Bracketology: Northwestern continues rise in field of 68

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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. However, conference champions and auto bids are determined by KenPom projections.

Here’s the full field of 68.

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

 

Last four in: Georgia, Marquette, Cal, Illinois

Outsiders looking in: Texas Tech, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Wake Forest, Rhode Island

Bids by conference:

ACC — 10

Big Ten — 8

Big East — 6

Big 12 — 5

Pac 12— 5

SEC — 5

AAC — 2

A10 — 2

WCC — 2

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