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Final Bracketology

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Here is my final bracketology. I projected all 68 teams to make the tournament, seeded them, and gave you some metrics that the committee uses for each team. I also put an updated bubble outlook at the end. You can also catch me on BracketMatrix.com, which I have been added to recently. If you have any questions, feel free to tweet at me @Sports_Burd. That being said, here we go!

Auto Bids So Far:

OVC: Murray State
Big South: Gardner-Webb
MVC: Bradley
ASun: Liberty
SoCon: Wofford
MAAC: Iona
Summit: North Dakota State
CAA: Northeastern
Horizon: Northern Kentucky
NEC: Farleigh Dickinson
WCC: Saint Mary’s
Patriot: Colgate
American East: Vermont
MEAC: NC Central
Big 12: Iowa State
Mountain West: Utah State
SWAC: Prairie View
Big East: Villanova
MAC: Buffalo
ACC: Duke
C-USA: Old Dominion
Big Sky: Montana
Southland: Abilene Christian
WAC: New Mexico State
Pac-12: Oregon
Big West: UC Irvine
Ivy: Yale
SEC: Auburn
A-10: Saint Louis
Sun Belt: Georgia State
American: Cincinnati
Big Ten: Michigan State

1 Seeds: Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke, North Carolina

Virginia Cavaliers
Conference: ACC
Record: 29-3 (16-2)
Q1 Record: 10-3
SOS: 27th
NET Ranking: 1

Gonzaga Bulldogs
Conference: WCC
Record: 30-3 (16-0)
Q1 Record: 5-3
SOS: 83rd
NET Ranking: 2

Duke Blue Devils
Conference: ACC
Record: 29-5 (14-4)
Q1 Record: 11-4
SOS: 6th
NET Ranking: 3

North Carolina Tar Heels
Conference: ACC
Record: 27-6 (16-2)
Q1 Record: 9-4
SOS: 2nd
NET Ranking: 7


2 Seeds: Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan State, Michigan

Tennessee Volunteers
Conference: SEC
Record: 29-5 (15-3)
Q1 Record: 9-5
SOS: 31st
NET Ranking: 5

Kentucky Wildcats
Conference: SEC
Record: 27-6 (12-2)
Q1 Record: 11-6
SOS: 21st
NET Ranking: 6

Michigan State Spartans
Conference: Big Ten
Record: 28-6 (16-4)
Q1 Record: 10-3
SOS: 7th
NET Ranking: 8

Michigan Wolverines
Conference: Big Ten
Record: 28-6 (15-5)
Q1 Record: 8-5
SOS: 22nd
NET Ranking: 9


3 Seeds: Houston, LSU, Florida State, Kansas

Houston Cougars
Conference: AAC
Record: 31-3 (16-2)
Q1 Record: 7-3
SOS: 94th
NET Ranking: 4

LSU Tigers
Conference: SEC
Record: 26-6 (16-2)
Q1 Record: 9-2
SOS: 40th
NET Ranking: 14

Florida State Seminoles
Conference: ACC
Record: 27-7 (13-5)
Q1 Record: 7-5
SOS: 25th
NET Ranking: 16

Kansas Jayhawks
Conference: Big 12
Record: 25-9 (12-6)
Q1 Record: 9-8
SOS: 1st
NET Ranking: 20


4 Seeds: Texas Tech, Purdue, Kansas State, Wisconsin

Texas Tech Red Raiders
Conference: Big 12
Record: 26-6 (14-4)
Q1 Record: 6-4
SOS: 53rd
NET Ranking: 10

Kansas State Wildcats
Conference: Big 12
Record: 25-8 (14-4)
Q1 Record: 7-4
SOS: 32nd
NET Ranking: 24

Purdue Boilermakers
Conference: Big Ten
Record: 23-9 (16-4)
Q1 Record: 5-8
SOS: 9th
NET Ranking: 12

Wisconsin Badgers
Conference: Big Ten
Record: 23-10 (14-6)
Q1 Record: 6-7
SOS: 3rd
NET Ranking: 17


5 Seeds: Virginia Tech, Iowa State, Villanova, Auburn

Virginia Tech Hokies
Conference: ACC
Record: 24-8 (12-6)
Q1 Record: 4-6
SOS: 50th
NET Ranking: 11

Iowa State Cyclones
Conference: Big 12
Record: 23-11 (9-9)
Q1 Record: 7-7
SOS: 30th
NET Ranking: 21

Villanova Wildcats
Conference: Big East
Record: 25-9 (13-5)
Q1 Record: 3-5
SOS: 54th
NET Ranking: 26

Auburn Tigers
Conference: SEC
Record: 25-9 (11-7)
Q1 Record: 4-6
SOS: 29th
NET Ranking: 18


6 Seeds: Mississippi State, Maryland, Marquette, Buffalo

Mississippi State Bulldogs
Conference: SEC
Record: 23-10 (10-8)
Q1 Record: 6-8
SOS: 28th
NET Ranking: 19

Maryland Terapins
Conference: Big Ten
Record: 22-10 (13-7)
Q1 Record: 5-6
SOS: 20th
NET Ranking: 27

Marquette Golden Eagles
Conference: Big East
Record: 24-9 (12-6)
Q1 Record: 6-5
SOS: 58th
NET Ranking: 28

Buffalo Bulls
Conference: MAC
Record: 31-3 (16-2)
Q1 Record: 2-2
SOS: 93rd
NET Ranking: 15


7 Seeds: Cincinnati, Wofford, Nevada, Louisville

Cincinnati Bearcats
Conference: AAC
Record: 28-6 (14-4)
Q1 Record: 5-4
SOS: 76th
NET Ranking: 25

Wofford Terriers
Conference: SoCon
Record: 29-4 (18-0)
Q1 Record: 5-4
SOS: 112th
NET Ranking: 13

Nevada Wolf Pack
Conference: MWC
Record: 29-4 (15-3)
Q1 Record: 2-1
SOS: 110th
NET Ranking: 23

Louisville Cardinals
Conference: ACC
Record: 20-13 (10-8)
Q1 Record: 4-10
SOS: 8th
NET Ranking: 22


8 Seeds: Ole Miss, Syracuse, Iowa, Utah State

Ole Miss Rebels
Conference: SEC
Record: 20-12 (10-8)
Q1 Record: 3-7
SOS: 48th
NET Ranking: 36

Syracuse Orange
Conference: ACC
Record: 20-13 (10-8)
Q1 Record: 2-9
SOS: 33rd
NET Ranking: 42

Iowa Hawkeyes
Conference: Big Ten
Record: 22-11 (10-10)
Q1 Record: 2-9
SOS: 26th
NET Ranking: 43

Utah State Aggies
Conference: MWC
Record: 27-6 (15-3)
Q1 Record: 3-4
SOS: 144th
NET Ranking: 29


9 Seeds: Seton Hall, Washington, Oklahoma, Baylor

Seton Hall Pirates
Conference: Big East
Record: 20-13 (9-9)
Q1 Record: 5-4
SOS: 41st
NET Ranking: 57

Washington Huskies
Conference: Pac-12
Record: 26-8 (15-3)
Q1 Record: 1-6
SOS: 67th
NET Ranking: 45

Oklahoma Sooners
Conference: Big 12
Record: 19-13 (7-11)
Q1 Record: 3-9
SOS: 12th
NET Ranking: 37

Baylor Bears
Conference: Big 12
Record: 19-13 (10-8)
Q1 Record: 3-9
SOS: 43rd
NET Ranking: 39


10 Seeds: UCF, VCU, Florida, Minnesota

UCF Knights
Conference: AAC
Record: 23-8 (13-5)
Q1 Record: 2-6
SOS: 78th
NET Ranking: 30

VCU Rams
Conference: A-10
Record: 25-7 (16-2)
Q1 Record: 3-3
SOS: 117th
NET Ranking: 34

Florida Gators 
Conference: SEC
Record: 19-15 (9-9)
Q1 Record: 3-12
SOS: 17th
NET Ranking: 31

Minnesota Golden Gophers
Conference: Big Ten
Record: 21-13 (9-11)
Q1 Record: 4-9
SOS: 16th
NET Ranking: 61


11 Seeds: Oregon, Ohio State, NC State, Arizona State, TCU, Temple

Oregon Ducks
Conference: Pac-12
Record: 23-12
Q1 Record: 4-4 (10-8)
SOS: 73rd
NET Ranking: 51

Ohio State Buckeyes
Conference: Big Ten
Record: 19-14 (8-12)
Q1 Record: 2-10
SOS: 18th
NET Ranking: 55

NC State Wolfpack (Play-in)
Conference: ACC
Record: 22-11 (9-9)
Q1 Record: 1-9
SOS: 59th
NET Ranking: 33

Arizona State Sun Devils (Play-in)
Conference: Pac-12
Record: 22-10 (12-6)
Q1 Record: 4-3
SOS: 68th
NET Ranking: 63

TCU Horned Frogs (Play-in)
Conference: Big 12
Record: 20-13 (7-11)
Q1 Record: 2-9
SOS: 36th
NET Ranking: 52

Temple Owls (Play-in)
Conference: AAC
Record: 23-9 (13-5)
Q1 Record: 4-6
SOS: 74th
NET Ranking: 56

12 Seeds: New Mexico State, Saint Mary’s, Murray State, Liberty

New Mexico State Aggies
Conference: WAC
Record: 30-4 (15-1)
Q1 Record: 1-1
SOS: 239th
NET Ranking: 40

Saint Mary’s Gaels
Conference: WCC
Record: 22-11 (11-5)
Q1 Record: 2-6
SOS: 77th
NET Ranking: 32

Murray State Racers
Conference: OVC
Record: 27-4 (16-2)
Q1 Record: 1-2
SOS: 273rd
NET Ranking: 44

Liberty Flames
Conference: A-Sun
Record: 28-6 (14-2)
Q1 Record: 2-0
SOS: 268th
NET Ranking: 58


13 Seeds: UC Irvine, Northeastern, Vermont, Old Dominion

UC Irvine Anteaters
Conference: Big West
Record: 30-5 (15-1)
Q1 Record: 1-2
SOS: 250th
NET Ranking: 68

Northeastern Huskies
Conference: CAA
Record: 23-10 (14-4)
Q1 Record: 1-6
SOS: 163rd
NET Ranking: 78

Vermont Catamounts
Conference: American East
Record: 27-6 (14-2)
Q1 Record: 0-3
SOS: 289th
NET Ranking: 71

Old Dominion Monarchs
Conference: C-USA
Record: 26-8 (13-5)
Q1 Record: 2-0
SOS: 209th
NET Ranking: 100


14 Seeds: Saint Louis, Yale, Georgia State, Montana

Saint Louis Billikens
Conference: A-10
Record: 23-12 (10-8)
Q1 Record: 2-4
SOS: 136th
NET Ranking: 103

Yale Bulldogs
Conference: Ivy
Record: 22-7 (10-4)
Q1 Record: 0-4
SOS: 187th
NET Ranking: 86

Georgia State
Conference: Sun Belt
Record: 24-9 (13-5)
Q1 Record: 1-1
SOS: 121st
NET Ranking: 121

Montana Grizzlies
Conference: Big Sky
Record: 26-8 (16-4)
Q1 Record: 0-2
SOS: 299th
NET Ranking: 124


15 Seeds: Northern Kentucky, Colgate, Abilene Christian, Bradley

Northern Kentucky
Conference: Horizon
Record: 26-8 (13-5)
Q1 Record: 0-2
SOS: 258th
NET Ranking: 115

Colgate Raiders
Conference: Patriot
Record: 24-10 (13-5)
Q1 Record: 0-1
SOS: 254th
NET Ranking: 132

Abilene Christian Wildcats
Conference: Southland
Record: 27-6 (14-4)
Q1 Record: 0-1
SOS: 343rd
NET Ranking: 154

Bradley Braves
Conference: MVC
Record: 20-14 (9-9)
Q1 Record: 0-1
SOS: 205th
NET Ranking: 176


16 Seeds: Gardner-Webb, Iona, Prairie View A&M, North Dakota State, Fairleigh Dickinson, NC Central

Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs
Conference: Big South
Record: 23-11 (10-6)
Q1 Record: 0-3
SOS: 265th
NET Ranking: 173

Iona Gaels 
Conference: MAAC
Record: 16-15 (12-6)
Q1 Record: 0-2
SOS: 300th
NET Ranking: 202

Prairie View A&M Panthers (Play-in)
Conference: SWAC
Record: 22-12 (17-1)
Q1 Record: 0-3
SOS: 338th
NET Ranking: 205

North Dakota State Bison (Play-in)
Conference: Summit
Record: 18-15 (9-7)
Q1 Record: 0-4
SOS: 225th
NET Ranking: 222

Fairleigh Dickinson (Play-in)
Conference: NEC
Record: 20-13 (12-6)
Q1 Record: 0-0
SOS: 340th
NET Ranking: 203

NC Central Eagles (Play-in)
Conference: MEAC
Record: 18-15 (10-6)
Q1 Record: 0-3
SOS: 352nd
NET Ranking: 302


On The Bubble:

Texas Longhorns
Conference: Big 12
Record: 16-16 (8-10)
Q1 Record: 4-11
SOS: 14th
NET Ranking: 38

St. John’s Red Storm
Conference: Big East
Record: 21-12 (8-10)
Q1 Record: 4-4
SOS: 62nd
NET Ranking: 73

Indiana Hoosiers
Conference: Big Ten
Record: 17-15 (8-12)
Q1 Record: 3-8
SOS: 13th
NET Ranking: 54

Belmont Bruins
Conference: OVC
Record: 26-5 (16-2)
Q1 Record: 2-2
SOS: 230th
NET Ranking: 47

Alabama Crimson Tide
Conference: SEC
Record: 18-15 (8-10)
Q1 Record: 2-10
SOS: 24th
NET Ranking: 59

Clemson Tigers
Conference: ACC
Record: 19-13 (9-9)
Q1 Record: 1-8
SOS: 34th
NET Ranking: 35

Creighton Blue Jays
Conference: Big East
Record: 18-14 (9-9)
Q1 Record: 2-6
SOS: 44th
NET Ranking: 53

Key:
Q1 = Quadrant 1: Home games vs. a team with an RPI 1-30, Neutral games vs. a team with an RPI 1-50, Away games vs. a team with an RPI 1-75. (Definition via si.com) (Data via Haslametrics.com)
SOS = Strength of Schedule (via KenPom.com) (As of Sunday at noon)
NET Rankings: The NCAA’s new metric to rank teams (via NCAA.com) (As of Sunday at noon) (Explained @ NCAA.com)

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