Annual "S Curve" Ultimate Field of 68 (circa 1999-200 season)

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“S” CURVE ULTIMATE FIELD OF 68 (through 2021-22 season)
The 68 teams (32 automatic qualifiers, 36 at-large) are determined by the number of NCAA Tournament appearances since the 1999-2000 season. The school with the most tournament appearances from each conference is deemed the automatic qualifier (i.e. Kansas has appeared in every tourney since 1999-2000, so the Jayhawks get the Big XII’s automatic bid). The same thing applies to determine the 36 at-large bids.

Once the 68 teams are identified, seeding is determined strictly by the number of NCAA Tournament wins by each school since the 1999-2000 season, with one exception. The “Last 4 In” at-large teams automatically are slotted as the top 4 (of 6) #11 or #12 seeds.

An * denotes an automatic qualifier. 2023 NCAA Tournament sites are used for the pairings.

MIDWEST REGIONAL (Kansas City)
Des Moines

#1 *Kansas vs. #64 *LIU/*NCCU
#32 Virginia vs. #33 Marquette

Denver
#17 Xavier vs. #48 *Milwaukee
#16 Ohio State vs. #49 *Vermont

Albany
#24 Illinois vs. #41 Missouri
#9 *Villanova vs. #56 *New Mexico State

Des Moines
#25 West Virginia vs. #40 *VCU
#8 Wisconsin vs. #57 *Belmont

WEST REGIONAL (Las Vegas)
Columbus

#4 *Michigan State vs. #61 *Penn
#29 Pitt vs. #36 Oklahoma State

Denver
#20 Purdue vs. #45 *Western Kentucky
#13 *Arizona vs. #52 *Georgia State

Birmingham
#21 Oklahoma vs. #44 *San Diego State
#12 UConn vs. #53 *Morehead

Columbus
#28 Memphis vs. #37 USC
#5 *Kentucky vs. #60 *Iona

SOUTH REGIONAL (Louisville)
Greensboro

#2 *Duke vs. #63 *East Tennessee/*UCSB
#31 Indiana vs. #34 Iowa State

Orlando
#18 Maryland vs. #47 *Texas Southern
#15 Michigan vs. #50 *Bucknell

Sacramento
#23 Oregon vs. #42 Arkansas/Creighton
#10 UCLA vs. #55 *Winthrop

Sacramento
#26 Baylor vs. #39 NC State
#7 *Gonzaga vs. #58 *Montana

EAST REGIONAL (New York)
Greensboro

#3 North Carolina vs. #62 *South Dakota State
#30 Notre Dame vs. #35 *Cincinnati

Birmingham
#19 Butler vs. #46 *Kent
#14 Louisville vs. #51 *Hampton

Albany
#22 Texas vs. #43 BYU/Utah State
#11 Syracuse vs. #54 *Northwestern State

Orlando
#27 Tennessee vs. #38 Georgetown
#6 Florida vs. #59 *Liberty
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Last 4 In: Arkansas (10/9), Creighton (13/7), BYU (12/3), Utah State (11/1; last team in)

First 4 Out: Temple (10/6; first team out), Texas Tech (9/14), Wichita (9/12), Stanford (9/11)

Non-Power 6 At-Larges (3): BYU, Memphis, Utah State

Movin’ On In (5): Arkansas (at-large), Hampton (CAA auto qualifier), LIU (NEC auto qualifier), Morehead (OVC auto qualifier), South Dakota State (Summit auto qualifier)

Movin’ On Out (5): Mount Saint Mary’s (NEC auto qualifier), North Dakota State (Summit auto qualifier), Northern Iowa (MVC auto qualifier), Temple (at-large), UNC-Wilmington (CAA auto qualifier)
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NCAA TOURNAMENT WINS SINCE 2000 (Ultimate Field of 68)
1 *Kansas (57) – 22 appearances
2 *Duke (55) – 21
3 North Carolina (55) -- 19
4 *Michigan State (48) -- 22
5 *Kentucky (45) – 19
6 Florida (39) -- 17
7 *Gonzaga (38) – 23
8 Wisconsin (35) – 21
9 *Villanova (34) -- 16
10 UCLA (34) -- 16
11 Syracuse (33) – 16
12 UConn (33) – 14
13 *Arizona (31) – 18
14 Louisville (28) – 15
15 Michigan (25) – 11
16 Ohio State (23) – 16
17 Xavier (22) – 16
18 Maryland (22) -- 13
19 Butler (22) – 13
20 Purdue (21) – 15
21 Oklahoma (21) – 15
22 Texas (20) -- 19
23 Oregon (20) – 12
24 Illinois (19) – 13
25 West Virginia (19) – 12
26 Baylor (18) –10
27 Tennessee (17) – 13
28 Memphis (17) -- 11
29 Pitt (16) – 13
30 Notre Dame (15) -- 13
31 Indiana (15) – 12
32 Virginia (14) – 10
33 Marquette (13) – 13
34 Iowa State (13) – 11
35 *Cincinnati (12) – 15
36 Oklahoma State (12) -- 13
37 USC (11) -- 10
38 Georgetown (11) – 10
39 NC State (10) – 10
40 *VCU (9) – 12
41 Missouri (9) – 11
42 Arkansas (10) -- 9
42 Creighton (7) – 13
43 BYU (3) – 12
43 Utah State (1) – 11
44 *San Diego State (6) – 11
45 *Western Kentucky (4) – 7
46 *Kent (4) – 5
47 *Texas Southern (3) -- 7
48 *Milwaukee (3) -- 4
49 *Vermont (2) – 8
50 *Bucknell (2) – 6
51 *Hampton (2) – 6
52 *Georgia State (2) – 5
53 *Morehead (2) – 3
54 *Northwestern State (2) -- 3
55 *Winthrop (1) – 11
56 *New Mexico State (1) -- 10
57 *Belmont (1) – 9
58 *Montana (1) – 8
59 *Liberty (1) – 5
60 *Iona (0) – 10
61 *Penn (0) – 7
62 *South Dakota State (0) -- 6
63 *East Tennessee (0) -- 6
63 *UCSB (0) – 4
64 *LIU (0) -- 4
64 *NCCU (0) – 4

Other Power 6 NCAA Tournament Wins
Texas Tech (14)
Florida State (11)
Stanford (11)
Kansas State (10)
LSU (10)
Miami (10)
Texas A&M (10)
Auburn (9)
Washington (9)
Alabama (8)
Georgia Tech (7)
Utah (7)
Boston College (6)
Wake Forest (6)
Iowa (5)
Vanderbilt (5)
Cal (4)
Mississippi State (4)
Ole Miss (4)
Seton Hall (4)
South Carolina (4)
Arizona State (3)
Clemson (3)
Oregon State (3)
Providence (3)
Virginia Tech (3)
Washington State (3)
Colorado (2)
Minnesota (2)
Penn State (2)
DePaul (1)
Georgia (1)
Northwestern (1)
Rutgers (1)
Saint John’s (1)
TCU (1)
Nebraska (0)
 




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