Little later than I expected to post the first bracket but I was really happy with my results last year by waiting and not getting caught up in early brackets and having that influence my opinion because the committee members aren't doing that so by mimicking the committee I feel I had much better results.
This year NET instead of RPI will be the big change and no one knows how the committee will use and value that which could lead to big extremes. With that being said lets get to the 1st bracket of the 2019 season:
1 Seeds: Duke, Virginia, Tennessee, Gonzaga
2 Seeds: Michigan, Kentucky, Michigan State, Kansas
3 Seeds: UNC, Houston, Purdue, Marquette
4 Seeds: LSU, Nevada, Louisville, Wisconsin
5 Seeds: Iowa State, Villanova, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech
6 Seeds: Kansas State, Maryland, Florida State, Cincinnati
7 Seeds: Iowa, Miss State, Auburn, Washington
8 Seeds: Buffalo, Ohio State, Baylor, Syracuse
9 Seeds: TCU, Ole Miss, Texas, St. Johns
10 Seeds: Wofford, NC State, Oklahoma, Alabama
11 Seeds: Minnesota, Lipscomb, ASU, Clemson
12 Seeds: VCU, Indiana, UCF, Seton Hall, Butler, Belmont
13 Seeds: NM State, Hofsta, Vermont, Old Dominion
14 Seeds: Yale, UC-Irivne, South Dakota State, Northern Kentucky
15 Seeds: Texas State - San Marcos, Radford, UL-Chicago, Bucknell
16 Seeds: Montana, Sam Houston State, Norfork State, Prarie View A&M, Robert Morris, Monmouth
- I think the SEC will have more staying power as their non-conf wins should hold up this year
- The Pac-12 could be in trouble again, it's hard to imagine it being a 1 bid league but at this point I think 1 is more likely than 3 bids which is shocking cause you didn't think it could get worse.
- Saint Louis's implosion could really hurt the A-10 when it comes to at-large bids, maybe if they can get hot and get to 20 wins heading into the tournament that win will look better
Look for weekly updates heading into conf tournament week when they will become close to daily updates.
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