Regan NCAA Tournament Index 3/10/2017 (games through Thursday 3/9/2017)

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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.

1 Villanova Gonzaga Kansas North Carolina
2 Kentucky Florida Duke UCLA
3 Louisville Oregon Baylor Florida St
4 Purdue Arizona Butler West Virginia
5 Virginia Notre Dame SMU Cincinnati
6 Iowa St Minnesota Maryland Creighton
7 Wisconsin St Mary’s CA Dayton Michigan
8 Oklahoma St Arkansas South Carolina Miami FL
9 Wichita St Seton Hall Virginia Tech Xavier
10 VCU Vanderbilt Michigan St Northwestern
11 MTSU Marquette Wake Forest Kansas St./USC
12 Providence/URI UNC Wilmington Nevada UT Arlington
13 Princeton Vermont ETSU Bucknell
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
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