Bracketology 2017 – March 5, 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 4, 2017):

The Bracket

Midwest Region (Kansas City)


1 KANSAS vs. 16 NORTH DAKOTA

8 Arkansas vs. 9 Northwestern


5 Notre Dame vs. 12 NEVADA

4 Florida vs. 13 PRINCETON


6 St. Mary’s vs. 11 Wake Forest/Xavier

3 UCLA vs. 14 WINTHROP


7 Wisconsin vs. 10 Seton Hall

2 Louisville vs. 15 SOUTH DAKOTA


South Region (Memphis)

1 NORTH CAROLINA vs. 16 NEW ORLEANS/JACKSONVILLE STATE

8 Wichita State vs. 9 Marquette


5 Cincinnati vs. 12 Syracuse/USC

4 PURDUE vs. 13 VERMONT


6 Iowa State vs. 11 ILLINOIS STATE

3 Butler vs. 14 AKRON


7 Creighton vs. 10 Michigan State

2 KENTUCKY vs. 15 TEXAS SOUTHERN


East Region (New York)


1 VILLANOVA vs. 16 UC IRVINE

8 Miami (FL) vs. 9 Michigan


5 SMU vs. 12 UNC-WILMINGTON

4 Duke vs. 13 FLORIDA GULF COAST


6 Minnesota vs. 11 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

3 Arizona vs. 14 BUCKNELL


7 South Carolina vs. 10 VCU

2 Baylor vs. 15 GREEN BAY


West Region (San Jose)


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

8 Virginia Tech vs. 9 DAYTON


5 West Virginia vs. 12 UT-ARLINGTON

4 Virginia vs. 13 MONMOUTH


6 Maryland vs. 11 Vanderbilt

3 Florida State vs. 14 CSU BAKERSFIELD


7 Oklahoma State vs. 10 Providence

2 OREGON vs. 15 UNC-GREENSBORO


The Bubble

Last Four In Byes

Michigan State

Seton Hall

Providence

Vanderbilt

Last Four In

Wake Forest

Syracuse

Xavier

USC

First Four Out

Illinois

Rhode Island

Kansas State

Iowa

Next Four Out

Georgia Tech

Ole Miss

Georgia

California


Per Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

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