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Projected 2017 NCAA Tournament Bracket

Last updated Apr 27, 2017 8:23 am EDT

EAST (New York City)

 

MIDWEST (Kansas City)

Greenville
 
 
Orlando
 
 
Sacramento
 
 
Buffalo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tulsa
 
 
Milwaukee
 
 
Buffalo
 
 
Indianapolis
 
 

SOUTH (Memphis)

 
 
 

WEST (San Jose)

Salt Lake City
 
 
Tulsa
 
 
Orlando
 
 
Greenville
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salt Lake City
 
 
Milwaukee
 
 
Sacramento
 
 
Indianapolis
 
 
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
Duke ACC 813 (9) 27 - 8 27.9 - 8.1 0.6443 (7) 0.5966 (5) 930 (1) 100.0% (1) 1 Greenville East -- +2 +2
Kansas Big12 815 (8) 28 - 4 28.0 - 4.0 0.6501 (3) 0.5774 (29) 923 (2) 100.0% (2) 1 Tulsa Midwest -- -- +1
Gonzaga WCC 886 (1) 32 - 1 33.0 - 1.0 0.6394 (10) 0.5341 (94) 916 (3) 100.0% (3) 1 Salt Lake City West -- -- --
Arizona Pac12 797 (13) 30 - 4 31.0 - 4.0 0.6520 (2) 0.5782 (27) 911 (4) 100.0% (4) 1 Salt Lake City South -- +3 +3
Villanova BigEast 877 (3) 31 - 3 31.0 - 3.0 0.6595 (1) 0.5735 (35) 909 (5) 100.0% (5) 2 Buffalo East -- -1 -1
North Carolina ACC 881 (2) 26 - 7 27.0 - 7.0 0.6496 (4) 0.5928 (11) 908 (6) 100.0% (6) 2 Greenville South -- -1 --
Kentucky SEC 807 (11) 29 - 5 30.0 - 5.0 0.6494 (5) 0.5830 (22) 907 (7) 100.0% (7) 2 Indianapolis Midwest -- -- +2
Louisville ACC 833 (5) 24 - 8 25.0 - 8.0 0.6459 (6) 0.6099 (1) 899 (8) 100.0% (8) 2 Indianapolis West -- -- -1
Florida SEC 823 (7) 24 - 8 24.9 - 8.1 0.6407 (8) 0.5955 (7) 886 (9) 100.0% (9) 3 Orlando South -- -1 -1
Virginia ACC 810 (10) 22 - 10 22.8 - 10.2 0.6171 (19) 0.5976 (4) 883 (10) 100.0% (10) 3 Buffalo Midwest -- -- -1
UCLA Pac12 737 (25) 29 - 4 29.9 - 4.1 0.6275 (15) 0.5442 (77) 879 (11) 100.0% (11) 3 Sacramento West -- -- +2
Oregon Pac12 800 (12) 28 - 5 28.9 - 5.1 0.6405 (9) 0.5656 (44) 879 (12) 100.0% (12) 3 Sacramento East -- -- --
Baylor Big12 788 (15) 24 - 7 24.9 - 7.1 0.6381 (11) 0.5940 (8) 878 (13) 100.0% (13) 4 Tulsa South -- -2 -3
SMU AmCon 794 (14) 30 - 4 30.0 - 4.0 0.6297 (13) 0.5387 (83) 876 (14) 100.0% (14) 4 Milwaukee Midwest +1 +1 +1
Florida St. ACC 759 (20) 25 - 8 25.9 - 8.1 0.6336 (12) 0.5861 (16) 876 (15) 100.0% (15) 4 Orlando East -- -- -1
Butler BigEast 738 (24) 23 - 8 23.9 - 8.1 0.6257 (16) 0.5908 (12) 864 (16) 99.9% (16) 4 Milwaukee West -- -- --
Iowa St. Big12 761 (18) 23 - 10 23.7 - 10.3 0.6081 (22) 0.5786 (25) 862 (17) 99.8% (17) 5 Milwaukee Midwest -- +1 +3
Cincinnati AmCon 763 (17) 29 - 5 29.0 - 5.0 0.6289 (14) 0.5491 (72) 859 (18) 99.8% (18) 5 Tulsa South -1 -- --
Notre Dame ACC 746 (22) 25 - 9 25.8 - 9.2 0.6090 (21) 0.5768 (31) 853 (19) 99.6% (19) 5 Milwaukee West -- +1 +1
West Virginia Big12 840 (4) 26 - 8 26.9 - 8.1 0.6032 (26) 0.5531 (64) 849 (20) 99.5% (20) 5 Orlando East -- -1 -2
Purdue BigTen 763 (16) 25 - 7 25.8 - 7.2 0.6174 (18) 0.5637 (49) 847 (21) 99.4% (21) 6 Buffalo Midwest -- -1 -2
St. Mary's WCC 750 (21) 28 - 4 28.7 - 4.3 0.6199 (17) 0.5415 (80) 845 (22) 99.3% (22) 6 Sacramento West -- -1 +1
Michigan BigTen 742 (23) 24 - 11 24.5 - 11.5 0.6034 (25) 0.5776 (28) 843 (23) 99.1% (23) 6 Orlando South +1 +3 +5
Wichita St. MVC 833 (6) 29 - 4 29.8 - 4.2 0.5949 (36) 0.5034 (157) 832 (24) 98.2% (24) 6 Sacramento East -- -- +1
Minnesota BigTen 612 (32) 24 - 9 24.5 - 9.5 0.6133 (20) 0.5842 (20) 830 (25) 97.9% (25) 7 Indianapolis Midwest -- -1 --
Creighton BigEast 627 (28) 24 - 9 24.5 - 9.5 0.6043 (24) 0.5692 (39) 827 (26) 97.5% (26) 7 Greenville South -- -- -2
Miami (FL) ACC 605 (34) 21 - 11 21.5 - 11.5 0.5920 (37) 0.5747 (32) 810 (27) 93.2% (27) 7 Buffalo East -- +1 +2
Wisconsin BigTen 724 (26) 25 - 9 25.7 - 9.3 0.5959 (33) 0.5514 (66) 808 (28) 92.6% (28) 7 Indianapolis West -1 +1 -1
Wake Forest ACC 616 (31) 19 - 13 19.5 - 13.5 0.5913 (39) 0.5860 (17) 797 (29) 87.4% (29) 8 Tulsa Midwest -- -1 --
Oklahoma St. Big12 761 (19) 19 - 12 19.5 - 12.5 0.5892 (41) 0.5865 (15) 795 (30) 85.9% (30) 8 Greenville East -- -1 -1
Vanderbilt SEC 618 (30) 19 - 15 19.6 - 15.4 0.5886 (42) 0.6075 (2) 793 (31) 85.0% (31) 8 Salt Lake City South -- +4 New
Dayton A10 572 (42) 23 - 7 23.2 - 7.8 0.6008 (27) 0.5460 (76) 792 (32) 84.1% (32) 8 Salt Lake City West +1 -1 --
Nevada MWC 510 (55) 28 - 6 28.3 - 6.7 0.5995 (29) 0.5179 (127) 788 (33) 81.0% (33) 9 Salt Lake City West -- +2 +3
Xavier BigEast 598 (38) 21 - 13 21.6 - 13.4 0.5917 (38) 0.5857 (18) 787 (34) 80.8% (34) 9 Greenville East -- +1 -3
VCU A10 530 (53) 26 - 8 26.3 - 8.7 0.6061 (23) 0.5513 (67) 786 (35) 79.7% (35) 9 Tulsa Midwest -1 -- +1
UNC Wilmington CAA 475 (61) 27 - 5 27.2 - 5.8 0.5991 (30) 0.5103 (142) 783 (36) 77.3% (36) 9 Salt Lake City South +1 -- +2
Maryland BigTen 549 (50) 23 - 8 23.4 - 8.6 0.5967 (32) 0.5624 (53) 782 (37) 76.7% (37) 10 Buffalo East -- -2 -2
Rhode Island A10 552 (49) 24 - 9 24.5 - 9.5 0.5973 (31) 0.5548 (62) 782 (38) 76.6% (38) 10 Indianapolis Midwest +2 New +1
Middle Tennessee St. CUSA 604 (36) 29 - 4 29.5 - 4.5 0.5958 (34) 0.5020 (160) 781 (39) 75.9% (39) 10 Indianapolis West -- +1 +2
Arkansas SEC 574 (41) 24 - 9 25.1 - 9.9 0.5995 (28) 0.5623 (54) 781 (40) 75.2% (40) 10 Greenville South -1 -- New
Illinois St. MVC 578 (39) 27 - 6 27.9 - 6.1 0.5949 (35) 0.5091 (147) 775 (41) 69.9% (41) 11 Buffalo Midwest -1 -2 -1
South Carolina SEC 567 (44) 21 - 10 21.5 - 10.5 0.5885 (43) 0.5649 (45) 772 (42) 67.3% (42) 11 Sacramento East -- -3 -5
Kansas St. Big12 622 (29) 20 - 13 20.5 - 13.5 0.5710 (56) 0.5670 (42) 769 (43) 64.3% (43) 11 Orlando South -- -- -1
Seton Hall BigEast 560 (46) 21 - 11 21.5 - 11.5 0.5883 (44) 0.5663 (43) 767 (44) 62.5% (44) 11 Sacramento West -- -1 New
Southern Cal Pac12 502 (57) 24 - 9 24.5 - 9.5 0.5910 (40) 0.5502 (70) 765 (45) 59.9% (45) 12 Tulsa South -1 +2 -3
Marquette BigEast 628 (27) 19 - 12 19.5 - 12.5 0.5682 (58) 0.5638 (48) 763 (46) 57.9% (46) 12 Orlando East -- -2 New
Virginia Tech ACC 543 (51) 22 - 10 22.3 - 10.7 0.5858 (46) 0.5555 (61) 762 (47) 56.8% (47) 13 Tulsa South -1 -2 New
Northwestern BigTen 563 (45) 23 - 11 23.4 - 11.6 0.5797 (49) 0.5573 (60) 756 (48) 50.0% (48) 13 Tulsa South -1 -1 -4
Michigan St. BigTen 571 (43) 19 - 14 19.5 - 14.5 0.5802 (48) 0.5930 (10) 756 (49) 50.0% (49) 12 Orlando East -- +2 -1
Princeton Ivy 482 (60) 22 - 6 22.2 - 6.8 0.5804 (47) 0.4994 (169) 742 (50) 35.7% (50) 12 Milwaukee West -- +1 +1
Vermont AmEast 407 (76) 28 - 5 28.2 - 5.8 0.5782 (50) 0.4833 (223) 729 (56) 22.8% (56) 13 Milwaukee Midwest -- -- --
East Tennessee St. SoCon 390 (78) 25 - 7 25.1 - 7.9 0.5693 (57) 0.4911 (196) 706 (59) 8.7% (59) 13 Orlando East -- -- +1
New Mexico St. WAC 331 (99) 25 - 5 25.1 - 5.9 0.5648 (62) 0.4677 (273) 671 (66) 1.0% (66) 13 Milwaukee West -- +1 +1
Bucknell Pat 355 (91) 26 - 8 26.1 - 8.9 0.5591 (67) 0.4867 (212) 666 (70) 0.7% (70) 12 Milwaukee Midwest +2 +1 +3
Winthrop BigSou 226 (139) 24 - 6 24.1 - 6.9 0.5536 (76) 0.4715 (255) 582 (96) 0.0% (96) 14 Orlando South -- -- New
Florida Gulf Coast Asun 245 (126) 23 - 7 23.1 - 7.9 0.5421 (90) 0.4705 (261) 570 (100) 0.0% (100) 14 Buffalo Midwest -- +1 +1
Iona MAAC 260 (118) 22 - 12 22.1 - 12.9 0.5403 (93) 0.4981 (171) 520 (111) 0.0% (111) 14 Sacramento East -- +1 New
Northern Kentucky Horiz 222 (143) 22 - 10 22.0 - 11.0 0.5400 (94) 0.4780 (238) 502 (115) 0.0% (115) 14 Sacramento West +1 New New
Troy SunBelt 238 (131) 20 - 14 20.1 - 14.9 0.5117 (148) 0.4778 (239) 377 (147) 0.0% (123) 15 Greenville South New New New
Kent St. MAC 202 (154) 21 - 13 21.1 - 13.9 0.5146 (145) 0.4858 (216) 370 (149) 0.0% (123) 15 Buffalo East -- New New
Texas Southern SWAC 115 (220) 22 - 12 22.0 - 13.0 0.5242 (125) 0.4479 (311) 358 (156) 0.0% (123) 15 Indianapolis Midwest -- +1 +1
South Dakota St. Summit 189 (163) 16 - 16 16.0 - 17.0 0.5103 (154) 0.5033 (158) 339 (161) 0.0% (123) 15 Indianapolis West -- New New
New Orleans Sland 157 (191) 17 - 11 17.6 - 11.4 0.5114 (149) 0.4658 (284) 328 (166) 0.0% (123) 16 Tulsa Midwest -- -- New
North Dakota BigSky 171 (179) 19 - 9 19.0 - 10.0 0.5108 (151) 0.4426 (319) 327 (167) 0.0% (123) 16 Salt Lake City South -- New New
Jacksonville St. OVC 194 (160) 18 - 14 18.0 - 15.0 0.5068 (164) 0.4669 (278) 283 (180) 0.0% (123) 16 Greenville East -- -- New
UC Davis BigWest 129 (208) 20 - 11 20.5 - 11.5 0.5104 (153) 0.4428 (318) 281 (182) 0.0% (123) 16 Salt Lake City West -- New New
Mt. St. Mary's NEC 93 (233) 19 - 15 19.4 - 15.6 0.5091 (157) 0.4811 (231) 263 (186) 0.0% (123) 16 Salt Lake City West -- -- --
N.C. Central MEAC 164 (186) 22 - 8 22.5 - 8.5 0.4855 (206) 0.3860 (350) 217 (200) 0.0% (123) 16 Greenville East -- -- --
Georgia SEC 488 (59) 18 - 14 18.8 - 14.2 0.5775 (51) 0.5894 (13) 735 (51) 28.5% (51) -- -- --
California Pac12 507 (56) 21 - 12 21.8 - 12.2 0.5733 (53) 0.5643 (46) 735 (52) 28.5% (52) -- -- Out
Houston AmCon 574 (40) 21 - 10 21.7 - 10.3 0.5724 (54) 0.5433 (78) 734 (53) 27.7% (53) -- Out Out
TCU Big12 603 (37) 18 - 15 18.8 - 15.2 0.5585 (68) 0.5769 (30) 731 (54) 24.4% (54) -- -- Out
Clemson ACC 609 (33) 17 - 15 17.9 - 15.1 0.5605 (65) 0.5807 (23) 729 (55) 22.9% (55) -- -- --
Indiana BigTen 540 (52) 18 - 15 18.7 - 15.3 0.5542 (73) 0.5735 (34) 714 (57) 12.7% (57) -- -- --
UT Arlington SunBelt 383 (80) 23 - 8 23.4 - 8.6 0.5861 (45) 0.5096 (146) 707 (58) 9.1% (58) Out Out Out
Providence BigEast 492 (58) 20 - 12 20.5 - 12.5 0.5721 (55) 0.5628 (51) 703 (60) 7.5% (60) -- -- --
Illinois BigTen 469 (63) 17 - 14 17.8 - 14.2 0.5640 (63) 0.5842 (21) 702 (61) 7.0% (61) -- -- --
Alabama SEC 558 (47) 19 - 14 19.8 - 14.2 0.5503 (80) 0.5510 (68) 683 (62) 2.3% (62) -- -- --
Monmouth MAAC 346 (95) 27 - 6 27.6 - 6.4 0.5766 (52) 0.4864 (214) 683 (63) 2.3% (63) -- -- Out
Colorado St. MWC 414 (74) 21 - 11 21.7 - 11.3 0.5598 (66) 0.5308 (100) 674 (64) 1.2% (64) -- -- --
Central Florida AmCon 428 (72) 21 - 11 21.6 - 11.4 0.5583 (69) 0.5294 (102) 673 (65) 1.1% (65) -- -- --
Syracuse ACC 528 (54) 18 - 14 18.9 - 14.1 0.5476 (83) 0.5608 (56) 670 (67) 0.9% (67) -- -- --
Mississippi SEC 412 (75) 20 - 13 20.4 - 13.6 0.5530 (77) 0.5488 (73) 668 (68) 0.8% (68) -- -- --
Pittsburgh ACC 437 (70) 16 - 17 16.0 - 17.0 0.5558 (71) 0.5965 (6) 668 (69) 0.8% (69) -- -- --
Tennessee SEC 468 (64) 15 - 16 15.0 - 16.0 0.5486 (82) 0.5852 (19) 664 (71) 0.6% (71) -- -- Out
Iowa BigTen 439 (69) 18 - 14 18.9 - 14.1 0.5505 (79) 0.5623 (55) 664 (72) 0.6% (72) -- -- --
Utah Pac12 557 (48) 17 - 11 17.8 - 11.2 0.5469 (84) 0.5343 (92) 663 (73) 0.5% (73) -- -- --