Brad-ketology: 2018 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 earned 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: Virginia, Villanova, Kansas, Xavier

2-seeds: North Carolina, Duke, Purdue, Cincinnati

3-seeds: Tennessee, Michigan, Michigan State, Arizona

4-seeds: Auburn, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Clemson

5-seeds: Wichita State, Gonzaga, Ohio State, Kentucky

6-seeds: Houston, Texas A & M, Arkansas, TCU

7-seeds: Seton Hall, Florida, Miami-FL, Nevada

8-seeds: Rhode Island, Butler, Alabama, UCLA

9-seeds: Southern California, Providence, Missouri, Oklahoma

10-seeds: Texas, Creighton, Florida State, Virginia Tech

11-seeds: Loyola-IL, Davidson, St. Bonaventure, Louisville, Kansas State, NC State

12-seeds: New Mexico State, South Dakota State, San Diego State, Buffalo 

13-seeds: Murray State, UNC-Greensboro, College of Charleston, Montana

14-seeds: Bucknell, Marshall, Wright State, Stephen F. Austin

15-seeds: Lipscomb, Iona, Georgia State, Penn

16-seeds: UMBC, Cal State Fullerton, Radford, LIU-Brooklyn, Texas Southern, North Carolina Central

NIT Tourney Field:

1-seeds: Saint Mary’s, Syracuse, Arizona State, Baylor

2-seeds: Marquette, Middle Tennessee, Notre Dame, Utah

3-seeds: Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Penn State, Mississippi State

4-seeds: Oregon, LSU, Western Kentucky, Temple

5-seeds: Maryland, Boise State, Boston College, Washington

6-seeds: South Carolina, Vermont, UL-Lafayette, Rider

7-seeds: Northern Kentucky, Harvard, UNC-Asheville, UC-Davis

8-seeds: Florida Gulf Coast, Southeastern Louisiana, Hampton, Wagner

Ranking of Other Postseason Contenders: Boston College, Stanford, South Carolina, Brigham Young, Belmont, Colorado, UCF, Old Dominion, Tulsa

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