Bracketology 2017 – February 23, 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. 22, 2017):

The Bracket

Midwest Region (Kansas City)


1 KANSAS vs. 16 NORTH DAKOTA/NEW ORLEANS

8 Dayton vs. 9 Virginia Tech


5 Notre Dame vs. 12 UNC-WILMINGTON

4 UCLA vs. 13 VERMONT


6 Creighton vs. 11 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

3 Duke vs. 14 EAST TENNESSEE STATE


7 St. Mary’s vs. 10 Marquette

2 Louisville vs. 15 CSU BAKERSFIELD


South Region (Memphis)


1 NORTH CAROLINA vs. 16 TEXAS SOUTHERN

8 USC vs. 9 VCU


5 Wisconsin vs. 12 California/Kansas State

4 Butler vs. 13 VALPARAISO


6 SMU vs. 11 Syracuse/Providence

3 FLORIDA vs. 14 PRINCETON


7 South Carolina vs. 10 Michigan State

2 Baylor vs. 15 NORTH DAKOTA STATE


East Region (New York)


1 VILLANOVA vs. 16 MOUNT ST. MARY’S/NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL

8 Miami (FL) vs. 9 Northwestern


5 Cincinnati vs. 12 NEVADA

4 West Virginia vs. 13 MONMOUTH


6 Oklahoma State vs. 11 Vanderbilt

3 Florida State vs. 14 FLORIDA GULF COAST


7 Maryland vs. 10 WICHITA STATE

2 ARIZONA vs. 15 AKRON


West Region (San Jose)


1 GONZAGA vs. 16 UC IRVINE

8 Iowa State vs. 9 Arkansas


5 Virginia vs. 12 UT-ARLINGTON

4 PURDUE vs. 13 BELMONT


6 Minnesota vs. 11 Seton Hall

3 Kentucky vs. 14 UNC-ASHEVILLE


7 Xavier vs. 10 Michigan

2 Oregon vs. 15 BUCKNELL


The Bubble

Last Four In Byes

Michigan

Marquette

Vanderbilt

Seton Hall

Last Four In

Syracuse

Providence

California

Kansas State

First Four Out

TCU

Tennessee

Illinois State

Georgia Tech

Next Four Out

Pittsburgh

Wake Forest

Clemson

Georgia


Per Conference

ACC – 9 (North Carolina, Louisville, Duke, Florida State, Notre Dame, Virginia, Miami (FL), Virginia Tech, Syracuse)

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

Big East – 7 (Villanova, Butler, Creighton, Xavier, Marquette, Seton Hall, Providence)

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

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

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

AAC – 2 (Cincinnati, SMU)

A-10 – 2 (Dayton, VCU)

WCC – 2 (Gonzaga, St. Mary’s)


S-Curve

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

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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.