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CSN’s Bracketologist Updates His Projections Of The 2015 NCAA Tournament Field


November 3, 2015 – Doctor Bracketology has updated his projections of the forty-eight teams that will be in the 2015 NCAA Tournament field, the sixteen seeds, and the match-ups based on the most recent RPI issued and a projection of the conference champions based on the information currently available. His analysis is based on projected conference winners and the criteria the selection committee will utilize which includes win-loss record, geography, recent team play, quality wins, and the head-to-head match-ups that have taken place to date. These projections wil continue to be revised as the season progresses.

The Doctor advises that the RPI will likely change dramatically as the season progresses. The picture regarding most conference championships will not be decieded until conference tournaments are completed. The projections are not reflective of any national polls nor are they attempting to gague who the best teams are. The projections are designed to predict what the NCAA Tournament field would be if the selection committee were to announce their selections at this moment. The projections do not take into account expected future results.

#1 Wake Forest Region



First Round: UNCG (Southern Conference Automatic) vs. Radford (Big South Automatic)

Second Round: Winner vs. #1 Wake Forest (ACC Automatic)

First Round: San Diego (WCC Automatic) vs. UCLA (Pac-12 #2)

Second Round: Winner vs. #16 Denver (Summit Automatic)

First Round: UIC (Horizon Automatic) vs. Indiana (Big Ten #2)

Second Round: Winner vs. #8 Notre Dame (ACC #4)

First Round: (Atlantic Sun Automatic) vs. FIU (CUSA #5) 

Second Round: Winner vs. #9 South Florida (AAC #2)


#2 North Carolina Region



First Round: Tulsa (ACC #3) vs. Charlotte (CUSA #4)  

Second Round: Winner vs. #2 North Carolina (ACC #2)

First Round: Monmouth (MAAC Automatic) vs. Old Dominion (CSUA #3)

Second Round: Winner vs. #15 Coastal Carolina (Big South #2)

First Round: LIU (NEC Automatic) vs. Rutgers (Big Ten #3)

Second Round: Winner vs. #7 Georgetown (Big East Automatic) 

First Round: Colgate (Patriot Automatic) vs. Maryland (Big Ten #4)

Second Round: Winner vs. #10 SMU (AAU Automatic)


#3 Clemson Region



First Round: SIUE (MVC Automatic) vs. South Carolina (CUSA #2) 

Second Round: Winner vs. #3 Clemson (ACC #3)

First Round: Duke (ACC #9) vs. Elon (CAA Automatic)

Second Round: Winner vs. #14 UC Santa Barbara (Big West Automatic)

First Round: Boston University (Patriot #2) vs. Boston College (ACC #6)

Second Round: Winner vs. #6 Creighton (Big East #2)

First Round: Northwestern (Big Ten #5) vs. North Carolina State (ACC #8)

Second Round: Winner vs. #11 Seattle (WAC Automatic)


#4 Stanford Region



First Round: New Mexico (CUSA #6) vs. Cal Poly (Big West #2)

Second Round: Winner vs. #4 Stanford (Pac-12 Automatic)

First Round: Dayton (Atlantic 10 Automatic) vs. Kentucky (CUSA Automatic) 

Second Round: Winner vs. #13 Ohio State (Big Ten Automatic)

First Round: Hartwick (Sun Belt Automatic) vs. Virginia (ACC #7)

Second Round: Winner vs. #5 Akron (MAC Automatic)

First Round: Albany (America East Automatic) vs. Dartmouth (Ivy League Automatic)

Second Round: Winner vs. #12 Syracuse (ACC #5) 


Conference Breakdown

Conference Number
America East 1
American Athletic  3
Atlantic Coast 9
Atlantic Sun 1
Atlantic 10 1
Big East 2
Big South 2
Big Ten 5
Big West 2
Coloniel Athletic 1
Conference USA 6
Horizon League 1
Ivy League 1
Metro Atlantic 1
Mid American 1
Missouri Valley 1
Northeast 1
Pacific 12 2
Patriot League 2
Southern 1
Summit 1
Sun Belt 1
WAC  1
West Coast 1
Total 48

Projected Conference Winners 

Conference Team RPI October 26
America East Albany 57
American Athletic SMU 12
Atlantic Coast Wake Forest 1
Atlantic Sun FGCU 31
Atlantic 10 Dayton 56
Big East  Georgetown 9
Big South Radford 32
Big Ten  Ohio State 15
Big West UC Santa Barbara 17
Colonial Athletic Elon 20
Conference USA Kentucky 36
Horizon League UIC 58
Ivy League Dartmouth 22
Metro Atlantic Monmouth 86
Mid American Akron 5
Missouri Valley SIUE 45
Northeast LIU 167
Pacific 12 Stanford 4
Patriot League Colgate 60
Southern  UNCG 85
Summit Denver 14
Sun Belt Hartwick 95
WAC Seattle 11
West Coast San Diego 42

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