BracketBot: March 2, 2019

Seed List:

1: Duke, Virginia, Gonzaga, Michigan State
2: North Carolina, Kentucky, Michigan, Kansas
3: Tennessee, Texas Tech, Houston, Purdue
4: LSU, Virginia Tech, Marquette, Iowa State
5: Florida State, Mississippi State, Nevada, Wisconsin
6: Buffalo, Maryland, Kansas State, Cincinnati
7: Auburn, Villanova, Louisville, Iowa
8: Syracuse, Baylor, Texas, Washington
9: VCU, Oklahoma, UCF, Ohio State
10: Florida, TCU, Wofford, Ole Miss
11: Clemson, St John’s, Minnesota, Utah State
12: Arizona State, St Mary’s, NC State, Alabama, New Mexico State, Old Dominion
13: Lipscomb, Murray State, UC Irvine, Yale
14: Vermont, Hofstra, Drake, Georgia Southern
15: South Dakota State, N Kentucky, Montana, Radford
16: Colgate, Abilene Christian, Texas Southern, Rider, Sacred Heart, Norfolk State

I was theoretically going to post this update yesterday, but with some other things going on throughout the day, I honestly forgot it was Friday! So there’ll be updates both today and tomorrow, though that’s fine anyway to incorporate the large number of good games being played today. Made some more formula tweaks since Tuesday, including dialing the strength-of-win component down to a much lower level of input. Clemson and Utah State are back in as at-larges, while Seton Hall and Temple move out.

In AQ news, Drake, Sacred Heart, and Colgate are all returning to this bracket, replacing Loyola, Fairleigh Dickinson and Bucknell respectively as the projected winners of the MVC, NEC and Patriot League, respectively.

Last Four Byes: Clemson, St John’s, Minnesota, Utah State
Last Four In: Arizona State, St Mary’s, NC State, Alabama
First Four Out: Seton Hall, Indiana, Creighton, Temple
Next Four Out: Butler, Penn State, Dayton, Belmont

Bids by conference:
ACC 9, Big XII/Big Ten/SEC 8, Big East/AAC 3, Pac-12/WCC/MWC 2

Full bracket:

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