Sideline Intel Bracketology: Jan. 4, 2018

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Note: all-caps denote a projected conference champion; all-caps & bold face denote a clinched conference champion. For the most part, conference winners are the only thing based on “predictive opinion” in this field, while also taking into account current résumé factors.

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SOUTH REGIONAL | Louisville, Ky.

(Columbia, S.C.)
No. 1 DUKE
No. 16 ABILENE CHRISTIAN vs. No. 16 WAGNER

No. 8
Maryland
No. 9 Louisiana State

(Hartford, Conn.)
No. 5 Oklahoma
No. 12 WOFFORD

No. 4 Nebraska
No. 13 LOYOLA CHICAGO

(Salt Lake City, Utah)
No. 6 Mississippi State
No. 11 ARIZONA

No. 3 NEVADA
No. 14 NEW MEXICO STATE

(Tulsa, Okla.)
No. 7 VILLANOVA
No. 10 San Francisco

No. 2 KANSAS
No. 15 RIDER


MIDWEST REGIONAL | Kansas City, Mo.

(Columbus, Ohio)
No. 1 MICHIGAN
No. 16 HOLY CROSS

No. 8
 St. John’s
No. 9 Kansas State

(San Jose, Calif.)
No. 5 Florida State
No. 12 OLD DOMINION

No. 4 HOUSTON
No. 13 VCU

(Salt Lake City, Utah)
No. 6 Marquette
No. 11 Syracuse vs. No. 11 Utah State

No. 3 Auburn
No. 14 VERMONT

(Tulsa, Okla.)
No. 7 TCU
No. 10 Iowa

No. 2 TENNESSEE
No. 15 GEORGIA STATE


EAST REGIONAL | Washington, D.C.

(Columbia, S.C.)
No. 1 Virginia
No. 16 NORFOLK STATE vs. No. 16 NORTHERN KENTUCKY

No. 8 Purdue
No. 9 Texas

(Des Moines, Iowa)
No. 5 NC State
No. 12 MURRAY STATE

No. 4 Ohio State
No. 13 HOFSTRA

(Jacksonville, Fla.)
No. 6 Indiana
No. 11 Arizona State vs. No. 11 Seton Hall

No. 3 North Carolina
No. 14 RADFORD

(Tulsa, Okla.)
No. 7 BUFFALO
No. 10 Florida

No. 2 Texas Tech
No. 15 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE


WEST REGIONAL | Anaheim, Calif.

(San Jose, Calif.)
No. 1 GONZAGA
No. 16 TEXAS SOUTHERN

No. 8 
Louisville
No. 9 Minnesota

(Columbus, Ohio)
No. 5 Wisconsin
No. 12 LIPSCOMB

No. 4 Kentucky
No. 13 YALE

(Hartford, Conn.)
No. 6 Cincinnati
No. 11 Creighton

No. 3 Virginia Tech
No. 14 MONTANA

(Des Moines, Iowa)
No. 7 Iowa State
No. 10 Central Florida

No. 2 Michigan State
No. 15 UC IRVINE


THE BUBBLE

Last Four Byes
Texas
Iowa
San Francisco
Creighton

Last Four In
Seton Hall
Syracuse
Arizona State
Utah State

First Four Out
Clemson
Ole Miss
Butler
Northwestern

Next Four Out
Washington
Oregon
Temple
Alabama

Four More
West Virginia
Arkansas
Fresno State
Toledo


CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big Ten: 10 in Field // 1 on Bubble
ACC:
8 in Field // 1 on Bubble
Big 12: 7 in Field // 1 on Bubble
SEC: 6 in Field // 3 on Bubble
Big East:
 5 in Field // 1 on Bubble
AAC:
 3 in Field // 1 on Bubble
Pac-12: 2 in Field // 2 on Bubble
Mountain West: 
2 in Field // 1 on Bubble
WCC: 
2 in Field

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