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College Soccer New's Bracketologist Updates Projections Of The 2015 NCAA Tourney Field

 

November 9, 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.

The NCAA Tournament field, the seeds, and the brackets will be announced on November 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. 


#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: New Mexico (CUSA #6) vs. Denver (Summit Automatic)

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

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

Second Round: Winner vs. #8 Notre Dame (ACC #5)

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

Second Round: Winner vs. #9 SMU (AAC Automatic)


#2 North Carolina Region

 

 

First Round: Rider (MAAC Automatic) vs. Elon (CAA Automatic)

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

First Round: Tulsa (AAC #3) vs. Coastal Carolina (Big South #2) 

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

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

Second Round: Winner vs. #7 Syracuse (ACC #4)

First Round: Old Dominion (CUSA #3) vs. N.C. State (ACC #8)

Second Round: Winner vs. #10 Seattle (WAC Automatic)


#3 Clemson Region

 

 

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

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

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

Second Round: Winner vs. #14 UCLA (Pac-12 #2)

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

Second Round: Winner vs. #6 Georgetown (Big East Automatic)

First Round: Harvard (Ivy #2) vs. Boston University (Patriot #2)

Second Round: Winner vs. #11 Ohio State (Big Ten Automatic)


 #4 Stanford Region

 

 

First Round: Albany (America East Automatic) vs. Boston College (ACC #6) 

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

First Round: Dayton (Atlantic 10 Automatic) vs. Virginia (ACC #7)

Second Round: Winner vs. #13 South Florida (AAC #2)

First Round: California (Pac-12 #3) vs. Charlotte (CUSA #4)

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

First Round: SIUE (MVC Automatic) vs. Kentucky (CUSA Automatic)

Second Round: Winner vs. #12 Creighton (Big East #2)


Conference  Breakdown

Conference  Number
America East  1
American Athletic 3
Atlantic Coast 8
Atlantic Sun 1
Atlantic 10 1
Big East 2
Big South 2
Big Ten 4
Big West 2
Colonial Athletic  1
Conference USA 6
Horizon League 1
Ivy League 2
Metro Atlantic 1
Mid American 1
Missouri Valley 1
Northeast 1
Pacific 12 3
Patriot League 2
Southern  1
Summit League 1
Sun Belt 1
WAC 1
West Coast  1
Total 48

 

Projected Conference Winners

 

Conference Team Latest RPI 
America East  Albany 43
American Athletic SMU 13
Atlantic Coast Wake Forest 1
Atlantic Sun North Florida 77
Atlantic 10 Dayton 59
Big East Georgetown 6
Big South Radford 20
Big Ten Ohio State 11
Big West UC Santa Barbara 17
Colonial Athletic Elon 27
Conference USA Kentucky 25
Horizon League UIC 67
Ivy League Dartmouth 21
Metro Atlantic  Rider 111
Mid American Akron 3
Missouri Valley SIUE 36
Northeast LIU 154
Pacific 12 Stanford 5
Patriot League Colgate 54
Southern UNCG 80
Summit Denver 18
Sun Belt Hartwick 99
WAC Seattle 9
West Coast San Diego 52