Friday, November 1, 2013

2014 Preseason Projection

This is The Amateur Bracketologist's preseason bracket projections of the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. (November 1, 2013)  NOTE THAT THIS IS A PRESEASON HYPOTHETICAL BRACKET. The first bracket projection based only on actual results from the 2013-14 season will be posted in mid-December.

MIDWEST (Indianapolis)
St. Louis
(1) Kentucky vs. (16) Norfolk State OR (16) High Point
(8) Iowa vs. (9) Florida State

San Diego
(5) Gonzaga vs. (12) Southern Mississippi
(4) Connecticut vs. (13) Davidson

(6) Colorado vs. (11) Maryland OR (11) Butler
(3) Michigan vs. (14) Manhattan

(7) Baylor vs. (10) Stanford
(2) Syracuse vs. (15) Towson

WEST (Anaheim)
(1) Duke vs. (16) Vermont
(8) Tennessee vs. (9) Villanova

San Antonio
(5) Wisconsin vs. (12) San Diego State OR (12) Alabama
(4) Memphis vs. (13) Harvard

San Antonio
(6) Virginia vs. (11) Illinois
(3) Oklahoma State vs. (14) Weber State

San Diego
(7) Georgetown vs. (10) Boise State
(2) Arizona vs. (15) Long Beach State

EAST (New York)
(1) Michigan State vs. (16) Boston University OR (16) Texas Southern
(8) Pittsburgh vs. (9) Saint Louis

(5) Wichita State vs. (12) New Mexico State
(4) Oregon vs. (13) Akron

(6) Marquette vs. (11) Cincinnati
(3) North Carolina vs. (14) Western Kentucky

(7) New Mexico vs. (10) Kansas State
(2) Florida vs. (15) Northwestern State

SOUTH (Memphis)
St. Louis
(1) Louisville vs. (16) Robert Morris
(8) Creighton vs. (9) UNLV

(5) Indiana vs. (12) North Dakota State
(4) Virginia Commonwealth vs. (13) Florida Gulf Coast

(6) Notre Dame vs. (11) St. John's
(3) Ohio State vs. (14) Eastern Kentucky

(7) UCLA vs. (10) Missouri
(2) Kansas vs. (15) Green Bay

FINAL FOUR:  Midwest vs. West, East vs. South

First Four:
Norfolk State vs. High Point (winner plays Kentucky in St. Louis)
Maryland vs. Butler (winner plays Colorado in Buffalo)

Boston University vs. Texas Southern (winner plays Michigan State in Milwaukee)
San Diego State vs. Alabama (winner plays Wisconsin in San Antonio)

1: Kentucky, Michigan State, Louisville, Duke
2: Syracuse, Florida, Kansas, Arizona
3: Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma State
4: Connecticut, Oregon, Virginia Commonwealth, Memphis
5: Gonzaga, Wichita State, Indiana, Wisconsin
6: Colorado, Marquette, Notre Dame, Virginia
7: Baylor, New Mexico, UCLA, Georgetown
8: Iowa, Pittsburgh, Creighton, Tennessee
9: Florida State, Saint Louis, UNLV, Villanova
10: Stanford, Kansas State, Missouri, Boise State
11: (Maryland/Butler), Cincinnati, St. John's, Illinois
12: Southern Mississippi, New Mexico State, North Dakota State, (San Diego State/Alabama)
13: Davidson, Akron, Florida Gulf Coast, Harvard
14:  Manhattan, Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, Weber State
15: Towson, Northwestern State, Green Bay, Long Beach State
16: (Norfolk State/High Point), (Boston University/Texas Southern), Robert Morris, Vermont

NIT (alphabetical): Arizona State, Arkansas, Belmont, Boston College, BYU, California, Colorado State, Dayton, Evansville, Iowa State, La Salle, LSU, Miami (FL), Middle Tennessee State, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina State, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma, Providence, Purdue, Richmond, Saint Mary's, South Carolina, Temple, Texas, Texas A&M, USC, Vanderbilt, Washington, West Virginia, Xavier

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