Thursday, March 21st, 2013

NCAA Basketball Bracketology Update 3/17 (Final)

Published on March 17, 2013 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

Selection Sunday is finally here, and it’s time for my final Bracketology.

Remember there are 68 teams not 64. 31 teams receive automatic bids for winning their league. Then there are 37 at large selections. So who did I predict to make the field of 68 find out below. RoundballChat is proud to be a part of The Bracket Project’s Matrix Index!

Last year of all the brackets on the web mine was the 7th most accurate.

Midwest- Indianapolis
1 Louisville *
16 Liberty* / Southern Unversity*
8 North Carolina State
9 Illinois
5 Arizona
12 Akron*
4 Kansas State
13 Valparaiso*
6 Butler
11 California
3 Michigan State
14 Montana*
7 Pitt
10 Witchia State
2 Ohio State*
15 Pacific*


South- Arlington
1 Kansas*
16 Albany*
8 Colorado State
9 Cincinnati
12 Belmont*
4 St. Louis
13 South Dakota State*
11 Villanova
3 New Mexcio
14 New Mexico State*
7 Memphis *
10 Temple
2 Miami
15 Florida Gulf Coast*


East – Washington D.C.
1 Indiana*
16 North Carolina A&T*/ James Madison*
8 Creighton
9 Missouri
5 Marquette
12 Boise State/St. Mary’s
4 Wisconsin
13 Davidson*
6 North Carolina
11 Oklahoma
3 Florida
14 Harvard*
7 Oregon
10 Minnesota
2 Georgetown
15 Western Kentucky*


WEST – Los Angeles
1 Gonzaga
16 Long Island*
8 San Diego State
9 Colorado
5 Oklahoma State
12 Middle Tennessee State/ La Salle
4 Syracuse
13 Bucknell*
11 Ole Miss
3 Michigan
14 Northwestern State*
7 Notre Dame
10 Iowa State
2 Duke
15 Iona*

Breakdown by Conferences (Bold teams clinched bid)

Big East (8): Syracuse , Louisville, Marquette, Georgetown, Pitt, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Villanova

Big Ten (7): Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan , Minnesota , Illinois

Big 12 (5):Kansas ,Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma

Pac-12 (5): Arizona , UCLA, Colorado, Oregon, California

Atlantic 10 (5): VCU, Butler, La Salle, St. Louis, Temple

Mountain West (5): San Diego State, UNLV, Colorado State,New Mexico, Boise State

ACC (4): Duke, North Carolina , NC State, Miami

SEC (3): Florida, Missouri, Ole Miss

West Coast (2) : Gonzaga, St. Mary’s

Missouri Valley (2) : Creighton, Witicha State

Sun Belt (2): Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State

America East: Albany

Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast

Big Sky: Montana

Big South: Liberty

Big West: Pacific

Conference USA : Memphis

Colonial : James Madison

Horizon: Valparaiso

Ivy: Harvard

MAAC: Iona

MAC: Akron

MEAC: North Carolina A&T

Northeast: Long Island

Ohio Valley: Belmont

Patriot: Bucknell

SWAC: Southern University

Southern: Davidson

Southland: Northwestern State

Summit: South Dakota State

WAC: New Mexicio State

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