Bracketology 3/1/15


What a Saturday! This bracket was easily my toughest to make, thanks to some conference craziness. Two teams squarely on the bubble, Davidson and Boise State, currently lead their conferences based on the tiebreaker scenarios for the A-10 and Mountain West, respectively. Therefore, since I put in all of the conference leaders as the automatic qualifiers, Davidson and Boise State are in my field as AQs. That ruffled things up a little bit. Also, after re-evaluating Temple, I realized that there really isn’t much to their resume. They’re not in the play-in game. Also, after their big win over Gonzaga, BYU has slipped in as my last team in just ahead of Stanford and UCLA, who dropped out. However, should Stanford top Oregon tonight, that might cause another shift. Here’s the full updated bracket:

 

Midwest Regional

1 Kentucky

16 St. Francis (NY)/New Mexico State

 

8 Iowa

9 San Diego State

 

5 North Carolina

12 Louisiana Tech

 

4 Utah

13 Harvard

 

6 Providence

11 Purdue/Oregon

 

3 Notre Dame

14 Toledo

 

7 Ohio State

10 Cincinnati

 

2 Kansas

15 South Dakota State

 

West Regional

1 Villanova

16 North Florida

 

8 Colorado State

9 Dayton

 

5 Arkansas

12 Davidson

 

4 Louisville

13 Iona

 

6 SMU

11 NC State

 

3 Oklahoma

14 NC-Central

 

7 Xavier

10 Ole Miss

 

2 Wisconsin

15 Charleston Southern

 

South Regional

1 Duke

16 Albany

 

8 Georgia

9 St. John’s

 

5 Northern Iowa

12 Murray State

 

4 Iowa State

13 Valparaiso

 

6 West Virginia

11 Boise State

 

3 Maryland

14 William & Mary

 

7 VCU

10 Oklahoma State

 

2 Gonzaga

15 Sacramento State

 

East Regional

1 Virginia

16 Texas Southern/Bucknell

 

8 Michigan State

9 LSU

 

5 Butler

12 Wofford

 

4 Wichita State

13 Stephen F. Austin

 

6 Georgetown

11 Temple/BYU

 

3 Baylor

14 UC Davis

 

7 Indiana

10 Texas A&M

 

2 Arizona

15 Georgia Southern

 

Last Four In: Purdue, Oregon, Temple, BYU

First Four Out: UCLA, Stanford, Texas, Tulsa

Next Four Out: Pittsburgh, Rhode Island, Miami (FL), Kansas State

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