The following is a projected preseason 68-team field (32 automatic bids, 36 at-large bids) of the 2016 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. While not data-driven like in-season projections, it does included educated guesses for team strengths based on returning players, likely schedule strength and (especially in the case of one-bid leagues) probable conference contenders.
Click on each match-up for commentary on the teams.
Note: Teams projected to win automatic bids are accompanied by their conference in parentheses.
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