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Top 5 Most Likely Teams to Win the East Region

Increase your chances of winning your bracket pool by using simulation results from BracketResearch.com’s computer model.  Click here to see just how amazing it is at predicting NCAA Tournament outcomes. The fourth and fifth most likely teams to win the East Region may surprise you.

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Top 5 Most Likely Teams to Win the West Region

Increase your chances of winning your bracket pool by using simulation results from BracketResearch.com’s computer model.  Click here to see just how amazing it is at predicting NCAA Tournament outcomes. The West Region had, by far, the most lopsided results, with one team winning 60% of the tournament simulations.

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Top 5 Most Likely Teams to Win the South Region

Increase your chances of winning your bracket pool by using simulation results from BracketResearch.com’s computer model that amazingly predicts NCAA Tournament outcomes.  Click here to see just how amazing. The South Region is the most wide open, with five teams having at least a 10% chance to win it and advance to the Final Four.

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Top 5 Most Likely 2018 NCAA Champions

To win your bracket pool, you’ve gotta pick the champion correctly (in standard scoring formats).  The final game is worth as much as the first 32 games combined.  Good thing you’re reading this post.

BracketResearch.com has developed a computer model that amazingly predicts NCAA Tournament results.  Click here to see just how amazing.  Read on to see this year’s most likely teams to win the NCAA Tournament.

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New Computer Model Produces Amazing Results

BracketResearch.com has developed a computer model that amazingly predicts NCAA Tournament results.  The model simulates the NCAA Tournament, providing results that you can use to dramatically increase your chances of winning your bracket pool.  I will share simulation results in separate posts, but continue reading to see how well the model performed when I tested it on the past five tournaments.

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Bracket Projection 12-28-17

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 keeps the overall top seed
  • St. Bonaventure and Boise State move up to 10-seeds
  • 12-seed Houston replaced SMU as projected American Athletic Conference champion
  • 12-seed New Mexico State replaced Grand Canyon as projected Western Athletic Conference champion
1 Duke 1 Villanova
16 Rider 16 Lipscomb
8 Wichita St. 8 Clemson
9 Auburn 9 Notre Dame
5 Tennessee 5 Creighton
12 Western Ky. 12 Houston
4 Oklahoma 4 Florida St.
13 Murray St. 13 Texas-Arlington
6 Louisville 6 Arizona
11 St. Mary’s (CA) 11 Oklahoma St.
3 Seton Hall 3 North Carolina
14 East Tenn. St. 14 Penn
7 Oregon 7 Butler
10 Michigan 10 Penn St.
2 West Virginia 2 Arizona St.
15 Vermont 15 Towson
1 Purdue 1 Michigan St.
16 Hampton/Prairie View 16 Bucknell/Wagner
8 Cincinnati 8 St. John’s (NY)
9 Maryland 9 UNLV
5 Texas A&M 5 Gonzaga
12 New Mexico St. 12 South Dakota
4 TCU 4 Virginia
13 Stephen F. Austin 13 Portland St.
6 Nevada 6 Virginia Tech
11 UNI/Texas 11 Minnesota/Miami (FL)
3 Xavier 3 Arkansas
14 Buffalo 14 Northern Ky.
7 SMU 7 Kentucky
10 St. Bonaventure 10 Boise St.
2 Kansas 2 Texas Tech
15 Liberty 15 UC Santa Barbara

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

Bracket Projection 12-21-17

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)

  • There are quite a few differences right now, but it’s still early in the season.  It’ll be a lot of fun to watch how it plays out.
1 Villanova 1 West Virginia
16 Penn 16 Lipscomb
8 Louisville 8 Cincinnati
9 Miami (FL) 9 Auburn
5 Arizona 5 Texas A&M
12 Minnesota/Rhode Island 12 Western Ky.
4 North Carolina 4 Creighton
13 Idaho 13 Grand Canyon
6 Oklahoma 6 SMU
11 Florida 11 Clemson
3 Seton Hall 3 Xavier
14 Northern Ky. 14 Liberty
7 Florida St. 7 Virginia Tech
10 Maryland 10 Northwestern
2 Texas Tech 2 Arizona St.
15 Vermont 15 Towson
1 Michigan St. 1 Duke
16 Hampton/Prairie View 16 Army/Rider
8 UNLV 8 Missouri
9 St. Bonaventure 9 Penn St.
5 Virginia 5 Kentucky
12 Murray St. 12 South Dakota
4 Tennessee 4 Gonzaga
13 UNC Greensboro 13 Texas-Arlington
6 Oregon 6 Wichita St.
11 Ohio St./Boise St. 11 UNI
3 TCU 3 Arkansas
14 Stephen F. Austin 14 Buffalo
7 St. John’s (NY) 7 Nevada
10 Oklahoma St. 10 Michigan
2 Kansas 2 Purdue
15 UC Santa Barbara 15 Wagner

Bracket Projection 12-13-17

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)

  • There are quite a few differences right now, but it’s still early in the season.  It’ll be a lot of fun to watch how it plays out.
1 Michigan St. 1 Villanova
16 Jacksonville St. 16 Penn
8 Boise St. 8 SMU
9 Florida 9 Missouri
5 Florida St. 5 Wichita St.
12 Minnesota/Rhode Island 12 Butler
4 Tennessee 4 Gonzaga
13 Wagner 13 Towson
6 Nevada 6 UNLV
11 Ohio St. 11 Clemson
3 Seton Hall 3 TCU
14 Texas-Arlington 14 FGCU
7 Louisville 7 UNI
10 Notre Dame 10 Creighton
2 Purdue 2 Texas Tech
15 Stephen F. Austin 15 Idaho
1 Arizona St. 1 West Virginia
16 N.C. A&T/Bucknell 16 Rider/Central Mich.
8 Cincinnati 8 Oklahoma
9 Auburn 9 Oregon
5 St. John’s (NY) 5 Virginia Tech
12 St. Bonaventure 12 Western Ky.
4 Arkansas 4 Texas A&M
13 Grand Canyon 13 East Tenn. St.
6 Virginia 6 Miami (FL)
11 Michigan/Penn St. 11 South Dakota
3 North Carolina 3 Kansas
14 Liberty 14 Valparaiso
7 Arizona 7 Kentucky
10 Oklahoma St. 10 Maryland
2 Duke 2 Xavier
15 Vermont 15 UC Santa Barbara

Bracket Projection 12-10-17

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)

  • There are quite a few differences right now, but it’s still early in the season.  It’ll be a lot of fun to watch how it plays out.
1 Michigan St. 1 Villanova
16 Central Mich. 16 UC Davis
8 Oklahoma 8 Miami (FL)
9 Auburn 9 Notre Dame
5 Texas A&M 5 St. John’s (NY)
12 South Dakota 12 Butler
4 Tennessee 4 Gonzaga
13 St. Bonaventure 13 Murray St.
6 Virginia Tech 6 Nevada
11 Mississippi St. 11 Ohio St.
3 TCU 3 North Carolina
14 Grand Canyon 14 Towson
7 Virginia 7 UNLV
10 Minnesota 10 Maryland
2 Duke 2 Texas Tech
15 Valparaiso 15 FGCU
1 Arizona St. 1 West Virginia
16 Bucknell/Rider 16 Albany (NY)/Penn
8 Missouri 8 Arizona
9 Florida 9 Louisville
5 UNI 5 Wichita St.
12 Western Ky. 12 Rhode Island
4 Florida St. 4 Arkansas
13 Wagner 13 UNC Greensboro
6 SMU 6 Oregon
11 Texas/Penn St. 11 Oklahoma St./Cincinnati
3 Seton Hall 3 Kansas
14 Stephen F. Austin 14 Texas-Arlington
7 Boise St. 7 Kentucky
10 Clemson 10 Creighton
2 Purdue 2 Xavier
15 Liberty 15 Idaho