February is right around the corner, and now is when bracket projections actually begin to take some weight. Arizona and Syracuse currently sit on top as the No. 1 and No. 2 overall seeds. Michigan State and Kansas fill out the top line.
Here’s a rundown of how things will look in March.
On March 18 and 19, the First Four will take place in Dayton. Second and Third Round games on March 20 and March 22 will take place in Buffalo, NY; Milwaukee, WI; Orlando, FL; and Spokane, WA. First weekend games on March 21 and March 23 will be in Raleigh, NC; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; and Saint Louis, MO.
The regional sites are Indianapolis, IN (Midwest); Memphis, TN (South); Anaheim, CA (West); and New York, NY (East).
In this bracket, the No. 1 overall seed is in the West Region, taking on the South Region’s No. 4 overall seed in the Final Four. The No. 2 overall seed is Syracuse in the East Region, with No. 3 overall Michigan State in the Midwest.
No. 1 Arizona (Pac-12) vs. No. 16 Southern (SWAC)/Chattanooga (SoCon)
No. 8 Baylor vs. No. 9 Minnesota
No. 5 Creighton (Big East) vs. No. 12 Toledo (MAC)
No. 4 Memphis vs. No. 13 Stephen F. Austin (Southland)
No. 6 California vs. No. 11 VCU/Providence
No. 3 Oklahoma State vs. No. 14 Northern Colorado (Big Sky)
No. 7 Xavier vs. No. 10 Gonzaga (WCC)
No. 2 San Diego State (MWC) vs. No. 15 UC Irvine (Big West)
South Region (No. 4)
No. 1 Kansas (Big 12) vs. No. 16 Utah Valley (WAC)
No. 8 Virginia vs. No. 9 UCLA
No. 5 St. Louis vs. No. 12 SMU/Tennessee
No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 13 Belmont (OVC)
No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Dayton
No. 3 Florida (SEC) vs. No. 14 Georgia State (Sun Belt)
No. 7 Oklahoma vs. No. 10 New Mexico
No. 2 Wichita State (MVC) vs. No. 15 Old Dominion (C-USA)
East Region (No. 2)
No. 1 Syracuse (ACC) vs. No. 16 Radford (Big South)/Savannah State (MEAC)
No. 8 Texas vs. No. 9 Colorado
No. 5 Oklahoma vs. No. 12 Harvard (Ivy)
No. 4 Cincinnati (American) vs. No. 13 Manhattan (MAAC)
No. 6 Duke vs. No. 11 Arkansas
No. 3 Villanova vs. No. 14 Boston University (Patriot)
No. 7 George Washington vs. No. 10 Florida State
No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 15 Delaware (CAA)
Midwest Region (No. 3)
No. 1 Michigan State (Big Ten) vs. No. 16 South Dakota (Summit)
No. 8 Connecticut vs. No. 9 Kansas State
No. 5 Massachusetts (A10) vs. No. 12 Green Bay (Horizon)
No. 4 Iowa State vs. No. 13 Mercer (A-Sun)
No. 6 Louisville vs. No. 11 Stanford
No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 14 Stony Brook (America East)
No. 7 Pittsburgh vs. No. 10 Oregon
No. 2 Iowa vs. No. 15 Robert Morris (NEC)
First five out: Missouri, Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss, North Carolina, Georgetown