Bracketology 2015 – January 7, 2015

This is the first of many installments of our annual bracketology. The format this year will be similar to last where a link to a bracket will provided as well as a full 68-team S-curve, a look at the bubble and conference breakdowns. This year, however, there will be a new edition to our bracket coverage. In addition to the bracket predictions, a bubble watch series will be published as the tournament approaches. This bubble watch will be dividing by conference and include tiers to show where teams stand in regard to the tournament cut-off with explanations and numbers to display their resumes. Also look for blind resumes on Twitter later on in the season.

Without further ado, here the first bracket (games played through January 6, 2015):

Click here to see what the bracket would look like if it were released today

*Note: Due to certain rules and restrictions one where teams are allowed to be placed and can play against in the bracket, some teams have been moved to different seed lines than their S-curve ranking would otherwise indicate.

Last Four In Byes

Georgia (9-4, RPI: 28, SOS:11)

Xavier (10-4, RPI: 55, SOS:68)

Temple (11-4, RPI: 32, SOS: 42)

Georgetown (10-4, RPI: 37, SOS: 18)

Last Four In

BYU (13-4, RPI: 31, SOS: 25)

Georgia Tech (9-4, RPI: 30, SOS: 14)

Wofford (11-4, RPI: 24, SOS: 46)

LSU (11-2, RPI: 39, SOS: 98)

First Four Out

Michigan State (10-5, RPI: 46, SOS: 7)

Southern Methodist (10-4, RPI: 41, SOS: 32)

Connecticut (8-5, RPI: 80, SOS: 28)

Indiana (11-4, RPI: 81, SOS: 100)

Next Four Out

Tennessee (8-4, RPI: 71, SOS: 41)

Illinois (10-5, RPI: 64, SOS: 76)

Oklahoma State (11-3, RPI: 48, SOS: 124)

South Carolina (9-3, RPI: 88, SOS: 110)

Per Conference

Big East – 7 (Villanova, Seton Hall, Butler, St. John’s, Providence, Xavier, Georgetown)

ACC – 6 (Duke, Virginia, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech)

Big 12 – 6 (Kansas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Texas, Iowa State, Baylor)

Big Ten – 4 (Wisconsin, Maryland, Iowa, Ohio State)

Mountain West – 4 (San Diego State, Colorado State, UNLV, Wyoming)

Pac-12 – 4 (Utah, Arizona, Stanford, Washington)

SEC – 4 (Kentucky, Arkansas, Georgia, LSU)

A-10 – 3 (VCU, George Washington, Dayton)

WCC – 3 (Gonzaga, BYU, St. Mary’s)

AAC – 2 (Cincinnati, Temple)

C-USA – 2 (Old Dominion, UTEP)

Missouri Valley – 2 (Wichita State, Northern Iowa)

Southern – 2 (Wofford, Mercer)

S-Curve

1. Kentucky

2. Duke

3. Virginia

4. Wisconsin

5. Gonzaga

6. Utah

7. Villanova

8. Arizona

9. Seton Hall

10. Kansas

11. Maryland

12. Wichita State

13. VCU

14. Oklahoma

15. Louisville

16. West Virginia

17. Iowa

18. Butler

19. Texas

20. North Carolina

21. Northern Iowa

22. Notre Dame

23. Old Dominion

24. Iowa State

25. St. John’s

26. George Washington

27. Stanford

28. Cincinnati

29. Dayton

30. San Diego State

31. Ohio State

32. Colorado State

33. Arkansas

34. Washington

35. UNLV

36. Providence

37. Georgia

38. Xavier

39. Temple

40. Georgetown

41. Baylor

42. BYU

43. Georgia Tech

44. Wofford

45. LSU

46. Harvard

47. UTEP

48. Stephen F. Austin

49. Eastern Washington

50. St. Mary’s

51. Wyoming

52. Central Michigan

53. South Carolina Upstate

54. North Carolina Central

55. Coastal Carolina

56. St Francis (PA)

57. Hofstra

58. UC Davis

59. North Dakota State

60. Cleveland State

61. New Mexico State

62. Eastern Illinois

63. Boston University

64. Monmouth

65. Louisiana Lafayette

66. Mercer

67. Albany

68. Alabama State

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