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March Madness Bracketology: Can Wisconsin Climb to 1 Seed?

March Madness Bracketology: Can Wisconsin Climb to 1 Seed?

The next time SI updates its Projected Men’s NCAA Tournament Chart, the automatic offers will have been given out. The inaugural conference champion will be crowned Saturday night from Ohio Valley, beginning a maddening eight-day race to win all 32 automatic Big Dance nominations. We’re officially in critical time, so let’s break down where the 68 field is at with just nine days until Sunday’s selection.

WHERE IS SOUTH MIDDLE WEST EAST

#1 Gonzaga vs. #16 New Orleans/Alcorn St

No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 16 Norfolk St/Bryant

No. 1 Arizona vs. No. 16 Long Beach St

No. 1 Auburn vs. No. 16 Cleveland St

No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 Marquette

No. 8 Seton Hall vs. No. 9 Davidson

No. 8 Michigan St vs. No. 9 Creighton

No. 8 Murray St vs. No. 9 San Diego St

No. 5 Texas vs. No. 12 UNC/Wyoming

No. 5 UConn vs. No. 12 South Dakota St

No. 5 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 12 Loyola Chicago/VCU

No. 5 Houston vs. No. 12 Chattanooga

No. 4 Arkansas vs. No. 13 Towson

No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 13 Vermont

No. 4 Providence vs. No. 13 Iona

4 Illinois vs. 13 Northern Iowa

No. 6 USC vs. No. 11 Xavier

No. 6 Colorado St vs. No. 11 Memphis

No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Notre Dame

No. 6 Alabama vs. No. 11 North Texas

No. 3 Wisconsin vs. No. 14 Toledo

No. 3 Villanova vs. No. 14 Seattle

No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 14 Princeton

No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 14 Jacksonville St

No. 7 TCU vs. No. 10 Michigan

No. 7 LSU vs. No. 10 Miami

No. 7 Boise St vs. No. 10 Wake Forest

No. 7 Iowa vs. No. 10 San Francisco

No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 15 Texas St

No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Longwood

No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 15 Montana St

No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 Colgate

on the bubble

Last four byes:

Michigan
xavier
Memphis
our Lady

The last four entrants:

North Carolina
Wyoming
Loyola Chicago
VCUs

First four out:

BYU
EMS
Rutgers
Indiana

Next four outings:

Florida
Virginia Tech
Oklahoma
Oregon