Bracketology (3/9) – Alabama and USC Join the Field

  • Changes are from my 3/8 Bracketology
  • These are my “most deserving” teams based on resume, if you are looking for my current “best” teams, check out my top 25.

Bracket

bracketology

S-Curve

GREEN – Moved up one or more seed line
RED – Moved down one or more seed line
BLUE – New to bracket
Italicized – Play-In Game

1 Seeds: Virginia, Villanova, Xavier, Kansas
2 Seeds: Duke, Purdue, North Carolina, Auburn
3 Seeds: Michigan State, Tennessee, Michigan, Cincinnati
4 Seeds: West Virginia, Texas Tech, Wichita State, Gonzaga
5 Seeds: Clemson, Florida, Arizona, Ohio State
6 Seeds: Kentucky, Houston, TCU, Arkansas
7 Seeds: Texas A&M, Miami, Nevada, Seton Hall
8 Seeds: Rhode Island, Missouri, Kansas State, Butler
9 Seeds: St. Bonaventure, Creighton, Virginia Tech, NC State
10 Seeds: Providence, Florida State, Oklahoma, Texas
11 Seeds: UCLA, Saint Mary’s, USC, Loyola-Chicago, Alabama
12 Seeds: Arizona StateLouisville, New Mexico State, South Dakota State, Old Dominion
13 Seeds: Murray State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Buffalo, Vermont
14 Seeds: UNC-Greensboro, College of Charleston, Montana, Bucknell
15 Seeds: UC Davis, Wright State, Pennsylvania, Lipscomb
16 Seeds: Iona, Nicholls StateRadford, LIU-BrooklynHamptonArkansas-Pine Bluff

Bubble Watch

Avoiding Dayton

Oklahoma
Texas
UCLA
Saint Mary’s

Last Four In

USC
Alabama
Arizona State
Louisville

First Four Out

Marquette
Baylor
Syracuse
Oklahoma State

Next Four Out

Middle Tennessee
Notre Dame
Georgia
Mississippi State

By Conference

ACC – 9 Bids (60%) plus two in first eight out
SEC – 8 Bids (57%) plus two in first eight out
Big 12 – 7 Bids (70%) plus two in first eight out
Big East – 6 Bids (60%) plus one in first eight out
Pac-12 –  4 Bids (33%)
Big Ten – 4 Bids (29%)
American – 3 Bids (25%)
West Coast – 2 Bids (20%)
Conference USA – 1 Bid (7%) plus one in first eight out

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