Brad-ketology: 2017 Final Seed List

I will send out final brackets in a few minutes, 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).  Feel free to comment or debate.

NCAA Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Villanova, Kansas, North Carolina, Gonzaga

2-seeds: Kentucky, Duke, Arizona, Louisville

3-seeds: Oregon, Baylor, UCLA, Florida State

4-seeds: Florida, West Virginia, Butler, Notre Dame

5-seeds: Virginia, Iowa State, Purdue, SMU

6-seeds: Cincinnati, Minnesota,  Creighton, Michigan

7-seeds: WisconsinSt. Mary’s, Maryland, Arkansas

8-seeds: Dayton, Miami-FL, Xavier, VCU

9-seeds: Wichita State, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech

10-seeds: South Carolina, Northwestern, Marquette, Michigan State

11-seeds: Wake Forest, Rhode Island, Seton Hall, Providence, Kansas State, Southern California

12-seeds: Middle Tennessee, Nevada, UNC Wilmington, Princeton

13-seeds: Vermont, Bucknell, East Tennessee State, New Mexico State

14-seeds: Winthrop, Florida Gulf Coast, Iona, Northern Kentucky

15-seeds: Texas Southern, Kent State, Jacksonville State, North Dakota

16-seeds: New Orleans, South Dakota State, Mount St. Mary’s, Troy, UC Davis, North Carolina Central

NIT Tourney Field:

1-seeds:  Illinois, Syracuse, TCU, Illinois State

2-seeds: California, Georgia, Houston, Indiana

3-seeds: Clemson, Alabama, UT-Arlington, Monmouth

4-seeds: Iowa, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Utah

5-seeds: Brigham Young, Belmont, Akron, UCF

6-seeds: Charleston, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Colorado

7-seeds: Texas A & M, Colorado State, Boise State, Cal State Bakersfield

8-seeds: Oakland, UNC Greensboro, South Dakota, UC Irvine

Ranking of Other Postseason Contenders:  Richmond, San Diego State, Fresno State, Davidson

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