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 (2021-03-16 02:51:27):
Seed Team Pod Pod Team Seed
Indianapolis 1
1 Gonzaga
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Baylor 1
Indianapolis 2
16 Appalachian State Hartford 16
8 St. Bonaventure Wisconsin 8
9 North Carolina Missouri 9
5 Virginia
Lucas Oil Stadium 3
Lucas Oil Stadium 2
West Virginia 5
12 Colorado State Winthrop 12
4 Oklahoma State BYU 4
13 Abilene Christian Oregon State 13
6 Villanova
Mackey Arena
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Colorado 6
11 Drake Louisville/Saint Mary’s 11
3 Ohio State San Diego State 3
14 UNC-Greensboro Morehead State 14
7 Creighton
Hinkle Fieldhouse
Hinkle Fieldhouse
Loyola-Chicago 7
10 Georgia Tech Virginia Commonwealth 10
2 Houston Alabama 2
15 Eastern Washington Iona 15
Indianapolis 4
1 Michigan
Lucas Oil Stadium 1
Lucas Oil Stadium 1
Illinois 1
Indianapolis 3
16 Norfolk State/Mount St Mary’s Texas Southern/Oral Roberts 16
8 Connecticut Clemson 8
9 Rutgers Oklahoma 9
5 Tennessee
Lucas Oil Stadium 3
Mackey Arena
Florida State 5
12 UC-Santa Barbara Georgetown 12
4 Kansas USC 4
13 North Texas Liberty 13
6 Texas Tech
Lucas Oil Stadium 2
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Purdue 6
11 Navy/Utah State Wichita State 11
3 Colgate Texas 3
14 Grand Canyon Ohio 14
7 Oregon
Assembly Hall
Assembly Hall
LSU 7
10 UCLA Virginia Tech 10
2 Arkansas Iowa 2
15 Drexel Cleveland State 15
Indianapolis 2
1 Baylor
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
16 Hartford
8 Wisconsin
9 Missouri
5 West Virginia
Lucas Oil Stadium 2
12 Winthrop
4 BYU
13 Oregon State
6 Colorado
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
11 Louisville/Saint Mary’s
3 San Diego State
14 Morehead State
7 Loyola-Chicago
Hinkle Fieldhouse
10 Virginia Commonwealth
2 Alabama
15 Iona
Indianapolis 3
1 Illinois
Lucas Oil Stadium 1
16 Texas Southern/Oral Roberts
8 Clemson
9 Oklahoma
5 Florida State
Mackey Arena
12 Georgetown
4 USC
13 Liberty
6 Purdue
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
11 Wichita State
3 Texas
14 Ohio
7 LSU
Assembly Hall
10 Virginia Tech
2 Iowa
15 Cleveland State


Last teams in:

Number Team Bracket Rating
1 Navy 43.8125
2 Saint Mary’s 52.681
3 Louisville 55.3122
4 Colorado State 57.2834



Next teams out:

Number Team Bracket Rating
1 Maryland 63.2237
2 Florida 62.2548
3 Michigan State 57.421
4 Syracuse 54.8821
5 Memphis 54.1448
6 Saint Louis 51.906
7 SMU 50.6071
8 Boise State 50.1465