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Projected 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket

Last updated Jan 16, 2018 7:45 am EST

EAST (Boston)

 

SOUTH (Atlanta)

Pittsburgh
 
 
Boise
 
 
Pittsburgh
 
 
Detroit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charlotte
 
 
Boise
 
 
Nashville
 
 
Dallas
 
 

WEST (Los Angeles)

 
 
 

MIDWEST (Omaha)

Charlotte
 
 
San Diego
 
 
Dallas
 
 
Detroit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wichita
 
 
San Diego
 
 
Nashville
 
 
Wichita
 
 
Team Conf. TAPE (Rank) W - L expW - expL Exp. RPI (Rank) Exp. RPISOS (Rank) Points (Rank) STAPLE (Rank) Seed Pod Site Region Day +/- Week Month
Villanova BigEast 855 (4) 16 - 1 27.5 - 3.5 0.6627 (1) 0.5802 (27) 923 (1) 100.0% (1) 1 Pittsburgh East -- -- --
Virginia ACC 857 (3) 16 - 1 26.7 - 3.3 0.6616 (2) 0.5792 (28) 920 (2) 100.0% (3) 1 Charlotte South -- -- --
Kansas Big12 799 (8) 15 - 3 25.0 - 6.0 0.6438 (4) 0.5979 (4) 908 (3) 100.0% (5) 1 Wichita Midwest -- +1 +2
Duke ACC 806 (7) 16 - 2 25.8 - 5.2 0.6552 (3) 0.5930 (10) 904 (4) 100.0% (2) 1 Charlotte West -- -- +1
Texas Tech Big12 769 (10) 15 - 2 25.0 - 6.0 0.6271 (9) 0.5671 (43) 895 (5) 100.0% (13) 2 Dallas South -- -1 +4
Wichita St. AmCon 818 (5) 15 - 2 25.8 - 4.2 0.6347 (8) 0.5626 (49) 893 (6) 100.0% (7) 2 Wichita Midwest -- -- +1
Purdue BigTen 864 (2) 17 - 2 27.1 - 3.9 0.6408 (5) 0.5649 (46) 890 (7) 100.0% (6) 2 Detroit East -- +1 +2
Michigan St. BigTen 879 (1) 16 - 3 26.4 - 4.6 0.6151 (16) 0.5403 (83) 888 (8) 100.0% (14) 2 Detroit West +1 -- +1
Oklahoma Big12 683 (20) 14 - 2 22.2 - 7.8 0.6261 (10) 0.5860 (17) 888 (9) 100.0% (12) 3 Dallas West -- +1 +12
Xavier BigEast 722 (14) 16 - 3 24.1 - 6.9 0.6350 (7) 0.5866 (16) 882 (10) 100.0% (8) 3 Nashville South +1 -- -2
North Carolina ACC 705 (16) 14 - 4 22.6 - 8.4 0.6397 (6) 0.6100 (1) 881 (11) 100.0% (4) 3 Pittsburgh East -- -- -1
Cincinnati AmCon 751 (11) 15 - 2 26.0 - 5.0 0.6186 (12) 0.5417 (80) 881 (12) 100.0% (11) 3 Nashville Midwest -- -- +2
West Virginia Big12 723 (13) 15 - 3 23.6 - 7.4 0.6139 (18) 0.5687 (39) 874 (13) 99.9% (16) 4 Boise East -2 -2 -3
Seton Hall BigEast 630 (27) 15 - 3 22.6 - 8.4 0.6183 (14) 0.5817 (23) 858 (14) 99.9% (15) 4 Boise South -- -- --
Creighton BigEast 779 (9) 14 - 4 22.7 - 7.3 0.6094 (22) 0.5584 (55) 856 (15) 99.5% (23) 4 San Diego Midwest -- -- +5
Auburn SEC 666 (21) 16 - 1 25.1 - 5.9 0.6257 (11) 0.5616 (52) 855 (16) 100.0% (10) 4 San Diego West -- +2 +4
Nevada MWC 639 (25) 16 - 3 26.4 - 5.6 0.6185 (13) 0.5454 (75) 851 (17) 100.0% (9) 5 Boise South -- +2 --
Michigan BigTen 729 (12) 15 - 4 23.2 - 6.8 0.6102 (21) 0.5548 (61) 850 (18) 99.7% (19) 5 Boise East -- +1 +2
Gonzaga WCC 813 (6) 16 - 3 26.5 - 4.5 0.6041 (27) 0.5189 (116) 850 (19) 99.7% (22) 5 San Diego West -- +1 --
Arizona Pac12 689 (18) 14 - 4 24.4 - 6.6 0.6115 (20) 0.5519 (69) 847 (20) 99.7% (20) 5 San Diego Midwest +1 +1 +1
Clemson ACC 583 (36) 15 - 2 21.6 - 8.4 0.6155 (15) 0.5827 (21) 846 (21) 99.9% (18) 6 Nashville South -- -1 +2
Arizona St. Pac12 612 (31) 14 - 3 24.3 - 5.7 0.6082 (23) 0.5443 (77) 843 (22) 99.7% (21) 6 Pittsburgh East +1 -2 -4
Ohio St. BigTen 687 (19) 15 - 4 23.6 - 7.4 0.6117 (19) 0.5718 (35) 842 (23) 99.9% (17) 6 Nashville Midwest -- +1 +1
Arkansas SEC 653 (23) 12 - 5 21.4 - 9.6 0.6059 (25) 0.5809 (25) 833 (24) 98.2% (26) 7 Wichita Midwest -- -2 -1
Tennessee SEC 613 (30) 12 - 4 21.0 - 9.0 0.6068 (24) 0.5780 (29) 830 (25) 98.1% (27) 6 Dallas West +1 +2 -2
Missouri SEC 711 (15) 11 - 5 21.0 - 9.0 0.5971 (30) 0.5649 (45) 830 (26) 89.8% (35) 7 Dallas South -- -- -2
Miami (FL) ACC 652 (24) 13 - 4 21.2 - 8.8 0.6043 (26) 0.5687 (38) 829 (27) 99.2% (25) 7 Detroit East -2 -2 -4
Rhode Island A10 552 (42) 13 - 3 22.8 - 6.2 0.6145 (17) 0.5516 (71) 828 (28) 99.5% (24) 7 Detroit West +1 +1 +4
Florida St. ACC 703 (17) 13 - 5 21.2 - 8.8 0.5914 (36) 0.5521 (67) 825 (29) 91.3% (34) 8 Pittsburgh East -2 -3 -2
Louisville ACC 597 (34) 13 - 4 20.5 - 10.5 0.5950 (32) 0.5803 (26) 814 (30) 93.2% (33) 8 Wichita Midwest -- +2 +3
Florida SEC 634 (26) 12 - 5 21.2 - 9.8 0.5927 (35) 0.5744 (34) 808 (31) 94.7% (29) 8 Charlotte South -- -- -1
TCU Big12 548 (44) 13 - 4 19.8 - 11.2 0.5963 (31) 0.5941 (9) 804 (32) 94.7% (30) 8 Charlotte West -- -- -4
Boise St. MWC 616 (29) 14 - 3 23.6 - 5.4 0.5938 (33) 0.5142 (126) 800 (33) 93.3% (32) 9 Wichita Midwest -- -- New
Houston AmCon 605 (32) 14 - 3 23.0 - 7.0 0.5982 (29) 0.5369 (89) 797 (34) 94.6% (31) 9 Charlotte South -- +1 +3
St. Mary's WCC 654 (22) 17 - 2 26.7 - 4.3 0.5869 (38) 0.4976 (170) 792 (35) 79.6% (40) 9 Pittsburgh East +1 +2 New
Kentucky SEC 498 (52) 14 - 3 20.4 - 10.6 0.6037 (28) 0.5944 (8) 792 (36) 97.8% (28) 9 Charlotte West -- +1 New
Butler BigEast 536 (45) 13 - 7 19.0 - 12.0 0.5848 (39) 0.5848 (18) 789 (37) 87.9% (37) 10 Detroit West -1 -1 +1
Marquette BigEast 569 (39) 13 - 6 18.8 - 11.2 0.5844 (41) 0.5826 (22) 789 (38) 81.9% (39) 10 Dallas South +1 +1 New
Notre Dame ACC 598 (33) 12 - 5 18.9 - 11.1 0.5811 (45) 0.5679 (41) 786 (39) 65.3% (44) 11 Nashville Midwest -1 -4 -2
New Mexico St. WAC 627 (28) 13 - 3 23.2 - 3.8 0.5809 (46) 0.4875 (193) 783 (40) 70.2% (43) 10 Wichita Midwest -- -1 +4
Southern Cal Pac12 576 (38) 13 - 6 21.2 - 9.8 0.5894 (37) 0.5622 (50) 779 (41) 74.0% (41) 10 Detroit East -- +1 +1
Texas Big12 553 (41) 11 - 6 17.2 - 13.8 0.5740 (48) 0.5954 (6) 773 (42) 60.5% (45) 11 Nashville South -- -1 -1
Syracuse ACC 511 (51) 12 - 6 18.9 - 12.1 0.5831 (43) 0.5901 (11) 772 (43) 82.6% (38) 11 Dallas West -- -- -2
Middle Tennessee St. CUSA 491 (53) 12 - 4 21.7 - 7.3 0.5933 (34) 0.5395 (84) 765 (44) 89.6% (36) 11 Pittsburgh East -- +1 -1
Maryland BigTen 550 (43) 13 - 6 19.1 - 10.9 0.5787 (47) 0.5676 (42) 758 (45) 59.2% (46) 12 Boise South -- -3 -3
Kansas St. Big12 586 (35) 12 - 5 19.5 - 11.5 0.5648 (59) 0.5520 (68) 758 (46) 27.2% (55) 12 San Diego Midwest -- -- New
Alabama SEC 481 (54) 11 - 6 16.9 - 14.1 0.5735 (50) 0.5958 (5) 747 (47) 49.3% (49) 12 San Diego Midwest New New New
Baylor Big12 517 (49) 11 - 6 15.8 - 14.2 0.5621 (60) 0.5888 (12) 746 (48) 17.7% (58) 12 Boise South New New -4
Old Dominion CUSA 531 (46) 13 - 4 23.7 - 6.3 0.5588 (68) 0.4765 (229) 713 (57) 0.0% (131) 12 Boise East -- -- New
Vermont AmEast 416 (70) 13 - 5 23.0 - 7.0 0.5671 (56) 0.4805 (216) 705 (59) 5.4% (66) 12 San Diego West -- -- +1
Buffalo MAC 312 (100) 11 - 5 21.5 - 8.5 0.5842 (42) 0.5363 (90) 701 (60) 58.7% (47) 13 Boise East -- -- New
East Tennessee St. SoCon 438 (64) 12 - 4 22.6 - 6.4 0.5619 (61) 0.4802 (218) 700 (61) 3.2% (70) 13 Boise South -- -- New
UL Lafayette SunBelt 360 (85) 13 - 3 22.8 - 6.2 0.5575 (72) 0.4699 (252) 655 (73) 1.1% (72) 13 San Diego Midwest -- +1 New
South Dakota Summit 464 (56) 12 - 5 20.0 - 7.0 0.5439 (89) 0.4660 (268) 648 (76) 0.0% (131) 13 San Diego West -- +1 -1
Towson CAA 358 (87) 11 - 6 20.3 - 8.7 0.5570 (73) 0.4967 (173) 640 (78) 0.7% (74) 14 Pittsburgh East -- -1 -2
Murray St. OVC 380 (82) 11 - 4 20.8 - 6.2 0.5480 (81) 0.4721 (244) 628 (82) 0.0% (131) 14 Nashville South -- -1 New
Portland St. BigSky 385 (79) 9 - 6 20.0 - 8.0 0.5446 (85) 0.4765 (228) 616 (85) 0.0% (131) 14 Dallas West -- -- --
Bucknell Pat 369 (83) 11 - 8 21.2 - 9.8 0.5477 (83) 0.4827 (206) 609 (89) 0.0% (131) 14 Nashville Midwest -- +1 --
Northern Kentucky Horiz 394 (75) 10 - 6 20.3 - 7.7 0.5387 (101) 0.4658 (271) 595 (93) 0.0% (131) 15 Detroit East -- -1 New
UCSB BigWest 313 (99) 10 - 5 20.0 - 8.0 0.5397 (98) 0.4625 (280) 561 (101) 0.0% (131) 15 Dallas South -- -- -2
Rider MAAC 273 (116) 11 - 7 20.0 - 10.0 0.5394 (100) 0.4848 (203) 538 (107) 0.0% (131) 15 Detroit West -- -- --
Radford BigSou 245 (127) 10 - 7 18.8 - 10.2 0.5311 (116) 0.4645 (277) 485 (125) 0.0% (131) 15 Wichita Midwest +1 -- New
Princeton Ivy 309 (101) 9 - 8 17.2 - 11.8 0.5247 (130) 0.4860 (197) 466 (129) 0.0% (131) 16 Charlotte West -1 New New
Stephen F. Austin Sland 219 (148) 11 - 3 20.8 - 6.2 0.5302 (118) 0.4351 (330) 465 (131) 0.0% (131) 16 Wichita Midwest -- -- -1
Florida Gulf Coast Asun 253 (123) 9 - 8 18.2 - 9.8 0.5105 (162) 0.4590 (292) 379 (154) 0.0% (131) 16 Pittsburgh East -- -- --
St. Francis (PA) NEC 127 (196) 8 - 7 16.5 - 10.5 0.5117 (159) 0.4601 (285) 292 (178) 0.0% (131) 16 Charlotte South -- -- New
Texas Southern SWAC 113 (209) 3 - 15 13.6 - 17.4 0.4771 (219) 0.4588 (294) 162 (215) 0.0% (131) 16 Charlotte South -- -- New
Morgan St. MEAC 70 (245) 6 - 10 14.5 - 12.5 0.4569 (249) 0.3966 (349) -8 (252) 0.0% (131) 16 Pittsburgh East -- -- New
LSU SEC 580 (37) 11 - 5 19.2 - 10.8 0.5664 (57) 0.5555 (59) 746 (49) 19.1% (57) Out -- --
Virginia Tech ACC 554 (40) 13 - 5 19.0 - 12.0 0.5657 (58) 0.5601 (53) 744 (50) 26.9% (56) Out Out Out
Western Kentucky CUSA 440 (63) 12 - 5 21.7 - 8.3 0.5846 (40) 0.5417 (81) 743 (51) 72.8% (42) -- -- --
SMU AmCon 460 (58) 12 - 6 20.0 - 11.0 0.5714 (52) 0.5573 (57) 736 (52) 29.8% (53) -- Out Out
UCLA Pac12 443 (61) 13 - 5 19.4 - 10.6 0.5740 (49) 0.5559 (58) 735 (53) 28.2% (54) -- -- --
San Diego St. MWC 526 (47) 10 - 5 19.3 - 8.7 0.5716 (51) 0.5319 (96) 731 (54) 33.3% (51) -- -- --
St. Bonaventure A10 478 (55) 12 - 5 21.6 - 8.4 0.5825 (44) 0.5313 (97) 723 (55) 57.6% (48) -- -- --
Texas A&M SEC 421 (69) 11 - 6 16.4 - 14.6 0.5703 (54) 0.5952 (7) 722 (56) 33.5% (50) -- -- Out
Providence BigEast 354 (88) 13 - 6 17.1 - 13.9 0.5703 (53) 0.5887 (13) 712 (58) 31.4% (52) -- -- --
South Carolina SEC 424 (68) 10 - 6 15.4 - 14.6 0.5583 (69) 0.5779 (30) 694 (63) 13.6% (61) -- -- --
Georgia SEC 432 (65) 11 - 5 15.9 - 14.1 0.5576 (70) 0.5707 (37) 690 (64) 5.9% (65) -- -- --
Oregon Pac12 393 (76) 12 - 6 19.0 - 12.0 0.5613 (62) 0.5587 (54) 687 (65) 13.5% (62) -- -- Out
Central Florida AmCon 366 (84) 12 - 5 18.1 - 11.9 0.5592 (67) 0.5531 (66) 682 (66) 9.6% (63) -- -- --
Oklahoma St. Big12 460 (59) 12 - 6 16.0 - 15.0 0.5421 (92) 0.5712 (36) 672 (68) 0.7% (75) -- -- --
Loyola (IL) MVC 407 (71) 13 - 4 21.1 - 7.9 0.5612 (63) 0.4998 (162) 668 (69) 6.8% (64) -- -- --
Boston College ACC 383 (81) 13 - 6 17.7 - 13.3 0.5510 (78) 0.5517 (70) 667 (70) 2.0% (71) -- -- --
Missouri St. MVC 350 (89) 13 - 5 20.2 - 9.8 0.5672 (55) 0.5267 (105) 663 (71) 13.8% (60) -- -- --
Colorado Pac12 331 (93) 11 - 7 17.1 - 12.9 0.5610 (65) 0.5633 (47) 658 (72) 14.3% (59) -- -- --
Davidson A10 518 (48) 9 - 7 18.1 - 10.9 0.5524 (75) 0.5162 (120) 654 (74) 0.5% (76) -- -- --
Utah Pac12 335 (92) 10 - 7 16.1 - 12.9 0.5523 (77) 0.5619 (51) 645 (77) 5.0% (68) -- -- --
Temple AmCon 294 (107) 8 - 9 14.1 - 15.9 0.5575 (71) 0.5870 (14) 631 (80) 3.9% (69) -- -- Out
Washington Pac12 238 (136) 13 - 5 18.8 - 12.2 0.5529 (74) 0.5546 (63) 613 (87) 5.1% (67) -- -- --
Connecticut AmCon 226 (142) 10 - 7 15.3 - 15.7 0.5438 (90) 0.5763 (31) 578 (98) 0.7% (73) -- -- --