March Madness 2018: First Weekend Predictions for the Midwest Region


I am no expert, but I am Joneszee, so that has to count for something. Below is my First Weekend Predictions for the Midwest Region.

(Note, I am doing something different this year and have comprised a formula that has helped me with the picks (for the First Round). Those factors include RPI, BPI, KenPom, offensive efficiency, PPG, RPG, APG, SPG, BPG, TOPG, FG%, FT%, 3-PT%, conference RPI, wins, BPI projection, players in double figures, defensive efficiency, gut feeling, seeding, and Elite 8 projection)

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First Four-

11 Syracuse vs. 11 Arizona State (9:10 TRUTV, Wednesday)

  • Pick: Syracuse

First Round-

16 Penn vs. 1 Kansas (2:00 TBS, Thursday)

  • Pick: Kansas

9 North Carolina State vs. 8 Seton Hall (4:30 TBS, Thursday)

  • Pick: Seton Hall

12 New Mexico State vs. 5 Clemson (9:57 TRUTV, Friday)

  • Pick: Clemson

13 Charleston vs. 4 Auburn (7:27 TRUTV, Friday)

  • Pick: Auburn

11 Syracuse vs. 6 TCU (9:40 CBS, Friday)

  • Pick: TCU

14 Bucknell vs. 3 Michigan State (7:10 CBS, Friday)

  • Pick: Michigan State

10 Oklahoma vs. 7 Rhode Island (12:15 CBS, Thursday)

  • Pick: Rhode Island

15 Iona vs. 2 Duke (2:45 CBS, Thursday)

  • Pick: Duke

Round of 32-

8 Seton Hall vs. 1 Kansas

  • Pick: Kansas

5 Clemson vs. 4 Auburn

  • Pick: Auburn

6 TCU vs. 3 Michigan State

  • Pick: Michigan State

7 Rhode Island vs. 2 Duke

  • Pick: Duke

That’ll do it for the First Round and Round of 32 picks for the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament. What did you think of the predictions? Who do you have going to the Sweet 16? Be sure to tell us about it in the comment section below. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter: @PowerRank_More, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and follow us on our Instagram page for all of the latest information from Power Rankings and More.

Published on 3/14/18 at 10:45 AM EST. Photo credit: FOX Sports.
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