newsseth megginson first look at 2022 ncaa tournament bracketology

Seth Megginson: Early first look at 2022 NCAA Tournament bracketology

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It’s never too early to be thinking ahead to March. With the season tipping off tonight, here’s my first look at what you can expect.

The 1 Seeds

Gonzaga | Kansas | UCLA | Villanova

*Indicates Conference Winner

West (San Francisco)

1.Gonzaga* V 16. Manhattan* (Portland)
8. Florida V 9. USC (Portland)
5. UNC V 12. Ohio* (Buffalo)
4. Ohio State V 13. UAB* (Buffalo)
6. Maryland V 11. Butler (Greenville)
3. Tennessee* V 14. Delaware* (Greenville)
7. Louisville V 10. Rutgers (Fort Wayne)
2. Texas V 15. North Florida* (Fort Wayne)

East (Philadelphia)

1. Villanova* V 16. New Orleans*/Wagner* (Pittsburgh)
8. St. Bonaventure* V 9. Indiana (Pittsburgh)
5. Memphis V 12. Belmont* (Milwaukee)
4. Kentucky V 13. Colgate* (Milwaukee)
6. Baylor V 11. Wisconsin/LSU (Pittsburgh)
3. UVA* V 14. Vermont* (Pittsburgh)
7. Syracuse V 10. Colorado State* (Indianapolis)
2. Michigan V 15. Southern Utah* (Indianapolis)

Midwest (Chicago)

1. Kansas* V 16. Prairie View A&M*/Morgan State* (Fort Wayne)
8. St. John’s V 9. Mississippi State (Fort Wayne)
5. Auburn V 12. South Dakota State* (Portland)
4. Oregon V 13. New Mexico State* (Portland)
6. Arkansas V 11. San Diego State (Greenville)
3. Duke V 14. East Tennessee State* (Greenville)
7. Texas Tech V 10. Richmond (Indianapolis)
2. Purdue* V 15. Yale*(Indianapolis)

South (San Antonio)

1. UCLA* V 16. Campbell* (San Diego)
8. FSU V 9. West Virginia (San Diego)
5. UCONN V 12. Notre Dame/BYU (Buffalo)
4. Alabama V 13. Georgia State* (Buffalo)
6. Virginia Tech V 11. Northern Iowa* (Milwaukee)
3. Illinois V 14. UC Irvine* (Milwaukee)
7. Michigan State V 10. Xavier (San Diego)
2. Houston* V 15. Northern Kentucky* (San Diego)

Last Four In

Notre Dame

First Four Out

Georgia Tech

Next Four Out

Wichita State
Saint Louis
Seton Hall

Seth Megginson

Seth Megginson

Seth Megginson covers sports for AFP. A graduate of Radford University, Seth has done freelance work for the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg covering high school and college football.