Bracket Brad's Big Board

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SeedRankTeamConfW/LRPISoST-50CommentAQ
11. ACC3-02533470-0Underestimate UVA for "boring" offense and you'll be sorry.

2. BIGE2-22462030-1Had to fend off pack of junkyard dogs from Prov. Toughness builder.

3. BIG123-022871-0Even extremely thin up front, took down OSU, Kansas State, WVU.

4. BIGE2-181610-1Untimely downfall to Providence swings open door to be leapfrogged.
25. ACC4-015660-0Obscene amount of Quad 1 wins, but staunchly on No. 2 line.
6. ACC3-06252-0Charged hard until the end against UNC but couldn't overcome deficit.
7. BTEN4-1681101-1Horrid ball screen defense against Michigan reason for undoing.
8. AAC2-12752890-1Bearcats allow an incredible 0.86 pts/poss -- second-lowest in CBB.

39. BTEN3-11311520-1Dreams of a No. 1 seed dashed by rival Michigan. Tough draw for 1.
10. SEC3-019741-0Scored an off-the-charts 1.52 points/possession in W against Ark.
11. BTEN5-0591730-0Exceptional on D, space brilliantly, create mismatches ... Title contender.

12. SEC3-08281-0D ravaged in second half by Sexton, 'Bama. Avoid in bracket pools.
413. BIG122-21571310-1Grinded out tough win against Texas Tech. Recorded Q1 win No. 8.
14. WCC3-0501560-0Balanced approach, solid in all spots, Bulldogs are close to complete.

15. PAC123-0982441-0Ayton with 22 double-doubles on year. Should be No. 1 in NBA Draft.

16. BIG123-01392820-0Elite defensive team. Red Raiders rank No. 4 in adjusted D efficiency.
517. AAC2-31791320-1Completely different complex from other teams -- more O, less D.
18. ACC3-02473450-0Fought until the last chapter agaisnt UVA. Totaled only 0.89 pts/poss.
19. SEC3-133320-1If threes are dropping, Wildcats have athleticism and D chops to run.

20. BTEN4-0411380-0Penn St. has the Buckeyes' number. Beat on glass, at the FT line.
621. SEC2-11341690-1Trampled by Hogs in SEC semis, but 10 Quad 1 Ws say No. 5 or 6.
22. ACC3-0722040-0Leaning on zone looks has sparked 'Canes. Won four of last five.
23. AAC2-01122610-0Rob Gray's final performance on home floor -- 30 points vs. UConn.
24. SEC2-151410-1Rainmaking Razorbacks can really light it up from outside -- 40%.
725. BIG123-01282710-0Offense, interior presence of Brodziansky, smooth passing pluses.
26. ACC4-02403420-0Quality Ws of high variety -- Ariz, Duke, Clemson, at UNC, at Syra.
27. SEC1-3153530-1T.J. Starks brilliant down stretch, but fell short against Alabama.
28. ACC4-017700-0Eliminated by desperate ND. Sharpshooting from outside still lethal.
829. A102-11451930-0Eased minds of bubble residents, for now, with win over VCU.
30. BIGE1-2129440-0Carrington showed prizefighter guts in waning moments vs. Butler.
31. BIGE2-12142050-1Missed wide open three in overtime. Fell to Providence. Likely 8-9.
32. MWC3-0340-0Mountain West champs smacked down by SDSU. Depth an issue.
933. SEC4-12152980-0Ran out of gas without Hall against emerging Kentucky. No doubt IN.
34. BIGE3-290850-0Blue collared Friars erased all doubts about at-large with Xavier win.
35. SEC3-1831590-0Porter Jr. back in action, but bitten by Dawgs. Must meld quickly.
36. ACC2-0110-0Perimeter defense ranks dead last in ACC. Evident in Louis loss.
1037. BIG123-0291050-0Terrible down stretch, but Quad 1 wins in Dec/Jan matter to Committee.
38. A101-23503500-0Adams, Mobley scorch from all points on the floor. If D can improve ...
39. BIGE3-0301071-0Not even remotely competitive against superior Villanova in semis.
40. PAC123-01162640-0Divisive team in bracket community, but KY, at Ari, at USC Ws enough.
1141. MVC3-11621790-1Likely March Cinderella shoots 42.1% from three; top-50 in D eff.

42. A104-143820-0Fundamentally sound Wildcats peaking at the right time. Watch out.

43. BIG124-0491520-0Conquered TCU in a thriller. Fourth Quad 1 W. All doubt, adios.
44. PAC122-11831750-1Resume drastically improved down stretch. Trojans exhibit four Quad 1 Ws.
45. BIG124-0341140-0Bamba played limited minutes in L vs. Tech. Vital he's healthy for NCAAT.
46. PAC123-01543010-0D simply abhorrent. Victories over Kansas, Xavier eons ago. No lock.
1247. MWC2-01753160-0Come for behind pay-day against New Mex. Pope/Kell rock solid combo.

48. MAC3-0311090-0Sharpshooting Bulls can light up the scoreboard netting 1.15 pts/poss.

49. WAC3-174950-0Handled business in weak WAC and out. Danced officially with auto.

50. SUMM3-12082600-0Ineffective on D, but Daum is a superstar. Have shooters to pull upset.

1351. OVC2-04100-0Balanced Racers first to earn at-large. Top-25 in eFG% off./def.

52. SOUTH3-11412320-1Put slumping ETSU out of its misery. Dancing for third time ever.

53. CAA3-11001940-0Make opponents pay at the line. Dancing for first time this century.

54. CUSA3-0962380-0Herd took advantage of MTSU's ousting and eliminated WKU for auto.

1455. BSKY4-128400-1Grizzlies one of the rare mid-majors that dominated start to finish.

56. PAT1-23453490-0Fear the Buck? Played 35th-toughest non-conf schedule. Dangerous.

57. HORIZ3-12062840-1Raiders plunder the opposition on defense. Top-50 in several categories.

58. SBELT3-12983080-0Bounced Lafayette from Sun Belt. D-minded UTA probably team to beat.

1559. SLAND2-18660-0Punched ticket for another NCAAT appearance. No. 1 in TO% D in country.

60. ASUN3-11081200-1Slick shooting dismantled FGCU ... for a half. Bigger than most smalls.

61. MAAC1-11711750-0Gaels can really fire from three (38.9%), but woefully undersized.

62. IVY4-1821430-1Quakers no pacifists on defense giving up 0.97 pts/poss on year.

1663. AEAST4-11142060-0Retrievers earned their biscuits, invaded Vermont and pulled upset.

64. BSOU3-110190-1Totally Radical -- Jones' buzzer-beating three has Highlanders dancing.

65. BIGW2-32321620-0Ced Ceballos U is in the NCAA Tournament for second time ever.

66. MEAC1-33212300-0Tough, rebounding-heavy Eagles soar into the field after improbale run.

67. NEC3-163800-0Blackbirds shocked Wagner on the road to steal a bid. Very undersized.

68. SWAC1-4111730-1Mike Davis, once again, has the Jaguars in the NCAAT; 4th time since '18.

Conference Breakdown: America East (1), American (3), Atlantic 10 (3), Atlantic Coast (8), Atlantic Sun (1), Big 12 (7), Big East (6), Big Sky (1), Big South (1), Big Ten (4), Big West (1), Colonial (1), Conference USA (1), Horizon (1), Ivy League (1), Metro Atlantic Athletic (1), Mid-American (1), Mid-Eastern (1), Missouri Valley (1), Mountain West (2), Northeast (1), Ohio Valley (1), Pac-12 (4), Patriot League (1), Southeastern (8), Southern (1), Southland (1), Southwestern Athletic (1), Summit (1), Sun Belt (1), West Coast (1), Western Athletic (1)