Bracketology: My guess as to who gets in

Mar 16, 2016; Des Moines, IA, USA; A general view of the March Madness logo during a practice day before the first round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Ahhh…. March Madness.

Bracketology time is upon us.

I’ve been trying to figure out a formula as to what the NCAA Selection Committee will do in a few hours, so here are my guesses.

First, I’ll show you the brackets.

Second, I’ll give you the 1-68 ranking that will show you how I got here.

First, here are my guesses to the brackets.

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Now, as far as the rankings go, once you get into lower seeds, you have to match things up so that conferences will not meet each other until the Sweet 16, so it takes a little moving around.

But this is what I’ve got for 1-64.

1 1 Virginia
2 1 Villanova
3 1 Kansas
4 1 Duke
5 2 Xavier
6 2 North Carolina
7 2 Cincinnati
8 2 Michigan
9 3 Purdue
10 3 Clemson
11 3 Michigan St
12 3 Tennessee
13 4 Kentucky
14 4 Texas Tech
15 4 West Virginia
16 4 Arizona
17 5 Auburn
18 5 Wichita St
19 5 Gonzaga
20 5 TCU
21 6 Florida
22 6 Houston
23 6 Ohio St
24 6 Miami
25 7 Missouri
26 7 Seton Hall
27 7 Texas A&M
28 7 Arkansas
29 8 Providence
30 8 Butler
31 8 Alabama
32 8 Rhode Island
33 9 Creighton
34 9 Virginia Tech
35 9 Florida St
36 9 Nevada
37 10 NC State
38 10 Kansas St
39 10 Oklahoma
40 10 Texas
41 11 USC
42 11 Loyola-Chicago
43 11 Baylor / 11 Syracuse
44 11 St Bonaventure / 11 Arizona St
45 12 Buffalo
46 12 New Mexico St
47 12 South Dakota St
48 12 Murray St
49 13 San Diego St
50 13 Marshall
51 13 UNC-Greensboro
52 13 UT Arlington
53 14 Coll of Charleston
54 14 UMBC
55 14 Montana
56 14 Bucknell
57 15 Cal St Fullerton
58 15 Wright St
59 15 Pennsylvania
60 15 Lipscomb
61 16 Iona
62 16 Texas Southern
63 16 Radford / 16 Nicholls St
64 16 LIU-Brooklyn/ 16 UNC Central

We’ll see if I’m anywhere close, but I feel good about it.

I don’t believe that Louisville will get in because of the FBI stuff and the Escort scandal, and the fact that they have an interim coach (being on the bubble and having all these things going on do not go well with a committee), and I don’t believe that St. Mary’s will get in because they didn’t push themselves in their non-conference or conference.

We’ll be going live tonight to discuss the brackets, so we’ll see you on Facebook Live!

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