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A few notes on my projected field:
- The team assumed to get the automatic bid for each conference is the highest team in the ratings currently 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 this 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.
- There is significant separation between a few of the teams ranked next to each other. Please look at the Index output linked below to see how close/far teams are from each other. A difference of 1.00 between teams ranked next to each other is average.
Full numerical output of the Regan Index using games through Thursday 3-9-2017
The projected field as of March 10, 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.
|7||Wisconsin||St Mary’s CA||Dayton||Michigan|
|8||Oklahoma St||Arkansas||South Carolina||Miami FL|
|9||Wichita St||Seton Hall||Virginia Tech||Xavier|
|11||MTSU||Marquette||Wake Forest||Kansas St./USC|
|12||Providence/URI||UNC Wilmington||Nevada||UT Arlington|
|14||Winthrop||CS Bakersfield||Akron||FL Gulf Coast|
|15||Iona||Northern Kentucky||UC Irvine||Jacksonville St|
|16||E Washington||S Dakota St||Tx Southern/NC Central||TX A&M CC/Mt St. Mary’s|
|Last 4 BYES||Northwestern||MTSU||Marquette||Wake Forest|
|Last 4 IN||Kansas St.||Providence||Rhode Island||USC|
|1st 4 OUT||Georgia||Illinois St.||Clemson||TCU|
|2nd 4 OUT||Indiana||Illinois||California||Syracuse|