2013-14 NCAA Tournament Projections

Who will Louisville face to defend the Cardinals' title?

2013-14 NCAA Tournament Projections

It’s difficult enough to build a bracket in mid-March when conference tournaments are starting, the RPI is available and strength of schedule is established.

That won’t stop Athlon from taking an attempt to build the bracket in November as the first games begin at the end of the week. Of course, that shouldn’t stop you from preparing for the next Florida Gulf Coast or Wichita State.

We’ll be back looking at the bubble and seedings in February, but for now, here’s our first Bracket Breakdown, including team previews for much of the field.

2013-14 NCAA Tournament Projections
*indicates projected conference champion

8Saint Louis
12New Mexico State*Louisiana Tech*
13Western Kentucky*Buffalo*Iona*Green Bay*
14North Dakota State*Boston U*Towson*UC Irvine*
15Eastern Kentucky*Florida Gulf CoastElon*Montana*
16Northwestern State*LIU Brooklyn*Southern*High Point*
 Norfolk State*Vermont*  

NCAA Tournament Field by Conference

(7): Duke, Florida State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia
America East: Vermont
(4): Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Memphis
Atlantic 10 (3): Saint Louis, UMass, VCU
(4): Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma State
(6): Creighton, Georgetown, Marquette, St. John’s, Villanova, Xavier
Big Sky: Montana
Big South: High Point
(7): Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Wisconsin
Big West: UC Irvine
Colonial: Towson
Conference USA: Louisiana Tech
Horizon: Green Bay
Ivy: Harvard
MAAC: Iona
MAC: Buffalo
MEAC: Norfolk State
Missouri Valley: Wichita State
(4): Boise State, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV
Northeast: LIU Brooklyn
Ohio Valley: Eastern Kentucky
(5): Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon, UCLA
Patriot: Boston University
(5): Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Missouri, Tennessee
Southern: Elon
Southland: Northwestern State
Summit: North Dakota State
Sun Belt: Western Kentucky
SWAC: Southern
WAC: New Mexico State
West Coast: Gonzaga


ACC: Boston College, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, NC State
American: SMU, Temple
Atlantic 10: Dayton, La Salle, Rhode Island
Big 12: Kansas State, Oklahoma
Big East: Providence, Seton Hall
Big Ten: Illinois, Minnesota
Colonial: Drexel
MAC: Akron
Missouri Valley: Bradley, Indiana State, Northern Iowa
Mountain West: Utah State
Pac-12: Cal, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington
SEC: Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Texas A&M
West Coast: BYU, Saint Mary’s

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