Bracketology, Feb. 25: NCAA Tournament Field of 68 Projections

With less than three weeks until Selection Sunday, here’s how the bracket is shaping up.

For reference, the bracket holds 32 automatic bids for conference champions (noted with their conference next to their name), and the remaining 36 are at-large selections. I am evaluating teams on how they have performed to this point in the season without projecting how they will perform in remaining games. Conference champions have been determined using KenPom projections.

In the bracket below, Duke is the overall No. 1 seed. The winners of the East and Midwest regions would face off in the national semifinal, as would the winners of the South and West regions.

There are some brief notes on my projections below, but feel free to tweet @catch_n_shoot with questions and comments.

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Last four in: Minnesota, Seton Hall, Utah State, Belmont

Whispering distance: Clemson, Alabama, Butler, Furman

Talking distance: Georgetown, Saint Mary’s, San Francisco

Shouting distance: Creighton, Dayton, Nebraska, UNC Greensboro, Indiana

Bracket notes:

Bids by conference:

ACC – 8

Big Ten – 8

Big 12 – 8

SEC – 7

AAC – 4

Big East – 4

MW – 2

OVC – 2

Pac-12 – 2

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on SI.com, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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