(As of games through 2/7/17)

Projections are based on the team from each conference that has the best rating, per the awesome team ratings from TheRankerPit.com.

A few changes from the last projection:

  • Eastern Washington replaces Weber State in the Big Sky
  • Akron replaces Ohio in the MAC
Conference Predicted Champion
America East Vermont
American Athletic Cincinnati
Atlantic 10 Dayton
Atlantic Coast Louisville
Atlantic Sun FGCU
Big 12 West Virginia
Big East Villanova
Big Sky Eastern Washington
Big South Winthrop
Big Ten Wisconsin
Big West UC Irvine
Colonial Athletic Association UNC Wilmington
Conference USA Middle Tenn.
Horizon League Valparaiso
Ivy League Princeton
Metro Atlantic Athletic Monmouth
Mid-American Akron
Mid-Eastern Athletic N.C. Central
Missouri Valley Wichita St.
Mountain West Nevada
Northeast Wagner
Ohio Valley Belmont
Pac-12 UCLA
Patriot League Bucknell
Southeastern Kentucky
Southern East Tenn. St.
Southland Sam Houston St.
Southwestern Athletic Texas Southern
Sun Belt Texas-Arlington
Summit League IPFW
West Coast Gonzaga
Western Athletic New Mexico St.