Bracketology 2/13

By Jason Earle

PROJECTED CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS:
America East: Vermont (23-5)
AAC: SMU (22-4)
Atlantic 10: VCU (20-5)
ACC: North Carolina (21-5)
Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast (20-7)
Big 12: Kansas (22-3)
Big East: Villanova (24-2)
Big Sky: Weber State (15-8)
Big South: UNC Asheville (20-7)
Big Ten: Wisconsin (21-4)
Big West: UC Davis (16-9)
Colonial: UNC Wilmington (22-5)
C-USA: Middle Tennessee (22-4)
Horizon: Valparaiso (21-5)
Ivy: Princeton (15-6)
MAAC: Monmouth (21-5)
MAC: Akron (21-4)
MEAC: North Carolina Central (18-6)
Missouri Valley: Wichita State (23-4)
Mountain West: Boise State (16-7)
Northeast: Mount St. Mary’s (14-13)
Ohio Valley: Belmont (18-5)
Pac-12: Arizona (23-3)
Patriot: Bucknell (19-7)
SEC: Kentucky (20-5)
Southern: East Tennessee State (20-6)
Southland: New Orleans (15-9)
SWAC: Texas Southern (14-10)
Summit: North Dakota State (17-8)
Sun Belt: Arkansas State (18-7)
WCC: Gonzaga (26-0)
WAC: New Mexico State (22-4)

MATCHUPS:
West Region
1 Gonzaga vs 16 UC Davis/Mount St. Mary’s
8 Dayton vs 9 Iowa State
5 Notre Dame vs 12 Monmouth
4 Florida vs 13 Vermont
3 Duke vs 14 East Tennessee State
6 SMU vs 11 TCU
7 Virginia Tech vs 10 Middle Tennessee
2 UCLA vs 15 Bucknell
East Region
1 Villanova vs 16 Weber State
8 Miami vs 9 Kansas State
5 Maryland vs 12 Marquette/Georgia Tech
4 Cincinnati vs 13 Boise State
3 Kentucky vs 14 Princeton
6 Northwestern vs 11 Syracuse
7 Saint Mary’s vs 10 Oklahoma State
2 Arizona vs 15 UNC Asheville
Midwest Region
1 Kansas vs 16 New Orleans/Texas Southern
8 VCU vs 9 Arkansas
5 West Virginia vs 12 UNC Wilmington
4 Wisconsin vs 13 Belmont
3 Oregon vs 14 New Mexico State
6 South Carolina vs 11 Michigan State/Seton Hall
7 Xavier vs 10 Michigan
2 Louisville vs 15 North Dakota State
South Region
1 Baylor vs 16 Arkansas State
8 Butler vs 9 Wichita State
5 Virginia vs 12 Akron
4 Purdue vs 13 Valparaiso
3 Florida State vs 14 Florida Gulf Coast
6 Creighton vs 11 Wake Forest
7 USC vs 10 Minnesota
2 North Carolina vs 15 North Carolina Central

Last Four Byes:
Michigan
TCU
Syracuse
Wake Forest

Last Four In:
Michigan State
Marquette
Georgia Tech
Seton Hall

First Four Out:
California
Utah
Rhode Island
Texas Tech

Next Four Out:
Houston
Illinois State
Ohio State
Indiana

Conference Breakdown:
ACC: 11
Big Ten: 7
Big 12: 7
Big East: 6
Pac-12: 4
SEC: 4
American: 2
WCC: 2
Atlantic 10: 2

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