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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 conference record (for example, right now I have Lipscomb ahead of FGCU even though dunk city is the #1 seed in the Atlantic Sun.
- 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 3-4-2018
The projected field as of March 4, 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.
|3||Wichita St||Michigan St||Auburn||Michigan|
|4||Cincinnati||Texas Tech||Gonzaga||West Virginia|
|6||Houston||Arizona||Miami FL||Texas A&M|
|7||Ohio St||Seton Hall||Arkansas||Nevada|
|8||Missouri||Virginia Tech||St Bonaventure||NC State|
|9||Creighton||Rhode Island||Oklahoma||Kansas St|
|10||Loyola-Chicago||Florida St||UCLA||St Mary’s CA|
|12||Providence/ Arizona St.||Baylor/ Marquette||New Mexico St||S Dakota St|
|13||Murray St||UNC Greensboro||Buffalo||Vermont|
|15||UC Davis||Lipscomb||SF Austin||Wright St|
|16||Penn||Wagner||Iona/ Prairie View||Radford/ Hampton|
|Last 4 BYES||St Mary’s CA||Texas||USC||Butler|
|Last 4 IN||Providence||Baylor||Marquette||Arizona St.|
|1st 4 OUT||Louisville||Syracuse||Alabama||Utah|
|2nd 4 OUT||Oklahoma St||Nebraska||Boise St||Notre Dame|