Sunday, March 5, 2017

Bracketology 3/5/17

The last Saturday of the regular season didn't disappoint, as lots of teams played themselves off the bubble. I removed 4 teams from consideration after losses, while others (Providence, Wake Forest, Marquette) made huge strides towards bids with wins. Starting tomorrow, I'll categorize teams into locks, should-be-ins and bubble teams.

1: Villanova, Kansas, North Carolina, Gonzaga 
2: Baylor, Oregon, Louisville, Kentucky    
3: UCLA, Duke, Butler, Florida State  
4: Florida, Arizona, Virginia, Purdue  
5: West Virginia, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Notre Dame  
6: SMU, St. Mary's, Maryland, Creighton  
7: Dayton, Iowa State, Wisconsin, Miami (FL)  
8: Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State, Northwestern      
9: South Carolina, Arkansas, Wichita State, Marquette   
10: Xavier, Providence, Wake Forest, Michigan   
11: VCU, Michigan State, (Vanderbilt/Syracuse), Middle Tennessee      
12: (USC/Illinois State), UNC Wilmington, Nevada, Monmouth    
13: Vermont, Princeton, UT-Arlington, East Tennessee State  
14: Bucknell, Akron, Winthrop, Florida Gulf Coast
15: South Dakota, UC Irvine, Cal State Bakersfield, North Dakota  
16: Northern Kentucky, North Carolina Central, (New Orleans/Jacksonville State), (Mount St. Mary's/Texas Southern)

First Four Out: Kansas State, Rhode Island, Iowa, Illinois  
Also Considered: Clemson, Indiana, Georgia, Tech, Georgia  

Moving In: Illinois State, Vanderbilt, Northern Kentucky, Jacksonville State  
Moving Out: Illinois, Rhode Island, Valparaiso, UT-Martin  
Removed From Consideration: Ohio State, Texas Tech, California, TCU

Bids by Conference:      
ACC: 10    
Big Ten: 7      
Big East: 7    
Big 12: 5    
SEC: 5   
Pac-12: 4      
Atlantic 10: 2  
American: 2 
Missouri Valley: 2   
West Coast: 2

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