12/17 Men's Basketball Bracetology Breakdown

Last Eight In: VCU, Temple, Clemson, Purdue, Syracuse, Oregon, Butler, Washington
First Eight Out: Maryland, Alabama, Texas, Creighton, Seton Hall, Rhode Island, UCF, Vanderbilt
At the moment, the ACC and the Big Ten are dominating the bracket. The ACC boasts eight teams in the projected field, while the Big Ten has nine. And the Big Ten could very easily have ten teams. At the moment Maryland is the unfortunate Big Ten team that has been left out. The Big Ten will struggle to get ten teams into the tournament unless everything goes perfect in conference play. One or two teams will likely get left out and squads like Maryland, Purdue, Nebraska and Iowa do not have too much wiggle room once the heart of conference play rolls around.
ACC: Duke, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech
American: Cincinnati, Houston, Temple
Big East: Butler, Marquette, St. John’s, Villanova
Big 12: Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas Tech
Big Ten: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue, Wisconsin
Pac-12: Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon, UCLA, Washington
SEC: Auburn, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Tennessee
A-10: Saint Louis, VCU
CAA: Charleston
C-USA: Marshall
Horizon: Northern Kentucky
MAC: Buffalo
MVC: Loyola (IL)
MWC: Nevada
WCC: Gonzaga
America East: Vermont
A-Sun: Lipscomb
Big Sky: Montana
Big South: Radford
Big West: UC Irvine
Ivy League: Penn
MAAC: Rider
MEAC: North Carolina Central
NEC: Wagner
OVC: Murray State
Patriot: Lehigh
Southern: Furman
Southland: Stephen F. Austin
Summit: South Dakota State
Sun Belt: Louisiana
SWAC: Grambling State
WAC: New Mexico State