Bracketology: BYU & Iowa St Join Field

    
January 10th, 2012

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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

Syracuse**

Kentucky**

North Carolina

Baylor**

 

TWO

Ohio State**

Indiana

Duke**

Michigan St

 

THREE

Missouri

Kansas

Michigan

UNLV**

 

FOUR

Virginia

Kansas St

UCONN

Louisville

 

FIVE

Gonzaga

Murray St**

Georgetown

Marquette

 

SIX

Creighton**

Alabama

Florida

Wisconsin

 

SEVEN

Seton Hall

San Diego St

Mississippi St

Saint Mary's** 

 

EIGHT

California**

Harvard**

Vanderbilt

Purdue

 

NINE

Stanford

New Mexico

Illinois

West Virginia

 

TEN

Wichita St

Southern Miss**

Temple

Saint Louis

 

ELEVEN

Dayton**

Texas

Arizona

Iona**

 

TWELVE + 1

Marshall

Cincinnati

Virginia Tech

Xavier/  BYU

 

THIRTEEN + 1

Middle Tennessee**

Ohio**

Long Beach**

Northwestern / Iowa St

 

FOURTEEN

Belmont**

Nevada**

Oral Roberts**

Davidson**

 

FIFTEEN

Cleveland St**

George Mason**

Weber St**

Robert Morris**

 

SIXTEEN + 2

Lehigh**

Norfolk St**

Lamar** / Texas Southern**

UNC-Asheville** / Stony Brook**

 

 

Last In: Iowa St, Northwestern, BYU, Xavier

 

First Out: Memphis, Arkansas, Northern Iowa, St. Joseph's

Further Four: Florida St, Pittsburgh, NC State, Colorado St

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Florida St, Minnesota, Pittsburgh

New (at-large): BYU, Iowa St

 

 

Conference Bids

- Multiple Bid Leagues

 

Big East - 8

Big Ten - 8

Big 12 - 6

SEC - 5

ACC - 4

A-10 - 4

MWC - 3

Pac-12 - 3

WCC - 3

CUSA - 2

MVC - 2

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

 

League Leaders/Winners (31)

- #1 projected team for now.

- New leaders in green

 

America East - Stony Brook
A-10 - Dayton
ACC - Duke
Atlantic Sun - Belmont
Big 12 - Baylor
Big East - Syracuse
Big Sky - Weber St
Big South - UNC-Asheville
Big Ten - Ohio St
Big West - Long Beach
CAA - George Mason
Conference USA - Southern Miss
Horizon - Cleveland St
Ivy - Harvard
MAAC - Iona
MAC - Ohio
MEAC - Norfolk St
MVC - Creighton
MWC - UNLV
Northeast - Robert Morris
Ohio Valley - Murray St
Pac-12 - California
Patriot - Lehigh
SEC - Kentucky
Southern - Davidson
Southland - Lamar
SWAC - Texas Southern
Summit - Oral Roberts
Sun Belt - Middle Tennessee
WAC - Nevada
WCC - St. Mary's

 

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