WPTS Bracketology for 1/30/17

By: Jason Earle

PROJECTED CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS:
America East: Vermont (18-5)
AAC: Cincinnati (19-2)
Atlantic 10: VCU (16-5)
ACC: North Carolina (19-4)
Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast (17-6)
Big 12: Kansas (19-2)
Big East: Villanova (20-2)
Big Sky: Weber State (12-7)
Big South: Winthrop (16-5)
Big Ten: Wisconsin (18-3)
Big West: UC Davis (13-8)
Colonial: UNC Wilmington (20-3)
C-USA: Middle Tennessee (19-3)
Horizon: Valparaiso (18-4)
Ivy: Princeton (10-6)
MAAC: Monmouth (17-5)
MAC: Akron (18-3)
MEAC: North Carolina Central (14-6)
Missouri Valley: Wichita State (19-4)
Mountain West: Nevada (18-4)
Northeast: LIU Brooklyn (14-9)
Ohio Valley: Belmont (15-4)
Pac-12: Arizona (20-2)
Patriot: Bucknell (17-6)
SEC: Kentucky (17-4)
Southern: East Tennessee State (17-5)
Southland: Sam Houston State (16-6)
SWAC: Texas Southern (11-10)
Summit: North Dakota State (15-6)
Sun Belt: Georgia Southern (14-7)
WCC: Gonzaga (22-0)
WAC: New Mexico State (20-2)

MATCHUPS:
West Region
1 Gonzaga vs 16 Georgia Southern/Texas Southern
8 Arkansas vs 9 Middle Tennessee
5 Notre Dame vs 12 Akron
4 Maryland vs 13 Monmouth
3 North Carolina vs 14 Bucknell
6 South Carolina vs 11 UNC Wilmington
7 Purdue vs 10 Marquette
2 West Virginia vs 15 Florida Gulf Coast

East Region
1 Kansas vs 16 Sam Houston State
8 Miami vs 9 Dayton
5 Saint Mary’s vs 12 Minnesota
4 Florida State vs 13 Belmont
3 Wisconsin vs 14 East Tennessee State
6 Virginia Tech vs 11 New Mexico State
7 Creighton vs 10 NC State
2 Kentucky vs 15 North Dakota State

South Region
1 Baylor vs 16 UC Davis/LIU Brooklyn
8 VCU vs 9 Michigan
5 USC vs 12 Georgia Tech
4 Cincinnati vs 13 Valparaiso
3 UCLA vs 14 Vermont
6 Northwestern vs 11 Wichita State
7 SMU vs 10 Iowa State
2 Louisville vs 15 North Carolina Central

Midwest Region
1 Arizona vs 16 Weber State
8 Xavier vs 9 Kansas State
5 Duke vs 12 Indiana/California
4 Oregon vs 13 Nevada
3 Virginia vs 14 Princeton
6 Butler vs 11 Utah/Michigan State
7 Florida vs 10 Texas Tech
2 Villanova vs 15 Winthrop

Last Four Byes:
Iowa State
Marquette
Georgia Tech
Minnesota

Last Four In:
Utah
Indiana
California
Michigan State

First Four Out:
Clemson
Illinois State
Syracuse
TCU

Next Four Out:
Memphis
Oklahoma State
Tennessee
Seton Hall

Conference Breakdown:
ACC: 10
Big Ten: 8
Big 12: 6
Pac-12: 6
Big East: 5
SEC: 4
American: 2
WCC: 2
Atlantic 10: 2

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