Bracketology 2017 – March 2, 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 March 1, 2017):

The Bracket

Midwest Region (Kansas City)


1 KANSAS vs. 16 UC IRVINE/NEW ORLEANS

8 Virginia Tech vs. 9 Michigan State


5 SMU vs. 12 UNC-WILMINGTON

4 Florida vs. 13 VERMONT


6 Iowa State vs. 11 Seton Hall

3 UCLA vs. 14 BUCKNELL


7 South Carolina vs. 10 Xavier

2 Louisville vs. 15 UNC-GREENSBORO


South Region (Memphis)


1 NORTH CAROLINA vs. 16 TEXAS SOUTHERN

8 DAYTON vs. 9 Michigan


5 Cincinnati vs. 12 UT-ARLINGTON

4 Florida State vs. 13 PRINCETON


6 St. Mary’s vs. 11 Syracuse/Illinois

3 Butler vs. 14 CSU BAKERSFIELD

7 Wisconsin vs. 10 Providence

2 KENTUCKY vs. 15 OAKLAND


East Region (New York)


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

8 Wichita State vs. 9 Northwestern


5 West Virginia vs. 12 NEVADA

4 Notre Dame vs. 13 MONMOUTH


6 Oklahoma State vs. 11 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

3 Arizona vs. 14 WINTHROP


7 Maryland vs. 10 Marquette

2 Baylor vs. 15 AKRON


West Region (San Jose)


1 GONZAGA vs. 16 NORTH DAKOTA

8 Miami (FL) vs. 9 Arkansas


5 Virginia vs. 12 ILLINOIS STATE

4 PURDUE vs. 13 BELMONT


6 Minnesota vs. 11 USC/Vanderbilt

3 Duke vs. 14 FLORIDA GULF COAST


7 Creighton vs. 10 VCU

2 Oregon vs. 15 SOUTH DAKOTA


The Bubble

Last Four In Byes

Marquette

Providence

Xavier

Seton Hall

Last Four In

USC

Vanderbilt

Syracuse

Illinois

First Four Out

Wake Forest

Rhode Island

California

Kansas State

Next Four Out

Ohio State

Georgia Tech

Georgia

Houston


Per Conference

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

Big Ten – 8 (Purdue, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Maryland, Northwestern, Michigan State, Michigan, Illinois)

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

Big 12 – 5 (Kansas, Baylor, West Virginia, Iowa State, Oklahoma State)

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

AAC – 2 (Cincinnati, SMU)

A-10 – 2 (Dayton, VCU)

Missouri Valley – 2 (Wichita State, Illinois State)

WCC – 2 (Gonzaga, St. Mary’s)


S-Curve

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