Regan NCAA Tournament Index as of 3/7/2018– Games through 3/6/2018

For full numerical output of the Regan NCAA Tournament Index, click here

The projected field as of March 7, 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.  Syracuse moves into the current field, replacing Arizona St.

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

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.

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