Sunday’s Bracket – Bracket Preview Edition

Wake up! It’s Bracket Preview Sunday!

Whew… what a Saturday of college hoops! We had tons of upsets that impacted the top of the bracket. But after some time to take it all in, we have three one seeds who will definitely be on the top line today (Villanova, Virginia, and Xavier), as well as one wildcard one seed in the West.

Here are my projections for how the four regions will shake out today:

EAST – 1 Villanova 2 Kansas 3 Clemson 4 Ohio St


WEST – 1 Texas Tech 2 Purdue 3 Duke 4 Texas A&M


SOUTH – 1 Virginia 2 Auburn 3 Cincinnati 4 Oklahoma


MIDWEST – 1 Xavier 2 Michigan State 3 UNC 4 Tennessee

The final one seed spot was not decided until after Texas Tech’s visit to Manhattan to play Kansas State. But I know pretty much everyone expects Michigan State to get a one, but I think Texas Tech is as good of a team as them, and they have a better resume. I’m calling for an upset – Texas Tech over Michigan State for the one line.

What’s odd is teams as far down as the four line actually have a reasonable argument for the one line, as Ohio State is the outright Big Ten leader with wins over both Purdue and Michigan State. Basically, I won’t be shocked if any team on the two line is determined to be the one seed in the West.

Here is the full bracket:

EAST

1 Villanova
16 UNC-Asheville

8 Florida
9 Virginia Tech

5 West Virginia
12 MTSU

4 Ohio St
13 S Dakota St

6 Arizona St
11 Kansas St

3 Clemson
14 Louisiana

7 Missouri
10 Butler

2 Kansas
15 UCSB

WEST

1 Texas Tech
16 NC A&T / Penn

8 Seton Hall
9 Washington

5 Arizona
12 New Mexico St

4 Texas A&M
13 Vermont

6 Alabama
11 Syracuse / UCLA

3 Duke
14 Montana

7 Creighton
10 Texas

2 Purdue
15 Rider

SOUTH

1 Virginia
16 Ark Pine Bluff / Nicholls St

8 TCU
9 Providence

5 Kentucky
12 Buffalo

4 Oklahoma
13 Belmont

6 Miami
11 Michigan

3 Cincinnati
14 Charleston

7 Florida St
10 Nevada

2 Auburn
15 Wagner

MIDWEST

1 Xavier
16 FGCU

8 St Mary’s
9 Houston

5 Rhode Island
12 Loyola-Chicago

4 Tennessee
13 ETSU

6 Wichita State
11 Louisville / USC

3 North Carolina
14 Wright St

7 Gonzaga
10 Arkansas

2 Michigan State
15 Bucknell

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