Brad-ketology: 2015 Final Seed List

I will bracket these teams later on today, but here is the final seed list for both my NCAA and NIT Bracket Projections.  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 dance.  Teams in bold have already earend automatic bids to this year’s NCAA or NIT tournament by virtue of either winning their respective conference tournaments (NCAA auto bids) or conference regular season (NIT auto bids).

You will also see these seedings contain two contingency plans based on Sunday’s games.  The one in the NCAA bracket deals with UConn’s potential stolen bid from the American Conference Championship Game.  If they win that game, I will substitute them for LSU in my final bracket.  In the NIT, Georgia State would steal a bid if they were to lose to Georgia Southern in the Sun Belt final.  In this situation, I would move UMass out of the NIT entirely and replace them with Georgia State.  Feel free to comment and debate.

NCAA Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Kentucky, Villanova, Duke, Wisconsin

2-seeds: Virginia, Arizona, Gonzaga, Kansas

3-seeds: Iowa State, Maryland, Baylor, Notre Dame

4-seeds: Oklahoma, North Carolina, Northern Iowa, West Virginia

5-seeds: Louisville, Utah, Arkansas, SMU

6-seeds: Wichita State, Providence, Georgetown, VCU

7-seeds: Butler, Michigan State, Oregon, San Diego State

8-seeds: Xavier, Temple, Colorado State, Cincinnati

9-seeds: Davidson, Dayton, NC State, Iowa

10-seeds: Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Texas, St. John’s

11-seeds: Brigham Young, LSU, Georgia, Boise State, Ole Miss, UCLA

12-seeds: Stephen F. Austin, Wofford, Wyoming, Buffalo

13-seeds: Harvard, Valpo, Eastern Washington, Georgia State

14-seeds: Northeastern, UC Irvine, North Dakota State, Albany

15-seeds: New Mexico State Belmont, Texas Southern, UAB

16-seeds: Coastal Carolina, Lafayette, North Florida, Manhattan, Robert Morris, Hampton

NIT Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Purdue, Tulsa, Old Dominion, Richmond

2-seeds: Indiana, Stanford, Miami-FL, UConn

3-seeds: Texas A & M, Illinois, Rhode Island, St. Mary’s

4-seeds: Iona, Murray State, Green Bay, Louisiana Tech

5-seeds: Pittsburgh, Yale, UTEP, Illinois State

6-seeds: George Washington, Alabama, UMass, Central Michigan

7-seeds: UC Davis, William & Mary, South Dakota State, NC Central

8-seeds: Montana, Bucknell, Charleston Southern, St. Francis (NY)

Ranking of Other Postseason Contenders: Memphis, South Carolina, Minnesota, Seton Hall, California

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