Well… the day has finally arrived! Our Christmas presents will be revealed for us tonight at 6:00. Here are the final seeds I have assigned to the NCAA and NIT tourney fields. I will publish a full bracket with seeds, sites, and game times later this afternoon, but I thought I would go ahead and just post the seeds so that you have an idea if your team is in or out and along what seed line you can expect to see your favorite team later tonight. Any discrepancies between these seeds and the ones published later today will be a result of bracketing principles and procedures which may force me to move a particular team up or down a seed.
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 have clinched automatic berths into their respective postseason tournaments or are projected to later on today. This bracket projection has been updated through all games played on Saturday March 10th and includes contingency plans to account for the potential outcomes of today’s conference title games.
NCAA Tourney Field:
1-seeds: Florida, Arizona, Wichita State, Villanova
2-seeds: Kansas, Wisconsin, Virginia, Michigan
3-seeds: Iowa State, Creighton, Duke, Syracuse
4-seeds: New Mexico, San Diego State, VCU, Michigan State
5-seeds: UCLA, Louisville, Cincinnati, UConn
6-seeds: Ohio State, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Kentucky
7-seeds: Saint Louis, UMass, Gonzaga, Oregon
8-seeds: George Washington, Texas, Baylor, Colorado
9-seeds: Memphis, Arizona State, St. Joe’s, Oklahoma State
10-seeds: Pittsburgh, Brigham Young, Stanford, Kansas State
11-seeds: Providence, North Dakota State, Tennessee, Xavier
12-seeds: Dayton, Iowa, Nebraska, Southern Miss, Harvard, Stephen F. Austin
13-seeds: Manhattan, Tulsa, Delaware, Western Michigan
14-seeds: Georgia State/UL-Lafayette, New Mexico State, Mercer, Eastern Kentucky
15-seeds: North Carolina Central, American, UW-Milwaukee, Wofford
16-seeds: Weber State, Albany, Coastal Carolina, Mount St. Mary’s, Texas Southern, Cal Poly
NIT Tourney Field:
1-seeds: Minnesota, SMU, Florida State, Missouri
2-seeds: Toledo, California NC State, Georgetown
3-seeds: St. John’s, Green Bay, Belmont, Louisiana Tech
4-seeds: Arkansas, Clemson, Georgia, Illinois
5-seeds: Iona, St. Mary’s, Utah, Richmond
6-seeds: West Virginia, Maryland, LSU, Georgia State/Middle Tennessee
7-seeds: Boston University, Vermont, Davidson, UC Irvine
8-seeds: Robert Morris, Florida Gulf Coast, Utah Valley, High Point
First Four Out: Marquette, Indiana, Indiana State, Washington
well , I’m not going to be to hard on you. But I believe you hating on UL. They will be no worst then a 3 and maybe could a 2 . But not a 5. I glad UL won the conference tourney because I not sure they would have even made the ncaa tourney in your bracket.
Haha, looks like I was right that everybody was overseeding the Cards! Still think they deserved a 5 instead of a 4 but I was closer in my analysis in them than most bracketologists.