Projected seeding is based on team ratings from TheRankerPit.com.

A few noteworthy difference with consensus projections from the Bracketology community (found at bracketmatrix.com)

  • Kansas and Baylor are both consensus 1-seeds.  Ratings from TheRankerPit.com indicate Kansas and Baylor may be a bit overrated.
  • I have Wichita State as a 2-seed – way higher than the consensus 10-seed.  Wichita State’s rating is probably a bit inflated from all of the large scoring margins accomplished against their relatively weak conference competition.
  • Most bracketologists are just now taking Indiana out of their projection.  Indiana’s been out for a long time for me
  • Maryland and Arkansas have moved in, while Illinois State and Tennessee have moved out.
1 Gonzaga 1 West Virginia
16 UC Irvine 16 N.C. Central
8 South Carolina 8 Minnesota
9 Indiana 9 Middle Tenn.
5 Wisconsin 5 Baylor
12 Syracuse/Arkansas 12 UNC Wilmington
4 Cincinnati 4 Purdue
13 Nevada 13 Monmouth
6 Arizona 6 Notre Dame
11 Xavier 11 Wake Forest
3 UCLA 3 Villanova
14 Princeton 14 Akron
7 Creighton 7 Iowa St.
10 Rhode Island 10 Utah
2 Virginia 2 North Carolina
15 Bucknell 15 UNC Asheville
1 Louisville 1 Kentucky
16 Texas Southern/Wagner 16 Sam Houston St./Eastern Wash.
8 Michigan 8 Texas Tech
9 Northwestern 9 VCU
5 St. Mary’s (CA) 5 SMU
12 Vermont 12 East Tenn. St.
4 Kansas 4 Duke
13 Belmont 13 Valparaiso
6 Butler 6 Oklahoma St.
11 TCU/Maryland 11 Miami (FL)
3 Florida St. 3 Oregon
14 New Mexico St. 14 Texas-Arlington
7 Dayton 7 Houston
10 Kansas St. 10 California
2 Wichita St. 2 Florida
15 FGCU 15 IPFW