Bracketology 2017 – Feb. 13, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 edition of my bracketology series. The clock is ticking on March Madness, which means it’s time to look ahead to the most wonderful time of the year. The bracket will change a lot between then and now, but if the season were to end right now, here is what the tournament would look like (includes all games through Feb. 12, 2017):

The Bracket

Midwest Region (Kansas City)


1 KANSAS vs. 16 WEBER STATE/MOUNT ST. MARY’S

8 Virginia Tech vs. 9 TCU


5 WISCONSIN vs. 12 UNC-WILMINGTON

4 Duke vs. 13 VALPARAISO


6 Notre Dame vs. 11 Michigan

3 ARIZONA vs. 14 UNC-ASHEVILLE


7 Minnesota vs. 10 Tennessee

2 Florida State vs. 15 CSU BAKERSFIELD


South Region (Memphis)


1 Baylor vs. 16 NEW ORLEANS

8 USC vs. 9 Iowa State


5 Purdue vs. 12 BOISE STATE

4 Butler vs. 13 AKRON


6 Xavier vs. 11 Syracuse/Marquette

3 FLORIDA vs. 14 PRINCETON


7 Northwestern vs. 10 California

2 NORTH CAROLINA vs. 15 TEXAS SOUTHERN


East Region (New York)


1 VILLANOVA vs. 16 NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL/UC DAVIS

8 Dayton vs. 9 Kansas State


5 Creighton vs. 12 VERMONT

4 UCLA vs. 13 MONMOUTH


6 Maryland vs. 11 Georgia Tech/Wake Forest

3 Kentucky vs. 14 FLORIDA GULF COAST


7 SMU vs. 10 Miami (FL)

2 Louisville vs. 15 BUCKNELL


West Region (San Jose)


1 GONZAGA vs. 16 NORTH DAKOTA STATE

8 Oklahoma State vs. 9 Michigan State


5 Cincinnati vs. 12 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

4 West Virginia vs. 13 ARKANSAS STATE


6 South Carolina vs. 11 WICHITA STATE

3 Virginia vs. 14 BELMONT


7 St. Mary’s vs. 10 VCU

2 Oregon vs. 15 FURMAN


The Bubble

Last Four In Byes

California

Tennessee

Miami (FL)

Michigan

Last Four In

Syracuse

Marquette

Georgia Tech

Wake Forest

First Four Out

Georgia

Arkansas

Rhode Island

Georgetown

Next Four Out

Seton Hall

Alabama

Clemson

Providence


Per Conference

ACC – 11 (North Carolina, Florida State, Louisville, Virginia, Duke, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Miami (FL), Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest)

Big Ten – 7 (Wisconsin, Purdue, Maryland, Minnesota, Northwestern, Michigan State, Michigan)

Big 12 – 7 (Kansas, Baylor, West Virginia, Oklahoma State, TCU, Kansas State, Iowa State)

Big East – 5 (Villanova, Butler, Creighton, Xavier, Marquette)

Pac-12 – 5 (Oregon, Arizona, UCLA, USC, California)

SEC – 4 (Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee)

AAC – 2 (Cincinnati, SMU)

A-10 – 2 (Dayton, VCU)

WCC – 2 (Gonzaga, St. Mary’s)


S-Curve

  1. Villanova
  2. Kansas
  3. Baylor
  4. Gonzaga
  5. North Carolina
  6. Florida State
  7. Louisville
  8. Oregon
  9. Arizona
  10. Florida
  11. Kentucky
  12. Virginia
  13. West Virginia
  14. UCLA
  15. Duke
  16. Butler
  17. Creighton
  18. Wisconsin
  19. Purdue
  20. Cincinnati
  21. South Carolina
  22. Xavier
  23. Notre Dame
  24. Maryland
  25. SMU
  26. Minnesota
  27. Northwestern
  28. St. Mary’s
  29. Oklahoma State
  30. USC
  31. Virginia Tech
  32. Dayton
  33. TCU
  34. Kansas State
  35. Michigan State
  36. Iowa State
  37. VCU
  38. California
  39. Tennessee
  40. Miami (FL)
  41. Michigan
  42. Wichita State
  43. Syracuse
  44. Marquette
  45. Georgia Tech
  46. Wake Forest
  47. Middle Tennessee
  48. Boise State
  49. UNC-Wilmington
  50. Vermont
  51. Monmouth
  52. Valparaiso
  53. Akron
  54. Arkansas State
  55. Belmont
  56. Princeton
  57. UNC-Asheville
  58. Florida Gulf Coast
  59. Bucknell
  60. CSU Bakersfield
  61. Texas Southern
  62. Furman
  63. North Dakota State
  64. New Orleans
  65. Weber State
  66. Mount St. Mary’s
  67. North Carolina Central
  68. UC Davis

You can find my last bracketology entry here.

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Justin co-founded The Left Bench in 2013, and ever since nothing was the same. He is a native of Columbus, Ohio, who has transplanted to the University of Maryland for college. He watches more college basketball than any one person should and is admittedly a 20-year-old curmudgeon.