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.
|4||Butler||Florida St||West Virginia||Purdue|
|5||Iowa St||Virginia||Notre Dame||Cincinnati|
|7||Michigan||St Mary’s CA||Maryland||Arkansas|
|8||Oklahoma St||Dayton||Vanderbilt||Wichita St|
|9||VCU||Miami FL||Virginia Tech||Seton Hall|
|11||Marquette||Rhode Island||Michigan St||Wake Forest/USC|
|12||Kansas St./Providence||Nevada||UNC Wilmington||ETSU|
|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|