NCAA Tournament Bracketology

Updated March 13, 2016 at 4:07 p.m. CT — FINAL

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

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

Here are the automatic qualifiers so far: Connecticut (AAC), Stony Brook (A-East), Florida Gulf Coast (A-Sun), North Carolina (ACC), Saint Joseph’s (A-10), Seton Hall (Big East), Weber State (Big Sky), UNC Asheville (Big South), Purdue/Michigan State (Big Ten), Hawaii (Big West), Kansas (Big 12), UNC Wilmington (CAA), Middle Tennessee (Conference USA), Green Bay (Horizon), Yale (Ivy), Iona (MAAC), Buffalo (MAC), Hampton (MEAC), Northern Iowa (MVC), Fresno State (MWC), Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC), Austin Peay (OVC), Oregon (Pac-12), Holy Cross (Patriot), Kentucky (SEC), Chattanooga (SoCon), Stephen F. Austin (Southland), South Dakota State (Summit), Little Rock (Sun Belt), Southern (SWAC), Cal State Bakersfield (WAC) and Gonzaga (WCC).

MIDWEST
EAST
Des Moines
1
Kansas
1 Michigan State
St. Louis
16
Austin Peay/Holy Cross
16
Fairleigh Dickinson/Southern
8 Dayton 8 Wisconsin
9 Oregon State 9 Connecticut
Denver
5 California 5 Iowa State
Oklahoma City
12
Northern Iowa
12 UNC Wilmington
4 Indiana 4 Duke
13
South Dakota State
13
Iona
St. Louis
6 Notre Dame 6 Baylor
Providence
11 Little Rock 11 Temple
3 Xavier 3 Miami Fla.
14
Green Bay
14
Buffalo
New York
7 Iowa 7 Providence
Raleigh
10 VCU 10 Cincinnati
2 Villanova 2 Virginia
15
UNC Asheville
15
Middle Tennessee
WEST
SOUTH
Spokane
1 Oregon 1 North Carolina
Raleigh
16
Hampton
16
Florida Gulf Coast
8 Texas Tech 8 USC
9 Butler 9 St. Bonaventure
Oklahoma City
5 Maryland 5 Seton Hall
Providence
12
Chattanooga
12
Yale
4 Texas A&M 4 Purdue
13
Stephen F. Austin
13
Stony Brook
Denver
6 Texas 6 Arizona
Des Moines
11 Saint Mary’s/Michigan 11 Gonzaga
3 Utah 3 Kentucky
14
Hawaii
14
Fresno State
New York
7 Saint Joseph’s 7 Colorado
Oklahoma City
10 Pittsburgh 10 Wichita State/Monmouth
2
West Virginia
2 Oklahoma
15
Weber State
15
Cal State Bakersfield

 

Last four in: Wichita State, Monmouth, Saint Mary’s, Michigan

On the outside looking in: San Diego State, Syracuse, South Carolina, Valparaiso

Bids by conference:

Big 12 — 7

Big Ten — 7

Pac-12 — 7

ACC — 6

Big East — 5

A10 — 4

AAC — 3

MAAC — 2

MVC — 2

SEC — 2

WCC — 2