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Sideline Intel Bracketology: Jan. 7, 2018

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Note: All-caps denotes a projected 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.

Note: This bracket is based on games played through Sunday, January 6. 

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SOUTH REGIONAL | Louisville, Ky.

(Columbia, S.C.)
No. 1 DUKE
No. 16 TEXAS SOUTHERN vs. No. 16 WAGNER

No. 8
Maryland
No. 9 Cincinanti

(Salt Lake City, Utah)
No. 5 Iowa State
No. 12 LIPSCOMB

No. 4 Nebraska
No. 13 LOYOLA CHICAGO

(Jacksonville, Fla.)
No. 6 Marquette
No. 11 WASHNINGTON

No. 3 Auburn
No. 14 UC IRVINE

(Des Moines, Iowa)
No. 7 BUFFALO
No. 10 Iowa

No. 2 KANSAS
No. 15 GEORGIA STATE


MIDWEST REGIONAL | Kansas City, Mo.

(Columbus, Ohio)
No. 1 MICHIGAN
No. 16 RIDER

No. 8
 Texas
No. 9 Central Florida

(San Jose, Calif.)
No. 5 NEVADA
No. 12 MURRAY STATE

No. 4 NC State
No. 13 HOFSTRA

(Hartford, Conn.)
No. 6 Mississippi State
No. 11 Kansas State

No. 3 North Carolina
No. 14 VERMONT

(Tulsa, Okla.)
No. 7 VILLANOVA
No. 10 Syracuse

No. 2 Texas Tech
No. 15 NORTHERN KENTUCKY


EAST REGIONAL | Washington, D.C.

(Columbia, S.C.)
No. 1 Virginia
No. 16 ABILENE CHRISTIAN vs. No. 16 NORFOLK STATE

No. 8 Purdue
No. 9 Louisiana State

(Salt Lake City, Utah)
No. 5 Ohio State
No. 12 WOFFORD

No. 4 Oklahoma
No. 13 OLD DOMINION

(Jacksonville, Fla.)
No. 6 Florida State
No. 11 Arizona State vs. No. 11 Butler

No. 3 Kentucky
No. 14 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

(Des Moines, Iowa)
No. 7 TCU
No. 10 Florida

No. 2 Michigan State
No. 15 RADFORD


WEST REGIONAL | Anaheim, Calif.

(San Jose, Calif.)
No. 1 GONZAGA
No. 16 BUCKNELL

No. 8 
Louisville
No. 9 Minnesota

(Jacksonville, Fla.)
No. 5 Wisconsin
No. 12 VCU

No. 4 HOUSTON
No. 13 NEW MEXICO STATE

(Hartford, Conn.)
No. 6 Indiana
No. 11 Utah State vs. No. 11 Ole Miss

No. 3 Virginia Tech
No. 14 YALE

(Tulsa, Okla.)
No. 7 St. John’s
No. 10 San Francisco

No. 2 TENNESSEE
No. 15 MONTANA


THE BUBBLE

Last Four Byes
San Francisco
Syracuse
Florida
Kansas State

Last Four In
Arizona State
Utah State
Ole Miss
Butler

First Four Out
Creighton
Seton Hall
Clemson
Arizona

Next Four Out
Northwestern
Alabama
Temple
Arkansas

Four More
Oregon
Fresno State
West Virginia
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: 7 in Field // 2 on Bubble
Big East:
 4 in Field // 2 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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