2018 NCAA Tournament Field best guess – 4 Feb 2018

Here is my latest guess at the NCAA Tournament field and the matchups.

SOUTHEAST

Charlotte, NC

1 Virginia — 16 Texas Southern/North Carolina A&T

8 Florida — 9 New Mexico State

Pittsburgh, PA

5 Ohio State — 12 Kansas State

4 North Carolina — 13 Vermont

Nashville, TN

3 Tennessee — 14 Northern Kentucky

6 Xavier — 11 Virginia Tech

San Diego, CA

7 Florida State — 10 USC

2 Auburn — 15 Florida Gulf Coast

EAST

Pittsburgh, PA

1 Villanova — 16 Princeton/Winthrop

8 Michigan — 9 Rhode Island

Detroit, MI

5 Miami (FL) — 12 Nebraska

4 West Virginia — 13 Murray State

Charlotte, NC

3 Clemson — 14 Buffalo

6 Seton Hall — 11 Penn State

Boise, ID

7 Kentucky — 10 Houston

2 Duke — 15 Wagner

MIDWEST

Detroit, MI

1 Purdue — 16 Rider

8 Missouri — 9 Creighton

Dallas, TX

5 Texas A&M — 12 North Carolina State/Louisiana

4 TCU — 13 East Tennessee State

Wichita, KS

3 Texas Tech — 14 Montana

6 Nevada — 11 USC

Dallas, TX

7 Wichita State — 10 Alabama

2 Kansas — 15 Stephen F. Austin

WEST

Wichita, KS

1 Michigan State — 16 Northeastern

8 Butler — 9 Arizona State

Boise, ID

5 Saint Mary’s — 12 Washington/Loyola(Chicago)

4 Oklahoma — 13 South Dakota

San Diego, CA

3 Gonzaga — 14 UC Santa Barbara

6 Arizona — 11 Boise State

Nashville, TN

7 Texas — 10 Louisville

2 Cincinnati — 15 Bucknell

 

Bubble Teams:

Last Four In: Kansas State, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Washington

First Four Out: UCLA, SMU, Oregon, Stanford

Next Four Out: Mississippi State, BYU, Western Kentucky, San Diego State

Teams with work to do (but almost in): Syracuse, Arkansas, Baylor, Notre Dame, Marquette, Georgia, LSU

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