Noah Holley Bracketology: February 27, 2017

Get.  Hyped.

In case you were unaware, ladies and gents, today marks the official start of March Madness.  Pretty awesome, right?   Tonight, the first conference tournament will get underway in the Atlantic Sun Championship.  I’m sure I can speak for other bracketologists as well when I say that the period of time between the first conference tournament and the Selection Show is truly one of the most wonderful times of the sports year.

Since we are so close to Selection Sunday, from now on, I will be updating my bracket much more frequently.  Here is the definitive schedule:

March 1
March 3
March 6
March 8
March 10
March 11
March 12-early morning
March 12-afternoon (final bracket)

That’s a lot of bracketology, folks.  Be sure to stay tuned!

You can also view my past updates here:

Alright, let’s get into the bracket.  I hope you like it!

(Key: *denotes projected automatic bid, BOLD denotes team has clinched bid)


Sites: Buffalo, Greenville, Buffalo, Tulsa

1 Villanova* vs 16 North Dakota*
8 Virginia Tech vs 9 Arkansas
5 Purdue* vs 12 UT Arlington*
4 Duke vs 13 Monmouth*
6 Creighton vs 11 Cal/Syracuse
3 Kentucky* vs 14 ETSU*
7 Maryland vs 10 Southern Cal
2 Baylor vs 15 Bucknell*


Sites: Greenville, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis

1 North Carolina* vs 16 NC Central*
8 South Carolina vs 9 VCU
5 Cincinnati vs 12 Vanderbilt/Kansas State
4 Notre Dame vs 13 Akron*
6 Minnesota vs 11 Marquette
3 Arizona vs 14 Colorado State*
7 Oklahoma State vs 10 Xavier
2 Louisville vs 15 FGCU*


Sites: Tulsa, Orlando, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City

1 Kansas* vs 16 Mount St. Mary’s*/New Orleans*
8 Wichita State* vs 9 Michigan State
5 SMU* vs 12 Vermont*
4 Florida State vs 13 Princeton*
6 St Mary’s vs 11 Providence
3 Butler vs 14 Oakland*
7 Miami vs 10 Northwestern
2 Oregon* vs 15 South Dakota*


Sites: Sacramento, Milwaukee, Orlando, Sacramento

1 Gonzaga* vs 16 UC Davis*/Texas Southern*
8 Dayton* vs 9 Michigan
5 Virginia vs 12 UNC-Wilmington*
4 West Virginia vs 13 Belmont*
6 Iowa State vs 11 Middle Tennessee State*
3 Florida vs 14 UNC-Asheville*
7 Wisconsin vs 10 Seton Hall
2 UCLA vs 15 CSU-Bakersfield*


  • Last Four Byes: Northwestern, Southern Cal, Providence, Marquette
  • Last Four In: Syracuse, Cal, Kansas State, Vanderbilt
  • First Four Out: Illinois State, TCU, Rhode Island, Georgia
  • Next Four Out: Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Illinois, Texas Tech



Noah Holley
Hello! My name is Noah. I am a 14 year old sports fanatic that is an intern for College Pride Press. I am one of the site's bracketologists. I also write about other random stuff. For my own website,, I cover college football, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, golf, and MLL. Be sure to check it out! (Twitter: @NoahSports1)

Leave a Reply