2017 NCAA Tournament Seeding Projections (of what the Selection Committee should do, not necessarily what they will do)

March 12, 2017
Nicholas Patrick

ALL CAPS: Conference champion
*: Projected First Four participant

1
VILLANOVA (BIG EAST)
Kansas
GONZAGA (WEST COAST)
North Carolina

2
DUKE (ACC)
KENTUCKY (SEC)
ARIZONA (PAC-12)
Oregon

3
Ucla
Louisville
Baylor
Florida State

4
West Virginia
Butler
Notre Dame
Florida

5
Purdue
Virginia
Cincinnati
Minnesota

6
SMU (AMERICAN)
IOWA STATE (BIG 12)
Wisconsin
Creighton

7
MICHIGAN (BIG TEN)
Saint Mary’s
Maryland
Virginia Tech

8
Miami
Dayton
Arkansas
Northwestern

9
WICHITA STATE (MISSOURI VALLEY)
South Carolina
Oklahoma State
Vcu

10
Seton Hall
Marquette
Xavier
Vanderbilt

11
Michigan State
MIDDLE TENNESSEE (CONFERENCE USA)
Providence*
Wake Forest*
Usc*
Kansas State*

12
RHODE ISLAND (ATLANTIC 10)
NEVADA (MOUNTAIN WEST)
UNC-WILMINGTON (COLONIAL)
VERMONT (AMERICA EAST)

13
EAST TENNESSEE STATE (SOUTHERN)
BUCKNELL (PATRIOT)
PRINCETON (IVY)
NEW MEXICO STATE (WAC)

14
WINTHROP (BIG SOUTH)
FLORIDA GULF COAST (ATLANTIC SUN)
IONA (MAAC)
NORTHERN KENTUCKY (HORIZON)

15
KENT STATE (MID-AMERICAN)
NORTH DAKOTA (BIG SKY)
JACKSONVILLE STATE (OHIO VALLEY)
TEXAS SOUTHERN (SWAC)

16

TROY (SUN BELT)
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (SUMMIT)
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL* (MEAC)
NEW ORLEANS* (SOUTHLAND)
MOUNT ST. MARY’S* (NORTHEAST)
UC-DAVIS* (BIG WEST)