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B5Q Bracketology, Week 1: Wisconsin headed for No. 8 seed

Despite the fact that we are only one week into the college basketball season, it is never too early to begin projecting the field of 68.

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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
Maryland Michigan State Gonzaga LSU
Kentucky Villanova Virginia Indiana
Kansas Oklahoma California Utah
5 Seeds 6 Seeds 7 Seeds 8 Seeds
Notre Dame Michigan Baylor Wisconsin
Vanderbilt Connecticut SMU Xavier
Wichita State Oregon West Virginia Miami
Purdue Butler Texas A&M Louisville
9 Seeds 10 Seeds 11 Seeds 12 Seeds
St. Joseph's Cincinnati Valparaiso Pittsburgh
Providence Davidson Iowa Iona
SDSU Florida State G. Washington Stephen F. Austin
Georgetown Rhode Island Tulsa Washington
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
Robert Morris
High Point

On The Bubble:

Last Four In First Four Out Next Four Out
Tulsa Syracuse Old Dominion
Oregon State UNLV Colorado
Washington Ohio State Stanford
NC State Dayton VCU

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.