Here are our projections for the Field of 64 for the 2017 NCAA Tournament:

Corvallis Clemson
1. Oregon State (1)* 1. Clemson
2. Michigan 2. Mississippi State
3. BYU* 3. Yale*
4. Sacramento State* 4. Radford*
Chapel Hill Fayetteville
1. North Carolina (2) 1. Arkansas
2. Indiana 2. Missouri State
3. UCLA 3. Oklahoma State*
4. UNC Greensboro* 4. Oral Roberts*
Gainesville Wake Forest
1. Florida (3) 1. Wake Forest
2. UCF 2. Vanderbilt
3. Florida Gulf Coast* 3. Maryland
4. Bethune-Cookman* 4. Davidson*
Lubbock Houston
1. Texas Tech (4) 1. Houston*
2. Southeastern Louisiana 2. Texas
3. Sam Houston State* 3. Dallas Baptist*
4. Texas Southern* 4. UMBC*
Baton Rouge Hattiesburg
1. LSU (5)* 1. Southern Miss
2. Baylor 2. South Alabama*
3. Nebraska 3. Texas A&M
4. Holy Cross* 4. Tennessee Tech*
Louisville Lexington
1. Louisville (6) 1. Kentucky
2. West Virginia 2. Virginia
3. Iowa* 3. Xavier*
4. Ohio* 4. UIC*
Fort Worth Tallahassee
1. TCU (7) 1. Florida State*
2. NC State 2. USF
3. Rice* 3. St. John’s
4. Marist* 4. Delaware*
Stanford Long Beach
1. Stanford (8) 1. Long Beach State*
2. Oklahoma 2. Arizona
3. Cal State Fullerton 3. Auburn
4. Central Connecticut* 4. San Diego State*

We project there will be eight teams from the SEC, seven from the ACC and Big 12, five from the Big Ten and four from the Pac-12.

Final four in: UCLA, St. John’s, Texas A&M, Maryland

First four out: UConn, Old Dominion, McNeese State, Gonzaga

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