For full numerical output of the Regan NCAA Tournament Index, click here.
The projected field as of March 11, 2018, Sunday morning (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 again throughout the day.
|4||Wichita St||Gonzaga||West Virginia||Houston|
|7||Texas A&M||Miami FL||Seton Hall||Nevada|
|8||Providence||Kansas St||Loyola-Chicago||Rhode Island|
|10||NC State||Texas||St Bonaventure||USC|
|11||UCLA||Virginia Tech||Louisville/ St. Mary’s.||Oklahoma/ Florida St.|
|12||New Mexico St||San Diego St||S Dakota St||Murray St|
|13||UNC Greensboro||Buffalo||Col Charleston||Marshall|
|14||Montana||Bucknell||SF Austin||Georgia St|
|15||Lipscomb||Wright St||Penn||CS Fullerton|
|16||UMBC||Iona||Radford/ NC Central||Long Island/ Texas Southern|
|Last 4 BYES||St Bonaventure||USC||UCLA||Virginia Tech|
|Last 4 IN||Louisville||Oklahoma||Florida St.||St. Mary’s|
|1st 4 OUT||Marquette||Baylor||Syracuse||Oklahoma St|
|2nd 4 OUT||Arizona St||MTSU||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. Davidson would steal a bid (probably from St. Mary’s) if they won today.
- 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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