Regan NCAA Tournament Index 3/12/2017 (games through Saturday 3/11/2017)

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 better conference record (ie, I have Troy in over Texas St for now).
  • No at large bids are up for grabs in the 6 games today.  URI is in even if they lose.  10 of the 12 teams that play today will be in – the Ivy and Sun Belt losers won’t.
  • 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 3-11-2017

The projected field as of March 12, 2017 (in order from left to right on each seed line – this is not a bracket!) Assumed automatic bids are the team from each conference that is highest in the index.

1 Villanova Kansas Gonzaga Kentucky
2 North Carolina Duke Arizona Louisville
3 Oregon Baylor UCLA Florida
4 Butler Florida St West Virginia Purdue
5 Iowa St Virginia Notre Dame Cincinnati
6 SMU Wisconsin Minnesota Creighton
7 Michigan St Mary’s CA Maryland Arkansas
8 Oklahoma St Dayton Vanderbilt Wichita St
9 VCU Miami FL Virginia Tech Seton Hall
10 Northwestern MTSU Xavier South Carolina
11 Marquette Rhode Island Michigan St Wake Forest/USC
12 Kansas St./Providence Nevada UNC Wilmington ETSU
13 Princeton Vermont Bucknell Winthrop
14 New Mexico St FL Gulf Coast Iona Northern Kentucky
15 Kent Troy North Dakota Jacksonville St
16 New Orleans TX Southern S Dakota St./NC Central Mt St. Mary’s/UC Davis
Last 4 BYES South Carolina Marquette Rhode Island Michigan St
Last 4 IN Wake Forest Kansas St. Providence USC
1st 4 OUT Illinois St. Clemson Georgia Illinois
2nd 4 OUT California Syracuse TCU Indiana

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