Week 2 of NCAA Tournament field of 68 projections

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. VILLANOVA (BIG EAST)
1. GONZAGA (WCC)
1. KANSAS (BIG 12)
1. VIRGINIA (ACC)

2. North Carolina
2. WISCONSIN (BIG TEN)
2. ARIZONA (PAC-12)
2. KENTUCKY (SEC)

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

4. Oregon
4. UCLA
4. CINCINNATI (AAC)
4. Florida

5. Duke
5. Florida State
5. Saint Mary’s
5. SMU

6. Butler
6. Notre Dame
6. South Carolina
6. Xavier

7. DAYTON (ATLANTIC TEN)
7. Creighton
7. Maryland
7. Iowa State

8. Indiana
8. Kansas State
8. Northwestern
8. Virginia Tech

9. Miami-Florida
9. WICHITA STATE (MVC)
9. Michigan
9. Clemson

10. Marquette
10. Minnesota
10. Utah
10. Wake Forest

11. USC
11. Arkansas
11. Oklahoma State
11. VCU
11. MIDDLE TENNESSEE (CONFERENCE USA)

12. Michigan State
12. California
12. UNC-WILMINGTON (COLONIAL)
12. NEVADA (MOUNTAIN WEST)
12. TEXAS-ARLINGTON (SUN BELT)

13. EAST TENNESSEE ST (SOCON)
13. VERMONT (AMERICA EAST)
13. VALPARAISO (HORIZON)
13. FORT WAYNE (SUMMIT)

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

15. MONMOUTH (MAAC)
15. LEHIGH (PATRIOT)
15. BELMONT (OVC)
15. UNC-ASHEVILLE (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. MOUNT ST MARY’S (NEC)

Teams seriously considered that just missed the cut:
Houston, Rhode Island, TCU, Texas Tech, Illinois St, Tennessee

Decent resumes, but not good enough:
Syracuse, Seton Hall, Illinois, Ohio St, Georgia, Texas A&M

Long shots, but still in the at-large discussion:
UCF, Memphis, Georgia Tech, North Carolina St, Pittsburgh, La Salle, St. Bonaventure, Georgetown, Providence, Iowa, Nebraska, Penn St, Boise St, Stanford, Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi, Mississippi St, Vanderbilt, BYU

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

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