Bracketology 2017: March 7

The next Sunday is Selection Sunday! We'll post daily brackets from here on out...

True Seed List

1: Kansas, Villanova, North Carolina, Gonzaga
2: Oregon, Baylor, Louisville, Kentucky
3: UCLA, Arizona, Butler, Duke
4: Florida St., Florida, West Virginia, Purdue
5: Virginia, Notre Dame, SMU, Cincinnati
6: Iowa St., Minnesota, Northwestern, Wisconsin
7: Oklahoma St., Maryland, Miami FL, Saint Mary's
8: Creighton, Dayton, Virginia Tech, VCU
9: Marquette, Seton Hall, Arkansas, Wichita St.
10: South Carolina, Michigan, Middle Tennessee, Michigan St.
11: Syracuse, Providence, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Xavier
12: USC, Rhode Island, UNC Wilmington, Nevada, Vermont
13: UT Arlington, Princeton, Akron, East Tennessee St.
14: Winthrop, Bucknell, Florida Gulf Coast, Iona
15: Northern Kentucky, Cal St. Bakersfield, North Dakota, Nebraska-Omaha
16: New Orleans, Texas Southern, JACKSONVILLE ST., North Carolina Central, UC Irvine, Mount St. Mary's

In this bracket: East Tennessee St., Nebraska-Omaha, Iona
Out this bracket: UNC Greensboro, South Dakota, Saint Peter's

Last 4 Byes Last 4 IN First 4 OUT
Michigan St. Wake Forest Kansas St.
Syracuse USC Iowa
Providence Xavier Illinois St.
Vanderbilt Rhode Island California

 

The biggest news since yesterday was three more teams locking in their automatic bids.  East Tennessee State avenged their loss to UNC Grennsboro in the regular season finale that dropped them from a 1-seed to a 3-seed in the SoCon title game.  UNC Wilmington have been the class of the Colonial all year - they took the automatic bid there.  The MAAC gave us a classic, with Iona outlasting Siena in overtime for the crown there.

Otherwise, no real movement as Monday was full of mid-major tournaments only.  The ACC Tournament begins today.  Wake Forest needs to avoid disaster against Boston College, while Georgia Tech needs to win three to be safe - that starts today against Pit.