Week 15 Bracketology

Posted: February 13, 2018 in NCAA

Hello everyone! For the first time ever I present to you Bracketology! I used projected conference champions to determine the 32 automatic bids and then used a strength of record calculation (based on my statistics) to determine the 36 at-large teams. I then seeded the teams using a combination of strength of record and power rankings. I did use the seeding rules that the NCAA uses when seeding teams and placing them into the bracket (I learned these rules in a 2015 Bracketology course taught by Joe Lunardi).

South (Top Left Region)

1) Virginia vs. 16) UNC Asheville/North Carolina A&T

8) Arizona State vs. 9) Missouri

5) TCU vs. 12) Loyola (IL)

4) Rhode Island vs. 13) Old Dominion/Murray State

6) Seton Hall vs. 11) Vermont

3) Tennessee vs. 14) Belmont

7) Oklahoma vs. 10) Syracuse

2) Cincinnati vs. 15) Rider

East (Top Right Region)

1) Villanova vs. 16) Nicholls State/Arkansas Pine Bluff

8) Louisville vs. 9) Michigan

5) Clemson vs. 12) Buffalo

4) Ohio State vs. 13) Nebraska/BYU

6) Arizona vs. 11) Boise State

3) Kansas vs. 14) South Dakota State

7) Saint Mary’s vs. 10) Virginia Tech

2) Auburn vs. 15) Florida Gulf Coast

Midwest (Bottom Right Region)

1) Duke vs. 16) Harvard

8) West Virginia vs. 9) Middle Tennessee

5) Florida State vs. 12) Louisiana-Lafayette

4) Gonzaga vs. 13) East Tennessee State

6) Wichita State vs. 11) Western Kentucky

3) Xavier vs. 14) Bucknell

7) Butler vs. 10) Arkansas

2) Michigan State vs. 15) UC Santa Barbara

West (Bottom Left Region)

1) Purdue vs. 16) Wagner

8) Miami (FL) vs. 9) Florida

5) Texas A&M vs. 12) St. Bonaventure

4) Texas Tech vs. 13) Northern Kentucky

6) Creighton vs. 11) New Mexico State

3) Nevada vs. 14) Montana

7) Kentucky vs. 10) Houston

2) North Carolina vs. 15) College of Charleston

Conference Bids Summary

ACC – 9, SEC – 7, Big East – 5, Big Ten – 5, Big 12 – 5, American – 3, WCC – 3, CUSA – 3, OVC – 2, Pacific 12 – 2, Atlantic 10 – 2, Mountain West – 2

Last Four In/First Four Out

Last Four In: Old Dominion, Nebraska, BYU, Murray State

First Four Out: South Dakota, Alabama, Kansas State, Mississippi State

 

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