NCAA College Basketball Machine Learning Bracketology

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Please note: this bracket projection is completely created by a computer, and sometimes it does computer things! Recreating the nuance that a selection committee has is not an easy task, and you may find it walking away from where the human bracketologists are coalescing. Like most algorithms, it should get better as the season progresses, so if you don’t like how it looks in December, be patient!

NCAA Machine Learning Bracketology as of (2021-03-07 02:51:26):
Seed Team Pod Pod Team Seed
Indianapolis 1
1 Gonzaga
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Baylor 1
Indianapolis 2
16 Siena Vermont 16
8 LSU Loyola-Chicago 8
9 Missouri Oklahoma 9
5 Oklahoma State/Villanova
Lucas Oil Stadium 2
Lucas Oil Stadium 3
Texas Tech 5
12 Winthrop Colorado State 12
4 San Diego State Texas 4
13 UC-Santa Barbara Belmont 13
6 Colorado
Mackey Arena
Mackey Arena
Virginia 6
11 Wichita State Louisville 11
3 Ohio State Colgate 3
14 Abilene Christian Liberty 14
7 Creighton
Hinkle Fieldhouse
Hinkle Fieldhouse
Tennessee 7
10 Virginia Tech Maryland 10
2 Houston Iowa 2
15 UNC-Greensboro Bryant 15
Indianapolis 4
1 Illinois
Lucas Oil Stadium 1
Lucas Oil Stadium 1
Michigan 1
Indianapolis 3
James Madison/Cleveland State 16
9 Drake St. Bonaventure 8
10 UCLA Virginia Commonwealth 9
6 Clemson
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Lucas Oil Stadium 2
Florida State 5
13 Toledo Saint Mary’s 12
4 West Virginia Kansas 4
14 Southern Utah Western Kentucky 13
7 Wisconsin
Assembly Hall
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Purdue 6
12 Boise State Florida/North Carolina 11
3 USC BYU 3
15 Grand Canyon Georgia State 14
8 Connecticut
Lucas Oil Stadium 1
Assembly Hall
Oregon 7
11 SMU/Utah State Rutgers 10
2 Arkansas Alabama 2
16 Norfolk State/Prairie View A&M South Dakota State 15
Indianapolis 2
1 Baylor
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
16 Vermont
8 Loyola-Chicago
9 Oklahoma
5 Texas Tech
Lucas Oil Stadium 3
12 Colorado State
4 Texas
13 Belmont
6 Virginia
Mackey Arena
11 Louisville
3 Colgate
14 Liberty
7 Tennessee
Hinkle Fieldhouse
10 Maryland
2 Iowa
15 Bryant
Indianapolis 3
1 Michigan
Lucas Oil Stadium 1
16 James Madison/Cleveland State
8 St. Bonaventure
9 Virginia Commonwealth
5 Florida State
Lucas Oil Stadium 2
12 Saint Mary’s
4 Kansas
13 Western Kentucky
6 Purdue
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
11 Florida/North Carolina
3 BYU
14 Georgia State
7 Oregon
Assembly Hall
10 Rutgers
2 Alabama
15 South Dakota State


Last teams in:

Number Team Bracket Rating
1 Saint Mary’s 54.6712
2 Boise State 56.7507
3 Utah State 59.2635
4 SMU 60.1088



Next teams out:

Number Team Bracket Rating
1 Georgia Tech 64.4097
2 Syracuse 58.6462
3 Memphis 57.6143
4 Michigan State 57.1773
5 Xavier 55.6421
6 Ole Miss 52.7312
7 Saint Louis 52.5206
8 Indiana 51.8801