Picking the NCAA Tournament: Bracketology 3/11

2019 nothing but nylon bracketology march madness

We’ve been rolling with this Nothing But Nylon Bracketology for a few weeks now. Guess what? We’re not stopping. I’m about eight years deep in the Bracketology game, five years as member of the Bracket Matrix, and it’s full steam ahead.

Here’s how I see March Madness shaking out, as of Friday, March 11th at 3pm.

Projected Bracket

2019 nothing but nylon bracketology march madness

Projected Seeding

East (DC)West (Anaheim)South (Louisville)Midwest (Kansas City)
Virginia1Gonzaga1Duke1Kentucky
Texas Tech2Michigan State2Tennessee2North Carolina
Michigan3LSU3Houston3Purdue
Kansas4Florida State4Wisconsin4Kansas State
Virginia Tech5Marquette5Mississippi St.5Maryland
Nevada6Buffalo6Auburn6Villanova
Louisville7Wofford7Cincinnatti7Iowa State
Oklahoma8VCU8Ole Miss8UCF
Seton Hall9Baylor9Iowa9Syracuse
Florida10Washington10Texas10Minnesota
St. John’s11Indiana11Utah State11TCU
Liberty12Arizona St./Ohio St.12Murray State12Temple/NC State
UC Irvine13New Mexico State13Hofstra13Old Dominion
Montana14Harvard14Georgia State14Vermont
LoyolaColgate-Chicago15Wright State15Bradley15Nebraska Omaha
Norfolk State/St. Francis (PA)16Iona/Prairie View A&M16Sam Houston St.16Gardner-Webb

Teams Per Conference

  • Big Ten – 9
  • Big 12 – 8
  • ACC – 8
  • SEC -7
  • Big East – 4
  • AAC – 4
  • MWC – 2
  • Pac-12 2

S-Curve Ranking

NOTE: The teams in bold have clinched an auto bid to the tournament.

  1. Virginia
  2. Gonzaga
  3. Duke
  4. Kentucky
  5. North Carolina
  6. Tennessee
  7. Michigan State
  8. Texas Tech
  9. Michigan
  10. LSU
  11. Houston
  12. Purdue
  13. Wisconsin
  14. Florida State
  15. Kansas
  16. Kansas State
  17. Virginia Tech
  18. Mississippi State
  19. Maryland
  20. Marquette
  21. Auburn
  22. Villanova
  23. Buffalo
  24. Nevada
  25. Louisville
  26. Wofford
  27. Iowa State
  28. Cincinnati
  29. Ole Miss
  30. UCF
  31. VCU
  32. Oklahoma
  33. Baylor
  34. Syracuse
  35. Seton Hall
  36. Iowa
  37. Washington
  38. Texas
  39. Florida
  40. Minnesota
  41. Indiana
  42. Utah State
  43. St. John’s
  44. TCU
  45. Arizona State
  46. Ohio State
  47. Temple
  48. North Carolina State
  49. Murray State
  50. Liberty
  51. New Mexico State
  52. UC Irvine
  53. Hofstra
  54. Old Dominion
  55. Vermont
  56. Georgia State
  57. Harvard
  58. Montana
  59. Colgate
  60. Wright State
  61. Bradley
  62. Nebraska Omaha
  63. Gardner-Webb
  64. Sam Houston State
  65. Prairie View A&M
  66. Iona
  67. St. Francis (PA)
  68. Norfolk State
Justin Meyer

Justin Meyer

I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, and have loved basketball for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, I have always been too short and Jewish to play at a high level, so I instead settled for watching and reporting from the sideline. I graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Maryland in 2017, co-founding The Left Bench and spending time at The Columbus Dispatch, USA Today and San Antonio Express-News.

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