Here’s a look at the NCAA Tournament field as if the season were to end today.
Caution: The predicted field/seeding is highly likely to change from day to day or minute to minute.
*Automatic bids in italics.
1 SEEDS: Kansas; Villanova; North Carolina; Gonzaga.
2 SEEDS: Oregon; Duke; Kentucky; Arizona.
3 SEEDS: UCLA; Baylor; Louisville; Florida State.
4 SEEDS: Butler; West Virginia; Notre Dame; Florida.
5 SEEDS: Purdue; Cincinnati; Virginia; SMU.
6 SEEDS: Iowa State; Wisconsin; Minnesota; Creighton.
7 SEEDS: Michigan; Miami; St. Mary’s; Dayton.
8 SEEDS: Maryland; Oklahoma State; Virginia Tech; Wichita State.
9 SEEDS: Vanderbilt; South Carolina; Northwestern; Michigan State.
10 SEEDS: Arkansas; VCU; Seton Hall; Xavier.
11 SEEDS: Marquette; Wake Forest; USC vs. Kansas State; Syracuse vs. Providence.
12 SEEDS: Middle Tennessee State; North Carolina Wilmington; Nevada; Texas Arlington.
13 SEEDS: Vermont; Akron; Princeton; East Tennessee State.
14 SEEDS: Bucknell; Winthrop; CSU Bakersfield; Florida Gulf Coast.
15 SEEDS: Northern Kentucky; Iona; Texas Southern; UC Irvine.
16 SEEDS: North Dakota; Jacksonville State; South Dakota State vs. NC Central; Mount St. Mary’s vs. New Orleans.
LAST FOUR IN: USC; Syracuse; Providence; Kansas State.
FIRST FOUR OUT: Rhode Island; Illinois State; California; Georgia.
NEXT FOUR OUT: Illinois; Iowa; Houston; Indiana.
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN: ACC (10); Big East (7); Big Ten (7); Big 12 (6); SEC (5); Pac 12 (4); Atlantic 10 (2); AAC (2); West Coast (2).
Note: Automatic bids are determined by the conference tournament champion or the highest seeded team remaining in their conference tournament.
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