Selection Sunday has wrapped up and we now know the entire 68-team NCAA Tournament field, so it’s time to get those brackets printed and start making your picks.
Here is the completed bracket, which you can print off here:
We already announced that Northwestern has made the field for the first time ever (it’s still really fun to type that, though). Still, the Wildcats making the Big Dance is only part of the fun. There are 67 other teams that you’ll have to account for in making your picks, and plenty of storylines when it comes to the basketball itself.
The No. 1 seeds are mostly as expected. The No. 1 overall seed is the defending champions, Villanova, in the East Region. Joining the Wildcats are Kansas in the Midwest Region, UNC in the South Region and Gonzaga in the West Region.
The No. 2 seeds are Duke in the East, Louisville in the Midwest, Kentucky in the South and Arizona in the West, while Baylor, Oregon, UCLA and Florida State received No. 3 seeds to complete the top-12.
Six other teams from the Big Ten will join Northwestern as March Madness participants. Regular season champion Purdue is the highest seed from the conference, as the No. 4 in the Midwest Region. In a bit of a surprise, Wisconsin fell all the way to the No. 8 in the East Region.
Big Ten Tournament champion Michigan received a No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region. Rounding it up is No. 5 seed Minnesota in the South, No. 9 seed Michigan State in the Midwest and No. 6 seed Maryland in the West.