January 16, 2018

Seeds:

2018 Bracket 3

Rankings:

1 Villanova 17 Michigan St 33 Marquette 51 Louisiana
2 Virginia 18 Kentucky 34 LSU 52 Vermont
3 Oklahoma 19 Ohio St 35 Florida St 53 Murray St
4 Purdue 20 Arizona St 36 Texas A&M 54 Missouri St
5 Duke 21 Cincinnati 37 Houston 55 South Dakota
6 Texas Tech 22 Gonzaga 38 Texas 56 Towson
7 Kansas 23 TCU 39 Maryland 57 Iona
8 W. Virginia 24 Florida 40 Georgia 58 Bucknell
9 UNC 25 Creighton 41 Syracuse 59 Princeton
10 Clemson 26 Arizona 42 St. Mary’s 60 Buffalo
11 Auburn 27 Rhode Island 43 Notre Dame 61 SF Austin
12 Xavier 28 Nevada 44 Miss St 62 FGC
13 Wichita St 29 Arkansas 45 NC State 63 Portland St
14 Seton Hall 30 Louisville 46 Alabama 64 Liberty
15 Tennessee 31 Miami 47 Mid Tenn St 65 UCSB
16 Michigan 32 Butler 48 New Mex St 66 Texas So
49 N Kentucky 67 St Francis PA
50 E Tenn St 68 NC Central

Notes:

  1. In: Alabama, NC State, St. Mary’s, LSU, Louisville
  2. Out: Missouri, Minnesota, Washington, St. Bona, UCLA
  3. Bubble: Boise St, Baylor, Boston College, Minnesota, Missouri, St. Bona, UCLA
  4. Differences with Bracketmatrix.com
    1. Missouri has no top 50 wins
    2. UCLA is right there with Alabama and NC State
    3. Boise St has no top 50 wins
    4. Western Kentucky has too many bad losses
  5. Games of note this week:
    1. Louisville at Notre Dame — Big win for Cards. Irish need to hang on.
    2. Georgia at LSU — Big win for Dogs. SEC picture remains cloudy.
    3. Vanderbilt at Miss St — Avoiding those upsets is big.
    4. Oklahoma at Kansas St — Cats need a few more of those to get in.
    5. Kentucky at South Carolina — Gamecocks still have a chance to get in.
    6. SMU at Wich St
    7. Auburn at Alabama
    8. Arkansas at Florida
    9. Texas Tech at Texas
    10. Seton Hall at Creighton
    11. Tennessee at Missouri
    12. Ohio St at Northwestern
    13. Minnesota at Maryland
    14. Michigan at Nebraska
    15. Indiana at Michigan St

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