WPTS Bracketology for 2/6/17

By: Jason Earle

PROJECTED CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS:
America East: Vermont (20-5)
AAC: Cincinnati (21-2)
Atlantic 10: VCU (18-5)
ACC: North Carolina (21-4)
Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast (19-6)
Big 12: Kansas (20-3)
Big East: Villanova (22-2)
Big Sky: Weber State (14-7)
Big South: Winthrop (18-5)
Big Ten: Wisconsin (20-3)
Big West: UC Davis (14-9)
Colonial: UNC Wilmington (21-4)
C-USA: Middle Tennessee (20-4)
Horizon: Valparaiso (19-5)
Ivy: Princeton (12-6)
MAAC: Monmouth (19-5)
MAC: Akron (19-4)
MEAC: North Carolina Central (16-6)
Missouri Valley: Wichita State (21-4)
Mountain West: Nevada (18-5)
Northeast: Mount St. Mary’s (12-13)
Ohio Valley: Belmont (17-4)
Pac-12: Oregon (21-3)
Patriot: Bucknell (18-6)
SEC: Kentucky (18-5)
Southern: East Tennessee State (18-5)
Southland: Sam Houston State (17-7)
SWAC: Texas Southern (13-10)
Summit: North Dakota State (15-8)
Sun Belt: Arkansas State (17-6)
WCC: Gonzaga (24-0)
WAC: New Mexico State (22-2)

MATCHUPS:
West Region
1 Gonzaga vs 16 Sam Houston State/Mount St. Mary’s
8 Miami vs 9 Indiana
5 USC vs 12 Michigan State/TCU
4 Kentucky vs 13 Monmouth
3 UCLA vs 14 Bucknell
6 Northwestern vs 11 Oklahoma State
7 Xavier vs 10 Minnesota
2 North Carolina vs 15 Winthrop

East Region
1 Villanova vs 16 Arkansas State
8 Iowa State vs 9 Dayton
5 Saint Mary’s vs 12 Nevada
4 Virginia vs 13 Valparaiso
3 Arizona vs 14 East Tennessee State
6 Butler vs 11 Texas Tech
7 Virginia Tech vs 10 Arkansas
2 Baylor vs 15 Florida Gulf Coast

Midwest Region
1 Kansas vs 16 UC Davis/Texas Southern
8 VCU vs 9 Syracuse
5 Purdue vs 12 UNC Wilmington
4 Duke vs 13 Akron
3 Florida State vs 14 Vermont
6 Maryland vs 11 New Mexico State
7 Notre Dame vs 10 Kansas State
2 Wisconsin vs 15 North Dakota State

South Region
1 Louisville vs 16 Weber State
8 SMU vs 9 Marquette
5 West Virginia vs 12 Middle Tennessee
4 Florida vs 13 Belmont
3 Cincinnati vs 14 Princeton
6 South Carolina vs 11 California/Wake Forest
7 Creighton vs 10 Wichita State
2 Oregon vs 15 NC Central

Last Four Byes:
Kansas State
Minnesota
Texas Tech
Oklahoma State

Last Four In:
California
Michigan State
TCU
Wake Forest

First Four Out:
Seton Hall
Ohio State
Michigan
Rhode Island

Next Four Out:
Clemson
NC State
Georgia Tech
Houston

Conference Breakdown:
ACC: 10
Big Ten: 7
Big 12: 8
Pac-12: 5
Big East: 5
SEC: 4
American: 2
WCC: 2
Atlantic 10: 2

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