Tuesday, March 7, 2017

7 days until the NCAA tournament field of 68 tips off!

Major conference tournaments start up today and a few more automatic bids to be decided.    

My field prognostication as of today is as follows:

  • #1 seeds:  Villanova, North Carolina, Kansas, Gonzaga
  • #2 seeds:  Baylor, Louisville, Kentucky, Florida
  • #3 seeds:  Duke, Florida St., Butler, UCLA
  • #4 seeds:  Oregon, Arizona, Virginia, Purdue
  • #5 seeds:  West Virginia, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Creighton
  • #6 seeds:  Cincinnati, Dayton, St. Mary's, SMU
  • #7 seeds:  Iowa State, Wisconsin, Maryland, South Carolina 
  • #8 seeds:  Oklahoma State, Miami (FL), Arkansas, Michigan St.
  • #9 seeds:  Michigan, VCU, Virginia Tech, Xavier  
  • #10 seeds:  Seton Hall, Providence, Wichita State, Northwestern
  • #11 seeds:  Vanderbilt, Marquette, Rhode Island, Wake Forest, USC, Syracuse
  • #12 seeds:  Middle Tenn. St.*, TX Arlington*, N.C. Wilmington, Nevada*
  • #13 seeds:  Vermont*, Princeton*, E. Tennessee St., Akron*
  • #14 seeds:  Bucknell*, Winthrop, Fla Gulf Coast, Iona 
  • #15 seeds:  CSU Bakersfield*, No. Kentucky*, Texas Southern*, Neb.-Omaha* 
  • #16 seeds:  North Dakota*, Jacksonville State, UC Irvine*, Mount St Mary's*, New Orleans*, North Carolina Central*  
  • First four out:  Kansas State, Illinois, Iowa, California

* presumed automatic qualifiers

    Bubble talk
    Not a lot of bubble teams in action today.  Wake Forest needs to take care of business against a woeful BC team.

    Bracket Matrix
    Check this site out.  Great compilation of expert and amateur bracket projections.