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Bracketology, Dec. 31: ACC leads with 10 teams in the field | The Catch and Shoot

Bracketology, Dec. 31: ACC leads with 10 teams in the field

For these projections, teams are evaluated on what they have accomplished (or failed to accomplish) to this point in the season without looking ahead.

32 spots are given as automatic bids (noted in the bracket with italics), and the remaining 36 are at-large selections.

Automatic bids are determined by the projected winner of each conference according to KenPom. Auto bid winners are in italics.

 

SOUTH
MIDWEST
 Oklahoma City
1 Oklahoma 1
Kansas
 St. Louis
16
Southern/New Mexico State
16
Norfolk State/Wagner
8 UCLA 8 USC
9 Indiana 9 South Carolina
 Spokane
5 Utah 5 Iowa
 Providence
12
Valparaiso
12 Geo. Washington/Wake Forest
4 Iowa State 4 Duke
13 Syracuse/Colorado 13
South Dakota State
Providence
6 Connecticut 6 Dayton
 Des Moines
11 Alabama 11 Cincinnati
3 Miami (Fla.) 3 Maryland
14
Old Dominion
14
San Diego State
Des Moines
7 Oregon 7 Pittsburgh
 New York
10 Notre Dame 10 Arizona State
2 Purdue 2 Butler
15
Stephen F. Austin
15
Yale
WEST
EAST
 Raleigh
1
Virginia
1 Michigan State
 St. Louis
16
High Point
16
Weber State
8 Michigan 8 Seton Hall
9 Chattanooga 9 Florida
 Denver
5 Villanova 5 Texas A&M
 Spokane
12 Hawaii 12
Wichita State
4
Kentucky
4 Louisville
13
William & Mary
13
Akron
 Oklahoma City
6 Gonzaga 6 West Virginia
 Denver
11 Monmouth 11 Vanderbilt
3 Arizona 3 Providence
14
Belmont
14
Army
 New York
7 Texas Tech 7 Baylor
 Raleigh
10 Florida State 10 Little Rock
2 Xavier 2 North Carolina
15
Stony Brook
15
North Florida

 

First five out: St. Joseph’s, California, St. Mary’s, Northwestern, Marquette

AP Photo/Eugene Tanner
AP Photo/Eugene Tanner

Bids by conference:

ACC – 10

Pac-12 – 7

Big 12 – 6

Big Ten — 6

SEC – 6

Big East – 5

American – 2

Atlantic 10 – 2

 

 

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on SI.com, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.


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