Bracketology: Kansas pushes past Baylor in South, Northwestern falls to 7 seed

Photo: Rich Sugg / KC Star

Welcome back to The Catch and Shoot’s bracket projections!

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

Teams are evaluated by how they have performed to this point in the season without projecting how they will perform the rest of the season.

Here’s the full field of 68.

EAST
SOUTH
Buffalo
1
Villanova
1 Kansas
Tulsa
16
Mount St. Mary’s/NC Central
16
UC Davis/Weber State
8 Minnesota 8 Virginia Tech
9 Georgia Tech 9 Arkansas
Orlando
5 Duke 5 Wisconsin
Sacramento
12
Valpo
12 Miami/TCU
4 Florida 4 Oregon
13
Arkansas State
13
New Mexico State
Orlando
6 South Carolina 6 Purdue
Milwaukee
11 Oklahoma State 11 Clemson
3 Florida State 3 Butler
14
East Tennessee State
14
Belmont
Greenville
7 Marquette 7 USC
Indianapolis
10 Middle Tennessee 10 Michigan State
2 Virginia 2 Louisville
15
UNC Asheville
15
Bucknell
WEST
MIDWEST
Salt Lake City
1 Gonzaga 1 Baylor
Tulsa
16
Sam Houston State
16
Texas Southern
8 Iowa State 8 Xavier
9 Indiana 9 Dayton
Milwaukee
5 Creighton 5 Notre Dame
Sacramento
12 Illinois State 12 Nevada
4 Cincinnati 4 UCLA
13 Akron 13
Monmouth
Buffalo
6 Saint Mary’s 6 Maryland
Greenville
11 VCU/Michigan 11 UNC Wilmington
3 West Virginia 3 North Carolina
14
Vermont
14
Florida Gulf Coast
Salt Lake City
7 SMU 7 Northwestern
Indianapolis
10 Seton Hall 10 Kansas State
2 Arizona 2 Kentucky
15
North Dakota State
15
Princeton

 

 

Last four in: VCU, Michigan, Miami, TCU

On the outside looking in: Tennessee, Georgetown, Texas Tech, Cal, NC State, Utah, Wake Forest

Bids by conference:

ACC — 10

Big Ten — 8

Big 12 — 7

Big East — 6

Pac-12 — 4

SEC — 4

AAC — 2

A10 — 2

WCC — 2

 

Lead photo: Rich Sugg / KC Star

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