Final 2017-2018 NCAA Basketball Bracketology


Bracketology – 2018 NCAA Tournament Predictions

For all current bracketology projections : DRatings Bracketology.

* denotes that the team gets an automatic bid due to winning their conference tournament.

Projected Seed Team Conf Record Actual Seed SOS (Rank)
1 Seeds
Virginia
ACC*
31-2
NCAA – 1
0.979 (22)
Villanova
Big East*
30-4
NCAA – 1
1.039 (11)
Kansas
Big 12*
27-7
NCAA – 1
1.212 (2)
Xavier
Big East
28-5
NCAA – 1
1.007 (17)
2 Seeds
North Carolina
ACC
25-10
NCAA – 2
1.331 (1)
Duke
ACC
26-7
NCAA – 2
1.000 (21)
Cincinnati
AAC*
29-4
NCAA – 2
0.390 (82)
Purdue
Big Ten
28-6
NCAA – 2
0.750 (49)
3 Seeds
Michigan St
Big Ten
29-4
NCAA – 3
0.605 (70)
Michigan
Big Ten*
28-7
NCAA – 3
0.680 (60)
Tennessee
SEC
25-8
NCAA – 3
1.155 (3)
Auburn
SEC
25-7
NCAA – 4
0.814 (41)
4 Seeds
West Virginia
Big 12
24-10
NCAA – 5
0.957 (24)
Arizona
Pac-12*
27-7
NCAA – 4
0.741 (52)
Texas Tech
Big 12
24-9
NCAA – 3
0.880 (37)
Gonzaga
WCC*
30-4
NCAA – 4
0.087 (119)
5 Seeds
Kentucky
SEC*
24-10
NCAA – 5
1.150 (4)
Wichita St
AAC
25-7
NCAA – 4
0.688 (59)
Clemson
ACC
23-9
NCAA – 5
0.956 (25)
Ohio St
Big Ten
24-8
NCAA – 5
0.806 (43)
6 Seeds
Houston
AAC
26-6
NCAA – 6
0.368 (87)
Arkansas
SEC
23-11
NCAA – 7
1.038 (12)
Florida
SEC
20-12
NCAA – 6
1.042 (10)
Miami FL
ACC
22-9
NCAA – 6
0.748 (50)
7 Seeds
Texas A&M
SEC
20-12
NCAA – 7
1.113 (8)
TCU
Big 12
21-11
NCAA – 6
1.037 (13)
Nevada
MWC
27-7
NCAA – 7
0.439 (80)
Seton Hall
Big East
20-11
NCAA – 8
0.942 (26)
8 Seeds
Virginia Tech
ACC
21-11
NCAA – 8
0.669 (61)
Rhode Island
A-10
25-7
NCAA – 7
0.371 (85)
Missouri
SEC
20-12
NCAA – 8
0.879 (38)
Providence
Big East
21-12
NCAA – 10
1.006 (18)
9 Seeds
Kansas St
Big 12
22-11
NCAA – 9
0.895 (34)
Creighton
Big East
20-11
NCAA – 8
0.659 (63)
NC State
ACC
21-11
NCAA – 9
0.628 (67)
Butler
Big East
20-13
NCAA – 10
1.025 (14)
10 Seeds
Florida St
ACC
20-11
NCAA – 9
0.780 (46)
St Bonaventure
A-10
25-7
NCAA – 11
0.219 (98)
Alabama
SEC
19-15
NCAA – 9
1.127 (6)
UCLA
Pac-12
21-11
NCAA – 11
0.760 (48)
11 Seeds
Texas
Big 12#
19-14
NCAA – 10
1.105 (9)
USC
Pac-12#
23-11
NIT – 1
0.721 (54)
Oklahoma
Big 12#
18-13
NCAA – 10
1.135 (5)
St Mary’s CA
WCC#
28-5
NIT – 1
-0.06 (145)
Loyola-Chicago
MVC*
27-5
NCAA – 11
0.045 (127)
San Diego St
MWC*
22-10
NCAA – 11
0.203 (103)
12 Seeds
New Mexico St
WAC*
28-5
NCAA – 12
-0.44 (246)
Davidson
A-10*
21-11
NCAA – 12
0.327 (89)
S Dakota St
Summit*
28-6
NCAA – 12
-0.37 (216)
Murray St
OVC*
26-5
NCAA – 12
-0.65 (296)
13 Seeds
Buffalo
MAC*
27-9
NCAA – 13
0.038 (129)
UNC Greensboro
Southern*
25-7
NCAA – 13
-0.36 (211)
Col Charleston
Colonial*
26-7
NCAA – 13
-0.44 (244)
Marshall
CUSA*
24-10
NCAA – 13
-0.24 (175)
14 Seeds
Montana
Big Sky*
25-7
NCAA – 14
-0.32 (198)
Bucknell
Patriot*
25-9
NCAA – 14
-0.41 (233)
Wright St
Horizon*
25-9
NCAA – 14
-0.59 (284)
SF Austin
Southland*
27-6
NCAA – 14
-0.98 (341)
15 Seeds
Georgia St
Sun Belt*
24-10
NCAA – 15
-0.52 (271)
Lipscomb
ASUN*
23-9
NCAA – 15
-0.64 (294)
Iona
MAAC*
20-13
NCAA – 15
-0.22 (173)
Penn
Ivy*
23-8
NCAA – 16
-0.54 (277)
16 Seeds
CS Fullerton
Big West*
20-11
NCAA – 15
-0.29 (189)
UMBC
AEC*
23-10
NCAA – 16
-0.75 (317)
Radford
Big South*#
22-12
NCAA – 16
-0.53 (276)
Long Island
NEC*#
17-16
NCAA – 16
-0.78 (324)
TX Southern
SWAC*#
15-19
NCAA – 16
-0.46 (255)
NC Central
MEAC*#
18-15
NCAA – 16
-1.32 (351)

Bracketology – 2018 NIT Tournament Predictions

* denotes that the team gets an automatic bid due to winning their conference in the regular season.

Seed Team Conf Record Bracket Rating SOS (Rank)
1 Seeds
Arizona St
Pac-12
20-11
NCAA – 11
0.701 (57)
Louisville
ACC
20-13
NIT – 2
0.934 (27)
Marquette
Big East
19-13
NIT – 2
1.001 (20)
Oklahoma St
Big 12
19-14
NIT – 2
0.923 (30)
2 Seeds
Syracuse
ACC
20-13
NCAA – 11
0.906 (33)
Baylor
Big 12
18-14
NIT – 1
0.887 (35)
MTSU
CUSA*
24-7
NIT – 3
0.106 (112)
Notre Dame
ACC
20-14
NIT – 1
0.795 (44)
3 Seeds
Penn St
Big Ten
21-13
NIT – 4
0.644 (65)
Nebraska
Big Ten
22-10
NIT – 5
0.616 (69)
Mississippi St
SEC
22-11
NIT – 4
0.486 (76)
LSU
SEC
17-14
NIT – 3
0.882 (36)
4 Seeds
Boise St
MWC
22-8
NIT – 4
0.237 (96)
Utah
Pac-12
19-11
NIT – 2
0.641 (66)
WKU
CUSA
23-10
NIT – 4
0.207 (102)
Oregon
Pac-12
22-12
NIT – 3
0.481 (78)
5 Seeds
Maryland
Big Ten
18-13
Out
0.741 (51)
Washington
Pac-12
20-12
NIT – 5
0.602 (71)
Boston College
ACC
19-15
NIT – 5
0.715 (55)
BYU
WCC
24-10
NIT – 6
0.100 (114)
6 Seeds
Old Dominion
CUSA
25-7
Out
-0.19 (166)
ULL
Sun Belt*
27-6
NIT – 6
-0.46 (256)
Vermont
AEC*
27-7
NIT – 6
-0.46 (254)
UC Davis
Big West*
22-10
NIT – 7
-0.30 (193)
7 Seeds
Rider
MAAC*
22-9
NIT – 6
-0.22 (172)
N Kentucky
Horizon*
19-9
NIT – 7
-0.53 (274)
FL Gulf Coast
ASUN*
22-11
NIT – 7
-0.75 (316)
Harvard
Ivy*
18-13
NIT – 7
-0.25 (177)
8 Seeds
Wagner
NEC*
23-9
NIT – 8
-0.90 (337)
SE Louisiana
Southland*
22-11
NIT – 8
-0.84 (330)
UNC Asheville
Big South*
20-12
NIT – 8
-0.39 (227)
Hampton
MEAC*
18-15
NIT – 8
-1.04 (343)