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Bracketology: Madness as March arrives

Vanderbilt v Kentucky

LEXINGTON, KY - JANUARY 30: Jarred Vanderbilt #2 of the Kentucky Wildcats dribbles with the ball against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the second half at Rupp Arena on January 30, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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Madness prevailed on Tuesday night, as odd results engulfed college hoops. March starts tomorrow, you say? Okay, maybe that explains it. If so, buckle up. The next twelve days could get bumpy.

The No. 1 seed line remains stable. Other than that? Seed lines are up for grabs, especially in the middle of the bracket. Along the bubble, teams have a lot on the line between now and Selection Sunday.

Quick note ... a couple of teams had their true seed line altered to fit bracketing principles. Here’s the latest ...

UPDATED: February 28, 2018

FIRST FOUR PAIRINGS - Dayton (First Round)


  • Louisville vs. Kansas State | West Region
  • Syracuse vs. Washington | East Region
  • NC A&T vs. ARK-PINE BLUFF | South Region
  • NICHOLLS vs. UC-IRVINE | East Region

BRACKET PROJECTION

SOUTH - AtlantaEAST - Boston
CharlottePittsburgh
1) VIRGINIA1) Villanova
16) NC A&T / ARK-PB16) NICHOLLS / UC-IRVINE
8) Butler8) Miami-FL
9) Arizona State9) Missouri
BoiseSan Diego
5) Ohio State5) Kentucky
12) LOUISIANA12) Syracuse / Washington
4) West Virginia4) Texas Tech
13) MURRAY STATE13) VERMONT
DallasWichita
6) RHODE ISLAND6) Arkansas
11) MIDDLE TENNESSEE11) USC
3) AUBURN3) CINCINNATI
14) CHARLESTON14) RIDER
NashvilleNashville
7) NC State7) Creighton
10) Providence10) Alabama
2) Purdue2) North Carolina
15) NORTHERN KENTUCKY15) UNC-ASHEVILLE
WEST - Los AngelesMIDWEST - Omaha
WichitaDetroit
1) KANSAS1) XAVIER
16) FL GULF COAST16) PENNSYLVANIA
8) Seton Hall8) TCU
9) Texas AM9) Florida State
San DiegoBoise
5) ARIZONA5) Michigan
12) NEW MEXICO ST12) LOYOLA (CHI)
4) Clemson4) GONZAGA
13) BUFFALO13) SOUTH DAKOTA ST
DallasPittsburgh
6) Florida6) Houston
11) Kansas St / Louisville11) St. Bonaventure
3) Wichita State3) Tennessee
14) UNC-GREENSBORO14) BUCKNELL
DetroitCharlotte
7) Virginia Tech7) NEVADA
10) Saint Mary’s10) Oklahoma
2) MICHIGAN STATE2) Duke
15) MONTANA15) WAGNER

NOTES on the BRACKET: Virginia is the No. 1 overall seed - followed by Villanova, Xavier, and Kansas

Last Four Byes (at large): Saint Mary’s, St. Bonaventure, Alabama, USC

Last Four IN (at large): Kansas State, Louisville, Syracuse, Washington

First Four OUT (at large): Baylor, UCLA, Texas, Marquette

Next four teams OUT (at large): Mississippi State, Nebraska, Georgia, LSU

Breakdown by Conference ...

ACC (10): VIRGINIA, Duke, North Carolina, Clemson, NC State, Virginia Tech, Miami-FL, Florida State, Louisville, Syracuse

SEC (8): AUBURN, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, Texas AM, Alabama

BIG 12 (6): KANSAS, West Virginia, Texas Tech, TCU, Oklahoma, Kansas State

Big East (6): VILLANOVA, Xavier, Creighton, Butler, Seton Hall, Providence

Big 10 (4): MICHIGAN STATE, Purdue, Ohio State, Michigan

Pac 12 (4): ARIZONA, Arizona State, USC, Washington

American (3): CINCINNATI, Wichita State, Houston

Atlantic 10 (2): RHODE ISLAND, St. Bonaventure

West Coast (2): GONZAGA, Saint Mary’s

Mountain West (1): NEVADA

ONE BID LEAGUES: Loyola-Chicago (MVC), Rider (MAAC), Middle Tennessee (C-USA), Louisiana (SBELT), Pennsylvania (IVY), Montana (BSKY), Northern Kentucky (HORIZON), Nicholls (SLND), UNC-Greensboro (STHN), UC-Irvine (BWEST), Buffalo (MAC), Florida Gulf Coast (ASUN), Murray State (OVC), Charleston (CAA), UNC-Asheville (BSO), North Carolina A&T (MEAC), South Dakota State (SUM), New Mexico State (WAC), Vermont (AEAST), Bucknell (PAT), Wagner (NEC), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (SWAC)

Bracketing principles: read them for yourself at www.ncaa.com.