Monthly Archives: March 2015

March 15 – **FINAL**

as of 5:45 pm ET Sunday March 15
FINAL UPDATE

FIELD

CAPS = AQ
ITALICS = projected opening round participant

1 KENTUCKY, VILLANOVA, WISCONSIN, ARIZONA
2 Duke, Virginia, GONZAGA, Kansas
3 IOWA STATE, NOTRE DAME, Maryland, Oklahoma
4 Baylor, North Carolina, NORTHERN IOWA, Louisville
5 Arkansas, Georgetown, SMU, Utah
6 West Virginia, Butler, Providence, Michigan State
7 VCU, Wichita State, Oregon, Xavier
8 Iowa, St. John’s, San Diego State, Cincinnati
9 N.C. State, Ohio State, Dayton, Oklahoma State
10 Purdue, Texas, Davidson, Boise State
11 Georgia, Lsu, Colorado State/Indiana, Byu/Temple
12 WYOMING, BUFFALO, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN, VALPARAISO
13 WOFFORD, HARVARD, EASTERN WASHINGTON, GEORGIA STATE
14 NORTHEASTERN, UC IRVINE, NORTH DAKOTA STATE, BELMONT
15 NEW MEXICO STATE, ALBANY, TEXAS SOUTHERN, UAB
16 MANHATTAN, COASTAL CAROLINA, LAFAYETTE/NORTH FLORIDA, ROBERT MORRIS/HAMPTON

ALSO CONSIDERED: Ole Miss, Miami-FL, Ucla, Tulsa

BRACKET

// = moved up from true seed
\\ = moved down from true seed

(Final Four matchups: Midwest vs. West / East vs. South)

MIDWEST – Cleveland
—————————————
(Louisville) THU/SAT
1 Kentucky vs 16 Robert Morris/Hampton 8 St. John’s vs 9 Ohio St
(Portland) THU/SAT
4 Northern Iowa vs 13 E. Washington 5 Utah vs 12 Wyoming
(Omaha Fri/Sun)
3 Iowa State vs 14 North Dakota St 6 Michigan State vs 11 LSU
(Charlotte Fri/Sun)
2 Virginia vs 15 UAB 7 Xavier vs 10 Davidson

EAST – Syracuse
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(Pittsburgh Thu/Sat)
1 Villanova vs 16 Manhattan 8 Iowa vs 9 NC State
(Jacksonville Thu/Sat)
4 Baylor vs 13 Wofford 5 SMU vs 12 Valparaiso
(Pittsburgh) THU/SAT
3 Maryland vs 14 Northeastern 6 West Virginia vs 11 Buffalo (//)
(Charlotte fri/sun
2 Duke vs 15 Albany 7 VCU vs 10 Texas

SOUTH – Houston
—————————————
(Columbus Fri/Sun)
1 Wisconsin vs 16 Lafayette/North Florida 8 Cincinnati vs 9 Dayton
(Seattle) FRI/SUN
4 Louisville vs 13 Georgia St 5 Georgetown vs 12 Stephen F Austin
(Columbus Fri/Sun)
3 Notre Dame vs 14 Uc Irvine 6 Providence vs 11 Indiana/Colorado State
(Omaha Fri Sun)
2 Kansas vs 15 Texas Southern 7 Wichita State vs 10 Purdue

WEST – Los Angeles
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(Portland Thu/Sat)
1 Arizona vs 16 Coastal Carolina 8 San Diego State vs 9 Oklahoma State
(Louisville Thu/Sat)
4 North Carolina vs 13 Harvard 5 Arkansas vs 12 BYU/Temple (\\)
(Jacksonville Thu/Sat)
3 Oklahoma vs 14 Belmont 6 Butler vs 11 Georgia
(Seattle Fri/Sun)
2 Gonzaga vs 15 New Mexico State 7 Oregon vs 10 Boise St

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March 12

as of 11:45 am ET Thursday March 12
next update: Sunday afternoon March 15

FIELD

CAPS = AQ (bold) or projected AQ (best RPI in conference used if projected)
ITALICS = projected opening round participant

1 KENTUCKY, DUKE, Virginia, VILLANOVA
2 WISCONSIN, ARIZONA, GONZAGA, KANSAS
3 Maryland, Iowa State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma
4 Baylor, NORTHERN IOWA, Louisville, North Carolina
5 Butler, Georgetown, SMU, West Virginia
6 Utah, Arkansas, Providence, Wichita State
7 Iowa, Michigan State, Oregon, Oklahoma State
8 St. John’s, VCU, Lsu, Ohio State
9 San Diego State, N.C. State, Xavier, Cincinnati
10 COLORADO STATE, Boise State, Davidson, Georgia
11 Purdue, Ole Miss, Texas, Dayton/Indiana
12 Temple/Byu, OLD DOMINION, BUFFALO, VALPARAISO
13 WOFFORD, YALE, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN, GEORGIA STATE
14 BELMONT, EASTERN WASHINGTON, NORTHEASTERN, NC CENTRAL
15 UC DAVIS, NORTH DAKOTA STATE, NEW MEXICO STATE, STONY BROOK
16 MANHATTAN, TEXAS SOUTHERN, COASTAL CAROLINA/LAFAYETTE, NORTH FLORIDA/ROBERT MORRIS

ALSO CONSIDERED (alphabetically) Illinois, Miami-FL., Texas A&M, Tulsa, Ucla

BRACKET

// = moved up from true seed
\\ = moved down from true seed

(Final Four matchups: Midwest vs. West / East vs. South)

MIDWEST – Cleveland
—————————————
(Louisville) THU/SAT
1 KENTUCKY vs 16 NORTH FLORIDA/ROBERT MORRIS 8 Ohio State vs 9 Cincinnati
(Portland) THU/SAT
4 Louisville vs 13 YALE 5 Butler vs 12 VALPARAISO
(Louisville) THU/SAT
3 Iowa State vs 14 BELMONT 6 Utah vs 11 Ole Miss
(Omaha) FRI/SUN
2 WISCONSIN vs 15 NORTH DAKOTA STATE 7 Michigan State vs 10 COLORADO STATE

EAST – Syracuse
—————————————
(Charlotte) FRI/SUN
1 DUKE vs 16 COASTAL CAROLINA/LAFAYETTE 8 Lsu vs 9 Xavier
(Columbus) FRI/SUN
4 NORTHERN IOWA vs 13 GEORGIA STATE 5 West Virginia vs 12 BUFFALO
(Pittsburgh) THU/SAT
3 Maryland vs 14 NORTHEASTERN 6 Providence vs 11 Texas
(Omaha) FRI/SUN
2 KANSAS vs 15 STONY BROOK 7 Iowa vs 10 Georgia

SOUTH – Houston
—————————————
(Charlotte) FRI/SUN
1 Virginia vs 16 TEXAS SOUTHERN 8 St. John’s vs 9 San Diego State
(Seattle) FRI/SUN
4 North Carolina vs 13 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 5 SMU vs 12 OLD DOMINION
(Jacksonville) THU/SAT
3 Oklahoma vs 14 NC CENTRAL 6 Arkansas vs 11 Purdue
(Seattle) FRI/SUN
2 GONZAGA vs 15 NEW MEXICO STATE 7 Oregon vs 10 Davidson

WEST – Los Angeles
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(Pittsburgh) FRI/SUN
1 VILLANOVA vs 16 MANHATTAN 8 VCU vs 9 N.C. State
(Jacksonville) THU/SAT
4 Baylor vs 13 WOFFORD 5 Georgetown vs 12 Byu/Temple
(Columbus) FRI/SUN
3 Notre Dame vs 14 EASTERN WASHINGTON 6 Wichita State vs 11 Dayton/Indiana
(Portland) THU/SAT
2 ARIZONA vs 15 UC DAVIS 7 Oklahoma State vs 10 Boise State

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March 9

next update: Thursday morning March 12

FIELD

CAPS = AQ (bold) or projected AQ (best RPI in conference used if projected)
ITALICS = projected opening round participant

1 KENTUCKY, DUKE, Virginia, VILLANOVA
2 WISCONSIN, ARIZONA, GONZAGA, KANSAS
3 Maryland, Iowa State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma
4 Baylor, NORTHERN IOWA, Louisville, North Carolina
5 Butler, Georgetown, SMU, West Virginia
6 Utah, Arkansas, Providence, Wichita State
7 Iowa, Oklahoma State, Michigan State, Oregon
8 St. John’s, VCU, Lsu, Ohio State
9 San Diego State, N.C. State, Xavier, Cincinnati
10 COLORADO STATE, Boise State, Davidson, Georgia
11 Purdue, Ole Miss, Texas, Dayton/Indiana
12 Temple/Byu, OLD DOMINION, BUFFALO, VALPARAISO
13 WOFFORD, IONA, YALE, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
14 GEORGIA STATE, BELMONT, EASTERN WASHINGTON, WILLIAM & MARY
15 NC CENTRAL, UC DAVIS, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, NEW MEXICO STATE
16 TEXAS SOUTHERN, STONY BROOK, COASTAL CAROLINA/LAFAYETTE, NORTH FLORIDA/ST FRANCIS-BROOKLYN

ALSO CONSIDERED (alphabetically) Illinois, Miami-FL., Murray State, Texas A&M, Tulsa, Ucla

BRACKET

// = moved up from true seed
\\ = moved down from true seed

(Final Four matchups: Midwest vs. West / East vs. South)

MIDWEST – Cleveland
—————————————
(Louisville) THU/SAT
1 KENTUCKY vs 16 NORTH FLORIDA/ST. FRANCIS-BROOKLYN 8 Ohio State vs 9 Cincinnati
(Portland) THU/SAT
4 Louisville vs 13 YALE 5 Butler vs 12 VALPARAISO
(Louisville) THU/SAT
3 Iowa State vs 14 BELMONT 6 Utah vs 11 Ole Miss
(Omaha) FRI/SUN
2 WISCONSIN vs 15 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 7 Michigan State vs 10 COLORADO STATE

EAST – Syracuse
—————————————
(Charlotte) FRI/SUN
1 DUKE vs 16 COASTAL CAROLINA/LAFAYETTE 8 Lsu vs 9 Xavier
(Columbus) FRI/SUN
4 NORTHERN IOWA vs 13 IONA 5 West Virginia vs 12 BUFFALO
(Pittsburgh) THU/SAT
3 Maryland vs 14 WILLIAM & MARY 6 Providence vs 11 Texas
(Omaha) FRI/SUN
2 KANSAS vs 15 NC Central 7 Iowa vs 10 Georgia

SOUTH – Houston
—————————————
(Charlotte) FRI/SUN
1 Virginia vs 16 TEXAS SOUTHERN 8 St. John’s vs 9 San Diego State
(Seattle) FRI/SUN
4 North Carolina vs 13 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 5 SMU vs 12 OLD DOMINION
(Jacksonville) THU/SAT
3 Oklahoma vs 14 GEORGIA STATE 6 Arkansas vs 11 Purdue
(Seattle) FRI/SUN
2 GONZAGA vs 15 NEW MEXICO STATE 7 Oregon vs 10 Davidson

WEST – Los Angeles
—————————————
(Pittsburgh) FRI/SUN
1 VILLANOVA vs 16 STONY BROOK 8 VCU vs 9 N.C. State
(Jacksonville) THU/SAT
4 Baylor vs 13 WOFFORD 5 Georgetown vs 12 Byu/Temple
(Columbus) FRI/SUN
3 Notre Dame vs 14 EASTERN WASHINGTON 6 Wichita State vs 11 Dayton/Indiana
(Portland) THU/SAT
2 ARIZONA vs 15 UC DAVIS 7 Oklahoma State vs 10 Boise State

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March 2

FIELD

CAPS = AQ or projected AQ (best RPI in conference used if projected)
ITALICS = projected opening round participant

1 KENTUCKY, VIRGINIA, Duke, VILLANOVA
2 ARIZONA, WISCONSIN, GONZAGA, KANSAS
3 Maryland, Oklahoma, Baylor, Iowa State
4 Notre Dame, WICHITA STATE, Louisville, North Carolina
5 Utah, Northern Iowa, Butler, Arkansas
6 West Virginia, SMU, Providence, Georgetown
7 VCU, Ohio State, SAN DIEGO STATE, Oregon
8 St. John’s, Iowa, Lsu, Dayton
9 Michigan State, Indiana, Oklahoma State, Georgia
10 Colorado State, Ole Miss, Boise State, Xavier
11 Cincinnati, N.C. State, Tulsa, Purdue/Texas A&M
12 Temple/Byu, OLD DOMINION, MURRAY STATE, GREEN BAY
13 WOFFORD, HARVARD, IONA, BUFFALO
14 STEPHEN F AUSTIN, EASTERN WASHINGTON, GEORGIA STATE, NC CENTRAL
15 UC DAVIS, NORTHEASTERN, TEXAS SOUTHERN, NEW MEXICO STATE
16 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, HIGH POINT, STONY BROOK/BUCKNELL, FLORIDA GULF COAST/ST FRANCIS-BROOKLYN

ALSO CONSIDERED (alphabetically) Davidson, Illinois, Kansas State, Miami-Fla, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Texas, Ucla

BRACKET

// = moved up from true seed
\\ = moved down from true seed

(Final Four matchups: Midwest vs. West / East vs. South)

MIDWEST – Cleveland
—————————————
(Louisville) THU/SAT
1 KENTUCKY vs 16 FLORIDA GULF COAST/ST. FRANCIS-BROOKLYN 8 Dayton vs 9 Indiana
(Columbus) FRI/SUN
4 Notre Dame vs 13 HARVARD 5 Butler vs 12 GREEN BAY
(Columbus) FRI/SUN
3 Iowa State vs 14 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 6 Providence vs 11 Purdue/Texas A&M
(Omaha) FRI/SUN
2 WISCONSIN vs 15 TEXAS SOUTHERN 7 VCU vs 10 Colorado State

EAST – Syracuse
—————————————
(Charlotte) FRI/SUN
1 VIRGINIA vs 16 STONY BROOK/BUCKNELL 8 St. John’s vs 9 Georgia
(Portland) THU/SAT
4 North Carolina vs 13 BUFFALO 5 Northern Iowa vs 12 Old Dominion
(Pittsburgh) THU/SAT
3 Maryland vs 14 EASTERN WASHINGTON 6 West Virginia vs 11 Cincinnati
(Omaha) FRI/SUN
2 KANSAS vs 15 NORTHEASTERN 7 Ohio State vs 10 Ole Miss

SOUTH – Houston
—————————————
(Charlotte) FRI/SUN
1 DUKE vs 16 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 8 Lsu vs 9 Michigan State
(Seattle) FRI/SUN
4 WICHITA STATE vs 13 IONA 5 Utah vs 12 MURRAY STATE
(Louisville) THU/SAT
3 Oklahoma vs 14 NC CENTRAL 6 Georgetown vs 11 Tulsa
(Seattle) FRI/SUN
2 GONZAGA vs 15 NEW MEXICO STATE 7 Oregon vs 10 Boise State

WEST – Los Angeles
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(Pittsburgh) FRI/SUN
1 VILLANOVA vs 16 HIGH POINT 8 Iowa vs 9 Oklahoma State
(Jacksonville) THU/SAT
4 Louisville vs 13 WOFFORD 5 Arkansas vs 12 Byu/Temple
(Jacksonville) THU/SAT
3 Baylor vs 14 GEORGIA STATE 6 SMU vs 11 N.C. State
(Portland) THU/SAT
2 ARIZONA vs 15 UC DAVIS 7 SAN DIEGO STATE vs 10 Xavier

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