Brett Siegel Bracketology: March 10, 2017

2 days  and 20 more conference tournament championships to go until Selection Sunday! Yesterday was the definition of March Madness and shook up the bracket again! Be sure to check out my previous Bracketology to see who moved where!

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

AUTO-BIDS:

  • Jacksonville State – OVC
  • UNC-Wilmington – CAA
  • Florida Gulf Coast – A. Sun
  • Wichita State – MVC
  • East Tennessee State – Southern
  • Iona – MAAC
  • Winthrop – Big South
  • Northern Kentucky – Horizon
  • Mt. St. Mary’s – NEC
  • Gonzaga – WCC
  • South Dakota State – Summit
  • Bucknell – Patriot

 

MIDWEST:

Sites: Buffalo, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Tulsa

#1 Villanova Wildcats (29-3) v.s. #16 New Orleans/Mt. St. Mary’s

#8 Virginia Tech Hokies (22-10) v.s. #9 VCU Rams (24-7)

#5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (24-8) v.s. #12 UNC-Wilmington Seahawks (29-5)

#4 Purdue Boilersmakers (25-6) v.s. #13 Princeton Tigers (21-6)

#6 Creighton Bluejays (24-8) v.s. #11 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (28-4)

#3 Louisville Cardinals (24-8) v.s. #14 CSU-Bakersfiled Roadrunners (21-8)

#7 Wisconsin Badgers (23-8) v.s. #10 Providence Friars (20-12)

#2 Baylor Bears (25-7) v.s. #15 North Dakota Fighting Hawks (20-9)

 

WEST: 

Sites: Salt Lake City, Milwaukee, Greenville, Sacramento

#1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (32-1) v.s. #16 Texas Southern Tigers (21-11)

#8 Wichita State Shockers (30-4) v.s. #9 Northwestern Wildcats (22-10)

#5 Virginia Cavaliers (20-10) v.s. #12 Nevada Wolfpack (26-6)

#4 Butler Bulldogs (23-8) v.s. #13 East Tennessee State Buccaneers (27-7)

#6 Minnesota Golden Gophers (23-8) v.s. #11 Wake Forest/Kansas State

#3 Duke Blue Devils (25-8) v.s. #14 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (26-7)

#7 Maryland Terrapins (24-7) v.s. #10 Seton Hall Pirates (21-10)

#2 UCLA Bruins (29-3) v.s. #15 UC-Irvine Anteaters (20-13)

 

MIDWEST:

Sites: Tulsa, Orlando, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis

#1 Kansas Jayhawks (28-4) v.s. #16 N.C. Central/Jacksonville State

#8 Miami Hurricanes (21-11) v.s. #9 Michigan Wolverines (21-11)

#5 Cincinnati Bearcats (27-4) v.s. #12 Vermont Catamounts (28-5)

#4 Florida Gators (24-7) v.s. #13 Bucknell Bison (26-8)

#6 Saint Mary’s Gaels (28-4) v.s. #11 Xavier Musketeers (21-12)

#3 Arizona Wildcats (28-4) v.s. #14 Akron Zips (25-7)

#7 Oklahoma State Cowboys (20-12) v.s. #10 Michigan State Spartans (19-13)

#2 Kentucky Wildcats (26-5) v.s. #15 Northern Kentucky Norse (24-10)

 

SOUTH:

Sites: Greenville, Buffalo, Orlando, Sacramento

#1 North Carolina Tar Heels (27-6) v.s. #16 South Dakota State Jackrabbits (18-16)

#8 Dayton Flyers (24-6) v.s. #9 Arkansas Razorbacks (23-8)

#5 SMU Mustangs (27-4) v.s. #12 Syracuse/Vanderbilt

#4 West Virginia Mountaineers (25-7) v.s. #13 UT-Arlington Mavericks (24-7)

#6 Iowa State Cyclones (21-10) v.s. #11 USC Trojans (24-9)

#3 Florida State Seminoles (25-7) v.s. #14 Winthrop Eagles (26-6)

#7 South Carolina Gamecocks (22-9) v.s. #10 Marquette Golden Eagles (19-12)

#2 Oregon Ducks (28-4) v.s. #15 Iona Gaels (22-12)

 

Last Four Byes: Michigan State, Providence, Xavier, USC

Last Four In: Wake Forest, Kansas State, Syracuse, Vanderbilt

First Four Out: Rhode Island, Illinois State, California, Georgia

Next Four Out: TCU, Houston, Illinois, Indiana

 

Conference Breakdown:

ACC: 10 teams

Big Ten: 7 teams

Big East: 7 teams

Big-12: 6 teams

SEC: 5 teams

Pac-12: 4 teams

A-10: 2 teams

AAC: 2 teams

WCC: 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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