WPTS Bracketology for 2/20/17

By Jason Earle

PROJECTED CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS
America East: Vermont (24-5)
AAC: SMU (24-4)
Atlantic 10: VCU (22-5)
ACC: North Carolina (23-5)
Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast (22-7)
Big 12: Kansas (24-3)
Big East: Villanova (26-2)
Big Sky: Weber State (16-9)
Big South: UNC Asheville (22-7)
Big Ten: Purdue (22-5)
Big West: UC Irvine (16-12)
Colonial: UNC Wilmington (24-5)
C-USA: Middle Tennessee (24-4)
Horizon: Valparaiso (22-6)
Ivy: Princeton (17-6)
MAAC: Monmouth (23-5)
MAC: Akron (22-5)
MEAC: North Carolina Central (20-6)
Missouri Valley: Wichita State (25-4)
Mountain West: Nevada (21-6)
Northeast: Mount St. Mary’s (15-14)
Ohio Valley: Belmont (20-5)
Pac-12: Arizona (25-3)
Patriot: Bucknell (21-8)
SEC: Kentucky (22-5)
Southern: East Tennessee State (22-6)
Southland: New Orleans (16-9)
SWAC: Texas Southern (15-11)
Summit: North Dakota State (18-9)
Sun Belt: UT Arlington (20-6)
WCC: Gonzaga (28-0)
WAC: New Mexico State (23-4)

MATCHUPS
West Region
1 Gonzaga vs 16 UC Irvine/Mount St. Mary’s
8 Iowa State vs 9 Wichita State
5 Creighton vs 12 Akron
4 Purdue vs 13 Valparaiso
3 Kentucky vs 14 East Tennessee State
6 Saint Mary’s vs 11 Michigan State
7 Virginia Tech vs 10 Kansas State
2 UCLA vs 15 UNC Asheville

East Region
1 Villanova vs 16 Weber State
8 Arkansas vs 9 Oklahoma State
5 Notre Dame vs 12 UNC Wilmington
4 West Virginia vs 13 New Mexico State
3 Florida vs 14 UT Arlington
6 Butler vs 11 Middle Tennessee
7 USC vs 10 Minnesota
2 Louisville vs 15 Florida Gulf Coast

Midwest Region
1 Kansas vs 16 New Orleans/Texas Southern
8 VCU vs 9 Xavier
5 SMU vs 12 Monmouth
4 Florida State vs 13 Vermont
3 Duke vs 14 Nevada
6 Maryland vs 11 Seton Hall/Illinois State
7 South Carolina vs 10 Michigan
2 Arizona vs 15 Bucknell

South Region
1 North Carolina vs 16 North Dakota State
8 Miami vs 9 Dayton
5 Wisconsin vs 12 TCU/Georgia Tech
4 Cincinnati vs 13 Belmont
3 Oregon vs 14 Princeton
6 Virginia vs 11 Texas Tech
7 USC vs 10 Marquette
2 Baylor vs 15 North Carolina Central

Last Four Byes
Marquette
Kansas State
Michigan State
Texas Tech

Last Four In
Seton Hall
Georgia Tech
TCU
Illinois State

First Four Out
California
Wake Forest
Rhode Island
Syracuse

Next Four Out
Clemson
Houston
Providence
Memphis

Conference Breakdown
ACC: 10
Big 12: 8
Big Ten: 7
Big East: 6
Pac-12: 4
SEC: 4
American: 2
Atlantic 10: 2
Missouri Valley: 2
WCC: 2

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