Bracket – 12/29: Arizona State Explodes Onto Top Line

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Source: Kathy Willens/Associated Press

by Eli Boettger – December 29, 2017

EAST – BOSTON, MA MIDWEST – OMAHA, NE
1 Villanova Pittsburgh, PA Detroit, MI 1 Michigan State
16 NC A&T/PV A&M 16 Radford/Bucknell
8 Notre Dame 8 Florida
9 Rhode Island 9 Louisville
5 Arkansas Boise, ID San Diego, CA 5 Tennessee
12 Belmont 12 Middle Tennessee
4 Wichita State 4 Virginia
13 UT Arlington 13 South Dakota State
6 Creighton Nashville, TN Dallas, TX 6 Kentucky
11 New Mexico State 11 USC
3 West Virginia 3 Oklahoma
14 Oakland 14 Towson
7 SMU Charlotte, NC Dallas, TX 7 Baylor
10 UCLA 10 Syracuse
2 North Carolina 2 Texas A&M
15 Stephen F. Austin 15 Princeton
SOUTH – ATLANTA, GA WEST – LOS ANGELES, CA
1 Duke Charlotte, NC San Diego, CA 1 Arizona State
16 Wofford 16 Wagner
8 Missouri 8 Michigan
9 Texas 9 Nevada
5 Gonzaga Boise, ID Nashville, TN 5 Seton Hall
12 Oklahoma State/Houston 12 Northern Iowa
4 Arizona 4 Miami FL
13 Lipscomb 13 Vermont
6 Cincinnati Wichita, KS Pittsburgh, PA 6 Texas Tech
11 Virginia Tech/Butler 11 Saint Mary’s
3 Kansas 3 Xavier
14 UC Santa Barbara 14 Buffalo
7 Florida State Detroit, MI Wichita, KS 7 Clemson
10 St. Bonaventure 10 Minnesota
2 Purdue 2 TCU
15 Rider 15 Portland State

Last four in: Houston, Oklahoma State, Butler, Virginia Tech

First four out: Alabama, Auburn, Oregon, Iowa State

Next four out: Boise State, Maryland, Marquette, LSU

Breakdown for multi-bid conferences (auto bids are awarded to conference RPI leaders, denoted by asterisks):

  • Atlantic 10 (2 bids): *Rhode Island (9), St. Bonaventure (10)
  • American (4 bids): *Wichita State (4), Cincinnati (6), SMU (7), Houston (12)
  • ACC (10 bids): *Duke (1), North Carolina (2), Miami FL (4), Virginia (4), Florida State (7), Clemson (7), Notre Dame (8), Louisville (9), Syracuse (10), Virginia Tech (11)
  • Big Ten (4 bids): *Michigan State (1), Purdue (2), Michigan (8), Minnesota (10)
  • Big XII (8 bids): *TCU (2), Kansas (3), Oklahoma (3), West Virginia (3), Texas Tech (6), Baylor (7), Texas (9), Oklahoma State (12)
  • Big East (5 bids): Villanova (1), *Xavier (3), Seton Hall (5), Creighton (6), Butler (11)
  • Pac-12 (4 bids): *Arizona State (1), Arizona (4), UCLA (10), USC (11)
  • SEC (6 bids): *Texas A&M (2), Arkansas (5), Tennessee (5), Kentucky (6), Missouri (8), Florida (8)
  • WCC (2 bids): Gonzaga (5), *Saint Mary’s (11)
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