Regan NCAA Tournament Index as of 3/5/2018– Games through 3/4/2018

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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 better seed in the conference tourney (for example, right now I have Stephen F. Austin ahead of Nicholls St. even though Nicholls is the #1 seed in the Southland.
  • This is based on the selection being today, not on what is projected to occur between now and 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 as of 3-5-2018

The projected field as of March 5, 2018 (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 Virginia Villanova Xavier Duke
2 Kansas North Carolina Purdue Tennessee
3 Michigan Cincinnati Michigan St Auburn
4 Wichita St Texas Tech Gonzaga West Virginia
5 Clemson TCU Florida Kentucky
6 Arizona Houston Texas A&M Miami FL
7 Ohio St Seton Hall Arkansas Nevada
8 Missouri Virginia Tech Loyola-Chicago NC State
9 St Bonaventure Creighton Oklahoma Kansas St
10 Rhode Island UCLA Florida St St Mary’s CA
11 USC Texas Butler Providence/ Baylor
12 MTSU Marquette/ Louisville New Mexico St S Dakota St
13 Murray St UNC Greensboro Buffalo Vermont
14 ULL Northeastern Montana Bucknell
15 UC Davis Lipscomb SF Austin Wright St
16 Penn Wagner Iona/Prairie View Radford/ Hampton
Last 4 BYES St Mary’s CA USC Texas Butler
Last 4 IN Providence Baylor Marquette Louisville
1st 4 OUT Arizona St Syracuse Alabama Utah
2nd 4 OUT Oklahoma St Boise St Nebraska Penn St

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