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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 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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BracketBluster’s Anticipated Seed List – Thursday 3/9

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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