Brett Siegel Bracketology: Morning of Selection Sunday (3/12/17)

Happy Selection Sunday everyone! With a few conference tournaments wrapping up, we will have a better idea of who falls where in the bracket right before the bracket is revealed! 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
  • Duke – ACC
  • Vermont – American East
  • Villanova – Big East
  • North Dakota – Big Sky
  • Iowa State – Big-12
  • Middle Tennessee – C-USA
  • Kent State – MAC
  • N.C. Central – MEAC
  • Nevada – Mountain West
  • New Orleans – Southland
  • Texas Southern – SWAC

 

EAST:

Sites: Buffalo, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Sacramento

#1 Villanova Wildcats (31-3) v.s. #16 N.C. Central/Mt. St. Mary’s

#8 Northwestern Wildcats (23-11) v.s. #9 VCU Rams (26-7)

#5 Virginia Cavaliers (22-10) v.s. #12 UNC-Wilmington Seahawks (29-5)

#4 West Virginia Mountaineers (26-8) v.s. #13 Winthrop Eagles (26-6)

#6 Creighton Bluejays (25-9) v.s. #11 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (30-4)

#3 Louisville Cardinals (24-8) v.s. #14 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (26-7)

#7 Michigan Wolverines (23-11) v.s. #10 Xavier Musketeers (21-13)

#2 Oregon Ducks (29-5) v.s. #15 UC Davis Aggies (22-12)

 

WEST:

Sites: Salt Lake City, Orlando, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City

#1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (32-1) v.s. #16 Jacksonville State Gamecocks (20-14)

#8 Maryland Terrapins (24-8) v.s. #9 Dayton Flyers (24-7)

#5 Florida Gators (24-8) v.s. #12 Syracuse/USC

#4 Florida State Seminoles (25-8) v.s. #13 Princeton Tigers (22-6)

#6 Wisconsin Badgers (25-8) v.s. #11 Vanderbilt Commodores (19-15)

#3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (25-9) v.s. #14 Iona Gaels (22-12)

#7 South Carolina Gamecocks (22-10) v.s. #10 Michigan State Spartans (19-14)

#2 Arizona Wildcats (30-4) v.s. #15 North Dakota Fighting Hawks (22-9)

 

MIDWEST:

Sites: Tulsa, Orlando, Sacramento, Greenville

#1 Kansas Jayhawks (28-4) v.s. #16 Texas State/New Orleans

#8 Virginia Tech Hokies (22-10) v.s. #9 Arkansas Razorbacks (25-8)

#5 Iowa State Cyclones (23-10) v.s. #12 Vermont Catamounts (29-5)

#4 Purdue Boilermakers (25-7) v.s. #13 Bucknell Bison (26-8)

#6 St. Mary’s Gaels (28-4) v.s. #11 Wake Forest/Kansas State

#3 UCLA Bruins (29-4) v.s. #14 New Mexico State Aggies (28-5)

#7 Minnesota Golden Gophers (24-9) v.s. #10 Providence Friars (20-12)

#2 Duke Blue Devils (27-8) v.s. #15 Texas Southern Tigers (23-11)

 

SOUTH:

Sites: Greenville, Milwaukee, Tulsa, Indianapolis

#1 North Carolina Tar Heels (27-7) v.s. #16 South Dakota State Jackrabbits (18-16)

#8 Wichita State Shockers (30-4) v.s. #9 Oklahoma State Cowboys (20-12)

#5 SMU Mustangs (29-4) v.s. #12 Nevada Wolfpack (28-6)

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

#6 Cincinnati Bearcats (29-4) v.s. #11 Marquette Golden Eagles (19-12)

#3 Baylor Bears (25-7) v.s. #14 Northern Kentucky Norse (24-10)

#7 Miami Hurricanes (21-11) v.s. #10 Seton Hall Pirates (21-11)

#2 Kentucky Wildcats (28-5) v.s. #15 Kent State Golden Flashes (22-13)

 

Last Four Byes: Providence, Xavier, Marquette, Vanderbilt

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

First Out: Rhode Island, Illinois State

 

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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