Bracketology Final Edition: St. Mary's Out

    
March 13th, 2011
This is the final NCAA Tournament Bracketology projection prior to the selection committee's decisions. 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.

 

Why should you care what I have to say? In 2007, 2008 & 2010, my NCAA Tournament projections ranked in the Top 3 amongst 50+ national experts including Joe Lunardi, Gary Parrish and the like. Over the last 3 years, I've ranked 3rd overall amongst bracketologists according to the Bracket Project

 

Notes:

Arrows indicate how many seeds (not spots) a team has moved up or down since last night's update (Saturday Night). Teams in Green are new to the field today. Teams in CAPS have locked up a bid.

 

ONE

Ohio State**

KANSAS**

Pittsburgh

DUKE**

 

TWO

San Diego St**

Notre Dame

North Carolina

UCONN**

 

THREE

Texas

BYU

KENTUCKY**

Florida

 

FOUR

Purdue

Louisville

Syracuse

Wisconsin

 

FIVE

Arizona

West Virginia

St. John's

Xavier

 

SIX

Kansas St

Vanderbilt

Texas A&M

Georgetown

 

SEVEN

Cincinnati

UNLV

Temple

OLD DOMINION**

 

EIGHT

UTAH ST**

WASHINGTON**

George Mason

UCLA

 

NINE

Missouri

BUTLER**

Florida St

Marquette

 

TEN

GONZAGA**

Tennessee

RICHMOND**

Michigan St

 

ELEVEN

Villanova

Penn St

MEMPHIS**

Illinois

 

TWELVE + 2

Michigan

Clemson

Virginia Tech / Colorado

Georgia / UAB

 

THIRTEEN

BELMONT**

OAKLAND**

PRINCETON**

BUCKNELL**

 

FOURTEEN

INDIANA ST**

LONG ISLAND**

MOREHEAD ST**

ST. PETER'S**

 

FIFTEEN

WOFFORD**

NORTHERN COLORADO**

AKRON**

UCSB**

 

SIXTEEN + 2

BOSTON U**

UNC-ASHEVILLE**

UALR** / ALABAMA ST**

UTSA** / HAMPTON**

 

Last In: Georgia, Virginia Tech, Michigan, St. Mary's

 

First Out: St. Mary's, Alabama, USC, Boston College

Further Four: UTEP, Missouri St, Cleveland St, Harvard

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Alabama, St. Mary's

New (at-large): Penn St, UAB

 

 

Conference Bids

- Multiple Bid Leagues

 

Big East - 11

Big Ten - 7

Big 12 - 6

ACC - 5

SEC - 5
A-10 - 3

MWC - 3

Pac-10 - 3
CAA - 2

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CUSA - 1
Horizon - 1
MVC - 1

WCC - 1

 

League Leaders/Winners (31)

- #1 team according to current standings or tournament results. Standings ties given to the higher RPI team.

- ALL CAPS = locked up bid

- New leaders in green

 

America East - BOSTON U
A-10 - RICHMOND
ACC - DUKE
Atlantic Sun - BELMONT
Big 12 - KANSAS
Big East - UCONN
Big Sky - NORTHERN COLORADO
Big South - UNC-ASHEVILLE
Big Ten - Ohio St
Big West - UCSB
CAA - OLD DOMINION
Conference USA - MEMPHIS
Horizon - BUTLER
Ivy - PRINCETON
MAAC - ST PETER'S
MAC - AKRON
MEAC - HAMPTON
MVC - INDIANA ST
MWC - SAN DIEGO ST
Northeast - LONG ISLAND
Ohio Valley - MOREHEAD ST
Pac-10 - WASHINGTON
Patriot - BUCKNELL
SEC - KENTUCKY
Southern - WOFFORD
Southland - UTSA
SWAC - ALABAMA ST
Summit - OAKLAND
Sun Belt - UALR
WAC - UTAH ST
WCC - GONZAGA