Regan NCAA Tournament Index as of 3/9/2018– Games through 3/8/2018

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

The projected field as of March 9, 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.  It’s very close for the last few spots, unlike 2017 when there was a gap after the last at large team, and it was much clearer who should be in.

1 Virginia Villanova Xavier Duke
2 Kansas North Carolina Purdue Michigan
3 Tennessee Michigan St Cincinnati Auburn
4 Wichita St Texas Tech Gonzaga West Virginia
5 Clemson Arizona Florida Kentucky
6 Houston TCU Ohio St Texas A&M
7 Arkansas Nevada Miami FL Kansas St
8 Seton Hall Loyola-Chicago St Bonaventure Butler
9 Providence UCLA Rhode Island USC
10 Missouri Creighton NC State Virginia Tech
11 Oklahoma Texas Alabama Louisville/         St. Mary’s
12 Florida St./ Marquette S Dakota St New Mexico St WKU
13 Murray St UNC Greensboro Col Charleston Buffalo
14 Vermont ULL Montana Bucknell
15 UC Santa Barbara Lipscomb SF Austin Wright St
16 Penn Iona Radford/   Prairie View Long Island/ Hampton
Last 4 BYES Virginia Tech Oklahoma Texas Alabama
Last 4 IN Louisville St. Mary’s Florida St. Marquette
1st 4 OUT Baylor MTSU Syracuse Oklahoma St
2nd 4 OUT Notre Dame Arizona St Georgia 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 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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Regan NCAA Tournament Index as of 3/8/2018– Games through 3/7/2018

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

The projected field as of March 8, 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.  Louisville and Oklahoma St. move into the current field, replacing St. Mary’s and Syracuse:

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

If you’d like to follow me on Twitter for daily update notifications: @MikeReganNC

You can also send me any questions via Twitter.

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.

If you’d like to follow me on Twitter for daily update notifications: @MikeReganNC

You can also send me any questions via Twitter.

Regan NCAA Tournament Index as of 3/6/2018– Games through 3/5/2018

Full numerical output of the Regan NCAA Tournament Index as of 3-6-2018

The projected field as of March 6, 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.

1 Virginia Villanova Xavier Duke
2 Kansas North Carolina Purdue Tennessee
3 Michigan Cincinnati Michigan St Auburn
4 Wichita St Texas Tech Gonzaga 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 Virginia Tech Loyola-Chicago
9 St Bonaventure Creighton Oklahoma Kansas St
10 Rhode Island UCLA Florida St USC
11 Texas Butler Providence MTSU
12 Baylor/    Arizona St. Marquette/       St. Mary’s New Mexico St S Dakota St
13 Murray St UNC Greensboro Buffalo Vermont
14 ULL Northeastern Montana Bucknell
15 UC Davis Lipscomb SF Austin Wright St
16 Penn Iona Wagner/    Prairie View Radford/ Hampton
Last 4 BYES USC Texas Butler Providence
Last 4 IN Baylor Marquette St. Mary’s Arizona St.
1st 4 OUT Louisville Syracuse 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.

If you’d like to follow me on Twitter for daily update notifications: @MikeReganNC

You can also send me any questions via Twitter.

Regan NCAA Tournament Index as of 3/5/2018– Games through 3/4/2018

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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 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.

Full numerical output of the Regan Index as of 3-5-2018

The projected field as of March 5, 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.

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

Regan NCAA Tournament Index as of 3/4/2018– Games through 3/3/2018

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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.

1 Virginia Villanova Xavier Duke
2 Kansas Purdue North Carolina Tennessee
3 Wichita St Michigan St Auburn Michigan
4 Cincinnati Texas Tech Gonzaga West Virginia
5 Clemson Florida TCU Kentucky
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
11 Texas USC Butler MTSU
12 Providence/ Arizona St. Baylor/ Marquette New Mexico St S Dakota St
13 Murray St UNC Greensboro Buffalo Vermont
14 ULL Northeastern Montana Bucknell
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

Regan NCAA Tournament Index as of 3/3/2018– Games through 3/2/2018

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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 Belmont ahead of Murray St. even though Murray St. is the #1 seed in the OVC.
  • 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 3-3-2018

The projected field as of March 3, 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.

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

Regan NCAA Tournament Index as of 3/2/2018– Games through 3/1/2018

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You can also send me any questions via Twitter.

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 Belmont ahead of Murray St. even though Murray St. has the better record in the OVC.
  • 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 3-2-2018

The projected field as of March 2, 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.

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

Regan NCAA Tournament Index as of 2/26/2018– Games through 2/25/2018

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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 Belmont ahead of Murray St. even though Murray St. has the better record in the OVC.
  • 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 2-26-2018

The projected field as of February 23, 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.

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

Regan NCAA Tournament Index as of 2/23/2018– Games through 2/22/2018

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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 Belmont ahead of Murray St. even though Murray St. has the better record in the OVC.
  • 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 2-23-2018.

The projected field as of February 23, 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.

1 Virginia Villanova Xavier Duke
2 Kansas North Carolina Auburn Purdue
3 Michigan St Wichita St Tennessee Texas Tech
4 Cincinnati Arizona West Virginia Clemson
5 Gonzaga Kentucky Ohio St Michigan
6 Nevada Houston Rhode Island TCU
7 Seton Hall Butler Texas A&M Virginia Tech
8 Kansas St Florida St Alabama Miami FL
9 Arkansas Missouri Florida Arizona St
10 Oklahoma St Mary’s CA NC State St Bonaventure
11 Creighton MTSU Loyola-Chicago USC
12 Providence/Utah Texas/Baylor New Mexico St S Dakota St
13 ULL Belmont Vermont UNC Greensboro
14 Col Charleston Buffalo Rider UC Santa Barbara
15 Bucknell Montana Northern Kentucky Lipscomb
16 SF Austin Penn Wagner

/Prairie View

UNC Asheville

/Savannah St.

Last 4 BYES NC State St Bonaventure Creighton USC
Last 4 IN Providence Texas Baylor Utah
1st 4 OUT UCLA Syracuse Marquette Mississippi St
2nd 4 OUT Louisville Boise St LSU Nebraska