3. Get at least 50% of the second/third round locations correct
AND REMEMBER: There is no right/wrong in this exercise. This is all subjective. Yes, I would love to get all 68 teams but I am trying to predict the unpredictable, which is what 10 people I have never met are thinking. Hope you enjoyed this!
MY PROJECTED FIELD OF 68
(changes in italics)
LOCKS (38): Kansas, North Carolina, Virginia, Michigan State, Oregon, Villanova, Oklahoma, Xavier, West Virginia, Utah, Miami (FL), Kentucky, Texas A+M, Purdue, Indiana, Maryland, Duke, California, Iowa State, Texas, Arizona, Seton Hall, Baylor, Notre Dame, Saint Joseph’s, Dayton, Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado, Providence, Texas Tech, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, USC, St. Bonaventure, UConn, South Carolina, Wichita State
AUTOS: Changes only coming to teams that won their tournaments.
Teams that have clinched their berth will appear in bold
AT-LARGE: This was tough.These are in order, so the last four teams will be playing in the “First Four” in Dayton.
BUBBLE: Again, this was tough.
These are in order, so to figure out the first teams out, head to the final team from the AT-LARGE category and look for all the teams behind them.
Big 12 (7), Pac-12 (7), ACC (6), Big Ten (6), Big East (5), A-10 (4), SEC (4), American (3), MAAC (2), Missouri Valley (2), West Coast (2)