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2017 March Madness – Bracketology Update #9

Image courtesy of the NCAA.

Image courtesy of the NCAA.

We’re only one day away from Selection Sunday, and the NCAA Tournament Field continues to take shape. A whopping 14 Conference Championship Games will be played today and ten other Semi-Final match-ups are on the slate as well. It almost goes without saying, but the need for high quality Bracketology projections are at an all-time high!

#1 Seeds: Villanova (East), Gonzaga (West), Kansas (Midwest), North Carolina (South)

Last Four Byes: Xavier, USC, Marquette, Vanderbilt

Last Four In: Providence, Syracuse, Wake Forest, Kansas State

First Four Out: Rhode Island, Illinois State, California, Houston

Saturday’s Conference Championship Games: 

America East Championship (11 am, ESPN2) – Vermont vs. Albany

MEAC Championship (1 pm, ESPN2) – NC Central vs. Norfolk State

SWAC Championship (4 pm, ESPNU) – Texas Southern vs. Alcorn State

Big East Championship (5:30 pm, FOX) – Villanova vs. Creighton

Big 12 Championship (6 pm, ESPN) – West Virginia vs. Iowa State

Mountain West Championship (6 pm, CBS) – Nevada vs. Colorado State

MAC Championship (7:30 pm, ESPN2) – Akron vs. Kent State

Big Sky Championship (8:30 pm, ESPNU) – North Dakota vs. Weber State

Conference USA Championship (8:30 pm, Fox Sports 1) – Middle Tennessee vs. Marshall

ACC Championship (9 pm, ESPN) – Notre Dame vs. Duke

Southland Championship (9:30 pm, ESPN2) – New Orleans vs. Texas A&M-CC

Pac-12 Championship (11 pm, ESPN) – Oregon vs. Arizona

WAC Championship (11:30 pm, ESPNU) – CSU-Bakersfield vs. New Mexico State

Big West Championship (11:30 pm, ESPN2) – UC Irvine vs. UC Davis

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