NCAA Tournament Bracketology

FINAL UPDATE: March 16, 2014, 4:34 p.m. CT

Here’s a rundown of how things will look later this month.

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).

Here are the teams that have earned automatic bids through conference championships: Harvard (Ivy League), Eastern Kentucky (Ohio Valley), Wichita State (Missouri Valley), Mercer (Atlantic Sun), Coastal Carolina (Big South), Delaware (CAA), Manhattan (MAAC), Wofford (SoCon), Mount St. Mary’s (NEC), Milwaukee (Horizon), North Dakota State (Summit), Gonzaga (WCC), American (Patriot), Albany (America East), Tulsa (Conference USA), Texas Southern (SWAC), UCLA (Pac-12), Louisville (AAC), North Carolina Central (MEAC), San Diego State (MWC), Western Michigan (MAC), Weber State (Big Sky), Stephen F. Austin (Southland), Providence (Big East), New Mexico State (WAC), Cal Poly (Big West), Virginia (ACC), St. Joseph’s (Atlantic 10), Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt), Michigan State (Big Ten), and Florida (SEC).

Automatic qualifiers are in italics.

SOUTH

WEST

Orlando
1
  Florida
1   Arizona
San Diego
16
  Texas Southern/Cal Poly
16
  Mount St. Mary’s/Coastal Carolina
8   Colorado 8   Kentucky
9   Pittsburgh 9   Oklahoma State
Buffalo
5   UCLA 5   Connecticut
Spokane
12
  Stephen F. Austin
12
  North Dakota State
4   Syracuse 4   San Diego State
13
  Tulsa
13
  New Mexico State
San Antonio
6   VCU 6   Oklahoma
Raleigh
11   Nebraska/Xavier 11   SMU
3   Michigan State 3   Duke
14
  Western Michigan
14
  Eastern Kentucky
St. Louis
7   Memphis 7   Massachusetts
Milwaukee
10   Iowa 10
  Gonzaga
2   Kansas 2
  Wisconsin
15
  American
15
  Mercer

EAST

MIDWEST

Milwaukee
1   Michigan 1
  Wichita State
St. Louis
16
  Albany
16
  Wofford
8   Kansas State 8   George Washington
9   Oregon 9   Stanford
San Diego
5   Cincinnati 5   New Mexico
Spokane
12
  Harvard
12   BYU/Dayton
4   North Carolina 4   Creighton
13
  Manhattan
13
  Delaware
San Antonio
6   Ohio State 6   St. Louis
Orlando
11   Arizona State 11   Tennessee
3
  Iowa State
3
  Louisville
14   Louisiana-Lafayette 14
  NC Central
Raleigh
7   Baylor 7   Texas
Buffalo
10   Providence 10   St. Joseph’s
2   Virginia 2   Villanova
15
  Milwaukee
15
  Weber State

 

First Five Out: Green Bay, Southern Miss, Cal, NC State, Louisiana Tech

Next Five Out: Florida State, Arkansas, Minnesota, Missouri, St. John’s