Brett Siegel Bracketology: March 2, 2017

The countdown is down to 10 days until Selection Sunday! Conference Tournaments have already started as teams look to punch their ticket to the Big Dance! The bubble continues to get thinner as more and more teams contend for those final four spots in the tourney. As the regular season wraps up for a lot of teams this weekend, I am sure there will be plenty of upsets that shake things up with the bracket once again. Champ Week is going to be exciting and will determine the final outcome of the bracket on Selection Sunday! Be sure to check out my previous Bracketology to see who moved where!

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, Milwaukee, Sacramento, Indianapolis

#1 Kansas Jayhawks (27-3) v.s. #16 North Dakota Fighting Hawks (18-8)

#8 VCU Rams (23-7) v.s. #9 South Carolina Gamecocks (22-8)

#5 Cincinnati Bearcats (25-4) v.s. #12 Wake Forest/Rhode Island

#4 Purdue Boilermakers (24-6) v.s. #13 Princeton Tigers (19-6)

#6 Wisconsin Badgers (22-7) v.s. #11 Marquette Golden Eagles (18-11)

#3 Arizona Wildcats (26-4) v.s. #14 Winthrop Eagles (23-6)

#7 Iowa State Cyclones (20-9) v.s. #10 Seton Hall Pirates (19-10)

#2 Kentucky Wildcats (25-5) v.s. #15 Oakland Golden Grizzlies (24-7)

 

WEST:

Sites: Salt Lake City, Milwaukee, Orlando, Sacramento

#1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (29-1) v.s. #16 N.C. Central Eagles (22-7)

#8 Virginia Tech Hokies (21-8) v.s. #9 Northwestern Wildcats (21-9)

#5 SMU Mustangs (25-4) v.s. #12 Nevada Wolfpack (24-6)

#4 Butler Bulldogs (23-6) v.s. #13 Belmont Bruins (22-5)

#6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (23-7) v.s. #11 Illinois State Redbirds (25-5)

#3 Florida Gators (24-6) v.s. #14 East Tennessee State Buccaneers (24-7)

#7 Oklahoma State Cowboys (20-10) v.s. #10 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (25-4)

#2 UCLA Bruins (27-3) v.s. #15 CSU-Bakersfield Roadrunners (21-7)

 

EAST:

Sites: Buffalo, Greenville, Orlando, Tulsa

#1 Villanova Wildcats (27-3) v.s. #16 Mt. Saint Mary’s/Texas Southern

#8 Wichita State Shockers (27-4) v.s. #9 Arkansas Razorbacks (22-8)

#5 Saint Mary’s Gaels (26-3) v.s. #12 UNC-Wilmington Seahawks (26-5)

#4 Duke Blue Devils (23-7) v.s. #13 Monmouth Hawks (26-5)

#6 Minnesota Golden Gophers (22-7) v.s. #11 Xavier/California

#3 Florida State Seminoles (23-7) v.s. #14 Bucknell Bison (23-8)

#7 Miami Hurricanes (20-9) v.s. #10 Michigan Wolverines (19-11)

#2 Baylor Bears (24-6) v.s. #15 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (24-7)

 

SOUTH:

Sites: Greenville, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City

#1 North Carolina Tar Heels v.s. #16 UC-Irvine/New Orleans

#8 Dayton Flyers (24-5) v.s. #9 USC Trojans (22-8)

#5 Virginia Cavaliers (20-9) v.s. #12 UT-Arlington Mavericks (23-6)

#4 West Virginia Mountaineers (23-7) v.s. #13 Vermont Catamounts (27-5)

#6 Creighton Bluejays (23-7) v.s. #11 Michigan State Spartans (18-12)

#3 Louisville Cardinals (23-7) v.s. #14 Akron Zips (23-7)

#7 Maryland Terrapins (23-7) v.s. #10 Providence Friars (19-11)

#2 Oregon Ducks (26-4) v.s. #15 South Dakota Coyotes (21-10)

 

Last Four Byes: Michigan State, Marquette, Providence, Michigan

Last Four In: Xavier, California, Wake Forest, Rhode Island

First Four Out: Syracuse, Kansas State, Georgia Tech, Texas Tech

Next Four Out: Illinois, Utah, TCU, Georgia

 

Conference Breakdown:

ACC: 9 teams

Big Ten: 7 teams

Big East: 7 teams

Big-12: 5 teams

Pac-12: 5 teams

SEC: 4 teams

A-10: 3 teams

AAC: 2 teams

WCC: 2 teams

 

 

 

Brett Siegel

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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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