Bradford’s Bracket Breakdown 2.0

Story posted March 12, 2014 in Sports, CommRadio by Bradford Conners


1) The following is how I would seed the NCAA Tournament field as of 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11. The seeds are based off of what teams have done to this point, not projections of how I think they will end up.

2) For determining conference champions of conferences that haven’t yet finished their conference tournament, I chose the highest remaining seed in the conference tournament.

#1 Seeds: Florida, Arizona, Wichita State, Villanova

#2 Seeds: Kansas, Duke, Wisconsin, Michigan

#3 Seeds: Syracuse, San Diego State, Cincinnati, Louisville

#4 Seeds: Virginia, Iowa State, UNC, Creighton

#5 Seeds: Oklahoma, Michigan State, UConn, Memphis

#6 Seeds: Texas, Saint Louis, VCU, UMass

#7 Seeds: Kentucky, New Mexico, Ohio State, Kansas State

#8 Seeds: SMU, Iowa, Baylor, Oregon

#9 Seeds: UCLA, Gonzaga, GW, Oklahoma State

#10 Seeds: Arizona State, Colorado, Pitt, Nebraska

#11 Seeds: Tennessee, Xavier, Stanford, Arkansas/Dayton

#12 Seeds: Georgetown/Cal, Harvard, North Dakota State, Louisiana Tech

#13 Seeds: Manhattan, Mercer, Stephen F. Austin, Delaware

#14 Seeds: Western Michigan, Boston U, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia State

#15 Seeds: NC Central, UC Irvine, Milwaukee, Utah Valley

#16 Seeds: Stony Brook, Wofford, Weber State/Alabama State, Coastal Carolina/Mount St. Mary’s

On the Bubble

Last 4 In: Arkansas, Georgetown, Cal, Dayton

First 6 Out: Minnesota, Providence, Missouri, St. Joe’s, Utah, BYU

Teams entering bracket since my last update on 2/24: Oregon, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Dayton

Teams leaving bracket: BYU, St. Joe’s, Providence, Missouri

Biggest Movers

Change in seed since my last update:

Gains: Oregon (Out > 8), Oklahoma State (Out > 9), Michigan (4 > 2), Memphis (5 > 3), VCU (8 > 6)

Drops: Iowa (5 > 8), Syracuse (1 > 3), UCLA (7 > 9), Cal (10 > 12), BYU (11 > Out), St. Joe’s (11 > Out)

Bids by Conference

Big 12: 7

Pac-12: 7

Big Ten: 6

ACC: 5

American: 5

Atlantic 10: 5

Big East: 4

SEC: 4

Mountain West: 2

All Others: 1