The wait is finally over. Here is the EPW bracket that will be submitted to Bracket Matrix, assuming Florida and Michigan St. are victorious.
The #1 seeds are Florida (South), Arizona (West), Villanova (East) and Wichita St. (Midwest). Their pods are Orlando, San Diego, Buffalo and St. Louis.
The #2 seeds are Virginia (East), Syracuse (Midwest), Wisconsin (South) and Iowa St. (West). Their pods are Raleigh, Buffalo, Milwaukee and St. Louis.
The #3 seeds are Michigan (Midwest), Kansas (South), San Diego St. (West) and Michigan St. (East). Their pods are Milwaukee, San Antonio, Spokane and Orlando.
Finally, the #4 seeds are Creighton (Midwest), Duke (South), Louisville (East) and Cincinnati (West). Their pods are San Antonio, Raleigh, Spokane and San Diego.
#5 seeds: Connecticut (Midwest), UCLA (South), New Mexico (East) and Saint Louis (West)
#6 seeds: Gonzaga (Midwest, Massachusetts (South), Pittsburgh (West) and VCU (East). *Notes, Ohio St. and North Carolina both forced down a seed line. VCU jumps two spots.
#7 seeds: Ohio St. (West), North Carolina (South), Oklahoma (East) and George Washington (Midwest)
#8 seeds: Kentucky (East), Harvard (South), Texas (Midwest) and Providence (West)
#9 seeds: Baylor (West), Oregon (Midwest), Memphis (South) and Saint Joseph’s (East)
#10 seeds: STEPHEN FULLER AUSTIN (Memphis), Colorado (East), Southern Miss (West) and Arizona St. (Midwest)
#11 seeds: Xavier (South), SMU (West), Oklahoma St. (Midwest) and North Dakota St. (East)
#12 seeds: Florida St. (Midwest), Toledo (South), Stanford/Green Bay (East), Nebraska/BYU (West)
#13 seeds: Manhattan (Midwest), North Carolina Central (East), Delaware (West) and New Mexico St. (South)
#14 seeds: Western Michigan (West), Mercer (South), Tulsa (East), Eastern Kentucky (Midwest)
#15 seeds: Louisiana Lafayette (Midwest), Milwaukee (East), American (South), Wofford (West)
#16 seeds: Weber St. (West), Albany (South), Coastal Carolina/Mount St. Mary’s (East), Texas Southern/Cal Poly (Midwest)
Last Four In: Stanford, Green Bay, Nebraska, BYU
First Four Out: Dayton, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana Tech
Next Four Out: Kansas St., North Carolina St., Tennessee, Minnesota