Josh's 2022 NCAA Tournament Projections: Raising Arizona to the top




The First Four is over and after the thrilling game between Rutgers and Notre Dame (you have to box out Rutgers!), the NCAA Tournament is off to one hell of a start. My initial projection had the Scarlet Knights going to the Elite 8 but we adjusted accordingly. Enjoy the games everyone and let me be the first to congratulate Tommy Lloyd and his national champion Arizona Wildcats!


Round of 64 winners:


WEST

Gonzaga(1)

Boise St (8)

UCONN (5)

Vermont (13)

Alabama (6)

Texas Tech (3)

Davidson (10)

Duke (2)


EAST

Baylor (1)

UNC (8)

St. Mary's (5)

UCLA (4)

VA Tech (11)

Purdue (3)

Murray St. (7)

Kentucky (2)


SOUTH

Arizona (1)

Seton Hall (8)

UAB (12)

Illinois (4)

Colorado St. (6)

Tennessee (3)

Ohio State (7)

Villanova (2)


MIDWEST

Kansas (1)

San Diego St. (8)

Iowa (5)

Providence (4)

Iowa St. (11)

Wisconsin (3)

USC (7)

Auburn (2)


Round of 32 winners:


WEST

Gonzaga

UCONN

Texas Tech

Duke

EAST

Baylor

UCLA

Purdue

Kentucky

SOUTH

Arizona

Illinois

Tennessee

Villanova

MIDWEST

Kansas

Iowa

Wisconsin

USC


Sweet 16 winners:


WEST

Gonzaga

Duke

EAST

UCLA Purdue

SOUTH

Arizona

Tennessee

MIDWEST

Iowa

USC


Elite 8 winners:


WEST

Gonzaga

EAST Purdue

SOUTH

Arizona

MIDWEST

Iowa


Final Four winners:


Gonzaga over Purdue

Arizona over Iowa


National Championship:


Arizona over Gonzaga


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