Regan NCAA Tournament Index as of 3/10/2018– Games through 3/9/2018

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

The projected field as of March 10, 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.  I will be updating the site early Sunday and again at around 5:30pmET.

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

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 SE Louisiana even though SE Louisiana had the better conference record in the Southland.)
  • This is based on the selection being today, not on what is projected to occur between now and 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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