Bracket – 2/19: Bonnies Back In Field After Win Over Rhode Island

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Source: Derik Hamilton/USA Today Sports

by Eli Boettger – February 19, 2018

SOUTH – ATLANTA, GA   EAST – BOSTON, MA
1 Virginia Charlotte, NC Pittsburgh, PA 1 Villanova
16 Lipscomb/Savannah State 16 Stephen F. Austin/Prairie View
8 Creighton 8 Florida
9 Michigan 9 Virginia Tech
5 Texas A&M San Diego, CA Boise, ID 5 Rhode Island
12 Loyola Chicago 12 Buffalo
4 Arizona 4 Ohio State
13 Louisiana Lafayette 13 Vermont
6 Alabama Dallas, TX Dallas, TX 6 Gonzaga
11 Middle Tennessee 11 Texas
3 Texas Tech 3 Tennessee
14 East Tennessee State 14 Rider
7 Missouri Detroit, MI Pittsburgh, PA 7 Houston
10 NC State 10 Seton Hall
2 Purdue 2 North Carolina
15 Bucknell 15 Penn
WEST – LOS ANGELES, CA   MIDWEST – OMAHA, NE
1 Kansas Wichita, KS Detroit, MI 1 Xavier
16 Wagner 16 UNC Asheville
8 Nevada 8 TCU
9 Butler 9 Miami FL
5 Kentucky Boise, ID San Diego, CA 5 Wichita State
12 Kansas State/St. Bonaventure 12 New Mexico State
4 Clemson 4 West Virginia
13 Murray State 13 Northeastern
6 Arizona State Wichita, KS Nashville, TN 6 Oklahoma
11 Baylor 11 Syracuse/Washington
3 Cincinnati 3 Michigan State
14 Montana 14 South Dakota State
7 Florida State Nashville, TN Charlotte, NC 7 Arkansas
10 Saint Mary’s 10 Providence
2 Auburn 2 Duke
15 UC Santa Barbara 15 Wright State

Last four in: Kansas State, St. Bonaventure, Syracuse, Washington

First four out: UCLA, Marquette, USC, Georgia

Next four out: LSU, Louisville, Temple, Utah

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, Houston
  • ACC (9 bids): *Virginia, Duke, North Carolina, Clemson, Florida State, Miami FL, Virginia Tech, NC State, Syracuse
  • Big Ten (4 bids): *Purdue, Michigan State, Ohio State, Michigan
  • Big XII (8 bids):  *Kansas, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Oklahoma, TCU, Kansas State, Texas, Baylor
  • Big East (6 bids): *Villanova, Xavier, Creighton, Seton Hall, Butler, Providence
  • Pac-12 (3 bids): *Arizona, Arizona State, Washington
  • SEC (8 bids): *Auburn, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Kentucky, Alabama, Missouri, Florida, Arkansas
  • WCC (2 bids): Gonzaga, *Saint Mary’s

Eli Boettger is a men’s college basketball writer and bracketologist, covering the sport since 2015. Currently with USA Today Sports, Boettger is the lead basketball writer for Mountain West Wire. In 2017, Boettger was ranked 36th among 171 contestants in the BracketMatrix.com bracketing competition. Over the past two years, Boettger has correctly selected 132 of 136 teams in the NCAA Tournament, including 128 within one seed line of their actual placement. Boettger is a current USBWA member.

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