Welcome to a new feature at Bucky's 5th Quarter, in which I will attempt to project the field of 68 for the NCAA Tournament, using the latest scientific methods. (Meaning, the eye test, internet rankings, and reading comments of just how off we actually will be.)
Of course, the most important team in this field is Wisconsin. As of today, the Badgers sit at 2-1, and have a chance to earn their first quality non-conference win this afternoon over a Georgetown team that almost took down Maryland earlier this week.
In terms of Bracketology, UW lands an eight seed due to their loss against Western Illinois last week. However, if they beat the Hoyas and fare well against either Duke or VCU in their next game, they will move to a higher seed. Wisconsin is one of seven Big Ten teams in our projected field.
The Field of 68:
|1 Seeds||2 Seeds||3 Seeds||4 Seeds|
|North Carolina||Duke||Iowa State||Arizona|
|5 Seeds||6 Seeds||7 Seeds||8 Seeds|
|Wichita State||Oregon||West Virginia||Miami|
|9 Seeds||10 Seeds||11 Seeds||12 Seeds|
|SDSU||Florida State||G. Washington||Stephen F. Austin|
|Oregon State||NC State|
|13 Seeds||14 Seeds||15 Seeds||16 Seeds|
|UAB||Belmont||Chattanooga||New Mexico State|
|William & Mary||UC Irvine||Montana||North Florida|
|Georgia State||Albany||Lehigh||Texas Southern|
|Central Michigan||South Dakota State||Yale||Hampton|
On The Bubble:
|Last Four In||First Four Out||Next Four Out|
While it is still far too early to have an accurate projection of the field of 68, it is nevertheless very exciting to begin looking forward to March Madness, and all the joy (and sadness) it brings.
Keep an eye out for the next B5Q Bracketology in the coming weeks.
Lastly, if you think I got anything (or everything) wrong, let me know in the comments, or yell at me on Twitter. I'll need all the help I can get.