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Here is the most recent bracket update - obviously still a work in progress. We are getting closer to the season starting and I'm just ready for hoops. Still feeling it for about 60% of these teams, many others are really a crap shoot at this point. I still hate your team. Also, for now, Go Football

PLEASE NOTE - My projections are based on at-large chances, so only conference leaders from 1-bid conferences are not placed in a First Four game.  Until a team wins the conference tournament, they are not officially a lock and can be placed in a First Four game or even out for multi-bid conferences.

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The part above that is in bold - this is what I do. If you choose to use my picks to try and win your office pool, then it's your own fault for doing so. I stink when it comes to doing that and make no secret about it. Madness is Madness, it rules, and no one gets them all right.

Last updated 09/08/2018 05:27 PM Central Time 

Seeds

Seed East - Washington DC Midwest - Kansas City South - Louisville West - Anaheim
1 Duke   Kansas   Kentucky   Gonzaga  
2 Tennessee   North Carolina   Virginia   Auburn  
3 Michigan State   Villanova   Kansas State   Nevada  
4 West Virginia   LSU   Michigan   Oregon  
5 Virginia Tech   Clemson   UCLA   Mississippi State  
6 Florida State   Florida   Louisville   TCU  
7 Purdue   Alabama   Washington   Syracuse  
8 Texas Tech   Nebraska   Marquette   Cincinnati  
9 UCF   Xavier   NC State   Vanderbilt  
10 Miami   Indiana   Iowa State   Loyola-Chicago  
11 South Dakota State   Ohio State   Texas A&M   Missouri/Houston  
12 Buffalo   Penn State/Texas   Marshall   Davidson  
13 Vermont   UNC-Greensboro   New Mexico State   Montana  
14 Georgia State   Northeastern   SFA   Belmont  
15 Bucknell   UCSB   Harvard   Northern Kentucky  
16 Rider   Radford/Wagner   Lipscomb   NC Central/Texas Southern  
Last 4 in - Houston, Missouri, Texas, Penn State  
First 4 out - Maryland, Butler, Arizona State, Wisconsin  
Moving In -  
Moving out  
Others considered for at-large bids (no particular order) - San Diego State, UTEP, Memphis, Tulsa, Temple, UConn, Saint Bonaventure, Rhode Island, Saint Louis, VCU, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Creighton, Seton Hall, Providence, Georgia, Saint Johns, BYU, Baylor, Boston College, Oklahoma, ODU, Bradley, Illinois State, New Mexico, Arizona, USC, Georgetown, Stanford, Colorado, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Iowa, Arkansas, Mississippi, Wichita State, Saint Mary's, Western Kentucky  
On Life Support -       
No longer considered for at-large bid (starting Jan 15) -       
Multi bid conferences - ACC (10), SEC (10), Big 10 (7), Big 12 (7), AAC (3), Big East (3), Pac 12 (3)  
Leaders or highest RPI from projected 1-bid conferences - (25 total): A10 - Davidson, America East - Vermont, Atlantic Sun - Lipscomb, Big Sky - Montana, Big South - Radford, Big West - UCSB, CAA - Northeastern, C-USA - Marshall, Horizon - Northern Kentucky, Ivy - Harvard, MAAC - Rider, MAC - Buffalo, MEAC - NC Central, MVC - Loyola-Chicago, MWC - Nevada, Northeast - Wagner, Ohio Valley - Belmont, Patriot - Bucknell, Southern - UNCG, Southland - SFA, SWAC - Texas Southern, Summit - South Dakota State, Sun Belt - Georgia State, WAC - New Mexico State, WCC - Gonzaga  
Banned from participating -   
Transition Schools, ineligible for the tourney - Cal Baptist, North Alabama      
                 
Teams in Blue are officially IN the tournament.  
Teams in Black are LOCKS for the tournament as of today (Bold faced for 1-bid leagues - league leader or highest RPI chosen for now)   
Teams in Red have work left to do  

Bracket

East - Washington, DC     South - Louisville  
Columbia   Columbia
1 Duke     1 Kentucky  
16 Rider     16 Lipscomb  
8 Texas Tech     8 Marquette  
9 UCF     9 NC State  
Des Moines   Salt Lake City
5 Virginia Tech     5 UCLA  
12 Buffalo     12 Marshall  
13 Vermont     13 New Mexico State  
4 West Virginia     4 Michigan  
Columbus   Des Moines
3 Michigan State     3 Kansas State  
14 Georgia State     14 SFA  
6 Florida State     6 Louisville  
11 South Dakota State     11 Texas A&M  
Columbus   Hartford
10 Miami     10 Iowa State  
7 Purdue     7 Washington  
15 Bucknell     15 Harvard  
2 Tennessee     2 Virginia  
             
West - Anaheim     Midwest - Kansas City  
Seattle   Tulsa
1 Gonzaga     1 Kansas  
16 NC Central/Texas Southern     16 Radford/Wagner  
8 Cincinnati     8 Nebraska  
9 Vanderbilt     9 Xavier  
Seattle   Tulsa
5 Mississippi State     5 Clemson  
12 Davidson     12 Penn State/Texas  
13 Montana     13 UNC-Greensboro  
4 Oregon     4 LSU  
Salt Lake City   Hartford
3 Nevada     3 Villanova  
14 Belmont     14 Northeastern  
6 TCU     6 Florida  
11 Missouri/Houston     11 Ohio State  
Jacksonville   Jacksonville
10 Loyola-Chicago     10 Indiana  
7 Syracuse     7 Alabama  
15 Northern Kentucky     15 UCSB  
2 Auburn     2 North Carolina  

Match-ups
Seed East - Washington DC Midwest - Kansas City South - Louisville West - Anaheim
1 Duke   Kansas   Kentucky   Gonzaga  
16 Rider   Radford/Wagner   Lipscomb   NC Central/Texas Southern  
8 Texas Tech   Nebraska   Marquette   Cincinnati  
9 UCF   Xavier   NC State   Vanderbilt  
12 Buffalo   Penn State/Texas   Marshall   Davidson  
5 Virginia Tech   Clemson   UCLA   Mississippi State  
13 Vermont   UNC-Greensboro   New Mexico State   Montana  
4 West Virginia   LSU   Michigan   Oregon  
3 Michigan State   Villanova   Kansas State   Nevada  
14 Georgia State   Northeastern   SFA   Belmont  
6 Florida State   Florida   Louisville   TCU  
11 South Dakota State   Ohio State   Texas A&M   Missouri/Houston  
10 Miami   Indiana   Iowa State   Loyola-Chicago  
7 Purdue   Alabama   Washington   Syracuse  
15 Bucknell   UCSB   Harvard   Northern Kentucky  
2 Tennessee   North Carolina   Virginia   Auburn  

These projections are based on how I think the committee will make their selections, not how I would want to make them, if the season ended TODAY.  If you have any questions or comments about these predictions, if you find any errors, or if you just want to talk hoops feel free to email me.  Please note this is for entertainment purposes only. Yes, W.A.G. stands for Wild Ass Guess.  Thanks and enjoy.



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