UPDATED: December 22, 2017

FIRST FOUR PAIRINGS – Dayton (First Round)

  • St. John’s vs. Virginia Tech | South Region
  • Butler vs. Washington South Region
  • NAVY vs. MORGAN STATE | East Region
  • UC-SANTA BARBARA vs. TX-SOUTHERN | Midwest Region

BRACKET PROJECTION …

EAST Boston                      MIDWEST – Omaha               
Pittsburgh Detroit
1) VILLANOVA 1) MICHIGAN STATE
16) MORGAN ST / NAVY 16) UCSB / TX-SOUTHERN
8) Florida 8) Louisville
9) SMU 9) Missouri
Boise San Diego
5) Texas Tech 5) Arizona
12) UT-ARLINGTON 12) S.F. AUSTIN
4) Virginia 4) Seton Hall
13) CENTRAL MICHIGAN 13) NEW MEXICO ST
Nashville Charlotte
6) Tennessee 6) Cincinnati
11) MID TENNESSEE 11) Michigan
3) Miami-FL 3) North Carolina
14) ALBANY 14) MURRAY STATE
Pittsburgh Wichita
7) NEVADA 7) Arkansas
10) Maryland 10) NORTHERN IOWA
2) WEST VIRGINIA 2) Kansas
15) UNC-ASHEVILLE 15) PRINCETON
WEST – Los Angeles SOUTH – Atlanta
San Diego Charlotte
1) ARIZONA STATE 1) Duke
16) RIDER 16) WAGNER
8) Notre Dame 8) RHODE ISLAND
9) Minnesota 9) Alabama
Boise Dallas
5) TCU 5) WICHITA STATE
12) BOSTON COLLEGE 12) Butler / Washington
4) GONZAGA 4) Oklahoma
13) PORTLAND STATE 13) TOWSON
Wichita Nashville
6) Creighton 6) Baylor
11) Syracuse 11) Virginia Tech / St. John’s
3) Purdue 3) Kentucky
14) SO DAKOTA ST 14) FURMAN
Dallas Detroit
7) Clemson 7) Florida State
10) UNLV 10) Texas
2) TEXAS AM 2) Xavier
15) LIPSCOMB 15) OAKLAND

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

Last Four Byes (at large): UNLV, Maryland, Syracuse, Michigan

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

First Four OUT (at large): Houston, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Temple

Next four teams OUT (at large): Ohio State, Auburn, Kansas State, UCLA

Breakdown by Conference …

ACC (10): BOSTON COLLEGE, Duke, Miami-FL, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida State, Louisville, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Syracuse

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

BIG 12 (7): WEST VIRGINIA, Kansas, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas Tech, Baylor, Texas

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

Big 10 (5): MICHIGAN STATE, Purdue, Minnesota, Maryland, Michigan

Pac 12 (3): ARIZONA STATE, Arizona, Washington

American (2): WICHITA STATE, Cincinnati

Mountain West (2): NEVADA, UNLV

Atlantic 10 (1): RHODE ISLAND

West Coast (1): GONZAGA

ONE BID LEAGUES: Northern Iowa (MVC) Rider (MAAC), Middle Tennessee (C-USA), UT-Arlington (SBELT), Princeton (IVY), Portland State (BSKY), Oakland (HORIZON), Stephen F. Austin (SLND), Furman (STHN), UC-Santa Barbara (BWEST), Central Michigan (MAC), Lipscomb (ASUN), Murray State (OVC), Towson (CAA), UNC-Asheville (BSO), Morgan State (MEAC), South Dakota State (SUM), New Mexico State (WAC), Albany (AEAST), Navy (PAT), Wagner (NEC), Texas-Southern (SWAC)

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


UPDATED: DECEMBER 16, 2017

FIRST FOUR PAIRINGS – Dayton (First Round)

  • St. John’s vs. UCLA | South Region
  • Syracuse vs. Michigan East Region
  • NAVY vs. TX-SOUTHERN | Midwest Region
  • WAGNER vs. MORGAN STATE | East Region

BRACKET PROJECTION …

EAST Boston                MIDWEST – Omaha               
Pittsburgh Detroit
1) VILLANOVA 1) MICHIGAN STATE
16) MORGAN ST / WAGNER 16) NAVY / TX-SOUTHERN
8) RHODE ISLAND 8) Arkansas
9) NC State 9) Texas
Wichita Pittsburgh
5) Purdue 5) Virginia
12) TOWSON 12) WESTERN KENTUCKY
4) West Virginia 4) Seton Hall
13) FURMAN 13) CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Nashville Nashville
6) Cincinnati 6) Texas Tech
11) Syracuse / Michigan 11) Butler
3) Kentucky 3) Miami-FL
14) ALBANY 14) MURRAY STATE
Charlotte Charlotte
7) TCU 7) Tennessee
10) Maryland 10) SMU
2) North Carolina 2) Xavier
15) UNC-ASHEVILLE 15) PENN
WEST – Los Angeles SOUTH – Atlanta
San Diego Charlotte
1) ARIZONA STATE 1) Duke
16) UC-DAVIS 16) LAMAR
8) Minnesota 8) Alabama
9) NEVADA 9) Oklahoma
San Diego Boise
5) Baylor 5) Arizona
12) UT-ARLINGTON 12) BOSTON COLLEGE
4) Notre Dame 4) Florida
13) PORTLAND STATE 13) SO DAKOTA ST
Boise Wichita
6) Creighton 6) Florida State
11) Virginia Tech 11) St. John’s / UCLA
3) GONZAGA 3) KANSAS
14) NEW MEXICO ST 14) NO KENTUCKY
Dallas Dallas
7) NORTHERN IOWA 7) Louisville
10) UNLV 10) Missouri
2) TEXAS AM 2) WICHITA STATE
15) RIDER 15) LIPSCOMB

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

Last Four Byes (at large): UNLV, Maryland, Butler, Virginia Tech

Last Four IN (at large): Syracuse, Michigan, St. John’s, UCLA

First Four OUT (at large): Utah, USC, Georgia, Providence

Next four teams OUT (at large): Clemson, Houston, Ohio State, Washington

Breakdown by Conference …

ACC (10): BOSTON COLLEGE, Duke, North Carolina, Miami-FL, Virginia, Florida State, Louisville, NC State, Virginia Tech, Syracuse

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

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

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

Big 10 (5): MICHIGAN STATE, Purdue, Minnesota, Maryland, Michigan

Pac 12 (3): ARIZONA STATE, Arizona, UCLA

American (3): WICHITA STATE, Cincinnati, 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), Penn (IVY), Portland State (BSKY), Northern Kentucky (HORIZON), Lamar (SLND), Furman (STHN), UC-Davis (BWEST), Central Michigan (MAC), Lipscomb (ASUN), Murray State (OVC), Towson (CAA), UNC-Asheville (BSO), Morgan State (MEAC), South Dakota State (SUM), New Mexico State (WAC), Albany (AEAST), Navy (PAT), Wagner (NEC), Texas-Southern (SWAC)

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


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


PRESEASON 2017-18: November 4, 2017

FIRST FOUR PAIRINGS – Dayton (First Round)

  • St. Bonaventure vs. Oklahoma | Midwest Region
  • Connecticut vs. Stanford East Region
  • IDAHO vs. TX-SOUTHERN | Midwest Region
  • ST. FRANCIS (PA) vs. MORGAN STATE | South Region

BRACKET PROJECTION …

WEST Los Angeles  SOUTH – Atlanta                           
San Diego Charlotte
1) ARIZONA 1) DUKE
16) UC-IRVINE 16) MORGAN ST/ ST. FRANCIS
8) TCU 8) Maryland
9) Iowa 9) Texas
Boise Wichita
5) GONZAGA 5) UCLA
12) MID TENNESSEE ST 12) MISSOURI STATE
4) Notre Dame 4) Minnesota
13) WESTERN MICHIGAN 13) VERMONT
Charlotte Detroit
6) Alabama 6) Northwestern
11) NEVADA 11) Virginia Tech
3) Miami-FL 3) Cincinnati
14) FL GULF COAST 14) IONA
Dallas Nashville
7) Baylor 7) Providence
10) Creighton 10) Michigan
2) WICHITA STATE 2) KENTUCKY
15) SO DAKOTA ST 15) MURRAY STATE
MIDWEST – Omaha EAST – Boston
Wichita Detroit
1) KANSAS 1) MICHIGAN STATE
16) IDAHO / TX-SOUTHERN 16) NORTHWESTERN ST
8) Missouri 8) Virginia
9) Wisconsin 9) Arkansas
Boise Dallas
5) Purdue 5) Xavier
12) OAKLAND 12) CHARLESTON
4) Louisville 4) West Virginia
13) BUCKNELL 13) HARVARD
Pittsburgh Nashville
6) Seton Hall 6) Texas AM
11) St. Bonaventure / Oklahoma 11) Connecticut / Stanford
3) Florida 3) North Carolina
14) FURMAN 14) GA SOUTHERN
San Diego Pittsburgh
7) Saint Mary’s 7) RHODE ISLAND
10) UCF 10) Oregon
2) USC 2) VILLANOVA
15) Grand Canyon 15) NC-ASHEVILLE

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

Last Four Byes (at large): Oregon, UCF, Michigan, Virginia Tech

Last Four IN (at large): Oklahoma, Stanford, Connecticut, St. Bonaventure

First Four OUT (at large): Butler, Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, VCU

Next four teams OUT (at large): St. John’s, Florida State, SMU, Saint Joseph’s


Final Bracket: 2017

How we fared: how did our projection end up?

Here are the details …

  • Correctly selected all 36 at-large teams (36/36)
  • 44 teams were seeded on the correct seed line
  • 21 teams were seeded within one line of correct seed line
  • 3 teams were within two seed lines
  • Total … 65/68 teams either on or within one seed line
EAST New York MIDWEST Kansas City                    
Buffalo Tulsa
1) VILLANOVA 1) Kansas
16) NC CENTRAL / MT ST. MARY’S 16) UC-DAVIS / NEW ORLEANS
8) Miami 8) South Carolina
9) Dayton 9) VCU
Orlando Milwaukee
5) IOWA STATE 5) Virginia
12) UNC-WILMINGTON 12) VERMONT
4) Florida 4) Butler
13) EAST TENNESSEE ST 13) PRINCETON
Indianapolis Sacramento
6) Wisconsin 6) SMU
11) Kansas St / Providence 11) MID TENNESSEE ST
3) Louisville 3) UCLA
14) IONA 14) NEW MEXICO ST
Sacramento Greenville
7) Saint Mary’s 7) Maryland
10) Michigan State 10) Marquette
2) Oregon 2) DUKE
15) TEXAS-SOUTHERN 15) JACKSONVILLE ST
WEST – San Jose SOUTH – Memphis
Salt Lake City Greenville
1) GONZAGA 1) North Carolina
16) SOUTH DAKOTA ST 16) TROY
8) Northwestern 8) Arkansas
9) Oklahoma State 9) Seton Hall
Milwaukee Buffalo
5) Cincinnati 5) Purdue
12) NEVADA 12) Wake Forest / USC
4) Notre Dame 4) West Virginia
13) WINTHROP 13) BUCKNELL
Tulsa Orlando
6) MICHIGAN 6) Minnesota
11) Xavier 11) RHODE ISLAND
3) Baylor 3) Florida State
14) FLA GULF COAST 14) KENT STATE
Salt Lake City Indianapolis
7) Virginia Tech 7) Creighton
10) Vanderbilt 10) WICHITA STATE
2) ARIZONA 2) KENTUCKY
15) NORTH DAKOTA 15) NORTHERN KENTUCKY

NOTES on the BRACKET: Villanova is the No. 1 overall seed, followed by Kansas, North Carolina, and Gonzaga.

Last Four Byes (at large): Marquette, Vanderbilt, Michigan State, Xavier

Last Four IN (at large): Providence, Kansas State, Wake Forest, USC

First Four OUT (at large): Illinois State, Syracuse, California, Iowa

Next four teams OUT (at large): Indiana, Illinois, Georgia, Alabama

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