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


October 26, 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 any account expected future results.

#1 Wake Forest Region



First Round: Northwestern (Big Ten #5) vs. Charlotte (CUSA #4) 

Second Round: Winner vs. #1 Wake Forest (ACC #2)

First Round: New Mexico (CUSA #6) vs. UCLA (Pac-12 #2)

Second Round: Winner vs. #16 UC Santa Barbara (Big West Automatic)

First Round: LIU (NEC Automatic) vs. Hofstra (CAA Automatic)

Second Round: Winner vs. #8 Georgetown

First Round: Bradley (MVC Automatic) vs. Indiana (Big Ten #3)

Winner vs. #9 Notre Dame (ACC # 4)

#2 North Carolina Region



First Round: UNC Wilmington (CAA #3) vs. Old Dominion (CUSA #2)

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

First Round: Kentucky (CUSA Automatic) vs. Maryland (Big Ten #4)

Second Round: Winner vs. #15 Denver (Summit Automatic)

First Round: FGCU (Atlantic Sun Automatic) vs. FIU (CUSA #3)

Second Round: Winner vs. #7 South Florida (AAC #2)

First Round: Binghamton (America East Automatic) vs. Boston University (Patriot Automatic)

Second Round: Winner vs. #10 Syracuse (ACC #5) 

#3 Clemson Region



First Round: N. Kentucky (Horizon Automatic) vs. South Carolina (CUSA #5)

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

First Round: Duke (ACC #9) vs. Elon (CAA #2)

Second Round: Winner vs. #14 Coastal Carolina (Big South #2)

First Round: San Diego (WCC Automatic) vs. Cal Poly (Big West #2)

Second Round: Winner vs. # 6 Stanford (Pac-12 Automatic)

First Round: Monmouth (MAAC Automatic) vs. Rutgers (Big Ten Automatic)

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

#4 Akron Region



First Round: Dayton (Atlantic 10 Automatic) vs. Ohio State (Big Ten #2)

Second Round: Winner vs. #4 Akron (MAC Automatic)

First Round: Radford (Big South Automatic) vs. Virginia (ACC #7)

Second Round: Winner vs. #13 SMU (AAU Automatic)

First Round: UNC Greensboro (Southern Conference Automatic) vs. N.C. State (ACC #8)

Second Round: Winner vs. #5 Creighton (Big East Automatic)

First Round: Hartwick (Sun Belt Automatic) vs. Dartmouth (Ivy League Automatic)

Second Round: Winner vs. #12 Boston College (ACC #6)



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