Casey’s Bracketology – Feb. 1

I originally wasn’t going to do any bracket predicting this season. It is seriously a lot more labor-intensive than one realizes, especially with more than a month left in the season. But I go the itch and the time opened up (at work), so here’s where we stand with about 6 weeks to Selection Sunday. One thing I won’t try to do is fill out a bracket. I don’t understand how the NCAA decides who it sends where at all, so instead I’ll just give you my seeding lines.

#1 – Syracuse, Duke, Ohio State, Kentucky
#2 – Kansas, North Carolina, Baylor, Missouri
#3 – Georgetown, Michigan State, Indiana, Florida
#4 – Marquette, Creighton, Michigan, Vanderbilt
#5 – Wisconsin, San Diego State, Saint Mary’s, UNLV
#6 – Connecticut, West Virginia, Florida State, Murray State
#7 – Alabama, Gonzaga, Kansas State, Mississippi State
#8 – Harvard, Temple, Louisville, Wichita State
#9 – California, Illinois, Purdue, Virginia
#10 – Seton Hall, Saint Louis, Southern Miss, Memphis
#11 – Iona, Iowa State, Washington, Xavier
#12 – Notre Dame, Nevada (Colorado State, Cincinnati, Dayton, Oregon)
#13 – George Mason, Long Beach State, Akron, Oral Roberts
#14 – Massachusetts, VCU, Middle Tennessee, Davidson
#15 – Cleveland State, Bucknell, Norfolk State, Montana
#16 – Mercer, UT-San Antonio (Stony Brook, Long Island, UNC-Asheville, Mississippi Valley State)

Multiple Bids by Conference
Conference Bids
Big East 9
Big Ten 7
Big 12 5
Atlantic 10 5
PAC-12 3
Mountain West 3
Conference USA 2
Missouri Valley 2

The 12’s and 16’s in parentheses are those playing in the First Four games. I’ll be back next Wednesday with another look at the ever-changing bracket. You may discuss.

One thought on “Casey’s Bracketology – Feb. 1

  1. I think UNC will invoke the "UNC Clause" to automatically move 1 seeding spot higher than they deserve to be, putting them as a 1 and knocking OSU down to a 2.

    Loving Creighton as a 4, not loving Vandy as a 4 tho.

    Someone from the 13th-16th seed will be going to the Elite Eight, and my money is on UNC-Asheville. Well, not literally, not yet at least, but it will be!

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