Noah Holley Bracketology: March 7, 2017

What’s up, everybody!  Welcome to my latest bracket.

As you guys know, it is officially March Madness.  As of Tuesday, seven of the 32 automatic bids have been clinched.

Let’s take a look at those seven teams:


Tonight, four more conference champions will be crowned, from the WCC, the Summit, the Horizon and the NEC.  If you want more March Madness content, check out our exclusive conference tournament coverage article here.

Anyway, back to the bracket.  I’m going to be updating my bracket almost every day for the rest of the week, so be sure to stay tuned.  Without further ado, let’s get into it!

(*denotes projected lock, BOLD denotes ticket punched, (!) denotes bubble team)


Sites: Buffalo, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Milwaukee

1 Villanova* vs 16 Mount St. Mary’s*/NC Central*
8 Michigan vs 9 Virginia Tech
5 Notre Dame vs 12 UNC-Wilmington
4 West Virginia vs 13 East Tennessee State
6 Iowa State vs 11 USC (!)/Xavier (!)
3 Butler vs 14 Winthrop
7 Wichita State vs 10 VCU
2 Louisville vs 15 Northern Kentucky*


Sites: Greenville, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Tulsa

1 North Carolina* vs 16 Jacksonville State
8 Oklahoma State vs 9 Marquette (!)
5 SMU* vs 12 Vanderbilt (!)/Rhode Island (!)
4 Purdue* vs 13 Akron*
6 Minnesota vs 11 Providence (!)
3 Arizona vs 14 Iona
7 Dayton* vs 10 Wake Forest (!)
2 Baylor vs 15 Nebraska-Omaha*


Sites: Tulsa, Orlando, Orlando, Sacramento

1 Kansas* vs 16 New Orleans*/North Dakota*
8 Miami vs 9 Seton Hall
5 Virginia vs 12 Princeton*
4 Florida vs 13 UT-Arlington*
6 Saint Mary’s vs 11 Michigan State (!)
3 Florida State vs 14 Florida Gulf Coast
7 Maryland vs 10 Syracuse (!)
2 UCLA vs 15 Texas Southern*


Sites: Sacramento, Greenville, Buffalo, Salt Lake City

1 Gonzaga* vs 16 UC-Irvine*
8 Michigan vs 9 South Carolina
5 Cincinnati vs 12 Nevada*
4 Duke vs 13 Vermont*
6 Wisconsin vs 11 Middle Tennessee State*
3 Kentucky* vs 14 Bucknell*
7 Creighton vs 10 Northwestern
2 Oregon* vs 15 CSU-Bakersfield*


Last Four Byes: Wake Forest, Syracuse, Providence, Michigan State
Last Four In: Southern Cal, Xavier, Vanderbilt, Rhode Island
First Four Out: Illinois State, Kansas State, Iowa, Illinois
Next Four Out: Houston, Clemson, Cal, Georgia 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)

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