Brett Siegel Bracketology: February 23, 2017

After doing a week long Bracketology Preview for each conference, I am releasing my full Bracketology for what the tournament would look like if the season ended today. Lots of bubble teams have been picking up some big wins while some of the top teams have been gathering some losses late in the season. As teams continue to jump around the bracket, one thing we all know is that this tournament is going to be crazy!

NOTE: In my Bracketology, I have the Midwest meeting up with the West in the Final Four and the East meeting up with the South.

 

MIDWEST:

Sites: Tulsa, Indianapolis, Greenville, Salt Lake City

#1 Kansas Jayhawks (25-3) v.s. #16 North Dakota Fighting Hawks (17-8)

#8 South Carolina Gamecocks (20-8) v.s. #9 Virginia Tech Hokies (19-8)

#5 Wisconsin Badgers (22-5) v.s. #12 Vermont Catamounts (25-5)

#4 West Virginia Mountaineers (22-6) v.s. #13 UT-Arlington Mavericks (21-6)

#6 Minnesota Golden Gophers (21-7) v.s. #11 Kansas State Wildcats (17-11)

#3 Duke Blue Devils (22-5) v.s. #14 UNC-Asheville Bulldogs (22-7)

#7 Maryland Terrapins (22-6) v.s. #10 Seton Hall Pirates (17-10)

#2 Oregon Ducks (24-4) v.s. #15 CSU-Bakersfield Roadrunners (19-7)

 

WEST

Sites: Salt Lake City, Buffalo, Orlando, Sacramento

#1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (28-0) v.s. #16 North Dakota State Bison (19-9)

#8 Oklahoma State Cowboys (19-9) v.s. #9 Wichita State Shockers (26-4)

#5 Saint Mary’s Gaels (24-3) v.s. #12 Georgia Tech/#11 Providence

#4 Florida State Seminoles (22-6) v.s. #13 Nevada (22-6)

#6 SMU Mustangs (24-4) v.s. #11 California/Marquette

#3 Florida Gators (23-5) v.s. #14 East Tennessee State Buccaneers (23-6)

#7 Iowa State Cyclones (18-9) v.s. #10 Michigan Wolverines (18-10)

#2 Arizona Wildcats (25-3) v.s. #15 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (22-7)

 

EAST

Sites: Buffalo, Orlando, Milwaukee, Indianapolis

#1 Villanova Wildcats (26-3) v.s. #16 UC-Irvine/#16 Mount Saint Mary’s

#8 Miami Hurricanes (19-8) v.s. #9 Arkansas Razorbacks (21-7)

#5 Cincinnati Bearcats (24-3) v.s. #12 Monmouth Hawks (24-5)

#4 Purdue Boilermakers (23-5) v.s. #13 Princeton Tigers (17-6)

#6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (21-7) v.s. #11 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (24-4)

#3 Kentucky Wildcats (23-5) v.s. #14 Valparaiso Crusaders (23-6)

#7 USC Trojans (21-6) v.s. #10 Michigan State Spartans (16-11)

#2 Louisville Cardinals (22-5) v.s. #15 Bucknell Bison (22-8)

 

SOUTH

Sites: Greenville, Milwaukee, Sacramento, Tulsa

#1 North Carolina Tar Heels (24-5) v.s. #16 New Orleans/Texas Southern

#8 Dayton Flyers (22-5) v.s. #9 Northwestern Wildcats (20-8)

#5 Creighton Bluejays (22-6) v.s. #12 Syracuse Orange (17-12)

#4 Butler Bulldogs (22-6) v.s. #13 Akron Zips (22-6)

#6 Virginia Cavaliers (18-9) v.s. #11 UNC-Wilmington Seahawks (24-5)

#3 UCLA Bruins (24-3) v.s. #14 Belmont Bruins (21-5)

#7 VCU Rams (23-5) v.s. #10 TCU Horned Frogs (17-11)

#2 Baylor Bears (23-5) v.s. #15 N.C. Central Eagles (21-6)

 

Last Four Byes: Seton Hall, Michigan State, Kansas State, Syracuse

Last Four In: California, Providence, Marquette, Georgia Tech

First Four Out: Illinois State, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Texas Tech

Next Four Out: Clemson, Alabama, Pittsburgh, Utah

 

Conference Breakdown:

ACC: 10 teams

Big Ten: 7 teams

Big-12: 7 teams

Big East: 6 teams

Pac-12: 5 teams

SEC: 4 teams

AAC: 2 teams

WCC: 2 teams

A-10: 2 teams

Brett Siegel

The Ville ’20

 

Brett Siegel

I am currently a sophomore at The University of Louisville, majoring in Sports Administration and minoring in Communication. This is my second year being the lead NBA Draft Analyst for CPP and writer for Louisville Basketball. I am a huge sports fan that loves college basketball and watching the players transition from the college court to the big stage in the NBA! If you have any questions or comments, my email is bsiegelsports@gmail.com.

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