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Bracketology!

CHD LOGOIt’s February, which means it is officially time to start projecting the NCAA Tournament field.
Here’s a look at my first in-season Bracketology for 2015-16.

As of games through Monday, February 1.

WARNING: The predicted field/seeding is highly likely to change from day to day or minute to minute.

*Automatic bids in italics


1 SEEDS: Oklahoma; Iowa; North Carolina; Villanova.

2 SEEDS: Xavier; Virginia; Iowa State; Kansas.

3 SEEDS: Michigan State; Oregon; Texas A&M; Texas.

4 SEEDS: West Virginia; Maryland; Louisville; Miami.

5 SEEDS: Purdue; Kentucky; Providence; Utah.

6 SEEDS: USC; Duke; Arizona; Dayton.

7 SEEDS: Baylor; Florida; Michigan, Indiana.

8 SEEDS: Notre Dame; Wichita State; Colorado; California.

9 SEEDS: St. Mary’s; VCU; Pittsburgh; Syracuse.

10 SEEDS: Florida State; South Carolina; Seton Hall; UConn.

11 SEEDS: Valparaiso; St. Joe’s; Washington; Butler vs. Cincinnati.

12 SEEDS: Monmouth; Clemson vs. Texas Tech; San Diego State; Ark. Little Rock.

13 SEEDS: Chattanooga; William & Mary; South Dakota State; Stony Brook.

14 SEEDS: Princeton; Akron; UC Irvine; Middle Tenn. State.

15 SEEDS: Belmont; Grand Canyon; North Florida; Montana.

16 SEEDS: S. F. Austin; NC Asheville; Navy vs. Wagner; Southern vs. Hampton.

 

LAST FOUR IN: Butler; Clemson; Texas Tech; Cincinnati.

FIRST FOUR OUT: Vanderbilt; Kansas State; UCLA; Gonzaga.

NEXT FOUR OUT: Oregon State; Georgia Tech; Georgetown; George Washington.

CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN: ACC (10); Big 12 (7); Pac 12 (7); Big Ten (6); Big East (5); SEC (4); Atlantic 10 (3); AAC (2).

 

Note: Automatic bids are determined at this point by the highest RPI in each league.

Jamal Murphy