Bracketology 2014: March Madness Bracket Projections

Conference tourneys are right around the corner, which means that the NCAA tourney is less than 1 month away: yay!  We continue to predict which 68 teams will hear their name called on Selection Sunday. We will update this as often as we can in the weeks ahead, so see below for our list of who would make the cut if they picked the field today, and let us know if you agree or disagree in the comments section. To compare how we stack up with other websites, check out: www.bracketmatrix.com.


Seed| Team | (Conference)

1 Arizona (Pac-12)
1 Syracuse (ACC)
1 Wichita State (MVC)
1 Florida (SEC)

2 Duke (ACC)
2 Villanova (Big East)
2 San Diego State (MWC)
2 Kansas (Big 12)

3 Creighton (Big East)
3 Wisconsin (Big 10)
3 Cincinnati (AAC)
3 Michigan State (Big 10)

4 Michigan (Big 10)
4 Iowa State (Big 12)
4 Iowa (Big 10)
4 St. Louis (A-10)

5 Virginia (ACC)
5 Kentucky (SEC)
5 Louisville (AAC)
5 Oklahoma (Big 12)

6 Connecticut (AAC)
6 UCLA (Pac-12)
6 Texas (Big 12)
6 Ohio State (Big 10)

7 Memphis (AAC)
7 North Carolina (ACC)
7 Pittsburgh (ACC)
7 Gonzaga (WCC)

8 California (Pac-12)
8 Massachusetts (A-10)
8 VCU (A-10)
8 Arizona State (Pac-12)

9 Kansas State (Big 12)
9 New Mexico (MWC)
9 Colorado (Pac-12)
9 George Washington (A-10)

10 Xavier (Big East)
10 Stanford (Pac-12)
10 Missouri (SEC)
10 SMU (AAC)

11 St. John’s (Big East)
11 Oregon (Pac-12)
11 Tennessee (SEC)
11 Baylor (Big 12)

12 Clemson (ACC)
12 St. Joseph’s (A-10)
12 Minnesota (Big 10)
12 Toledo (MAC)
12 Louisiana Tech (C-USA)
12 Harvard (Ivy)

13 Stephen F. Austin (Southland)
13 Wisconsin-Green Bay (Horizon)
13 Mercer (Atlantic Sun)
13 North Carolina Central (MEAC)

14 New Mexico State (WAC)
14 Weber State (Big Sky)
14 Belmont (OVC)
14 UC Irvine (Big West)

15 Delaware (CAA)
15 Georgia State (Sun Belt)
15 Boston University (Patriot)
15 Iona (MAAC)

16 Davidson (Southern)
16 North Dakota State (Summit)
16 Vermont (America East)
16 Robert Morris (NEC)
16 Coastal Carolina (Big South)
16 Southern (SWAC)



    • you may be right, as 16 might me a bit low, but i need a better reason to make them a 12 other than “everyone else is doing it”. their signature win over notre dame looked great in december, but looks pretty average now. their losses to st. mary’s/ohio state/southern miss are fine, but their losses to north dakota/denver are pretty bad. i would rather give a 12 seed to a conference champ with a stellar overall record (stephen f. austin) or a fantastic early-season win that still looks great in february (belmont over unc or green bay over virginia). i also think a lot of people like ndsu because the summit league has a conference rpi that ranks pretty high, although i am not convinced the bison could beat a lower conference rpi team such as boston u. or georgia state if they played them tomorrow.

  1. NDSU basically ran your 15 seed Delaware right out of their arena. Also beat the #2 team in the CAA towson and they won at Western Michigan….something Toledo couldn’t do.

    Belmont was destroyed by two Summit League teams. As for SFA they’ve played nobody, one of the worst strength of schedules in the nation. If NDSU had their schedule they would have a similar record.

  2. wow, never knew there was so much ndsu love out there, but you all make some good points, so i will bump them up to a 15 seed in my next edition of bracketology: hope i don’t jinx them!

  3. Yeah NDSU is way too low. Why is Denver such a terrible loss? They are a top 150 rpi team. They beat Belmont by 30…lol.

    Weber State is way to high, no good wins, 4 conference losses in a horrible conference in the big sky? Guessing your living in the past with them.

  4. BIG12 is considered the strongest conference, but only two team from that conference receive a top 4 seed where 4 teams from the BIG10 receive a top 4 seed…..so apparently the BIG10 is the best and strongest conference?