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.
|3||Michigan||Cincinnati||Michigan St||Wichita St|
|4||West Virginia||Gonzaga||Texas Tech||Auburn|
|7||Texas A&M||Miami FL||Seton Hall||Providence|
|9||St Bonaventure||Rhode Island||USC||Missouri|
|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|
|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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