Since it’s a new season, I figured I would try something different to complement my bracketology posts over at SB Nation. In this space, I’ll list the 68 teams in the bracket in order (in part for the benefit of Bracket Matrix, since my new format is a bit wonky for its purposes) along with a listing of the multi-bid conference breakdown. In future weeks, I may even post some additional analysis or housekeeping info that would just clutter up the SB Nation piece. Plus, this post will always host a reminder of my auto bid selection procedures.
In the future, this post will run roughly at the same time the main bracket post runs, usually a few minutes before. I’ll have a link to this page in the bracket rundown and vice versa.
Note: Auto bid holders in this section are noted by the conference names in parentheses.
No. 1 Seeds
No. 2 Seeds
No. 3 Seeds
No. 4 Seeds
No. 5 Seeds
No. 6 Seeds
No. 7 Seeds
No. 8 Seeds
No. 9 Seeds
No. 10 Seeds
No. 11 Seeds
No. 12 Seeds
No. 13 Seeds
No. 14 Seeds
No. 15 Seeds
No. 16 Seeds
(63) Rider Broncs (MAAC)
(64) Northern Colorado Bears (Big Sky)
(65 - First Four) Texas Southern Tigers (SWAC)
(66 - First Four) Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (Southland)
(67 - First Four) Robert Morris Colonials (NEC)
(68 - First Four) Norfolk State Spartans (MEAC)
First Four Out (NIT No. 1 Seeds)
Next Four Out
Conference Ranking With Seeds
Note: Auto bid holders are denoted by asterisks.
Big Ten (10): 1. Michigan*, 2. Michigan State, 4. Ohio State, 5. Indiana, 5. Wisconsin, 7. Minnesota, 8. Iowa, 8. Purdue, 9. Maryland, 9. Nebraska
ACC (8): 1. Duke, 1. Virginia, 3. Florida State, 3. North Carolina, 4. Virginia Tech*, 6. N.C. State, 7. Louisville, 11. Syracuse (First Four)
Big 12 (7): 2. Kansas, 3. Oklahoma, 4. Texas Tech*, 4. Iowa State, 7. Texas, 10. TCU, 11. Kansas State (First Four)
SEC (6): 1. Tennessee*, 2. Kentucky, 6. Mississippi State, 7. Auburn, 10. Alabama, 11. LSU (First Four)
Big East (5): 5. Marquette, 6. Seton Hall, 8. Villanova*, 8. St. John’s, 10. Creighton
American Athletic (2): 3. Houston*, 9. Cincinnati
Atlantic 10 (2): 11. VCU (First Four), 15. George Mason*
Mountain West (2): 6. Nevada, 12. Fresno State*
Pac-12 (2): 9. Arizona State, 11. Arizona*
West Coast (2): 2. Gonzaga, 11. San Francisco*
Auto Bid Selection Procedures
Until we get to the latter stages of the season, when conference races are a bit clearer and tournament No. 1 seeds are established, the following rules apply to auto bid selections.
First, account for conference record. The team with the best conference winning percentage will hold the auto bid.
If two or more teams are tied, head-to-head is the first tiebreaker. Otherwise, the total number of conference wins applies.
If teams are still tied, overall winning percentage against all Division I opposition, then the higher number of D1 wins apply.