NCAA Tournament Field of 68 predictions

The bubble also saw quite a bit of churn this week, with three teams moving into the Field of 68: Marquette, Utah, and Wake Forest. They took the places of the three teams that dropped out: Houston, Texas Tech, and VCU.

We are now in the Full Bubble, and 5 teams were eliminated from at-large contention last week: Canisius, Green Bay, Oregon St, Tennessee St, and William & Mary. That leaves just 77 teams not in the projected bracket that still have a chance for an at-large bid.

Capitalized teams are projected automatic bid winners. Remember that this is a projection of what the bracket will look like on Selection Sunday, and not a measure of where teams would be if the season ended now:

1. KENTUCKY (SEC)
1. GONZAGA (WCC)
1. KANSAS (BIG 12)
1. North Carolina

2. DUKE (ACC)
2. WISCONSIN (BIG TEN)
2. VILLANOVA (BIG EAST)
2. ARIZONA (PAC-12)

3. Virginia
3. Baylor
3. Louisville
3. West Virginia

4. Purdue
4. UCLA
4. Florida State
4. Oregon

5. Butler
5. CINCINNATI (AAC)
5. Notre Dame
5. Xavier

6. Saint Mary’s
6. Florida
6. SMU
6. Creighton

7. Iowa State
7. South Carolina
7. DAYTON (ATLANTIC TEN)
7. Indiana

8. Kansas State
8. Maryland
8. WICHITA STATE (MVC)
8. TCU

9. Virginia Tech
9. Michigan State
9. Clemson
9. Northwestern

10. Miami-Florida
10. Michigan
10. Minnesota
10. Wake Forest

11. California
11. Marquette
11. Utah
11. USC

12. MIDDLE TENNESSEE (CONFERENCE USA)
12. Rhode Island
12. Arkansas
12. UNC-WILMINGTON (COLONIAL)
12. NEVADA (MOUNTAIN WEST)
12. TEXAS-ARLINGTON (SUN BELT)

13. EAST TENNESSEE ST (SOCON)
13. AKRON (MAC)
13. OAKLAND (HORIZON)
13. FORT WAYNE (SUMMIT)

14. MONMOUTH (MAAC)
14. PRINCETON (IVY LEAGUE)
14. NEW MEXICO STATE (WAC)
14. FLORIDA GULF COAST (ATLANTIC SUN)

15. VERMONT (AMERICA EAST)
15. LEHIGH (PATRIOT)
15. BELMONT (OVC)
15. WINTHROP (BIG SOUTH)

16. UC-IRVINE (BIG WEST)
16. WEBER STATE (BIG SKY)
16. NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL (MEAC)
16. NEW ORLEANS (SOUTHLAND)
16. TEXAS SOUTHERN (SWAC)
16. LIU (NEC)

Teams seriously considered that just missed the cut:
Houston, VCU, Seton Hall, Oklahoma St, Texas Tech, Illinois St, Georgia

Decent resumes, but not good enough:
UCF, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Illinois, Ohio St, Tennessee, Texas A&M

Long shots, but still in the at-large discussion:
Memphis, Georgia Tech, North Carolina St, La Salle, St. Bonaventure, Georgetown, Providence, Iowa, Nebraska, Penn St, Oklahoma, Charleston, Valparaiso, Boise St, San Diego St, Arizona St, Stanford, Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi, Mississippi St, Vanderbilt, Chattanooga, BYU

Still alive, but pretty much need a miracle:
UConn, Temple, Tulsa, Boston College, Davidson, George Mason, George Washington, UMass, Richmond, St. Joseph’s, DePaul, St. John’s, Rutgers, Texas, Northeastern, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Harvard, Iona, Eastern Michigan, Ohio, Toledo, Loyola-Chicago, Missouri St, Southern Illinois, Colorado St, Fresno St, New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado, Washington, Washington St, LSU, Missouri, North Dakota St, Arkansas St, Georgia Southern, Louisiana-Lafayette, San Francisco

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