Bracketology 2012: First Edition

    
November 15th, 2011

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As always, the field below is not who I think deserves to be in, but simply a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand today. Again, this is not a question of what they should do, but what they will do.

 

 

 

Notes:

Arrows indicate how many seeds a team has moved up or down since the previous update. Teams in Green are new to the field today. Teams in CAPS have locked up a bid. **=Projected Conference Champs

 

ONE

North Carolina**

Ohio State**

Kentucky**

Syracuse**

 

TWO

UCONN

Florida

Duke

Kansas**

 

THREE

Pittsburgh

Louisville

Memphis**

Wisconsin

 

FOUR

Xavier**

Baylor

Texas A&M

Arizona**

 

FIVE

Cincinnati

Michigan

Gonzaga**

Alabama

 

SIX

Vanderbilt

Marquette

Missouri

California

 

SEVEN

Florida St

Michigan St

Washington

Texas

 

EIGHT

Temple

Villanova

Purdue

New Mexico**

 

NINE

UNLV

Cleveland St**

Miami

Illinois

 

TEN

Notre Dame

St. John's

Creighton**

UCLA

 

ELEVEN

George Mason**

Clemson

Kansas St

Kent St**

 

TWELVE + 1

Virginia

Oklahoma St

West Virginia

Marshall / Saint Mary's

 

THIRTEEN + 1

Mississippi St  / San Diego St

Utah St**

Belmont**

Harvard**

FOURTEEN

Oral Roberts**

Fairfield**

Weber St**

Bucknell**

 

FIFTEEN

Chattanooga**

MTSU**

Long Island**

Long Beach St**

 

SIXTEEN + 2

Boston University**

Austin Peay**

Northwestern St** / Texas Southern**

UNC-Asheville** / Morgan St**

 

Last In: San Diego St, Mississippi St, Saint Mary's, Marshall

 

First Out: Virginia Tech, Georgetown, Drexel, Wichita St

Further Four: Maryland, Georgia, VCU, Dayton

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large):

New (at-large):

 

 

Conference Bids

- Multiple Bid Leagues

 

Big East - 10

Big 12 - 7

Big Ten - 6

ACC - 6

SEC - 5

Pac-10 - 4
MWC - 3

A-10 - 2

CUSA - 2

WCC - 2

------------------- (21 one-bid leagues)

CAA - 1

Horizon - 1
MVC - 1

 

 

League Leaders/Winners (31)

- #1 projected team for now.

- New leaders in green

 

America East - Boston University
A-10 - Xavier
ACC - North Carolina
Atlantic Sun - Belmont
Big 12 - Kansas
Big East - Syracuse
Big Sky - Weber St
Big South - UNCA
Big Ten - Ohio St
Big West - Long Beach St
CAA - George Mason
Conference USA - Memphis
Horizon - Cleveland St
Ivy - Harvard
MAAC - Fairfield
MAC - Kent St
MEAC - Morgan St
MVC - Creighton
MWC - UNLV
Northeast - Long Island
Ohio Valley - Austin Peay
Pac-10 - Arizona
Patriot - Bucknell
SEC - Kentucky
Southern - Chattanooga
Southland - Northwestern St
SWAC - Texas Southern
Summit - Oral Roberts
Sun Belt - MTSU
WAC - Utah St
WCC - Gonzaga