Alright so here is the first bracket, just the true rankings currently the s-curve will occur later closer to March, that I have come up with. I know that they are a plethora of teams that might not be in that should be or vice versa, but it is still early and there is time to correct those mistakes. at the time that I started The Bracket I took the team in the lead of each conference as the automatic bid. Including those that received an auto bid I looked at 108 teams to complete my 68 team bracket.
|5||Michigan St||CINCINNATI||UNLV||North Carolina St|
|6||Oklahoma St||San Diego St||Colorado||Wichita St|
|7||Georgetown||UCLA||Miami (Fl)||North Carolina|
|10||Indiana St||Saint Louis||BYU||Marquette|
|11||Baylor||Belmont/Colorado St||Oregon/ Mid. Tennessee||CHARLOTTE|
|13||STEPHEN F AUSTIN||HOUSTON||LOYOLA (IL)||FAIRFIELD|
|15||Bryant||SEMO||JACKSONVILLE ST||WEBER ST|
|16||HAWAII||GARDNER-WEBB||WESTERN ILLINOIS/ SOUTHERN||WILLIAM &MARY/ NORFOLK ST|
Current auto bids are in bold. Here is a little information to go along with the bracket.
Last Four In: Belmont, Colorado St, Oregon, Middle Tennessee
First Four Out: Iowa St., USF, Texas A&M, Murray St.
Next Four Out: Iowa, St. Mary’s (CA), Illinois-Chicago, Texas
Others Considered: Tennessee, UMass, LSU, Memphis, Maryland, Seton Hall, Wisconsin, Villanova, Ole Miss, Washington, Virginia, Nevada, Purdue, California, FSU, Georgia Tech, Tulane, Southern Miss, UCF, SMU, Wright St., Valpo, Bradley, Boise St., Arizona St., Oregon St., Dayton, La Salle, Xavier, Richmond, St. Joes, St. Bon.
This is it for now, there are a lot of teams but I do expect that to slim down as conference play starts and teams start to show there true colors. My goal is to update this weekly every Monday, but we’ll see how much school work I’ll have.