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ericd7633's First Edition Bracketology - 12.18.17

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  1. ericd7633

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    With non conference play winding down(for the most part), I wanted to take a crack at the first edition of Bracketology. With it being this early in the season, I didn't strictly look at just resume, because at this point there are still some huge outliers in the RPI(for example: Towson at 33, Lipscomb at 37, UC Santa Barbara at 45).

    New to the selection process this season is the 4 quadrant breakdown as follows:
    Quadrant 1: Home 1-30; Neutral 1-50; Away 1-75
    Quadrant 2: Home 31-75; Neutral 51-100; Away 76-135
    Quadrant 3: Home 76-100; Neutral 101-200; Away 136-240
    Quadrant 4: Home 161-plus; Neutral 201-plus; Away 241-plus

    This is essentially putting more weight on true road wins, and neutral wins. Basically the committee will go under the assumption that beating #74 on the road is better than beating #40 at home, which I think is a good thing with some merit.

    Below is the first edition:

    East Regional(Boston, MA)

    1. VILLANOVA(BIG EAST)
    16. PRAIRIE VIEW A&M(SWAC)/IONA(MAAC)

    - PPG Paints Arena
    8. Notre Dame
    9. Florida

    5. Purdue
    12. MIDDLE TENNESSEE(C-USA)
    - Taco Bell Arena
    4. Wichita State
    13. VERMONT(AM. EAST)

    6. Florida State
    11. NORTHERN IOWA(MVC)
    - American Airlines Center
    3. TCU(Big 12)
    14. LIPSCOMB(A-SUN)

    7. Seton Hall
    10. Michigan
    - Bridgestone Arena
    2. Kentucky
    15. BELMONT(OVC)

    West Regional(Los Angeles, CA)

    1. ARIZONA STATE(PAC 12)
    16. SOUTHERN UTAH(BIG SKY)

    -Viejas Arena
    8. Syracuse
    9. RHODE ISLAND(A-10)

    5. Tennessee
    12. Ohio State/Virginia Tech
    - Taco Bell Arena
    4. GONZAGA(WCC)
    13. UC-SANTA BARBARA(BIG WEST)


    6. Cincinnati
    11. BOSTON COLLEGE(ACC)
    - PPG Paints Arena
    3. West Virginia
    14. BUFFALO(MAC)

    7. Arkansas
    10. St. John's
    - Bridgestone Arena
    2. Miami
    15. UTAH VALLEY(WAC)

    South Regional(Atlanta, GA)

    1. Duke
    16. NAVY(PATRIOT)
    - Spectrum Center
    8. NEVADA(MTN. WEST)
    9. Iowa State

    5. Arizona
    12. UT-ARLINGTON(SUN BELT)
    - Viejas Center
    4. Kansas
    13. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN(SOUTHLAND)

    6. Baylor
    11. Auburn
    - Little Caesars Arena
    3. Xavier
    14. WAGNER(NEC)

    7. TEMPLE(AAC)
    10. Louisville
    - American Airlines Center
    2. Texas A&M
    15. MILWAUKEE(HORIZON)

    Midwest Regional(Omaha, NE)

    1. MICHIGAN STATE(B1G)
    16. NORTH CAROLINA A&T(MEAC)/RADFORD(BIG SOUTH)

    - Little Caesars Arena
    8. Alabama
    9. Clemson

    5. Texas Tech
    12. TOWSON(CAA)
    - Intrust Bank Arena
    4. Virginia
    13. UNC-GREENSBORO(SOUTHERN)

    6. Creighton
    11. Minnesota/Boise State
    - Intrust Bank Arena
    3. Oklahoma
    14. SOUTH DAKOTA(SUMMIT)

    7. Missouri
    10. SMU
    - Spectrum Center
    2. North Carolina
    15. PENN(IVY)

    Top 16 "Seed" Curve:
    Villanova, Arizona State, Duke, Michigan State, North Carolina, Miami, Texas A&M, Kentucky, TCU, Xavier, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Virginia, Kansas, Gonzaga, Wichita State
    Last 4 BYES: St. John's, Louisville, SMU, Auburn
    Last 4 IN: Minnesota, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Boise State
    First 4 OUT: Butler, USC, South Carolina, Texas
    Next 4 OUT: Maryland, St. Mary's, Utah, St. Bonaventure
    Bids By Conference: AAC(4), ACC(11), Big 12(7), Big East(5), B1G(5), Mtn .West(2), Pac 12(2), SEC(8)

    Of note: Boston College wouldn't otherwise be in this field if not for leading the ACC.