2018 NCAA Tournament Field best guess – 11 Feb 2018

Here is my latest guess at the NCAA Tournament field and the matchups. There are some seeding conflicts – didn’t have time to get it fixed.

 

SOUTHEAST

1 Virginia v. 16 Hampton/Texas Southern

8 North Carolina State v. 9 Houston

5 West Virginia v. 12 South Dakota

4 Tennessee v. 13 Murray State

3 Auburn v. 14 Northern Kentucky

6 Saint Mary’s v. 11 Providence

7  Miami (FL) v. 10 Kentucky

2 Texas Tech v. 15 Stephen F. Austin

EAST

1 Villanova v. 16 Penn/Wagner

8 Louisville v. 9 Texas

5 Rhode Island v. 12 Middle Tennessee

4 Clemson v. 13 East Tennessee State

3 Kansas v. 14 Montana

6 Alabama v. 11 Oklahoma State/Seton Hall

7 Virginia Tech v. 10 Butler

2 Cincinnati v. 15 Bucknell

MIDWEST

1 Purdue v. 16 Winthrop

8 Wichita State v. 9 Florida State

5 Oklahoma v. 12 UCLA

4 Florida v. 13 Louisiana

3 Ohio State v. 14 Buffalo

6 Texas A&M v. 11 Michigan

7 Nevada v. 10 Creighton

2 Duke v. 15 Florida Gulf Coast

WEST

1 Michigan State v. 16 Rider

8 Arizona State v 9 New Mexico State

5 TCU v. 12 Syracuse/Loyola (IL)

4 North Carolina v. 13 Vermont

3 Gonzaga v. 14 UC Santa Barbara

6 Arizona v. 11 Kansas State

7 Missouri v. 10 Nebraska

2 Xavier v. 15 Northeastern

Bubble Teams:

Last Four In: Providence, Seton Hall, UCLA, Syracuse

First Four Out: Baylor, USC, Arkansas, Notre Dame

Next Four Out: Temple, Penn State, SMU, Boise State

Bid Stealers (should they lose in conference tournament): Gonzaga/Saint Mary’s, Rhode Island, Nevada, New Mexico State

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