Bracketology 2017 – March 11, 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 10, 2017):

The Bracket

Midwest Region (Kansas City)


1 Kansas vs. 16 JACKSONVILLE STATE

8 South Carolina vs. 9 Virginia Tech


5 Cincinnati vs. 12 NEVADA

4 NOTRE DAME vs. 13 BUCKNELL


6 WISCONSIN vs. 11 Wake Forest/Kansas State

3 Louisville vs. 14 FLORIDA GULF COAST


7 Maryland vs. 10 VCU

2 Arizona vs. 15 TEXAS SOUTHERN


South Region (Memphis)


1 North Carolina vs. 16 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE/NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL

8 Arkansas vs. 9 Marquette


5 SMU vs. 12 UT-ARLINGTON

4 Butler vs. 13 VERMONT


6 Minnesota vs. 11 Xavier

3 Florida State vs. 14 CSU BAKERSFIELD


7 Miami (FL) vs. 10 Michigan State

2 OREGON vs. 15 NORTHERN KENTUCKY


East Region (New York)


1 VILLANOVA vs. 16 NORTH DAKOTA

8 Northwestern vs. 9 Oklahoma State


5 Virginia vs. 12 UNC-WILMINGTON

4 Florida vs. 13 EAST TENNESSEE STATE


6 Creighton vs. 11 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

3 Baylor vs. 14 WINTHROP


7 St. Mary’s vs. 10 Seton Hall

2 Duke vs. 15 UC IRVINE


West Region (San Jose)


1 GONZAGA vs. 16 NEW ORLEANS/MOUNT ST. MARY’S

8 WICHITA STATE vs. 9 Vanderbilt


5 Purdue vs. 12 USC/Syracuse

4 WEST VIRGINIA vs. 13 PRINCETON


6 Iowa State vs. 11 Providence

3 UCLA vs. 14 AKRON


7 Michigan vs. 10 Dayton

2 KENTUCKY vs. 15 IONA


The Bubble

Last Four In Byes

VCU

Michigan State

Providence

Xavier

Last Four In

Wake Forest

Kansas State

USC

Syracuse

First Two Out

Rhode Island

Illinois State


Per Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teams in bold have clinched their conference’s auto bid


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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.