Bracketology: Duke Regains #1 Seed

    
January 18th, 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**

Duke**

Baylor

 

TWO

Ohio State

Missouri

North Carolina

Kansas**

 

THREE

Michigan St

Georgetown

Indiana

UCONN

 

FOUR

Michigan

UNLV

Virginia

Murray St**

 

FIVE

Marquette

Creighton**

Illinois**

Florida

 

SIX

Saint Mary's** 

San Diego St**

Kansas St

Mississippi St

 

SEVEN

Wisconsin

Gonzaga

Seton Hall

Alabama

 

EIGHT

Vanderbilt

California**

Louisville

Harvard**

 

NINE

West Virginia

New Mexico

Stanford

Wichita St

 

TEN

Purdue

Dayton**

Temple

Cincinnati

 

ELEVEN

Texas

Marshall**

Xavier

Saint Louis

 

TWELVE + 1

Iona**

Southern Miss

Northwestern

BYU / Florida St

 

THIRTEEN + 1

Memphis / Iowa St

Middle Tennessee**

Oral Roberts**

Long Beach**

 

FOURTEEN

Belmont**

Nevada**

Davidson**

Akron**

 

FIFTEEN

Milwaukee**

George Mason**

Weber St**

Bucknell**

 

SIXTEEN + 2

Long Island**

Norfolk St**

UNC-Asheville** / Texas Southern**

Texas-Arlington** / Stony Brook**

 

 

Last In: Iowa St, Memphis, Florida St, BYU

 

First Out: Minnesota, NC State, Arkansas, Arizona

Further Four: Colorado St, Oregon, Northern Iowa, St. Joseph's

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Arizona, Virginia Tech

New (at-large): Florida St, Memphis

 

 

Conference Bids

- Multiple Bid Leagues

 

Big East - 8

Big Ten - 8

Big 12 - 6

SEC - 5

ACC - 4

A-10 - 4

CUSA - 3

MWC - 3

WCC - 3

MVC - 2

Pac-12 - 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 - Kansas
Big East - Syracuse
Big Sky - Weber St
Big South - UNC-Asheville
Big Ten - Illinois
Big West - Long Beach
CAA - George Mason
Conference USA - Marshall
Horizon - Milwaukee
Ivy - Harvard
MAAC - Iona
MAC - Akron
MEAC - Norfolk St
MVC - Creighton
MWC - San Diego St
Northeast - Long Island
Ohio Valley - Murray St
Pac-12 - California
Patriot - Bucknell
SEC - Kentucky
Southern - Davidson
Southland - Texas-Arlington
SWAC - Texas Southern
Summit - Oral Roberts
Sun Belt - Middle Tennessee
WAC - Nevada
WCC - St. Mary's

 

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