Can you believe the season is a little more than a month old? With this in mind, and the fact it's exam week, so there won't be a lot of attractive matchups over the next few days, I figured it was time to post a new projection.
This year, I'm going to do things a bit differently. Over at SB Nation, I have a short breakdown of the field and an explanation of how I select auto bids at this stage of the season.
Over here, I'll have a more detailed page on each region, with information on each team--a summary of what the team has done so far and what they have coming up.
You can visit these pages, as well as the actual bracket file and seed list, by clicking the links below.
To whet your appetite, here are some quick stats on the bracket.
Top Four Seeds
Duke (East), Ohio State (Southeast), Kansas (Southwest), Tennessee (West)
In And Out
Last Four IN (Headed to Dayton): Cincinnati, Georgia, Oklahoma State, Xavier
Next Four IN: Old Dominion, Northwestern, Virginia, Mississippi
First Four OUT: Butler, Florida State, Dayton, New Mexico
Next Four OUT: Marquette, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia Tech
Big East: 9
Connecticut (2), Georgetown (2), Syracuse (2), Pittsburgh (3), Notre Dame (5), Villanova (5), West Virginia (5), Louisville (6), Cincinnati (12, 1st Rd.)
Big Ten: 7
Ohio State (1), Minnesota (2), Illinois (3), Michigan State (6), Wisconsin (6), Purdue (8), Northwestern (11)
Big 12: 7
Kansas (1), Kansas State (3), Missouri (4), Baylor (5), Texas (8), Texas A&M (10), Oklahoma State (13, 1st Rd.)
Tennessee (1), Kentucky (4), Vanderbilt (7), Florida (8), Mississippi (11), Georgia (12, 1st Rd.)
Duke (1), Boston College (6), North Carolina (7), Miami (9), Virginia (11)
Atlantic 10: 3
Temple (4), Richmond (9), Xavier (13, 1st Rd.)
Mountain West: 3
San Diego State (3), BYU (4), UNLV (7)
Washington (8), Arizona (10), Washington State (12)
Old Dominion (10), Drexel (12)
Conference USA: 2
Memphis (7), UCF (9)
Single Bid Leagues: 21
America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Horizon, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, West Coast, WAC
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