Bracketology 2018 – February 11, 2018

Welcome to the second entry of the 2018 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. 10, 2018):

The Bracket

South Region (Atlanta)


1 VIRGINIA vs 16 SAVANNAH STATE/GRAMBLING

8 NEVADA vs 9 Arizona State


5 RHODE ISLAND vs 12 BUFFALO

4 ARIZONA vs 13 VERMONT


6 Butler vs 11 USC/Arkansas

3 North Carolina vs 14 MONTANA


7 Miami (FL) vs 10 Houston

2 CINCINNATI vs 15 RIDER


West Region (Los Angeles)


1 Purdue vs 16 UNC-ASHEVILLE

8 Missouri vs 9 Virginia Tech


5 Gonzaga vs 12 UCLA/Syracuse

4 Tennessee vs 13 EAST TENNESSEE STATE


6 ST. MARY’S vs 11 Louisville

3 TEXAS TECH vs 14 BUCKNELL


7 Creighton vs 10 Washington

2 Clemson vs 15 NORTHERN KENTUCKY


East Region (Boston)


1 Villanova vs 16 PENN/NICHOLLS

8 TCU vs 9 Alabama


5 West Virginia vs 12 LOYOLA-CHICAGO

4 OHIO STATE vs 13 LOUISIANA


6 Florida vs 11 Michigan

3 Duke vs 14 MURRAY STATE


7 Texas A&M vs 10 Providence

2 Kansas vs 15 WAGNER


Midwest Region (Omaha)


1 XAVIER vs 16 FLORIDA GULF COAST

8 Florida State vs 9 Kansas State


5 Wichita State vs 12 NEW MEXICO STATE

4 Oklahoma vs 13 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE


6 Kentucky vs 11 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

3 Michigan State vs 14 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON


7 Seton Hall vs 10 Texas

2 AUBURN vs 15 UC SANTA BARBARA


The Bubble

Last Four In Byes

Washington

Houston

Louisville

Michigan

Last Four In

USC

Arkansas

UCLA

Syracuse

First Four Out

North Carolina State

Boise State

St. Bonaventure

Temple

Next Four Out

LSU

Baylor

Mississippi State

Marquette


Per Conference

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

SEC – 8 (Auburn, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, Texas A&M, Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas)

Big 12 – 7 (Kansas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, West Virginia, TCU, Kansas State, Texas)

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

Pac-12 – 5 (Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, USC, UCLA)

Big Ten – 4 (Purdue, Michigan State, Ohio State, Michigan)

AAC – 3 (Cincinnati, Wichita State, Houston)

WCC – 2 (Gonzaga, St. Mary’s)


S-Curve

  1. Virginia
  2. Villanova
  3. Xavier
  4. Purdue
  5. Clemson
  6. Auburn
  7. Kansas
  8. Cincinnati
  9. Duke
  10. Texas Tech
  11. Michigan State
  12. North Carolina
  13. Tennessee
  14. Ohio State
  15. Oklahoma
  16. Arizona
  17. Rhode Island
  18. West Virginia
  19. Wichita State
  20. Gonzaga
  21. St. Mary’s
  22. Kentucky
  23. Florida
  24. Butler
  25. Miami (FL)
  26. Texas A&M
  27. Seton Hall
  28. Creighton
  29. Missouri
  30. Florida State
  31. TCU
  32. Nevada
  33. Arizona State
  34. Virginia Tech
  35. Kansas State
  36. Alabama
  37. Texas
  38. Providence
  39. Washington
  40. Houston
  41. Middle Tennessee
  42. Louisville
  43. Michigan
  44. USC
  45. Arkansas
  46. UCLA
  47. Syracuse
  48. New Mexico State
  49. Loyola-Chicago
  50. Buffalo
  51. Vermont
  52. Louisiana
  53. South Dakota State
  54. East Tennessee State
  55. Bucknell
  56. College of Charleston
  57. Murray State
  58. Montana
  59. Rider
  60. Wagner
  61. UC Santa Barbara
  62. Northern Kentucky
  63. UNC-Asheville
  64. Florida Gulf Coast
  65. Penn
  66. Nicholls
  67. Savannah State
  68. Grambling

To see my previous entry, click here. Also, be sure to check out The Bracket Project, which features The Left Bench’s bracketology along with countless others across the internet to form the ultimate bracket study.

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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.