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2018 NIT Projected Seedlist – January 29th

Based on the current projections for the 2018 Division 1 Men's Basketball Tournament from BracketBluster, below is the seed list for the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Berths were given to number one seeds that are not projected to win their conference tournament.   NIT Seed Team Conf. Rec.  Rating nit1 Missouri SEC 13-8 85.75% nit1 Western Kentucky CUSA 15-6 85.69% nit1 SMU Amer 14-7 85.53% nit1 Notre Dame ACC 13-8 85.31% nit2 UCLA P12 15-7 84.90% nit2 North Carolina St. ACC 15-7 84.58% nit2 South Carolina SEC 13-8 84.55% nit2 Utah P12 13-8 84.05% nit3 Nebraska B10 16-8 83.54% nit3 BYU WCC 18-5 83.35% nit3 Baylor B12 12-9 82.21% nit3 Georgia SEC 12-8 82.21% nit4 Oregon P12 14-7 82.05% nit4 St. Bonaventure A10 13-6 81.77% nit4 Washington P12 14-6 81.54% nit4 Oklahoma St. B12 13-8 81.29% nit5 Mississippi

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Bracketbluster’s Anticipated Bracket – January 22nd

#1 Seeds: Villanova Duke – My data has Duke beating Virginia in the ACC Championship game, moving Duke to the 1 line and Virginia to the 2 seed in the West. Purdue Kansas Last Four in: SMU Marquette Notre Dame Kansas St First Four out: Syracuse Houston Western Kentucky Baylor Next Four out: Georgia UCLA BYU South Dakota Conference Breakdown: Conference  Number of Teams ACC 8 SEC 8 Big 12 7 Big East 7 Big Ten 5 Pac-12 3 AAC 3 MWC 2 WCC 2    

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Bracketbluster’s Anticipated Bracket – January 14th

#1 Seeds: Villanova Virginia Purdue Oklahoma Last Four in: Alabama USC Syracuse Houston First Four out: Western Kentucky Providence Georgia Virginia Tech Next Four out: St. Bonaventure LSU San Diego St Oklahoma St Conference Breakdown: Conference  Number of Teams ACC 9 SEC 8 Big 12 6 Big East 6 Big Ten 5 Pac-12 4 AAC 3 MWC 2 WCC 2    

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Bracketbluster’s Anticipated Bracket – January 8th

#1 seeds: Duke Villanova Virginia Xavier Last Four in: Georgia Ohio St. Houston Boise St. First Four out: Alabama St. Bonaventure Marquette Minnesota Next Four out: Virginia Tech Providence Baylor Oklahoma St. Conference Breakdown: CONFERENCE  Number of Teams ACC 9 SEC 8 Big 12 6 Big East 5 Big Ten 5 Pac-12 4 AAC 4 MWC 2 WCC 2  

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Bracketbluster’s Anticipated Bracket – December 31st

With the college basketball season just under halfway through, we're ready to announce our data-backed anticipated bracket for the 2018 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Highlights #1 seeds: Duke Villanova Xavier North Carolina   Last Four in: Southern California UCLA Minnesota South Carolina   First Four out: Providence Ohio St. St. John’s Utah   Next Four out: Notre

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BracketBluster’s 2018 Introduction and Initial Bracket

Welcome to year two of BracketBluster on firstandfan.com. For those of you new to BracketBluster, I’ll share a little of the methodology that we use. The brackets that we present here are designed purely with data from several collection sites. Each year a new formula is devised such that if

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BracketBluster’s Final Bracket – March 12th

Selection Sunday has arrived, as has First and Fan's final anticipated bracket. Based on the months of data collection and analysis, the bracket is as follows: East vs Midwest West vs South   East Midwest West South Tune in at 5:30 EST today for the Selection Sunday presentation on CBS!  

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Bracketbluster’s Final Seed List

Final Seed List (as of 4:25 pm Sunday)   SCHOOL CONFERENCE RECORD Rating Villanova Big East 31-3 99.68% 1 East Gonzaga West Coast 32-1 98.29% 1 West Kentucky Southeastern 28-5 98.28% 1 South Kansas Big 12 28-4 98.09% 1 Midwest North Carolina Atlantic Coast 27-7 98.28% 2 Midwest Arizona Pac-12 30-4 97.87% 2 West Duke Atlantic Coast 27-8 96.97% 2 East Louisville Atlantic Coast 24-8 96.69% 2 South Florida Southeastern 24-8 95.04% 3 Midwest Oregon Pac-12 29-5 94.67% 3 East Baylor Big 12 25-7 93.89% 3 South Virginia Atlantic Coast 22-10 93.62% 3 West UCLA Pac-12 29-4 93.55% 4 South West Virginia Big 12 26-8 93.36% 4 West SMU AAC 29-4 92.87% 4 Midwest Cincinnati AAC 29-4 92.67% 4 East Iowa St. Big 12 23-10 92.28% 5 East St. Mary's (CA) West Coast 28-4 92.11% 5 Midwest Purdue Big Ten 25-7 91.63% 5 South Florida St. Atlantic Coast 25-8 91.03% 5 West Wichita St. Missouri Valley 30-4 90.52% 6 East Notre Dame Atlantic Coast 25-9 89.28% 6 South Butler Big East 23-8 89.03% 6 West Wisconsin Big Ten 25-8 87.83% 6 Midwest Minnesota Big Ten 24-9 86.24% 7 East Creighton Big East 25-9 86.19% 7 South Michigan Big Ten 23-11 86.17% 7 West Arkansas Southeastern 25-8 86.07% 7 Midwest VCU Atlantic 10 26-7 84.55% 8 South Oklahoma St. Big 12 20-12 83.98% 8 West Dayton Atlantic 10 24-7 82.27% 8 Midwest Miami (FL) Atlantic Coast 21-11 81.87% 8 East Xavier Big East 21-13 81.70% 9 South Wake Forest Atlantic Coast 19-13 81.67% 9 Midwest Maryland Big Ten 24-8 81.04% 9 West Vanderbilt Southeastern 19-15 81.01% 9 East Nevada Mountain West 28-6 80.89% 10 West South Carolina Southeastern 22-10 80.75% 10 South Illinois St. Missouri Valley 27-6 79.73% 10 Midwest UNCW Colonial 29-5 79.67% 10 East Middle

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BracketBluster’s Anticipated Seed List – Friday 3/10

Here’s our current seed list as we look ahead towards March Madness and Selection Sunday. Color coding keys: Green – Automatic Bids Dark Green – Automatically in due to a conference tournament win Light Green – At-Large Bids Yellow – Last 4 in Pale Yellow – First 4 out  

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