Bracketology

This section is where you will be able to view the OneManSelectionCommittee’s Bracketology and all of the continuous bracket projections for the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

As expected, this bracket will be heavily updated over the course of the next few days and weeks to better reflect the realistic likelihood of this year’s tournament as chosen by the NCAA Selection Committee.

To kick off this installment of Bracketology will be the opening round games which will be held in Dayton, Ohio.

At the conclusion of the four opening round games, we will then enter into the full field of the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

Last Updated: Feb. 21, 2018 6:00AM EST

First Round – Dayton 

SOUTH

16) Savannah St.
16) Southern

MIDWEST

11) Syracuse
11) Baylor

EAST

12) Louisville
12) Washington

16) Florida Gulf Coast
16) Nicholls

SOUTH – Atlanta EAST – Boston 
Charlotte Pittsburgh
1) Virginia 1) Villanova
16) Savannah St./Southern 16) Florida Gulf Coast/Nicholls
8) Florida 8) Florida St.
9) Nevada 9) Houston 
Boise San Diego
5) Kentucky
5) Rhode Island
12) South Dakota St. 12) Louisville/Washington
4) Wichita St.
4) West Virginia
13) East Tenn. St.
13) Vermont
Dallas Boise
6) Texas A&M
6) Oklahoma
11) St. Mary’s
11) Middle Tenn.
3) Texas Tech 3) Tennessee
14) Charleston
14) Rider
Nashville Charlotte 
7) Michigan
7) Creighton
10) NC State
10) St. Mary’s
2) Auburn 2) Duke
15) UCSB 15) Bucknell
WEST – Los Angeles MIDWEST – Omaha
Wichita Detroit
1) Kansas 1) Xavier
16) Penn 16) Winthrop
8) Miami (FL)
8) TCU
9) Butler 9) Arkansas
San Diego Dallas
5) Gonzaga 5) Ohio St.
12) New Mexico St.
12) Loyola-Chicago
4) Arizona 4) Clemson
13) Louisiana
13) Belmont
Pittsburgh Wichita
6) Alabama 6) Arizona St.
11) Kansas St.
11) Baylor/Syracuse
3) Michigan St. 3) Cincinnati
14) Montana
14) Buffalo
Nashville Detroit
7) Missouri
7) Seton Hall 
10) Texas
10) Virginia Tech
2) North Carolina 2) Purdue 
15) Wagner 15) Wright St.

Last Four IN: Syracuse, Baylor, Louisville, Washington

First Four OUT: St. Bonaventure, UCLA, USC, LSU

Next Four OUT: Mississippi St., Utah, Marquette, Boise St.

Conference Breakdown:

  • ACC (10): Virginia, Duke, Clemson, North Carolina, Miami (FL), Florida St., Virginia Tech, Louisville, NC State,  Syracuse
  • SEC (8): Auburn, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Alabama, Missouri, Florida, Arkansas
  • Big 12 (7): Kansas, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Kansas St.
  • Big East (6): Villanova, Xavier, Creighton, Seton Hall, Butler, Providence
  • Big 10 (4): PurdueMichigan St., Ohio St., Michigan, 
  • Pac 12 (3): Arizona, Arizona St., Washington
  • American (3): Cincinnati, Wichita St., Houston
  • West Coast (2): Gonzaga, St. Mary’s
  • One Bid Leagues: Rhode Island (A10), Loyola-Chicago (MVC), Rider (MAAC), Nevada (Mountain West), East Tennessee St. (Southern), Belmont (OVC), Northern Kentucky (Horizon), Middle Tenn. (CUSA), Nicholls (Southland), Princeton (IVY), Buffalo (MAC), UCSB (Big West), Montana (Big Sky), NC A&T (MEAC),  Louisiana (Sunbelt), Winthrop (Big South), South Dakota St. (Summit), Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun), Charleston (CAA), New Mexico St. (WAC), Vermont (America East), Wagner (NEC), Bucknell (Patriot), Southern (SWAC)