Picking the NCAA Tournament: Bracketology 3/14

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It’s almost Selection Sunday and the conference tourneys are hot! Follow us on Twitter for up to date Bracketology up until the big moment.

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 Thursday, March 14th at 9am.

Projected Bracket

Projected Seeding

East (DC)West (Anaheim)South (Louisville)Midwest (Kansas City)
Virginia1Gonzaga1North Carolina1Duke
Texas Tech2Kentucky2Michigan State2Tennessee
Michigan3Houston3LSU3Purdue
Kansas4Florida State4Kansas State4Wisconsin
Virginia Tech5Maryland5Marquette5Mississippi St.
Nevada6Villanova6Buffalo6Auburn
Louisville7Iowa State7Wofford7Cincinnati
UCF8Syracuse8VCU8Ole Miss
Oklahoma9Seton Hall9Baylor9Iowa
Florida10Minnesota10St. John’s10Washington
Texas11Indiana11Utah State11TCU/Arizona St.
Murray State12Liberty12Ohio St/NC State12St. Mary’s
UC Irvine13Northeastern13New Mexico St.13Vermont
Harvard14Georgia State14Northern Kentucky14Old Dominion
Montana15Bradley15BColgate15Garner-Webb
Norfolk State/ND State16Prairie View A&M16Iona/F Dickinson16Sam Houston St.

Teams Per Conference

  • Big Ten – 9
  • Big 12 – 8
  • ACC – 8
  • SEC -7
  • Big East – 4
  • AAC – 3
  • MWC – 2
  • Pac-12 2
  • WCC – 2

S-Curve Ranking

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

  1. Virginia
  2. North Carolina
  3. Gonzaga
  4. Duke
  5. Kentucky
  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. VCU
  31. Syracuse
  32. Oklahoma
  33. Baylor
  34. Seton Hall
  35. Iowa
  36. Washington
  37. Florida
  38. Minnesota
  39. St. John’s
  40. Utah State
  41. Texas
  42. Indiana
  43. TCU
  44. Arizona State
  45. Ohio State
  46. St. Mary’s
  47. North Carolina State
  48. Murray State
  49. Liberty
  50. New Mexico State
  51. UC Irvine
  52. Northeastern
  53. Vermont
  54. Old Dominion
  55. Georgia State
  56. Northern Kentucky
  57. Harvard
  58. Montana
  59. Colgate
  60. Bradley
  61. Gardner-Webb
  62. Sam Houston State
  63. Prairie View A&M
  64. Iona
  65. Fairleigh Dickinson
  66. North Dakota State
  67. 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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