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

February 19, 2017
Nicholas Patrick

ALL CAPS: Projected conference champion
*: Projected First Four participant

1
GONZAGA (WEST COAST)
VILLANOVA (BIG EAST)
KANSAS (BIG 12)
Baylor

2
NORTH CAROLINA (ACC)
Louisville
Oregon
Florida State

3
ARIZONA (PAC-12)
FLORIDA (SEC)
Kentucky
Duke

4
Virginia
Ucla
West Virginia
Butler

5
PURDUE (BIG TEN)
Cincinnati
Notre Dame
Creighton

6
Wisconsin
Maryland
SOUTHERN METHODIST (AMERICAN)
South Carolina

7
Xavier
Saint Mary’s
Northwestern
Minnesota

8
Oklahoma State
Southern California
Dayton
Virginia Tech

9
Iowa State
VCU (ATLANTIC 10)
Michigan State
Miami

10
Michigan
Texas Christian
Syracuse
California

11
Kansas State
WICHITA STATE (MISSOURI VALLEY)
Seton Hall*
Arkansas*
Clemson*
Marquette*

12
MIDDLE TENNESSEE (CONFERENCE USA)
UNC-WILMINGTON (COLONIAL)
UT-ARLINGTON (SUN BELT)
VALPARAISO (HORIZON)

13
AKRON (MID-AMERICAN)
NEVADA (MOUNTAIN WEST)
VERMONT (AMERICA EAST)
MONMOUTH (MAAC)

14
BELMONT (OHIO VALLEY)
PRINCETON (IVY)
UNC-ASHEVILLE (BIG SOUTH)
BUCKNELL (PATRIOT)

15
FLORIDA-GULF COAST (ATLANTIC SUN)
FURMAN (SOUTHERN)
CAL STATE-BAKERSFIELD (WAC)
NORTH DAKOTA STATE (SUMMIT)

16
TEXAS SOUTHERN (SWAC)
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL (MEAC)
NEW ORLEANS* (SOUTHLAND)
NORTH DAKOTA* (BIG SKY)
MOUNT SAINT MARY’S* (NORTHEAST)
CALIFORNIA-IRVINE* (BIG WEST)

WRONG SIDE OF THE BUBBLE: Georgia Tech, Providence, Illinois State