Jason Wells’ Final Bracketology March 16

South Regional – Memphis TN
Thurs/Sat March 27-29

(1) Florida vs (16) Texas Southern / Cal Poly
(8) Texas vs (9) Stanford
Orlando FL Thurs/Sat March 20-22

(5) Ohio State vs (12) Manhattan
(4) Creighton vs (13) Stephen F. Austin
San Antonio TX Fri/Sun March 21-23

(6) Oklahoma vs (11) BYU/Dayton
(3) Louisville vs (14) Mercer
Orlando FL Thurs/Sat March 20-22

(7) Saint Louis vs (10) Kansas State
(2) Duke vs (15) Weber State
Raleigh NC Fri/Sun March 21-23

East Regional – New York, NY
Fri/Sun March 28-30

(1) Michigan vs (16) Wofford
(8) Memphis vs (9) Colorado
Milwaukee WI Thurs/Sat March 20-22

(5) North Carolina vs (12) Harvard
(4) UCLA vs (13) New Mexico State
San Diego CA Fri/Sun March 21-23

(6) Virginia Commonwealth vs (11) Xavier/Nebraska
(3) Syracuse vs (14) Louisiana Lafayette
Buffalo NY Thurs/Sat March 20-22

(7) Baylor vs (10) Iowa
(2) Villanova vs (15) American
Buffalo NY Thurs/Sat March 20-22

West Regional – Anaheim, CA
Thurs/Sat March 27-29

(1) Arizona vs (16) Mount St. Mary’s
(8) Massachusetts vs (9) Oklahoma State
San Diego CA Fri/Sun March 21-23

(5) Connecticut vs (12) Providence
(4) San Diego State vs (13) Delaware
Spokane WA Thurs/Sat March 20-22

(6) New Mexico vs (11) Tennessee
(3) Wisconsin vs (14) North Carolina Central
Milwaukee WI Thurs/Sat March 20-22

(7) Gonzaga vs (10) Arizona State
(2) Kansas vs (15) Eastern Kentucky
St. Louis MO Fri/Sun March 21-23

Midwest Regional – Indianapolis IN
Fri/Sun March 28-30

(1) Wichita State vs (16) Albany/Coastal Carolina
(8) George Washington vs (9) Pittsburgh
St. Louis MO Fri/Sun March 21-23

(5) Cincinnati vs (12) North Dakota State
(4) Michigan State vs (13) Tulsa
Spokane WA Thurs/Sat March 20-22

(6) Kentucky vs (11) Saint Joseph’s
(3) Iowa State vs (14) Western Michigan
San Antonio TX Fri/Sun March 21/23

(7) Oregon vs (10) SMU
(2) Virginia vs (15) Milwaukee
Raleigh NC Fri/Sun March 21/23

Other #1 Seeds Consideration: Villanova, Wisconsin

Last Four In: Xavier, Nebraska, BYU, Dayton

Bubble Burst

#32 Southern Mississippi (27-6)
#49 Missouri (22-11)
#50 Minnesota (20-13)
#54 Florida State (19-13)
#55 North Carolina State (21-13)
#63 California (19-13)
#65 St. John’s (20-12)
#77 Arkansas (21-11)

First Four Out: Southern Mississippi, Missouri, Florida State, North Carolina State

Bids By Conference: Big 12 (7), Big 10 (6), Atlantic 10 (6), Pacific 12 (6), ACC (5), AAC (5), Big East (4), SEC (3), Mountain West (2), West Coast (2) One Bid Conference (22)

True Seed Rankings

1. Florida
2. Arizona
3. Wichita State
4. Michigan
5. Villanova
6. Virginia
7. Duke
8. Kansas
9. Wisconsin
10. Iowa State
11. Louisville
12. Syracuse
13. Creighton
14. Michigan State
15. San Diego State
16. UCLA
17. Cincinnati
18. Ohio State
19. North Carolina
20. Connecticut
21. Kentucky
22. Virginia Commonwealth
23. Oklahoma
24. New Mexico
25. Gonzaga
26. Saint Louis
27. Baylor
28. Oregon
29. Texas
30. Memphis
31. George Washington
32. Massachusetts
33. Pittsburgh
34. Oklahoma State
35. Stanford
36. Colorado
37. Iowa
38. SMU
39. Arizona State
40. Kansas State
41. Tennessee
42. Saint Joseph’s
43. Harvard
44. Xavier
45. Nebraska
46. BYU
47. North Dakota State
48. Dayton
49. Providence
50. Manhattan
51. Stephen F. Austin
52. New Mexico State
53. Tulsa
54. Delaware
55. Mercer
56. Western Michigan
57. Louisiana Lafayette
58. North Carolina Central
59. Eastern Kentucky
60. American U.
61. Milwaukee
62. Weber State
63. Wofford
64. Mount St. Mary’s
65. Albany
66. Coastal Carolina
67. Texas Southern
68. Cal Poly

Final NIT Bracketology

(1) Forida State vs (8) Florida Gulf Coast (Automatic)
(4) Georgia vs (5) West Virginia
(3) Clemson vs (6) Indiana
(2) St. John’s vs (7) Boston U. (Automatic)

(1) Minnesota vs (8) Robert Morris (Automatic)
(4) Maryland vs (5) LSU
(3) Louisiana Tech (Automatic) vs (6) Belmont (Automatic)
(2) California vs (7) Vermont (Automatic)

(1) Utah vs (8) Utah Valley (Automatic)
(4) Marquette vs (5) Green Bay (Automatic) (at Green Bay WI)
(3) Arkansas vs (6) Georgia State (Automatic)
(2) Southern Mississippi vs (7) UC Irvine (Automatic)

(1) Missouri vs (8) High Point (Automatic)
(4) Illinois vs (5) Toledo (at Toledo OH)
(3) Georgetown vs (6) Iona (Automatic)
(2) North Carolina State vs (7) Davidson (Automatic) (at Davidson NC)

Others considered

San Francisco
Cleveland State
UTEP
Washington
UNLV
Mississippi
St. Mary’s
Boise State
Ohio
Middle Tennesssee
Richmond

 

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