Bracketology 2017 – Feb. 8, 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. 6, 2017):

The Bracket

Midwest Region (Kansas City)


1 KANSAS vs. 16 SAM HOUSTON STATE

8 Michigan State vs. 9 TCU


5 Duke vs. 12 UNC-WILMINGTON

4 Florida vs. 13 NEW MEXICO STATE


6 Butler vs. 11 Rhode Island/Miami (FL)

3 OREGON vs. 14 ARKANSAS STATE


7 SMU vs. 10 Arkansas

2 Louisville vs. 15 TEXAS SOUTHERN


South Region (Memphis)


1 Baylor vs. 16 NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL/UC DAVIS

8 Northwestern vs. 9 Kansas State


5 SOUTH CAROLINA vs. 12 VERMONT

4 Creighton vs. 13 BOISE STATE


6 Maryland vs. 11 California/Wake Forest

3 Kentucky vs. 14 FLORIDA GULF COAST


7 St. Mary’s vs. 10 Clemson

2 Virginia vs. 15 WINTHROP


East (New York)


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

8 Oklahoma State vs. 9 Dayton


5 West Virginia vs. 12 VALPARAISO

4 WISCONSIN vs. 13 MONMOUTH


6 Notre Dame vs. 11 Marquette

3 Arizona vs. 14 PRINCETON


7 USC vs. 10 Tennessee

2 Florida State vs. 15 BUCKNELL


West (San Jose)


1 GONZAGA vs. 16 NORTH DAKOTA STATE

8 Iowa State vs. 9 Virginia Tech


5 Purdue vs. 12 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

4 CINCINNATI vs. 13 BELMONT


6 Xavier vs. 11 WICHITA STATE

3 UCLA vs. 14 AKRON


7 Minnesota vs. 10 VCU

2 NORTH CAROLINA vs. 15 FURMAN


The Bubble

Last Four In Byes

Clemson

Tennessee

Arkansas

Marquette

Last Four In

California

Wake Forest

Rhode Island

Miami (FL)

First Four Out

Georgia Tech

Seton Hall

Georgetown

Indiana

Next Four Out

Michigan

Syracuse

Providence

Texas Tech


Per Conference

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

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

Big Ten – 6 (Wisconsin, Purdue, Maryland, Minnesota, Michigan State, Northwestern)

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

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

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

A-10 – 3 (Dayton, VCU, Rhode Island)

AAC – 2 (Cincinnati, SMU)

WCC – 2 (Gonzaga, St. Mary’s)


S-Curve

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