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NCAA Bracketology: Predicting 2017 March Madness tournament field

Josh Hart, right, of the Villanova Wildcats is

Josh Hart, right, of the Villanova Wildcats is presented the MVP award after Villanova won the Big East Tournament championship game against Creighton on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Madison Square Garden. Photo Credit: Steven Ryan

The conference tournaments have concluded, and the NCAA

Tournament Selection Show is less than an hour away. This is our final bracketology of 2016-17. Thanks for following along.

Teams are listed from 1-68.

1: Villanova (Big East AQ), Kansas (Big 12 AQ), Gonzaga

(West Coast AQ), Duke (ACC AQ)

2: Arizona (Pac-12 AQ), North Carolina, Kentucky (SEC


3: Louisville, Oregon, Baylor, Florida

4: Florida State, Notre Dame, Butler, Purdue

5: West Virginia, Cincinnati, Virginia, Minnesota

6: Saint Mary’s, SMU (AAC AQ), Iowa State (Big 12 AQ),

Michigan (Big Ten AQ)

7: Wisconsin, Maryland, Miami Fla., Dayton

8: Creighton, Marquette, Northwestern, South Carolina

9: Virginia Tech, Wichita State (Missouri Valley AQ),

Oklahoma State, Vanderbilt

10: Michigan State, Arkansas, Seton Hall, VCU

11: Xavier, Kansas State/USC, Providence/Wake Forest,

Middle Tennessee (C-USA AQ)

12: Rhode Island (Atlantic 10 AQ), UNC Wilmington (Colonial

AQ), Nevada (Mountain West AQ), Vermont (America East AQ)

13: Princeton (Ivy AQ), East Tennessee State (Southern

AQ), Bucknell (Patriot AQ), Winthrop (Big South AQ)

14: Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun AQ), New Mexico State

(Western Athletic AQ), Iona (MAAC AQ), Northern Kentucky (Horizon AQ)

15: Texas Southern (SWAC AQ), Kent State (Mid-American

AQ), North Dakota (Big Sky AQ), North Carolina Central (MEAC AQ)

16: New Orleans (Southland AQ), UC Davis (Big West AQ),

South Dakota State (Summit AQ)/Mount Saint Mary’s (Northeast AQ), Jacksonville State (Ohio Valley AQ)/Troy (Sun Belt AQ)

See ya in the NIT

Syracuse, Illinois State, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, UT Arlington, Georgia, Houston, Georgia Tech

Multi-bid conferences

ACC: 9

Big East: 7

Big Ten: 7

Big 12: 6

SEC: 5

Pac-12: 4

Atlantic 10: 3

AAC: 2

West Coast: 2


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