Bracketology: 1/12

Here’s how I would set the Field of 68 based on games through Saturday, 1/11. Auto-bids noted in italics, and they are based on resume at this point. Once more conference games are played I will pivot towards awarding auto-bids to the team leading the conference standings at that point in time. Numbers in parentheses indicate increase/decrease from last week.

Midwest Region (Indianapolis)

St. Louis, MO
1 Butler (#3 overall) (–)
16 North Dakota State (–)
8 Indiana (+2)
9 Memphis (-1)

Greensboro, NC
5 Michigan (-1)
12 East Tennessee State (-1)
4 Dayton (–)
13 Akron (–)

Cleveland, OH
6 Arizona (-1)
11 Virginia Tech (NEW)
3 Michigan State (–)
14 Stephen F. Austin (-1)

Spokane, WA
7 LSU (+3)
10 Marquette (-4)
2 Gonzaga (–)
15 Northern Colorado (–)

East Region (New York City)

Greensboro, NC
1 Duke (#1 overall) (–)
16 St. Francis (PA) (–)/Rider (-1)
8 Illinois (NEW)
9 Houston (–)

Albany, NY
5 Kentucky (+3)
12 Purdue (-3)/VCU (-1)
4 Maryland (-2)
13 Vermont (–)

Albany, NY
6 Iowa (–)
11 USC (–)
3 Seton Hall (+2)
14 Colgate (+1)

Cleveland, OH
7 Creighton (–)
10 Florida (–)
2 West Virginia (+1)
15 Belmont (-1)

South Region (Houston)

Omaha, NE
1 Baylor (#2 overall) (+1)
16 UC Irvine (NEW)
8 Stanford (+3)
9 Saint Mary’s (-2)

Omaha, NE
5 Wichita State (–)
12 Northern Iowa (–)
4 Villanova (+2)
13 Louisiana Tech (–)

Tampa, FL
6 Arkansas (+1)
11 Xavier (-2)
3 Florida State (–)
14 Georgia State (–)

Tampa, FL
7 Penn State (-3)
10 Oklahoma (+1)
2 Auburn (–)
15 William & Mary (NEW)

West Region (Los Angeles)

St. Louis, MO
1 Kansas (#4 overall) (–)
16 Prairie View (–)/Bethune Cookman (–)
8 BYU (–)
9 Rutgers (+2)

Sacramento, CA
5 Ohio State (-1)
12 Yale (–)
4 Louisville (+2)
13 Wright State (+1)

Spokane, WA
6 Wisconsin (+1)
11 Texas Tech (-2)/Georgetown (NEW)
3 Oregon (–)
14 New Mexico State (–)

Sacramento, CA
7 Colorado (-2)
10 Liberty (–)
2 San Diego State (-1)
15 Radford (+1)

Dropped Out:
Virginia (was 8)
NC State (was 12 – last 4 in)
Oklahoma State (was 12 – last 4 in)
College of Charleston (was 15)
UC Santa Barbara (was 16)

Last 4 Byes
Marquette
Virginia Tech
Xavier
USC
Last 4 In
Texas Tech
Georgetown
Purdue
VCU
First 4 Out
NC State
Virginia
TCU
Minnesota
Next 4 Out
Tennessee
Cincinnati
Oklahoma State
Duquesne
Waiting List
Utah
Pittsburgh
Rhode Island
Texas
Utah State
Saint Louis

Multi-Bid Conferences
A10: 2 teams
AAC: 3 teams
ACC: 4 teams
Big 10: 11 teams
Big 12: 5 teams
Big East: 7 teams
Mountain West: 1 teams
Pac 12: 5 teams
SEC: 5 teams
WCC: 3 teams



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