2018 NCAA Tournament seedings by SAT scores

Brambleman.com is a website devoted to Georgia politics, history and other stuff. This is definitely other stuff.

People always complain about the NCAA basketball tournament seeding. What if the NCAA men’s tournament teams had to submit their school’s average incoming freshman SAT scores (not just those of basketball players) to get their seeding?

With some help from the College Board, I figured it out.

My Bulldogs didn’t make it. Neither did their coach. Sad! I’ll root for 15th-seed Georgia State against No. 2 seed Cincinnati Friday. Go Panthers. Get lots of photos! .

Sources: College Board: Old SAT (1600) to New SAT (1600). Also Common Data Sets. Some scores converted from ACT to SAT. Other than that, no methodology, just March Madness!


Here’s our Finals Four, followed by the rest of them.

1 Duke 1535
2 Penn 1505
3 Michigan 1450
4 Virginia 1405

1400

5 Davidson 1395
6 Villanova 1380
7 Miami (FL) 1360
8 North Carolina 1360
9 UCLA 1350
10 Bucknell 1350
11 Ohio State 1345
12 Florida 1335
13 Texas 1335
14 North Carolina State 1325
15 Clemson 1310

1300

16 UMBC 1285
17 Virginia Tech 1275
18 Purdue 1270
19 Oklahoma 1270
20 Gonzaga 1270
21 Florida State 1265
22 Texas A&M 1255
23 Syracuse 1250
24 Kansas 1243
25 TCU 1240
26 Buffalo 1235
27 Creighton 1235
28 Butler 1230
29 Cincinnati 1230
30 Auburn 1225
31 Missouri 1225
32 Arizona State 1220
33 Houston 1215
34 Kansas State 1215
35 Loyola (Chicago) 1215
36Tennessee 1215
37 Providence 1210
38 Seton Hall 1200
39 Lipscomb 1200

1200

40 Michigan State 1195
41 Arkansas 1190
42 San Diego State 1185
43 Texas Tech 1185
44 Alabama 1180
45 Xavier 1175
46 Arizona 1170
47 Charleston 1170
48 Kentucky 1165
49 Rhode Island 1165
50 Nevada 1160
51 Montana 1150
52 Wichita State 1150
53 Wright State 1145
54 Georgia State 1140
55 Murray State 1130
56 St. Bonaventure 1125
57 West Virginia 1100
58 South Dakota State 1100

1100

59 Cal State Fullerton 1095
60 Marshall 1085
61 UNC Greensboro 1080
62 Iona 1070
63 Stephen F. Austin 1055
64 Radford 1035
65 New Mexico State 1020
66 LIU Brooklyn 1005

1000

67 North Carolina Central 955
68 Texas Southern 895

 

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