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If you have questions on what your team needs to do to make the dance, send them my way and I will reply.
A few notes on my projected field:
- The team assumed to get the automatic bid is the highest team in the ratings eligible for the bid. In other words, it isn’t necessarily the team with the best conference record.
- There will likely be one or more bids stolen by conference tourney winners next week that wouldn’t have received an at large bid otherwise. So if a team is one of the last 4 in now, they will likely need to improve their profile to receive an at large bid on Selection Sunday.
- Just because you’re in (or out) now doesn’t mean that if you win (or lose) you’ll stay there.
The projected field as of February 27, 2017 (in order from left to right on each seed line.) Assumed automatic bids are the team from each conference that is highest in the index.
Full numerical output of the Regan Index
1 Kansas , Villanova , North Carolina , Gonzaga
2 Kentucky , Louisville , Florida , Oregon
3 UCLA , Butler , Baylor , Arizona
4 Duke , West Virginia , Florida St , Purdue
5 Virginia , SMU , Notre Dame , Minnesota
6 Cincinnati , Oklahoma St , Wisconsin , Creighton
7 Iowa St , St Mary’s CA , Maryland , South Carolina
8 Miami FL , Dayton , Arkansas , Michigan
9 Virginia Tech , VCU , Michigan St , Xavier
10 Northwestern , Wichita St , MTSU , Providence
11 Seton Hall , Vanderbilt , Illinois St , USC/Marquette
12 California/Illinois , UNC Wilmington , Nevada , UT Arlington
13 Monmouth NJ , Vermont , Valparaiso , Winthrop
14 Princeton , ETSU , Bucknell , Belmont
15 Akron , CS Bakersfield , FL Gulf Coast , South Dakota
16 E Washington , UC Irvine , NC Central/TX A&M CC , Tx So/Mt St. Mary’s
Last 4 BYES Providence , Seton Hall , Vanderbilt , Illinois St
Last 4 IN USC , Marquette , California , Illinois
1st 4 OUT Rhode Island , Syracuse , Wake Forest , Kansas St.
2nd 4 OUT Houston , Clemson , Georgia , TCU