Bracketology 2018: March 9, 2018

Welcome to another 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 in the final week, but if the season were to end right now, here is what the tournament would look like (includes all games through March 8, 2018):

The Bracket

South Region (Atlanta)


1 VIRGINIA vs 16 HAMPTON/ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF

8 Butler vs 9 Texas


5 Florida vs 12 VERMONT

4 ARIZONA vs 13 LOUISIANA


6 Miami (FL) vs 11 UCLA

3 Tennessee vs 14 MONTANA


7 TCU vs 10 Florida State

2 Michigan State vs 15 UC DAVIS


West Region (Los Angeles)


1 KANSAS vs 16 HARVARD

8 Seton Hall vs 9 USC


5 Kentucky vs 12 LOYOLA-CHICAGO

4 MICHIGAN vs 13 OLD DOMINION


6 Ohio State vs 11 Providence/Middle Tennessee

3 Wichita State vs 14 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON


7 Arkansas vs 10 Oklahoma

2 Duke vs 15 LIPSCOMB


East Region (Boston)


1 Villanova vs 16 SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA/LIU-BROOKLYN

8 Virginia Tech vs 9 Kansas State


5 Clemson vs 12 BUFFALO

4 West Virginia vs 13 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE


6 Texas A&M vs 11 North Carolina State

3 CINCINNATI vs 14 BUCKNELL


7 NEVADA vs 10 St. Bonaventure

2 Purdue vs 15 WRIGHT STATE


Midwest Region (Omaha)


1 XAVIER vs 16 RADFORD

8 Missouri vs 9 Creighton


5 GONZAGA vs 12 NEW MEXICO STATE

4 Texas Tech vs 13 MURRAY STATE


6 Houston vs 11 Marquette/Syracuse

3 AUBURN vs 14 UNC GREENSBORO


7 RHODE ISLAND vs 10 Alabama

2 North Carolina vs 15 IONA


The Bubble

Last Four In Byes

Florida State

Alabama

North Carolina State

UCLA

Last Four In

Marquette

Providence

Syracuse

Middle Tennessee

First Four Out

St. Mary’s

Louisville

Baylor

Oklahoma State

Next Four Out

Arizona State

Georgia

Utah

Oregon


Per Conference

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

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

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

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

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

AAC – 3 (Cincinnati, Wichita State, Houston)

Pac-12 – 3 (Arizona, USC, UCLA)

A-10 – 2 (Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure)

C-USA – 2 (Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion)


S-Curve

  1. Virginia
  2. Villanova
  3. Xavier
  4. Kansas
  5. Duke
  6. North Carolina
  7. Purdue
  8. Michigan State
  9. Tennessee
  10. Cincinnati
  11. Auburn
  12. Wichita State
  13. Michigan
  14. Texas Tech
  15. West Virginia
  16. Arizona
  17. Florida
  18. Clemson
  19. Gonzaga
  20. Kentucky
  21. Ohio State
  22. Houston
  23. Texas A&M
  24. Miami (FL)
  25. TCU
  26. Nevada
  27. Rhode Island
  28. Arkansas
  29. Seton Hall
  30. Missouri
  31. Virginia Tech
  32. Butler
  33. Texas
  34. USC
  35. Kansas State
  36. Creighton
  37. Oklahoma
  38. St. Bonaventure
  39. Florida State
  40. Alabama
  41. North Carolina State
  42. UCLA
  43. Marquette
  44. Providence
  45. Syracuse
  46. Middle Tennessee
  47. Loyola-Chicago
  48. New Mexico State
  49. Buffalo
  50. Vermont
  51. Louisiana
  52. South Dakota State
  53. Murray State
  54. Old Dominion
  55. College of Charleston
  56. UNC Greensboro
  57. Bucknell
  58. Montana
  59. UC Davis
  60. Wright State
  61. Iona
  62. Lipscomb
  63. Harvard
  64. Radford
  65. Southeastern Louisiana
  66. LIU-Brooklyn
  67. Hampton
  68. Arkansas-Pine Bluff

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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