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Bracketology Seed List For Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Where exactly does everyone stand in the first real bracket of the season?

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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.

This week’s full bracket post

Note: Auto bid holders in this section are noted by the conference names in parentheses.

No. 1 Seeds

(1) Duke Blue Devils
(2) Michigan Wolverines (Big Ten)
(3) Tennessee Volunteers (SEC)
(4) Virginia Cavaliers

No. 2 Seeds

(5) Gonzaga Bulldogs
(6) Michigan State Spartans
(7) Kansas Jayhawks
(8) Kentucky Wildcats

No. 3 Seeds

(9) Houston Cougars (American Athletic)
(10) Oklahoma Sooners
(11) Florida State Seminoles
(12) North Carolina Tar Heels

No. 4 Seeds

(13) Texas Tech Red Raiders (Big 12)
(14) Virginia Tech Hokies (ACC)
(15) Iowa State Cyclones
(16) Ohio State Buckeyes

No. 5 Seeds

(17) Marquette Golden Eagles
(18) Indiana Hoosiers
(19) Wisconsin Badgers
(20) Buffalo Bulls (MAC)

No. 6 Seeds

(21) Mississippi State Bulldogs
(22) Nevada Wolf Pack
(23) N.C. State Wolfpack
(24) Seton Hall Pirates

No. 7 Seeds

(25) Auburn Tigers
(26) Minnesota Golden Gophers
(27) Texas Longhorns
(28) Louisville Cardinals

No. 8 Seeds

(29) Villanova Wildcats (Big East)
(30) St. John’s Red Storm
(31) Iowa Hawkeyes
(32) Purdue Boilermakers

No. 9 Seeds

(33) Maryland Terrapins
(34) Cincinnati Bearcats
(35) Nebraska Cornhuskers
(36) Arizona State Sun Devils

No. 10 Seeds

(37) Alabama Crimson Tide
(38) Creighton Bluejays
(39) TCU Horned Frogs
(40) Arizona Wildcats (Pac-12)

No. 11 Seeds

(41 - First Four) LSU Tigers
(42 - First Four) VCU Rams
(43 - First Four) Kansas State Wildcats
(44 - First Four) Syracuse Orange
(45) San Francisco Dons (WCC)
(46) North Texas Mean Green (C-USA)

No. 12 Seeds

(47) Fresno State Bulldogs (MW)
(48) Wofford Terriers (SoCon)
(49) Murray State Racers (OVC)
(50) Hofstra Pride (CAA)

No. 13 Seeds

(51) Loyola Chicago Ramblers (MVC)
(52) Georgia State Panthers (Sun Belt)
(53) NJIT Highlanders (ASUN)
(54) Stony Brook Seawolves (America East)

No. 14 Seeds

(55) Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (WAC)
(56) UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (Big West)
(57) Lehigh Mountain Hawks (Patriot)
(58) Winthrop Eagles (Big South)

No. 15 Seeds

(59) Princeton Tigers (Ivy)
(60) George Mason Patriots (A 10)
(61) Green Bay Phoenix (Horizon)
(62) Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons (Summit)

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)

(69) Butler Bulldogs
(70) Ole Miss Rebels
(71) UCF Knights
(72) Saint Louis Billikens

Next Four Out

(73) Florida Gators
(74) Clemson Tigers
(75) Temple Owls
(76) Missouri Tigers

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.

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