RSN Bracketology Preseason Bracket 2017-18 V.1 (6/7)

Welcome back to RSN Bracketology! After the NBA Draft submission deadline, the first preseason bracket began to be compiled. Visit us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/rsnbracketology for even more college basketball coverage and bracketology updates. Here is the first bracket of the 2017-18 season!

BOLD= Projected Conference Winner

Midwest                         East                            South                           West

1. Kentucky       kentucky_wildcats_logo-svg 1. Duke            duke_text_logo-svg 1. Kansas           university_of_kansas_jayhawk_logo 1. N. Carolina    University_of_North_Carolina_Tarheels_Interlocking_NC_logo.svg.png
2. Michigan St.  michigan_state_spartan_helmet-svg 2. Villanova     villanova_wildcats_logo 2. Florida           florida_gators_logo-svg 2. Arizona         university_of_arizona_block_a-svg
3. Louisville         i 3. W. Virginia    west_virginia_flying_wv_logo-svg 3. Notre Dame  notredamefightingirish-svg 3. Virginia          va-15-logo
4. Wichita St.    wichita_state_shockers_logo-svg 4. Wisconsin     university_of_wisconsin_waving_w-svg 4. Butler             i 4. Iowa State     iowa_state_cyclones_logo-svg
5. Xavier              xaviermusketeers 5. Gonzaga      gonzaga-logo 5.Miami (Fl)        miami_hurricanes_logo-svg 5. Minnesota     minnesota_golden_gophers_logo-svg
6. Baylor              baylor_university_athletics_logo-svg 6. Florida State Florida_State_Seminoles_Alternate_Logo.png 6. Purdue          purdue_boilermakers_workmark-svg 6. Seton Hall      seton_hall_pirates_logo
7. Creighton        creighton_bluejays_c_logo 7. Va. Tech        vt_logo-svg 7. USC                 interlocking_usc_logo-svg 7. Cincinnati         cincinnati_bearcats-svg
8. Oregon           oregonducks-svg 8. UCLA             ucla_bruins_logo 8. Saint Mary’s st_mary_gaels_logo 8. Providence    200px-providence_friars_logo-svg
9. TCU                tcu_athletics_logo-svg 9. Okla. St.       oklahoma_state_university_athletics_logo-svg 9. Michigan       michigan_wolverines_logo-svg 9. Maryland        maryland_terrapins_logo-svg
10.  Arkansas    arkansas_razorbacks_logo-svg 10. N’western    northwestern_wildcats_logo-svg 10. SMU            smu_mustang_logo-svg 10. Marquette   marquette_golden_eagles-svg
11. Nevada        nevada_wolf_pack_logo-svg 11. Rhode Island / Syracuse            ncaa_logo-svg 11. VCU            vcu_rams 11 Indiana /      Dayton               ncaa_logo-svg
12. UNCW           uncw_primary_athletic_logo_2015 12. Mid. Tenn. middle_tennessee_mt_wordmark 12. Vermont     150px-vermont_catamounts-svg 12. UT-Arling.  uta_athletics_logo
13. Princeton     princeton_tigers_logo 13. Akron       akron_z_logo_2015 13. Valparaiso  valparaiso_crusaders_logo-svg 13. E. Tenn. St.  etsubuccaneers
14. Belmont      belmontbruins 14. FGCU       fgcu_athletics_seal-svg 14. Oakland      oakland_golden_grizzlies_logo 14. Iona             iona_gaels_logo_new
15. N. Mex. St.  200px-new_mexico_state_aggies_logo-svg 15. Winthrop winthropeagles 15. N. Dak. St.  ndbison 15. S.F. Austin  SFA_Athletics_logo
16. UC Davis / LIU Brooklyn           ncaa_logo-svg 16. E. Wash. / NC Central            ncaa_logo-svg 16. Texas Sou.  texassoutherntigers 16. Bucknell     bucknellbison

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:    SMU, Northwestern, Marquette, Arkansas

Last 4 In:   Rhode Island, Indiana, Syracuse, Dayton

First 4 Out:  Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Kansas State, Texas A&M

Next 4 Out:  South Carolina, Texas Tech, Georgia Tech, Illinois

Four More:   Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Texas, Houston

Also in the Hunt:   Missouri, Connecticut, Alabama, Iowa, Memphis, California, Utah, Central Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Ohio State, St. Bonaventure, Illinois State

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RSN Bracketology Preseason Bracket 2017-18 V.1 (6/7)

Comparing Our Final Seed List to the NCAA’s Seed List

Seed

NCAA Seed List

RSN Final Seed List

1

Villanova

Villanova

1

Kansas

Kansas

1

North Carolina

Gonzaga

1

Gonzaga

Duke

2

Kentucky

Arizona

2

Arizona

North Carolina

2

Duke

Kentucky

2

Louisville

Oregon

3

Oregon

Baylor

3

Florida State

Louisville

3

UCLA

UCLA

3

Baylor

Florida State

4

Butler

Florida

4

Florida

Butler

4

West Virginia

Notre Dame

4

Purdue

West Virginia

5

Virginia

Purdue

5

Minnesota

Virginia

5

Notre Dame

SMU

5

Iowa State

Iowa State

6

SMU

Minnesota

6

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

6

Maryland

Creighton

6

Creighton

Wisconsin

7

Saint Mary’s

Michigan

7

South Carolina

Maryland

7

Michigan

Miami (Fl)

7

Dayton

Saint Mary’s

8

Wisconsin

Oklahoma State

8

Miami (Fl)

Virginia Tech

8

Arkansas

Arkansas

8

Northwestern

Northwestern

9

Vanderbilt

Seton Hall

9

Seton Hall

South Carolina

9

Michigan State

Dayton

9

Virginia Tech

Wichita State

10

Oklahoma State

Providence

10

Wichita State

Xavier

10

Marquette

VCU

10

VCU

Michigan State

11

Xavier

Marquette

11

Providence

Wake Forest

11

Wake Forest

Vanderbilt

11

Rhode Island

Middle Tennessee

11

USC

Rhode Island

11

Kansas State

Kansas State

12

Nevada

Syracuse

12

Middle Tennessee

NC Wilmington

12

NC Wilmington

Nevada

12

Princeton

Vermont

13

Bucknell

Princeton

13

East Tennessee St.

East Tennessee St.

13

Vermont

Winthrop

13

Winthrop

Bucknell

14

New Mexico State

Florida Gulf Coast

14

Florida Gulf Coast

New Mexico State

14

Kent State

Iona

14

Iona

Northern Kentucky

15

Northern Kentucky

Texas Southern

15

Troy

UC Davis

15

Jacksonville State

North Dakota

15

North Dakota

Kent State

16

Texas Southern

New Orleans

16

South Dakota State

Mount St. Mary’s

16

UC Davis

Jacksonville State

16

NC Central

Troy

16

New Orleans

South Dakota State

16

Mount St. Mary’s

NC Central

Comparing Our Final Seed List to the NCAA’s Seed List

RSN Bracketology FINAL BRACKET of 2017! (3/12)

Here is our final bracket of the season. Thank you for following RSN all season and please make your way back next season for even more College Basketball content!

BOLD/ITALIC= Automatic Bid Clinched 

                East                         Midwest                            West                           South

1. Villanova        villanova_wildcats_logo 1. Kansas          university_of_kansas_jayhawk_logo 1. Gonzaga        gonzaga-logo 1. Duke                duke_text_logo-svg
2. N. Carolina    University_of_North_Carolina_Tarheels_Interlocking_NC_logo.svg.png 2. Kentucky     kentucky_wildcats_logo-svg 2. Arizona          university_of_arizona_block_a-svg 2. Oregon           oregonducks-svg
3. UCLA              ucla_bruins_logo 3. Louisville      i 3. Florida State  Florida_State_Seminoles_Alternate_Logo.png 3. Baylor              baylor_university_athletics_logo-svg
4. Florida           florida_gators_logo-svg 4. Butler           i 4. W. Virginia     west_virginia_flying_wv_logo-svg 4. Notre Dame   notredamefightingirish-svg
5. Iowa State    iowa_state_cyclones_logo-svg 5. Virginia         va-15-logo 5. Purdue          purdue_boilermakers_workmark-svg 5. SMU                smu_mustang_logo-svg
6. Wisconsin      university_of_wisconsin_waving_w-svg 6. Minnesota   minnesota_golden_gophers_logo-svg 6. Cincinnati       cincinnati_bearcats-svg 6. Creighton        creighton_bluejays_c_logo
7. Saint Mary’s st_mary_gaels_logo 7. Michigan      michigan_wolverines_logo-svg 7. Miami (Fl)      miami_hurricanes_logo-svg 7. Maryland        maryland_terrapins_logo-svg
8. Va. Tech        vt_logo-svg 8. N’western      northwestern_wildcats_logo-svg 8. Arkansas     arkansas_razorbacks_logo-svg 8. Okla. St.         oklahoma_state_university_athletics_logo-svg
9. Dayton          university_of_dayton_athletics_logo 9. Wichita St.   wichita_state_shockers_logo-svg 9. Seton Hall    seton_hall_pirates_logo 9. Sou. Carolina south_carolina_gamecocks_block_c_logo-svg
10. Michigan St. michigan_state_spartan_helmet-svg 10. VCU            vcu_rams 10. Xavier          xaviermusketeers 10. Providence 200px-providence_friars_logo-svg
11. Mid. Tenn.   middle_tennessee_mt_wordmark 11. R. Island     i-10-44-34-pm 11. Marquette  marquette_golden_eagles-svg 11 Wake Forest / Vanderbilt         ncaa_logo-svg
12. Vermont      150px-vermont_catamounts-svg 12. Nevada       nevada_wolf_pack_logo-svg 12. UNCW          uncw_primary_athletic_logo_2015 12. Kansas State / Syracuse           ncaa_logo-svg
13. Bucknell     bucknellbison 13. E. Tenn. St.  etsubuccaneers 13. Winthrop    winthropeagles 13. Princeton     princeton_tigers_logo
14. FGCU          fgcu_athletics_seal-svg 14. No. Kent.    northern_kentucky_norse_logo-svg 14. N. Mex. St.  200px-new_mexico_state_aggies_logo-svg 14. Iona             iona_gaels_logo_new
15. UC Davis     UC_Davis_Aggies_logo.svg 15. Texas Sou.  texassoutherntigers 15. Kent State  Kent_State_athletic_logo.svg 15. N. Dakota  north_dakota_fighting_hawks_logo-svg
16. Troy / South Dak. St.                       ncaa_logo-svg 16. J’Ville State / NC Central              ncaa_logo-svg 16. MSM            mount_saint_marys_m 16. N. Orleans   neworleansprivateers

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  Xavier, VCU, Marquette, Wake Forest

Last 4 In:  Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Kansas State, Syracuse

First 3 Out:   USC, Illinois State, Indiana

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RSN Bracketology FINAL BRACKET of 2017! (3/12)

RSN Bracketology LIVE Selection Sunday Bracket (3/12)

BRACKET AS OF:   5:00 ET

BOLD/ITALIC= Automatic Bid Clinched  /  BOLD= Highest Remaining Conference Tournament Seed

                East                         Midwest                            West                           South

1. Villanova         villanova_wildcats_logo 1. Kansas          university_of_kansas_jayhawk_logo 1. Gonzaga        gonzaga-logo 1. Duke                duke_text_logo-svg
2. N. Carolina    University_of_North_Carolina_Tarheels_Interlocking_NC_logo.svg.png 2. Kentucky     kentucky_wildcats_logo-svg 2. Arizona          university_of_arizona_block_a-svg 2. Oregon           oregonducks-svg
3. UCLA              ucla_bruins_logo 3. Louisville      i 3. Florida State  Florida_State_Seminoles_Alternate_Logo.png 3. Baylor              baylor_university_athletics_logo-svg
4. Florida           florida_gators_logo-svg 4. Butler           i 4. W. Virginia     west_virginia_flying_wv_logo-svg 4. Notre Dame   notredamefightingirish-svg
5. Iowa State    iowa_state_cyclones_logo-svg 5. Virginia         va-15-logo 5. Purdue          purdue_boilermakers_workmark-svg 5. SMU                smu_mustang_logo-svg
6. Wisconsin      university_of_wisconsin_waving_w-svg 6. Minnesota   minnesota_golden_gophers_logo-svg 6. Cincinnati       cincinnati_bearcats-svg 6. Creighton        creighton_bluejays_c_logo
7. Saint Mary’s st_mary_gaels_logo 7. Michigan       michigan_wolverines_logo-svg 7. Miami (Fl)      miami_hurricanes_logo-svg 7. Maryland        maryland_terrapins_logo-svg
8. Va. Tech        vt_logo-svg 8. N’western      northwestern_wildcats_logo-svg 8. Arkansas     arkansas_razorbacks_logo-svg 8. Okla. St.         oklahoma_state_university_athletics_logo-svg
9. Dayton          university_of_dayton_athletics_logo 9. Wichita St.   wichita_state_shockers_logo-svg 9. Seton Hall    seton_hall_pirates_logo 9. Sou. Carolina south_carolina_gamecocks_block_c_logo-svg
10. Michigan St. michigan_state_spartan_helmet-svg 10. VCU           vcu_rams 10. Xavier          xaviermusketeers 10. Providence 200px-providence_friars_logo-svg
11. Mid. Tenn.   middle_tennessee_mt_wordmark 11. R. Island     i-10-44-34-pm 11. Marquette  marquette_golden_eagles-svg 11 Wake Forest / Vanderbilt         ncaa_logo-svg
12. Vermont      150px-vermont_catamounts-svg 12. Nevada       nevada_wolf_pack_logo-svg 12. UNCW          uncw_primary_athletic_logo_2015 12. Kansas State / Syracuse           ncaa_logo-svg
13. Bucknell     bucknellbison 13. E. Tenn. St.  etsubuccaneers 13. Winthrop    winthropeagles 13. Princeton     princeton_tigers_logo
14. FGCU          fgcu_athletics_seal-svg 14. No. Kent.    northern_kentucky_norse_logo-svg 14. N. Mex. St.  200px-new_mexico_state_aggies_logo-svg 14. Iona             iona_gaels_logo_new
15. UC Davis     UC_Davis_Aggies_logo.svg 15. Texas Sou.  texassoutherntigers 15. Kent State  Kent_State_athletic_logo.svg 15. N. Dakota  north_dakota_fighting_hawks_logo-svg
16. Troy / South Dak. St.                       ncaa_logo-svg 16. J’Ville State / NC Central              ncaa_logo-svg 16. MSM            mount_saint_marys_m 16. N. Orleans   neworleansprivateers

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  Xavier, VCU, Marquette, Wake Forest

Last 4 In:  Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Kansas State, Syracuse

First 3 Out:   USC, Illinois State, Indiana

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RSN Bracketology LIVE Selection Sunday Bracket (3/12)

RSN Bracketology LIVE Seed List Updates (3/11)

 

AS OF:  12:00 AM ET

BOLD/ITALIC= Automatic Bid Clinched  /  BOLD= Highest Remaining Conference Tournament Seed

  1. Villanova, Kansas, Gonzaga, Duke
  2. Oregon, Arizona, North Carolina, Kentucky
  3. Baylor, Louisville, UCLA, Florida State
  4. Florida, Butler, Notre Dame, West Virginia
  5. Purdue, Virginia, SMU, Iowa State
  6. Cincinnati, Minnesota, Creighton, Wisconsin
  7. Michigan, Maryland, Miami (Fl), Saint Mary’s
  8. Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech, Arkansas, Northwestern
  9. Seton Hall, South Carolina, Dayton, Wichita State
  10. Providence, Xavier, VCU, Michigan State
  11. USC, Marquette, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee
  12. Syracuse, Kansas State, NC Wilmington, Nevada, Vermont
  13. Princeton, East Tennessee State, Winthrop, Bucknell
  14. Florida Gulf Coast, Cal State Bakersfield, Iona, Northern Kentucky
  15. Texas Southern, UC Irvine, North DakotaKent State
  16. New Orleans, Mount Saint Mary’s, Jacksonville State, South Dakota State, Texas State, NC Central

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  Xavier, Michigan State, USC, Marquette

Last 4 In:   Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Syracuse, Kansas State

First 4 Out:  Rhode Island, Illinois State, Indiana, California

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RSN Bracketology V.31 (3/10)

BOLD= Highest Remaining Conference Tournament Seed

BOLD/ITALIC= Automatic Bid Clinched

                East                           South                            Midwest                           West

1. Villanova        villanova_wildcats_logo 1. N. Carolina  University_of_North_Carolina_Tarheels_Interlocking_NC_logo.svg.png 1. Kansas            university_of_kansas_jayhawk_logo 1. Gonzaga         gonzaga-logo
2. Baylor               baylor_university_athletics_logo-svg 2. Arizona          university_of_arizona_block_a-svg 2. Kentucky      kentucky_wildcats_logo-svg 2. Oregon           oregonducks-svg
3. UCLA                ucla_bruins_logo 3. Florida           florida_gators_logo-svg 3. Louisville        i 3. Florida State   Florida_State_Seminoles_Alternate_Logo.png
4. Duke                 duke_text_logo-svg 4. W. Virginia    west_virginia_flying_wv_logo-svg 4. Purdue          purdue_boilermakers_workmark-svg 4. Butler              i
5. Minnesota      minnesota_golden_gophers_logo-svg 5. SMU              smu_mustang_logo-svg 5. Notre Dame   notredamefightingirish-svg 5. Virginia            va-15-logo
6. Cincinnati         cincinnati_bearcats-svg 6. Creighton       creighton_bluejays_c_logo 6. Iowa State     iowa_state_cyclones_logo-svg 6. Maryland         maryland_terrapins_logo-svg
7. Miami (Fl)        miami_hurricanes_logo-svg 7. Wisconsin      university_of_wisconsin_waving_w-svg 7. Saint Mary’s  st_mary_gaels_logo 7. Okla. St.         oklahoma_state_university_athletics_logo-svg
8. Arkansas       arkansas_razorbacks_logo-svg 8. Dayton         university_of_dayton_athletics_logo 8. Virginia Tech vt_logo-svg 8. Sou. Carolina  south_carolina_gamecocks_block_c_logo-svg
9. Northwestern northwestern_wildcats_logo-svg 9. Michigan       michigan_wolverines_logo-svg 9. Seton Hall      seton_hall_pirates_logo 9. Wichita St.     wichita_state_shockers_logo-svg
10. Xavier            xaviermusketeers 10. Providence 200px-providence_friars_logo-svg 10. Michigan St.  michigan_state_spartan_helmet-svg 10. VCU             vcu_rams
11. Mid. Tenn.   middle_tennessee_mt_wordmark 11. Wake Forest / Kansas State     ncaa_logo-svg 11. USC                  interlocking_usc_logo-svg 11. Marquette   marquette_golden_eagles-svg
12. Nevada        nevada_wolf_pack_logo-svg 12. UNCW          uncw_primary_athletic_logo_2015 12. UT-Arling.   uta_athletics_logo 12. Syracuse / Vanderbilt           ncaa_logo-svg
13. Akron          akron_z_logo_2015 13. Vermont     150px-vermont_catamounts-svg 13. E. Tenn. St.    etsubuccaneers 13. Princeton     princeton_tigers_logo
14. Winthrop     winthropeagles 14. FGCU          fgcu_athletics_seal-svg 14. Bucknell      bucknellbison 14. CS-Bakers.  csubroadrunnerslogo
15. UC-Irvine     uci_anteaters_logo 15. Iona           iona_gaels_logo_new 15. No. Kent.     northern_kentucky_norse_logo-svg 15. Texas Sou.   texassoutherntigers
16. J’Ville State  jsusports 16. South Dak. St. / NC Central      ncaa_logo-svg 16. New Orleans / Mt. St. Mary’s  ncaa_logo-svg 16. N. Dakota   north_dakota_fighting_hawks_logo-svg

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:  Xavier, VCU, USC, Marquette

Last 4 In:   Wake Forest, Kansas State, Syracuse, Vanderbilt

First 4 Out:  Illinois State, Rhode Island, Indiana, California

Next 2 Out:   TCU, Iowa

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RSN Bracketology V.31 (3/10)