Bracket Projection 12-23-17

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

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

  • Duke moves up to the overall top seed
  • Texas moves in with an impressive win over Alabama
  • Wake Forest moved up to the First Four Out, but they can make a big jump by beating (current 5-seed) Tennessee today
  • St. Bonaventure replaced Rhode Island as the projected automatic bid from the Atlantic 10
1 Duke 1 Michigan St.
16 Liberty 16 Rider
8 Clemson 8 St. John’s (NY)
9 Notre Dame 9 Missouri
5 Gonzaga 5 Kentucky
12 Northwestern/Texas 12 Western Ky.
4 Florida St. 4 TCU
13 East Tenn. St. 13 Texas-Arlington
6 Arizona 6 Texas A&M
11 Ohio St. 11 Boise St.
3 Kansas 3 Xavier
14 Portland St. 14 Northern Ky.
7 Oregon 7 SMU
10 Miami (FL) 10 Auburn
2 Purdue 2 Arizona St.
15 Towson 15 Wagner
1 West Virginia 1 Villanova
16 Hampton/Prairie View 16 Bucknell/Lipscomb
8 Cincinnati 8 Butler
9 UNLV 9 Michigan
5 Tennessee 5 Oklahoma
12 Murray St. 12 South Dakota
4 Creighton 4 Virginia
13 Stephen F. Austin 13 Grand Canyon
6 Virginia Tech 6 Nevada
11 St. Bonaventure 11 St. Mary’s (CA)/Oklahoma St.
3 North Carolina 3 Arkansas
14 Vermont 14 Buffalo
7 Louisville 7 Wichita St.
10 Penn St. 10 Maryland
2 Seton Hall 2 Texas Tech
15 Penn 15 UC Santa Barbara

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