12/22 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Villanova Men's College Basketball, James Bell

Last Eight In: Stanford, Dayton, Oklahoma, Florida State, Saint Mary’s, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Illinois

First Eight Out: Virginia, Indiana, George Washington, Texas, Utah State, Butler, Marquette, Maryland

The Big East is turning into a very interesting conference. Villanova is certainly the team to beat, but there are NCAA Tournament slots likely available for at least a couple of other teams. And everybody has played well enough so far that if they can make a run towards a regular season conference title, the NCAA will call. Marquette, at 7-5, currently has the worst record of every Big East team, but they have also played a very tough schedule. Georgetown is always going to be a threat and squads like Providence, Butler, Creighton and Xavier are off to solid starts.


See The Men's Basketball Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket


ACC: Duke, Florida State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse

American: Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Memphis

Big East: Creighton, Georgetown, Villanova

Big 12: Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

Big Ten: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin

Pac-12: Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA

SEC: Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri

A-10: Dayton, Massachusetts, Saint Louis, VCU

CAA: Drexel

C-USA: Southern Miss

Horizon: Milwaukee

MAC: Toledo

MVC: Wichita State

MWC: Boise State, New Mexico, San Diego State

WAC: New Mexico State

WCC: BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s

America East: Stony Brook

A-Sun: USC-Upstate

Big Sky: Eastern Washington

Big South: Charleston Southern

Big West: UC Irvine

Ivy League: Harvard

MAAC: Manhattan

MEAC: Norfolk State

NEC: Robert Morris

OVC: Belmont

Patriot: Lehigh

Southern: Davidson

Southland: Northwestern State

Summit: North Dakota State

Sun Belt: Arkansas-Little Rock

SWAC: Southern


See The Men's Basketball Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket