FINAL Bracket 2016

This is my final submission for the 2016 Bracket Matrix.

The only spot I feel might be a stretch is having George Washington in over USC. Comparing these side by side it looks like GW’s top three wins are better than USC’s top three: Virginia, at VCU, and Seton Hall for GW compared to Arizona, Colorado, and at UCLA for USC. Comparing losses gives USC the edge in quality, but they also have two more than GW and each played 33 games. Strength of schedule goes to USC, which ranks 40th in my data compared to GW at 85th. For common opponents, both played Lafayette in the non-conference; USC won by 36 whereas GW won by 9. Lafayette went 6-24 on the year, so it’s tough to use them as any sort of barometer. At any rate, I’m glad that my bracket has at least this one component to differentiate it from the rest of the matrix. It’ll help separate mine from the field one way or the other.

Seed Team Conference
1 Kansas Big 12
1 Villanova Big East
1 North Carolina Atlantic Coast
1 Michigan St Big Ten
2 Oregon Pacific-12
2 Virginia Atlantic Coast
2 Xavier Big East
2 Miami FL Atlantic Coast
3 Oklahoma Big 12
3 West Virginia Big 12
3 Utah Pacific-12
3 Kentucky Southeastern
4 Purdue Big Ten
4 Texas A&M Southeastern
4 Seton Hall Big East
4 Indiana Big Ten
5 Arizona Pacific-12
5 Duke Atlantic Coast
5 Maryland Big Ten
5 Iowa Big Ten
6 California Pacific-12
6 St Joseph’s PA Atlantic 10
6 Texas Big 12
6 Dayton Atlantic 10
7 Iowa St Big 12
7 Wisconsin Big Ten
7 Notre Dame Atlantic Coast
7 Baylor Big 12
8 Providence Big East
8 Connecticut American
8 South Carolina Southeastern
8 Butler Big East
9 Wichita St Missouri Valley
9 Colorado Pacific-12
9 VA Commonwealth Atlantic 10
9 Pittsburgh Atlantic Coast
10 Michigan Big Ten
10 San Diego St Mountain West
10 Oregon St Pacific-12
10 Gonzaga West Coast
11 St Bonaventure Atlantic 10
11 Texas Tech Big 12
11 Cincinnati American
11 Vanderbilt Southeastern
11 G Washington Atlantic 10
12 Northern Iowa Missouri Valley
12 Fresno St Mountain West
12 S Dakota St Summit
12 Ark Little Rock Sun Belt
12 Hawaii Big West
13 Chattanooga Southern
13 UNC Wilmington Colonial
13 Buffalo Mid-American
13 WI Green Bay Horizon
14 MTSU Conference USA
14 Yale Ivy
14 SF Austin Southland
14 Stony Brook America East
15 CS Bakersfield WAC
15 Weber St Big Sky
15 Iona MAAC
15 UNC Asheville Big South
16 Hampton MEAC
16 FL Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun
16 Southern Univ SWAC
16 Austin Peay Ohio Valley
16 F Dickinson Northeast
16 Holy Cross Patriot
Last Four In
Texas Tech Big 12
Cincinnati American
Vanderbilt Southeastern
G Washington Atlantic 10
First Four Out
Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast
Georgia Southeastern
Florida Southeastern
St Mary’s CA West Coast
Next Four Out
Ohio St Big Ten
Syracuse Atlantic Coast
USC Pacific-12
Florida St Atlantic Coast


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