We’re only 13 days away from Selection Sunday, and that means Bracketology is not only super relevant right now, it also means that projections from someone who does this kind of stuff regularly could start to paint an accurate picture of what is to come on Selection Sunday. I’ve been doing Bracketology for five years now, and if you’re wondering why my word is as good as many so-called experts, here’s the proof – I’ve been improving steadily each year, meaning that I’m getting an increasingly solid feel for what the Selection Committee values. Last year on the morning of Selection Sunday, I correctly picked 63 of the 68 teams in the field, and 56 of those teams were seeded correctly or just one line off. In comparison, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi nailed 65 of the 68 teams in the field last year. I’m coming for ya Lunardi!
#1 Seeds: Kansas (Midwest), Gonzaga (West), Villanova (East), North Carolina (South)
Last Four Byes: Arkansas, Marquette, Syracuse, Michigan State
Last Four In: Illinois State, Seton Hall, Providence, Wake Forest
First Four Out: Georgia Tech, TCU, Georgia, Rhode Island
Next Four Out: Indiana, Vanderbilt, BYU, Kansas State