1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – December 23rd

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THE BRACKET
Bracket 122317
PROJECTED SEEDING

The 1 Seeds

Villanova, Duke, Michigan State, Arizona State

The 2 Seeds

Texas A&M, North Carolina, Kansas, Wichita State

The 3 Seeds

West Virginia, Virginia, Xavier, Kentucky

The 4 Seeds

Purdue, Miami (FL), TCU, Arizona

The 5 Seeds

Gonzaga, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Oklahoma

The 6 Seeds

Texas Tech, Seton Hall, Arkansas, Florida State

The 7 Seeds

Notre Dame, Nevada, Baylor, Missouri

The 8 Seeds

Michigan, Syracuse, Louisville, Alabama

The 9 Seeds

Minnesota, Creighton, Florida, SMU

The 10 Seeds

Clemson, Texas, Virginia Tech, Butler

The 11 Seeds

Rhode Island, St. John’s, Maryland, St. Mary’s (CA), Auburn, Ohio State

The 12 Seeds

Northern Iowa, Middle Tennessee, Texas-Arlington, Towson

The 13 Seeds

Vermont, New Mexico State, UNC-Greensboro, South Dakota State

The 14 Seeds 

Lipscomb, Buffalo, Stephen F. Austin, UC Santa Barbara

The 15 Seeds

Portland State, Belmont, Pennsylvania, Northern Kentucky

The 16 Seeds

Wagner, Iona, Bucknell, Morgan State, NC-Asheville, Texas Southern

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BUBBLE ACTION

Last Four In

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

First Four Out

St. Bonaventure, Oregon, Boise State, Temple

Next Four Out

UCLA, Utah, USC, San Diego State

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CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

ACC (10), SEC (8), Big 12 (7), Big East (6), Big Ten (6), American (3), Pac-12 (2), West Coast (2)

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

America East – Vermont

American – Wichita State, Cincinnati, SMU

Atlantic 10 – Rhode Island

Atlantic Sun – Lipscomb

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

Big East – Villanova, Xavier, Seton Hall, Creighton, Butler, St. John’s

Big Sky – Portland State

Big South – NC-Asheville

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

Big West – UC Santa Barbara

Colonial – Towson

Conference USA – Middle Tennessee

Horizon – Northern Kentucky

Ivy – Pennslyvania

MAAC – Iona

MAC – Buffalo

MEAC –Morgan State

Missouri Valley – Northern Iowa

Mountain West – Nevada

Northeast – Wagner

Ohio Valley – Belmont

Pac-12 – Arizona State, Arizona

Patriot – Bucknell

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

Southern – UNC-Greensboro

Southland – Stephen F. Austin

Summit – South Dakota State

Sun Belt – Texas-Arlington

SWAC – Texas Southern

WAC – New Mexico State

WCC – Gonzaga, St. Mary’s (CA)

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