Brett Siegel Bracketology: March 11, 2017

Tomorrow is Selection Sunday and 14 auto-bids will be handed out today! Things are getting crazy in College Basketball as conference tournament begin to wrap up! Who will get the final few spots and who will be the top seeds in the tournament? 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

 

EAST:

Sites: Buffalo, Buffalo, Sacramento, Indianapolis

#1 Villanova Wildcats (30-3) v.s. #16 New Orleans/Mt. St. Mary’s

#8 Michigan Wolverines (22-11) v.s. #9 Northwestern Wildcats (23-10)

#5 Virginia Cavaliers (22-10) v.s. #12 Vermont Catamounts (28-5)

#4 West Virginia Mountaineers (26-7) v.s. #13 UT-Arlington Mavericks (25-7)

#6 Saint Mary’s Gaels (28-4) v.s. #11 Xavier Musketeers (21-13)

#3 UCLA Bruins (29-4) v.s. #14 CSU-Bakersfield Roadrunners (22-8)

#7 Wisconsin Badgers (24-8) v.s. #10 Michigan State Spartans (19-14)

#2 Kentucky Wildcats (27-5) v.s. #15 Northern Kentucky Norse (24-10)

 

WEST:

Sites: Salt Lake City, Orlando, Orlando, Sacramento

#1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (32-1) v.s. #16 Texas Southern Tigers (22-11)

#8 Wichita State Shockers (30-4) v.s. #9 Dayton Flyers (24-7)

#5 Florida Gators (24-8) v.s. #12 UNC-Wilmington Seahawks (29-5)

#4 Butler Bulldogs (23-8) v.s. #13 Bucknell Bison (26-8)

#6 Iowa State Cyclones (22-10) v.s. #11 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (29-4)

#3 Florida State Seminoles (25-8) v.s. #14 Akron Zips (26-7)

#7 Maryland Terrapins (24-8) v.s. #10 Seton Hall Pirates (21-11)

#2 Oregon Ducks (29-4) v.s. #15 UC Irvine Anteaters (21-13)

 

MIDWEST:

Sites: Tulsa, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Greenville

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

#8 Virginia Tech Hokies (22-10) v.s. #9 VCU Rams (25-7)

#5 Cincinnati Bearcats (28-4) v.s. #12 Syracuse/USC

#4 Purdue Boilermakers (25-7) v.s. #13 Princeton Tigers (21-6)

#6 Creighton Bluejays (25-8) v.s. #11 Vanderbilt Commordores (21-13)

#3 Louisville Cardinals (24-8) v.s. #14 Winthrop Eagles (26-6)

#7 South Carolina Gamecocks (22-10) v.s. #10 Providence Friars (20-12)

#2 Duke Blue Devils (26-8) v.s. #15 Iona Gaels (22-12)

 

SOUTH:

Sites: Greenville, Milwaukee, Tulsa, Salt Lake City

#1 North Carolina Tar Heels (27-7) v.s. #16 Jacksonville State Gamecocks (20-14)

#8 Oklahoma State Cowboys (20-12) v.s. #9 Arkansas Razorbacks (24-8)

#5 SMU Mustangs (28-4) v.s. #12 Nevada Wolfpack (27-6)

#4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (25-8) v.s. #13 East Tennessee State Buccaneers (27-7)

#6 Minnesota Golden Gophers (24-8) v.s. #11 Wake Forest/Kansas State

#3 Baylor Bears (25-7) v.s. #14 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (26-7)

#7 Miami Hurricanes (21-11) v.s. #10 Marquette Golden Eagles (19-12)

#2 Arizona Wildcats (29-4) v.s. #15 North Dakota Fighting Hawks (21-9)

 

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

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

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

Next Four Out: Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, UCF

 

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

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Brett Siegel
I am currently enrolled as a student at The University of Louisville, that started in the Fall of 2016. I plan on majoring in Sports Administration with a minor in communications. I am a huge sports fan that loves college basketball, college football, NFL, NBA, MLB, and Fantasy Football. I create mock drafts for NFL, NBA, and Fantasy Football, and have pages of statistical data from the past few years for all three sports. If you have any questions or comments, my email is bsiegelsports@gmail.com.

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