Jason Wells’ NCAA/NIT Bracketology (1/19)

#1 Seeds

1. Kentucky (SEC)

2. Virginia (ACC)

3 . Villanova (Big East)

4. Gonzaga (WCC)

#2 Seeds

5. Duke

6. Virginia Commonwealth (A-10)

7. Wisconsin

8. Arizona (Pacific 12)

#3 Seeds

9. Kansas

10. Wichita State (MVC)

11. North Carolina

12. Utah

#4 Seeds

13. Maryland (Big Ten)

14. Texas

15. Iowa State

16. West Virginia

#5 Seeds

17. Northern Iowa

18. Oklahoma

19. Notre Dame

20. Seton Hall

#6 Seeds

21. Arkansas

22. Georgetown

23. Dayton

24. Baylor

#7 Seeds

25. Louisville

26. SMU

27. San Diego State

28. Georgia

#8 Seeds

29. Butler

30. Stanford

31. Providence

32. Cincinnati

#9 Seeds

33. Old Dominion

34. Oklahoma State

35. North Carolina State

36. Iowa

#10 Seeds

37. Tulsa (AAC)

38. Michigan State

39. Xavier

40. Temple

#11 Seeds

41. Texas A&M

42. Indiana (Last Four In)

43. George Washington (Last Four In)

47. Harvard (Ivy) (Move from 12 seed)

50. Kansas State (Big 12) (Move from 12 seed due to a rematch of a Big 12 opp in the 3rd round.)

#12 Seeds

44. Mississippi (Last Four In) (Move from 11 seed)

45. Wofford (Last Four In) (Move from 11 seed)

46. Buffalo (MAC)

48. Iona (MAAC)

49. North Carolina Central (MEAC)

#13 Seeds

51. UC Davis (Big West)

52. William & Mary (CAA)

53. Wyoming (MWC)

54. Sam Houston State (Southland)

#14 Seeds

55. Louisiana Tech (C-USA)

56. Eastern Illinois (Ohio Valley)

57. Coastal Carolina (Big South)

58. Louisiana Monroe (Sun Belt)

#15 Seeds

59. Sacramento State (Big Sky)

60. North Dakota State (Summit)

61. Bryant (NEC)

62. Albany (AEC)

#16 Seeds

63. Cleveland State (Horizon)

64. North Florida (A-Sun)

65. Mercer (Southern)

66. Texas Southern (SWAC)

67. Colgate (Patriot)

68. Seattle (WAC)

First Four Byes: Michigan State, Xavier, Temple, Texas A&M

Last Four In: Indiana, George Washington, Mississippi, Wofford

First Four Out: St. John’s, LSU, Miami (FL), Tennessee

Next Four Out: Alabama, BYU, Syracuse, Ohio State

Others Considered: #77 Colorado State, #78 Illinois, #79 Davidson, #80 Washington, #81 UCLA, #82 Florida.

to the bracket:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fW_D4IRsFXcHQM-s0gx0R1A6F3L0yAQ7pq7Vcbq3FsA/pubhtml

New To The Field: Bryant, Cleveland State, Kansas State, Louisiana Monroe, Mercer, Mississippi, North Florida, Sacramento State, Seattle, Texas A&M, William & Mary

Out of the field: Alabama, Boston U, Bowling Green, Connecticut, Eastern Washington, Green Bay, Hofstra, Louisiana Lafayette, LSU, New Mexico State, Saint Francis (PA), Syracuse, USC Upstate.

Bids By Conferences: Big 12 (8), ACC (6), Big East (6), Big Ten (5), SEC (5), AAC (4), A-10 (3), Pacific 12 (3), MVC (2), MVC (2), Southern (2)

Teams Not eligible for postseason due to APR: Alabama State, Appalachian State, Central Arkansas, Florida A&M, Houston Baptist, Lamar, Milwaukee, San Jose State and Southern.

NIT Field

#8 VERMONT @ #1 St. John’s

#5 WESTERN KENTUCKY @ #4 Davidson

#6 Rhode Island @ #3 Syracuse

#7 SAINT FRANCIS (NY) @ #2 Alabama

#8 LIPSCOMB @ #1 Louisiana State

#5 Loyola (IL) @ #4 UCLA

#6 Florida @ #3 Illinois

#7 NEW MEXICO STATE @ #2 Miami (FL)

#8 MONMOUTH @ #1 Tennessee

#5 Pittsburgh @ #4 Massachusetts

#6 Connecticut @ #3 SAINT MARY’S

#7 WESTERN MICHIGAN @ #2 Ohio State

#8 NEW MEXICO STATE @ #1 Colorado State

#5 Texas El Paso @ #4 Bowling Green

#6 YALE @ #3 Washington

#7 ORAL ROBERTS @ #2 BYU

Others Considered: Boise State, Clemson, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Richmond, Rutgers.

To the NIT Bracket https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eY8SZmvBdeCAv4S6Tc9DlImuTRnrxk00iAXJf3FpggE/pubhtml

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