Bracketology: Arizona In, Texas on Edge, St. Joseph's Close

    
February 28th, 2012
In this week's Bracketology projection: Arizona replaces NC State as the last team in the field, Kansas takes a #1 seed, Southern Miss drops two slots, and St. Joseph's moves strongly into the picture.

 

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As always, the field below is a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand today, not what they should do. This is done by taking into account standings, polls, computer rankings, and the committee's historical biases. Check out the follow up Bubble Watch for rankings and standings of teams on the NCAA Tournament Bubble

 

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

Kentucky**

Syracuse**

Duke**

Kansas**

 

TWO

Michigan St**

North Carolina

Missouri

Marquette

 

THREE

Ohio State

Baylor

Georgetown

Michigan

 

FOUR

Wisconsin

Indiana

Wichita St**

Florida

 

FIVE

UNLV**

Murray St**

Louisville

Florida St

 

SIX

Gonzaga

Creighton

Temple**

Notre Dame

 

SEVEN

Vanderbilt

Virginia

Saint Mary's**

San Diego St

 

EIGHT

Iowa St

Memphis**

New Mexico

Purdue

 

NINE

Alabama

California

Kansas St

Saint Louis

 

TEN

Southern Miss

Washington**

BYU

UCONN

 

ELEVEN

Harvard**

Xavier

Northwestern

Miami

 

TWELVE + 1

Long Beach**

Seton Hall

West Virginia

Mississippi St / Cincinnati

 

THIRTEEN + 1

Arizona / Texas

Iona**

Drexel**

Oral Roberts**

FOURTEEN

Middle Tennessee**

Belmont**

Nevada**

Davidson**

 

FIFTEEN

Akron**

Weber St**

Valparaiso**

Bucknell**

 

SIXTEEN + 2

Long Island**

Texas-Arlington**

UNC-Asheville** / Mississippi Valley St**

Stony Brook** / Savannah St**

 

 

Last In: Arizona, Texas, Mississippi St, Cincinnati

 

First Out: South Florida, St. Joseph's, VCU, Dayton

Further Four: Tennessee, Oregon, Colorado St, NC State

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): NC State

New (at-large): Arizona

 

 

Conference Bids

- Multiple Bid Leagues

 

Big East - 9

Big Ten - 7

ACC - 5

Big 12 - 6

SEC - 5

A-10 - 3

MWC - 3

Pac-12 - 3

WCC - 3

CUSA - 2

MVC - 2

------------------- (20 one-bid leagues)

 

League Leaders/Winners (31)

- #1 team according to current standings

- New leaders in green

 

America East - Stony Brook
A-10 - Temple
ACC - Duke
Atlantic Sun - Belmont
Big 12 - Kansas
Big East - Syra
cuse
Big Sky - Weber St
Big South - UNC-Asheville
Big Ten - Michigan St
Big West - Long Beach
CAA - Drexel
Conference USA - Memphis
Horizon - Valparaiso
Ivy - Harvard
MAAC - Iona
MAC - Akron
MEAC - Savannah St
MVC - Wichita St
MWC - UNLV
Northeast - Long Island
Ohio Valley - Murray St
Pac-12 - Washington
Patriot - Bucknell
SEC - Kentucky
Southern - Davidson
Southland - Texas-Arlington
SWAC - Mississippi Valley St
Summit - Oral Roberts
Sun Belt - Middle Tennessee
WAC - Nevada
WCC - Saint Mary's

 

Check out the companion Bubble Watch for a more in-depth look at teams on the NCAA Bubble.