Bracketology 2017 – February 17, 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. 16, 2017):

The Bracket

Midwest Region (Kansas City)


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

8 Virginia Tech vs. 9 California


5 Purdue vs. 12 UNC-WILMINGTON

4 Butler vs. 13 VERMONT


6 Xavier vs. 11 Arkansas

3 ARIZONA vs. 14 UNC-ASHEVILLE


7 Oklahoma State vs. 10 Michigan

2 Florida State vs. 15 TEXAS SOUTHERN


South Region (Memphis)


1 Baylor vs. 16 NORTH DAKOTA STATE

8 Northwestern vs. 9 VCU


5 Creighton vs. 12 UT-ARLINGTON

4 Virginia vs. 13 MONMOUTH


6 Wisconsin vs. 11 Seton Hall/Syracuse

3 Kentucky vs. 14 COLORADO STATE


7 St. Mary’s vs. 10 WICHITA STATE

2 NORTH CAROLINA vs. 15 CSU BAKERSFIELD


East Region (New York)


1 VILLANOVA vs. 16 NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL/UC DAVIS

8 Michigan State vs. 9 Iowa State


5 Notre Dame vs. 12 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

4 UCLA vs. 13 BELMONT


6 MARYLAND vs. 11 Marquette/Clemson

3 FLORIDA vs. 14 PRINCETON


7 SMU vs. 10 Dayton

2 Louisville vs. 15 FURMAN


West Region (San Jose)


1 GONZAGA vs. 16 NEW ORLEANS

8 USC vs. 9 Kansas State


5 Cincinnati vs. 12 AKRON

4 West Virginia vs. 13 VALPARAISO


6 South Carolina vs. 11 TCU

3 Duke vs. 14 FLORIDA GULF COAST


7 Minnesota vs. 10 Miami (FL)

2 Oregon vs. 15 BUCKNELL


The Bubble

Last Four In Byes

Miami (FL)

Dayton

TCU

Arkansas

Last Four In

Seton Hall

Marquette

Syracuse

Clemson

First Four Out

Georgia Tech

Georgetown

Providence

Wake Forest

Next Four Out

Tennessee

Texas Tech

Georgia

Alabama


Per Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

AAC – 2 (Cincinnati, SMU)

A-10 – 2 (VCU, Dayton)

WCC – 2 (Gonzaga, St. Mary’s)


S-Curve

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

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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.