Brad-ketology: March 15th Edition

The teams below are displayed below on an S-curve, so they are ranked from left to right within each seeding line.  The italicized teams are ones predicted to win their conference tourney and gain an automatic bid to the Big Dance.  The teams in bold are ones who have already clinched automatic bids to either the NCAA or NIT tournaments.  This bracket projection has been updated through all games played on Friday March 14th.  My Final Bracket Projection will be posted tomorrow afternoon on this blog.

NCAA Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Florida,  Arizona, Wichita State, Villanova

2-seeds: Wisconsin, Kansas, Creighton, Duke

3-seeds: Michigan, Iowa State, Virginia, Syracuse

4-seeds: San Diego State, VCU, New Mexico, Michigan State

5-seeds: UCLA, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Louisville

6-seeds: UConn, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Kentucky

7-seeds: Saint Louis, UMass, Gonzaga, Oregon

8-seeds: George Washington, Memphis, Baylor, Texas

9-seeds: Colorado, Arizona State, Oklahoma State, St. Joe’s

10-seeds: Pittsburgh, Brigham Young, Stanford, Xavier

11-seeds: North Dakota State, Tennessee, Kansas State, Iowa

12-seeds: SMU, Dayton, Nebraska, Southern Miss, Harvard, Louisiana Tech

13-seeds: Stephen F. Austin, Manhattan, Delaware, New Mexico State

14-seeds: Georgia State, Mercer, Western Michigan, Eastern Kentucky

15-seeds: North Carolina Central, American, UW-Milwaukee, Stony Brook

16-seeds: Wofford, Weber State, Coastal Carolina, Mount St. Mary’s, Texas Southern, Cal State Northridge

NIT Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Minnesota, Providence, California, Toledo

2-seeds: Florida State, St. John’s, NC State, Green Bay

3-seeds: Belmont, Missouri, Arkansas, Georgetown

4-seeds: Louisiana Tech, Stephen F. Austin, Clemson, Georgia

5-seeds: LSU, Illinois, Utah, Richmond

6-seeds: West Virginia, Maryland, St. Mary’s, Iona

7-seeds: Boston University, UC Irvine, Vermont, Davidson

8-seeds: Utah Valley, Robert Morris, Florida Gulf Coast, High Point

Ranking of Other Postseason Contenders: Middle Tennessee, Marquette, Indiana, Indiana State, New Mexico State, Washington, Georgia State, Western Michigan

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