NCAA Tournament Bracketology

Updated Feb. 18, 2015

For these projections, teams are evaluated on what they have accomplished (or failed to accomplish) to this point in the season without looking ahead.

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

To determine the at-large bids, I took the current leader, based on the loss column, of a conference’s standings. If there was a tie for first place, I used head-to-head to determine which team receives the automatic bid. If the teams were tied in head-to-head, then I used whichever team had a higher Kenpom ranking.

 

MIDWEST
EAST
 Louisville
1
Kentucky
1
Virginia
 Charlotte
16
Bucknell/St. Francis NY
16
High Point/Albany
8 Indiana 8 Michigan State
9 Cincinnati 9 Texas
 Jacksonville
5 Georgetown 5 Arkansas
 Jacksonville
12
Wofford
12 NC State/Stanford
4 North Carolina 4 Butler
13
Bowling Green
13
Harvard
Columbus
6 Wichita State 6
VCU
 Louisville
11 Georgia 11 Illinois/Miami
3 Louisville 3 Oklahoma
14
Eastern Washington
14
William & Mary
Portland
7
SMU
7 West Virginia
 Pittsburgh
10 Colorado State 10 Temple
2
Arizona
2
Villanova
15
South Dakota State
15
Texas Southern
WEST
SOUTH
 Columbus
1
Wisconsin
1 Duke
 Charlotte
16
Florida Gulf Coast
16
New Mexico State
8 Dayton 8 Mississippi
9 Texas A&M 9 Iowa
 Seattle
5 Maryland 5 Baylor
 Pittsburgh
12
Stephen F. Austin
12
Murray State
4
Northern Iowa
4 Notre Dame
13
Valparaiso
13
Louisiana Tech
 Omaha
6 Providence 6 Oklahoma State
 Portland
11 UCLA 11 LSU
3 Iowa State 3 Utah
14
UC Davis
14
Iona
 Seattle
7
San Diego State
7 Ohio State
 Omaha
10 St. John’s 10 Xavier
2
Gonzaga
2
Kansas
15
North Carolina Central
15
Georgia Southern

 

First five out: Purdue, Tulsa, Boise State, Old Dominion, Oregon

 

Bids by conference:

ACC—7

Big 12—7

Big Ten—7

Big East—6

SEC—6

Pac-12—4

AAC—3

A10—2

MVC—2

MWC—2