Bracket – 1/19: Jay Wright, Villanova Stay Atop Field

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by Eli Boettger – January 19, 2018

EAST – BOSTON, MA   MIDWEST – OMAHA, NE
1 Villanova Pittsburgh, PA Detroit, MI 1 Purdue
16 Texas Southern/NC A&T 16 Radford/Robert Morris
8 Alabama 8 Florida State
9 Miami FL 9 Nevada
5 Arizona State San Diego, CA San Diego, CA 5 Wichita State
12 Buffalo 12 Western Kentucky
4 Cincinnati 4 Arizona
13 Louisiana Lafayette 13 Vermont
6 Kentucky Dallas, TX Nashville, TN 6 Gonzaga
11 North Carolina State 11 Providence/St. Bonaventure
3 Texas Tech 3 Clemson
14 Towson 14 Belmont
7 Texas Pittsburgh, PA Wichita, KS 7 Rhode Island
10 Texas A&M 10 Notre Dame
2 North Carolina 2 Kansas
15 Lipscomb 15 Portland State
WEST – LOS ANGELES, CA   SOUTH – ATLANTA, GA
1 Duke Charlotte, NC Charlotte, NC 1 Virginia
16 Rider 16 Princeton
8 Butler 8 Arkansas
9 Louisville 9 Marquette
5 Creighton Boise, ID Boise, ID 5 Seton Hall
12 New Mexico State 12 Missouri State
4 Michigan State 4 Tennessee
13 South Dakota State 13 East Tennessee State
6 Ohio State Dallas, TX Wichita, KS 6 Michigan
11 Saint Mary’s 11 USC/Georgia
3 Auburn 3 Oklahoma
14 Bucknell 14 Wright State
7 Florida Detroit, MI Nashville, TN 7 TCU
10 SMU 10 Missouri
2 West Virginia 2 Xavier
15 UC Davis 15 Stephen F. Austin

Last four in: USC, Georgia, Providence, St. Bonaventure

First four out: UCLA, Boise State, Syracuse, LSU

Next four out: Maryland, Kansas State, Washington, Virginia Tech

Breakdown for multi-bid conferences (auto bids are awarded to conference RPI leaders, denoted by asterisks). Teams are listed in order of 1-68 seed list:

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