The begin of the 2018 faculty basketball bracket is formally in stone.
On Sunday, the NCAA introduced the 68 groups chosen to compete in faculty basketball’s most celebrated contest, the NCAA Championship event. This 12 months’s event will probably be hosted in numerous cities throughout the nation, from Pittsburgh to San Diego to Boise, Idaho, culminating in a remaining 4 matchup in San Antonio, Texas.
The 32 automated qualifiers ― groups that clinched a spot by successful their regional convention event ― might be seen under.
The NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Committee selects the remaining 36 groups. This is a bunch of 10 collegiate athletic commissioners and administrators from numerous colleges throughout the nation.
One notable automated qualifier is the Lipscomb Bisons out of Nashville, Tenn., who seem within the event for the primary time of their historical past.
The Bisons are a quantity 16 seed within the West and can begin the event with the daunting job of enjoying the defending champion North Carolina Tar Heels, a quantity 2 seed.
This 12 months’s number one seeds are the Virginia Cavaliers, the Villanova Wildcats, the Xavier Musketeers and the Kansas Jayhawks.
Here are the whole brackets by area courtesy of @MarchMadness. (For the whole checklist, see the underside of this publish.)
Now that we’ve our groups, it’s bracket time!
Full checklist of groups by area and seed:
*Teams play for the bracket spot previous to the primary official spherical of the event.