2018 March Madness

NCAAMB March Madness: Field of 68 Update

Well, it has been a crazy couple of weeks since my last update and the rankings/seeds have changed somewhat. Every week I will update who I think will be in and what seed they will be, come tourney time. Of course, a lot of this can change and there will be change. I will show any change from my last rankings with a + or minus. Thus, here is a look at the updated field for March Madness.

Field of 68

  • 1 Seeds – Purdue (RPI #8), Villanova (RPI #2), Virginia (RPI #1)  and Xavier (RPI #3)
  • 2 Seeds – Duke (RPI #7), Kansas (RPI #9), Michigan State (RPI #21), and Auburn (RPI #5) 
  • 3 Seeds – Cincinnati (RPI #11), Texas Tech (RPI #12), Arizona (RPI #19) and, Clemson (RPI #4)
  • 4 Seeds – Oklahoma (RPI #14), North Carolina (RPI #10), Tennessee (RPI #13) and Ohio State (RPI #20)
  • 5 Seeds – Miami (RPI #18), Kentucky (RPI #16), Wichita State (RPI #29), and West Virginia (RPI #33), 
  • 6 Seeds – Seton Hall (RPI #17) Rhode Island (RPI #6), Saint Mary’s (RPI #30) and Gonzaga (RPI #49 )
  • 7 Seeds – Nevada (RPI #15), Creighton (RPI #23), Michigan (RPI #32), and Butler (RPI #27)
  • 8 Seeds – Florida (RPI #46), Texas (RPI #39), Florida State (RPI #41), and Louisville (RPI #24)
  • 9 Seeds – Alabama (RPI #36 )Texas A&M (RPI #25), TCU (RPI #26) Arizona State (RPI #43),
  • 10 Seeds – Middle Tennessee (RPI #22), Missouri (RPI #31), Arkansas (RPI #34) and Washington (RPI #35)  
  • 11 Seeds – NC State (RPI #61), Kansas St (RPI #66), Providence (RPI #28), Houston (RPI #42), and USC (RPI #44)
  • 12 Seeds – Loyola-Chicago (RPI #50), Boise State (RPI #39), Virginia Tech (RPI #65), Louisiana (RPI #58), and New Mexico State (RPI #47) 
  • 13 Seeds – Vermont (RPI #53), Buffalo (RPI #38), East Tennessee State(RPI #65) and South Dakota State (RPI #72)
  • 14 Seeds – Belmont (RPI #77), Montana (RPI #104), Bucknell (RPI #97) and Charleston (RPI #77)
  • 15 Seeds – Pennsylvania (RPI #168), Wright State (RPI #101), Rider (RPI #71), and UC Santa Barbara (RPI #94) 
  • 16 Seeds – Wagner (RPI #102), Savannah State (RPI #207), Florida Gulf Coast (RPI #140), Nicholls (RPI #184), Texas Southern (RPI #265),  and UNC Ashville (RPI #125) 

First 4 Out

Marquette (RPI #34), UCLA (RPI #37), Nebraska (RPI #59), and SMU (RPI #68)

Next 4 Out

Maryland (RPI #48), Syracuse (RPI #30), Western Kentucky (RPI #51) and St. Bonaventure’s (RPI #48) 

Included in this is teams with Auto-Bids and were ranked where I seemed appropriate.

Is your team in this field for March Madness? If not, should they be? Leave a comment below.

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