It’s Championship Week and the best league in the country, the ACC, begins its conference tournament today in Brooklyn. The stakes are high, but the bubble has greatly contracted. Only a couple of teams are in play for the last few automatic bids and they can either play themselves in or out this week.
In this latest edition of bracketology, here’s a look at the NCAA Tournament field as if the season were to end today.
Caution: The predicted field/seeding is highly likely to change from day to day or minute to minute.
*Automatic bids in italics.
1 SEEDS: Kansas; Villanova; North Carolina; Gonzaga.
2 SEEDS: Oregon; Baylor; UCLA; Louisville.
3 SEEDS: Kentucky; Duke; Florida State; Arizona.
4 SEEDS: Butler; Florida; West Virginia; Purdue.
5 SEEDS: Virginia; Cincinnati; Notre Dame; SMU.
6 SEEDS: Iowa State; Wisconsin; Minnesota; Creighton.
7 SEEDS: Miami; St. Mary’s; Dayton; Maryland.
8 SEEDS: Oklahoma State; South Carolina; Virginia Tech; Michigan.
9 SEEDS: Wichita State; Michigan State; Northwestern; VCU.
10 SEEDS: Arkansas; Marquette; Seton Hall; Wake Forest.
11 SEEDS: Xavier; Vanderbilt; USC vs. Rhode Island; Syracuse vs. Providence.
12 SEEDS: Middle Tennessee State; North Carolina Wilmington; Nevada; Texas Arlington.
13 SEEDS: Vermont; Akron; Princeton; East Tennessee State.
14 SEEDS: Bucknell; Winthrop; CSU Bakersfield; Florida Gulf Coast.
15 SEEDS: Northern Kentucky; Iona; Texas Southern; Nebraska Omaha.
16 SEEDS: UC Irvine; Jacksonville State; Mount St. Mary’s vs. NC Central; North Dakota vs. New Orleans.
LAST FOUR IN: USC; Syracuse; Providence; Rhode Island.
FIRST FOUR OUT: Illinois State; California; Kansas State; Georgia.
NEXT FOUR OUT: Illinois; Iowa; Houston; Indiana.
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN: ACC (10); Big East (7); Big Ten (7); Big 12 (5); SEC (5); Pac 12 (4); Atlantic 10 (3); AAC (2); West Coast (2).
Note: Automatic bids are determined by the conference tournament champion or the highest seeded team remaining in their conference tournament.