Bracketology 2018: March 10, 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 9, 2018):

The Bracket

South Region (Atlanta)


1 VIRGINIA vs 16 HAMPTON/ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF

8 Providence vs 9 Nevada


5 Florida vs 12 BUFFALO

4 ARIZONA vs 13 VERMONT


6 Arkansas vs 11 Creighton

3 Michigan State vs 14 NEW MEXICO


7 Texas A&M vs 10 Florida State

2 CINCINNATI vs 15 WRIGHT STATE


West Region (Los Angeles)


1 Xavier vs 16 HARVARD

8 Missouri vs 9 Texas


5 Clemson vs 12 NEW MEXICO STATE

4 West Virginia vs 13 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON


6 Ohio State vs 11 LOYOLA-CHICAGO

3 Wichita State vs 14 UNC GREENSBORO


7 Seton Hall vs 10 St. Bonaventure

2 North Carolina vs 15 UC IRVINE


East Region (Boston)


1 VILLANOVA vs 16 SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA/LIU-BROOKLYN

8 Virginia Tech vs 9 Kansas State


5 Texas Tech vs 12 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

4 GONZAGA vs 13 MURRAY STATE


6 Miami (FL) vs 11 Oklahoma/UCLA

3 Auburn vs 14 MONTANA


7 TCU vs 10 North Carolina State

2 Purdue vs 15 LIPSCOMB


Midwest Region (Omaha)


1 KANSAS vs 16 RADFORD

8 Butler vs 9 Alabama


5 Kentucky vs 12 WESTERN KENTUCKY

4 MICHIGAN vs 13 LOUISIANA


6 Houston vs 11 Syracuse/Middle Tennessee

3 TENNESSEE vs 14 BUCKNELL


7 RHODE ISLAND vs 10 USC

2 Duke vs 15 IONA


The Bubble

Last Four In Byes

St. Bonaventure

North Carolina State

Florida State

Creighton

Last Four In

Oklahoma

UCLA

Syracuse

Middle Tennessee

First Four Out

Marquette

St. Mary’s

Louisville

Baylor

Next Two Out

Oklahoma State

Arizona State


Per Conference

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

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

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

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

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, Western Kentucky)

Mountain West – 2 (Nevada, New Mexico)


S-Curve

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