Daily Dribble: 2008 NCAA Tournament Projection

    
March 19th, 2007

We're only a week through the 2007 Big Dance.. but its never too early to start thinking about next year's Tournament. Here's an early projection of the 2008 NCAA Tournament field:

Big East (8) - Louisville - (DePaul, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, UCONN, West Virginia)**
Pac-10 (6) - UCLA - (Arizona, Stanford, USC, Washington, Washington State)
SEC (6) - Kentucky - (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee)
ACC - UNC (5) - (Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, NC State)
Big 12 (4) - Kansas - (Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas)
Big Ten (4) - Ohio State - (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State)
Missouri Valley (3) - SIU - (Bradley, Wichita State)
WAC (3) - New Mexico State - (Fresno, Nevada)
A-10 (2) - GW - (Xavier)
CAA (2) - George Mason - (VCU)
Mountain West (2) - BYU - (San Diego State)

One-Bid Leagues (20)
America East - Vermont
Atlantic Sun - ETSU
Big Sky - Montana
Big South - High Point
Big West - UCSB
Conference USA - Memphis
Horizon - Butler
Ivy - Yale
MAAC - Siena
Mid-Con - Oakland
MAC - Akron
MEAC - Hampton
Northeast - Sacred Heart
Ohio Valley - Eastern Kentucky
Patriot - Bucknell
Southern - Davidson
Southland - Northwestern State
SWAC - MVSU
Sun Belt - Western Kentucky
WCC - Gonzaga

Next: Georgetown, Iowa, Rhode Island, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Utah State

** I had originally omitted Marquette from the list by mistake.

Note: I'll be doing an updated projection later on in the summer once decisions about the NBA Draft are made. (ie, LSU will already have to be changed after the Glen Davis decision). A similar article went online a week or so back, but was lost due to site maintenance. Let me know in the comments section if you agree or disagree with the selections.