1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – December 17th

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THE BRACKET

Next bracket update on 12/18/2017.

PROJECTED SEEDING

The 1 Seeds

Villanova, Duke, Michigan State, North Carolina

The 2 Seeds

Arizona State, Texas A&M, Kansas, Wichita State

The 3 Seeds

West Virginia, Virginia, Xavier, Kentucky

The 4 Seeds

Purdue, Miami (FL), Gonzaga, TCU

The 5 Seeds

Cincinnati, Arizona, Tennessee, Texas Tech

The 6 Seeds

Notre Dame, Seton Hall, Arkansas, Oklahoma

The 7 Seeds

Florida State, Nevada, Baylor, Missouri

The 8 Seeds

Louisville, Minnesota, Creighton, Alabama

The 9 Seeds

Syracuse, Michigan, Florida, Virginia Tech

The 10 Seeds

Texas, Butler, USC, Temple

The 11 Seeds

Clemson, Rhode Island, Maryland, SMU, Boise State, St. John’s

The 12 Seeds

Middle Tennessee, Vermont, Georgia Southern, Missouri State

The 13 Seeds

Towson, Mercer, New Mexico State, Florida Gulf Coast

The 14 Seeds 

Belmont, Northern Kentucky, Ball State, Bucknell

The 15 Seeds

South Dakota, Stephen F. Austin, Idaho, Pennsylvania

The 16 Seeds

UC Santa Barbara, NC-Asheville, Iona, St. Francis (PA), Texas Southern, North Carolina Central

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

Maryland, SMU, Boise State, St. John’s

First Four Out

St. Mary’s (CA), Auburn, Oregon, Ohio State

Next Four Out

UCLA, Providence, South Carolina, Utah

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

ACC (10), Big 12 (7), SEC (7), Big East (6), Big Ten (5), American (4), Pac-12 (3), Mountain West (2)

ACC – Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, Florida State, Louisville, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Clemson

America East – Vermont

American – Wichita State, Cincinnati, Temple, SMU

Atlantic 10 – Rhode Island

Atlantic Sun – Florida Gulf Coast

Big 12 – Kansas, West Virginia, TCU, Texas Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas

Big East – Villanova, Xavier, Seton Hall, Creighton, Butler, Providence

Big Sky – Idaho

Big South – NC-Asheville

Big Ten – Michigan State, Purdue, Minnesota, Michigan, Maryland

Big West – UC Santa Barbara

Colonial – Towson

Conference USA – Middle Tennessee

Horizon – Northern Kentucky

Ivy – Pennslyvania

MAAC – Iona

MAC – Ball State

MEAC – North Carolina Central

Missouri Valley – Missouri State

Mountain West – Nevada, Boise State

Northeast – St. Francis (PA)

Ohio Valley – Belmont

Pac-12 – Arizona State, Arizona, USC

Patriot – Bucknell

SEC – Texas A&M, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Missouri

Southern – Mercer

Southland – Stephen F. Austin

Summit – South Dakota

Sun Belt – Georgia Southern

SWAC – Texas Southern

WAC – New Mexico State

WCC – Gonzaga

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