2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket Projections, March 4 Edition

Here are some updated bracket projections after another great weekend of college basketball. I took into account all games played as of March 2, 2013.

One additional note: Georgetown is a No. 3 seed in the Midwest, Kansas State is No. 2 seed in the South. In my “true seeding,” Georgetown is safely on the No. 2 line and Kansas State is barely in as a No. 3. But because of geography, it would actually benefit both teams to have a seeding change because of geography.

 

Midwest Region

Dayton

No. 1 Indiana (Big 10) vs. No. 16 Southern (SWAC)/Charleston Sou. (Big South)

No. 8 Memphis (C-USA) vs. No. 9 Creighton (MVC)

Austin

No. 5 Saint Louis (A10) vs. No. 12 St. Mary’s

No. 4 Marquette vs. No. 13 Valparaiso (Horizon)

Philadelphia

No. 6 UNLV vs. No. 11 Middle Tennessee (Sun Belt)

No. 3 Georgetown (Big East) vs. No. 14 South Dakota State (Summit)

Lexington

No. 7 Minnesota vs. No. 10 Colorado

No. 2 Miami (ACC) vs. No. 15 Northeastern (CAA)

 

South Region

Austin

No. 1 New Mexico (MWC) vs. No. 16 Niagara (MAAC)

No. 8 VCU vs. No. 9 Cincinnati

San Jose

No. 5 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Akron (MAC)

No. 4 Oklahoma State vs. No. 13 Louisiana Tech (WAC)

Dayton

No. 6 UCLA vs. No. 11 La Salle

No. 3 Louisville vs. No. 14 Stephen F. Austin (Southland)

Kansas City

No. 7 Illinois vs. No. 10 Wichita State

No. 2 Kansas (Big 12) vs. No. 15 Montana (Big Sky)

 

West Region

Salt Lake City

No. 1 Gonzaga (WCC) vs. No. 16 Mercer (A-Sun)/Norfolk State (MEAC)

No. 8 NC State vs. No. 9 San Diego State

San Jose

No. 5 Syracuse vs. No. 12 Belmont (OVC)

No. 4 Arizona vs. No. 13 Kentucky/Virginia

Auburn Hills

No. 6 Oregon (Pac-12) vs. No. 11 Temple

No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 14 Davidson (SoCon)

Kansas City

No. 7 Colorado State vs. No. 10 North Carolina

No. 2 Kansas State vs. No. 15 Long Beach State (Big West)

 

East Region

Philadelphia

No. 1 Duke vs. No. 16 Robert Morris (NEC)

No. 8 Missouri vs. No. 9 Oklahoma

Salt Lake City

No. 5 Butler vs. No. 12 Villanova/Boise State

No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 13 Bucknell (Patriot)

Lexington

No. 6 Pittsburgh vs. No. 11 Iowa State

No. 3 Florida (SEC) vs. No. 14 Stony Brook (A-East)

Auburn Hills

No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 California

No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 15 Princeton (Ivy)

 

Last Four In: Villanova, Boise State, Kentucky Virginia

First Five Out: Tennessee, Massachusetts, Maryland, Arizona State, Ole Miss

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