- This bracket is created as if today were Selection Sunday, and is not a projection of where I think teams will be in March.
- I typically wait until all teams have played at least 10 games before making my first real bracket. This should happen around Christmas.
- I did not thoroughly review the lower conference champions, so there may be discrepancies or inconsistencies with the 13-16 lines.
- Please do not include this in the Bracket Matrix.
1's: Xavier, Villanova, Creighton, Louisville
2's: Gonzaga, Minnesota, Tennessee State, UNC Wilmington
3's: Ole Miss, Ohio, VCU, UCLA
4's: Auburn, Saint Mary's, North Carolina, Florida
5's: Kansas, Stanford, Arizona, Florida State
6's: Virginia, UCF, San Diego State, Kentucky
7's: Michigan, South Alabama, Boston University, Houston
8's: South Carolina, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Arkansas
9's: Wake Forest, Duke, Northern Iowa, Purdue
10's: Butler, Pittsburgh, Dayton, Indiana
11's: Northern Illinois, East Tennessee State, Clemson, Miami (FL)
12's: Ohio State, Middle Tennessee, Winthrop, Charlotte, Saint Joseph's
13's: Arkansas State, Seton Hall, Fairfield, Old Dominion, Wichita State
14's: Air Force, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, UC Davis, Jacksonville
15's: North Dakota State, Cal State Bakersfield, Long Island, North Carolina Central
16's: Texas Southern, BYU, Oakland, Idaho, Columbia UMBC
FFO: Providence, Wisconsin, San Francisco, Maryland
NFO: Baylor, Iowa State, Georgia Tech, LSU