Picking the NCAA Tournament: Bracketology 3/16

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 Saturday, March 16th at 9am.

Projected Bracket

big bracket

Projected Seeding

East (DC)West (Anaheim)South (Louisville)Midwest (Kansas City)
Duke1Gonzaga1Virginia1North Carolina
Michigan2Kentucky2Michigan State2Tennessee
LSU3Florida State3Houston3Texas Tech
Kansas4Wisconsin4Kansas State4Purdue
Virginia Tech5Auburn5Marquette5Mississippi St.
Wofford6Villanova6Iowa State6Buffalo
Louisville7Cincinnati7Nevada7Maryland
Ole Miss8Seton Hall8UCF8Minnesota
VCU9Syracuse9Florida9Oklahoma
Utah State10Iowa10Washington10Baylor
St. John’s/TCU11St. Mary’s11Arizona State11Ohio State
Liberty12Murray State12Indiana/Temple12New Mexico State
UC Irvine13Davidson13Northeastern13Vermont
Old Dominion14Georgia State14Harvard14Northern Kentucky
Colgate15Montana15Abilene Christian15Bradley
Norfolk State/ND State16Gardner-Webb16Iona/F Dickinson16Prairie View A&M

Teams Per Conference

  1. Big Ten – 9
  2. Big 12 – 7
  3. ACC – 7
  4. SEC -7
  5. Big East – 4
  6. AAC – 2
  7. MWC – 2
  8. Pac-12 2
  9. WCC – 2

S-Curve Ranking

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

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

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