NCAA – Chris’ Bracketology v4.5

(Note: I’ve made a slight methodology shift to punish teams without RPI Top 50 wins and “big” draws to reflect what happened to Virginia Tech last season.)

Updated after October 13 matches. Next update: After October 15 matches.

* before conference indicates projected auto-bid winner is current league leader as all conference teams have played half of league schedule.

*America East – New Hampshire*
*AAC – [2] UCF*, Cincinnati, South Florida
*A10 – La Salle*
*ACC – [1] North Carolina*, [1] Duke, [3] Florida State, [4] Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Virginia, Clemson, Boston College, NC State
*Atlantic Sun – Florida Gulf Coast*
*Big 12 – [1] West Virginia*, [2] Texas, Oklahoma State
*Big East – Georgetown*, Butler
*Big Sky – Eastern Washington*
*Big South – Liberty*
*Big Ten – [2] Penn State, [4] Ohio State*, Rutgers, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska
Big West – Long Beach State*
*CAA – Hofstra*
*C-USA – Rice*
*Horizon – IUPUI*
Ivy – [4] Princeton*
*MAAC – Monmouth*
*MAC – Kent State*
MVC – Drake*
*Mountain West – San Jose State*
NEC – Bryant*
*OVC – Eastern Kentucky*, Murray State
*Pac-12 – [2] Stanford*, [3] UCLA, Arizona, Cal, USC, Washington
*Patriot – Navy*
*SEC – [1] South Carolina, [3] Texas A&M*, [3] Florida, [4] Tennessee, Ole Miss, Auburn, Alabama, LSU
*SoCon – Samford*
*Southland – McNeese State*
*SWAC – Grambling*
Summit – South Dakota State*
*Sun Belt – Texas State*
WCC – Pepperdine*, Santa Clara
WAC – Texas Rio Grande Valley*

Last Eight IN – NC State, Boston College, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Minnesota, Washington, Butler
Last Seven OUT – Purdue, Saint Louis, Memphis, Virginia Tech, Mississippi State, Colorado, Marquette

Multi-Bid Conferences

9 – ACC
8 – SEC
7 – Big Ten
6 – Pac-12
3 – AAC, Big 12
2 – Big East, OVC, WCC

2 thoughts on “NCAA – Chris’ Bracketology v4.5

  1. CM

    Hi Chris,
    I’m curious about Santa Clara. I see that their RPI is high, but they have no wins over RPI top 50 teams. Does that matter?

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