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What is a Quadrant and why does it matter?

Have you wondered what a Quadrant 1 win actually is?  Do you want to know how your team stacks up? The NCAA Tournament Selection Committee is looking at teams’ schedule results differently this year.

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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

Bracket Projection 12-4-17

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 Kansas 1 Villanova
16 Liberty 16 Buffalo
8 Oklahoma St. 8 Louisville
9 San Diego St. 9 Missouri
5 UNLV 5 SMU
12 Texas 12 Oklahoma/Arizona
4 Kentucky 4 Gonzaga
13 Towson 13 South Dakota
6 Notre Dame 6 Florida St.
11 Murray St. 11 Oregon
3 TCU 3 Minnesota
14 Mercer 14 Vermont
7 Miami (FL) 7 Wichita St.
10 Temple 10 Arkansas
2 Arizona St. 2 Texas A&M
15 Stephen F. Austin 15 FGCU
1 Michigan St. 1 West Virginia
16 N.C. A&T/Prairie View 16 Rider/Bucknell
8 Boise St. 8 St. John’s (NY)
9 Auburn 9 Cincinnati
5 Virginia 5 Florida
12 Maryland 12 Virginia Tech/Maryland
4 Xavier 4 Purdue
13 Texas-Arlington 13 Western Ky.
6 North Carolina 6 UNI
11 Providence 11 Clemson
3 Texas Tech 3 Seton Hall
14 UC Davis 14 Penn
7 Rhode Island 7 Nevada
10 Penn St. 10 Valparaiso
2 Duke 2 Tennessee
15 Wagner 15 Idaho