Bracketology 2017 – February 3, 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. 2, 2017):

The Bracket

Midwest Region (Kansas City)


1 KANSAS vs. 16 WEBER STATE/MORGAN STATE

8 Arkansas vs. 9 Virginia Tech


5 Florida vs. 12 UNC-WILMINGTON

4 Creighton vs. 13 VALPARAISO


6 Notre Dame vs. 11 Iowa State/TCU

3 Oregon vs. 14 NEW MEXICO STATE


7 St. Mary’s vs. 10 Tennessee

2 Louisville vs. 15 TEXAS SOUTHERN


South Region (Memphis)


1 Baylor vs. 16 UC IRVINE/MOUNT ST. MARY’S

8 Dayton vs. 9 Clemson


5 South Carolina vs. 12 AKRON

4 Wisconsin vs. 13 VERMONT


6 Xavier vs. 11 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

3 Virginia vs. 14 BELMONT


7 USC vs. 10 Indiana

2 KENTUCKY vs. 15 PRINCETON


East (New York)


1 VILLANOVA vs. 16 SAM HOUSTON STATE

8 Northwestern vs. 9 Oklahoma State


5 Duke vs. 12 NEVADA

4 CINCINNATI vs. 13 MONMOUTH


6 Purdue vs. 11 Georgetown

3 Florida State vs. 14 FLORIDA GULF COAST


7 SMU vs. 10 Georgia Tech

2 ARIZONA vs. 15 BUCKNELL


West (San Jose)


1 GONZAGA vs. 16 NORTH DAKOTA STATE

8 Minnesota vs. 9 VCU


5 Butler vs. 12 Kansas State/Wake Forest

4 UCLA vs. 13 ARKANSAS STATE


6 MARYLAND vs. 11 ILLINOIS STATE

3 West Virginia vs. 14 WINTHROP


7 Michigan State vs. 10 Marquette

2 NORTH CAROLINA vs. 15 EAST TENNESSEE STATE


The Bubble

Last Four In Byes

Georgia Tech

Tennessee

Indiana

Georgetown

Last Four In

Iowa State

TCU

Kansas State

Wake Forest

First Four Out

California

Rhode Island

Seton Hall

Georgia

Next Four Out

Michigan

Texas Tech

Utah

Pittsburgh


Per Conference

ACC – 10 (North Carolina, Louisville, Florida State, Virginia, Duke, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest)

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

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

Big East – 6 (Villanova, Creighton, Butler, Xavier, Marquette, Georgetown)

SEC – 5 (Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee)

Pac-12 – 4 (Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, USC)

AAC – 2 (Cincinnati, SMU)

A-10 – 2 (Dayton, VCU)

WCC – 2 (Gonzaga, St. Mary’s)


S-Curve

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

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.