Bracketology: Kansas St Jumps, Memphis Out

    
December 28th, 2011

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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**

Ohio State**

Kentucky**

North Carolina

 

TWO

Louisville

Baylor**

Duke**

Missouri

 

THREE

UCONN

Florida

Wisconsin

Indiana

 

FOUR

Marquette

Mississippi St

Georgetown

Michigan St

 

FIVE

Michigan

Kansas

Virginia

UNLV**

 

SIX

Creighton**

Harvard**

Kansas St

Illinois

 

SEVEN

Murray St**

San Diego St

Gonzaga

Saint Louis**

 

EIGHT

Pittsburgh

Xavier

Alabama

Purdue

 

NINE

Texas

West Virginia

Seton Hall

California**

 

TEN

Saint Mary's** 

Wichita St

Northwestern

Ohio**

 

ELEVEN

Florida St

Minnesota

Stanford

Marshall

 

TWELVE

Arizona

Iona**

New Mexico

Southern Miss**

 

THIRTEEN + 2

Cleveland St**

Middle Tennessee**

Northern Iowa Temple

Texas A&M / Virginia Tech

 

FOURTEEN

George Mason**

Charleston**

Belmont**

Nevada**

 

FIFTEEN

Long Beach**

Weber St**

Coastal Carolina**

South Dakota St**

 

SIXTEEN + 2

Lehigh**

CCSU**

Lamar** / Texas Southern**

Norfolk St** / Albany**

 

 

Last In: Temple, Memphis, Marshall, New Mexico

 

First Out: Oklahoma, St. Joseph's, BYU, Memphis

Further Four: Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Oregon St, Cincinnati

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Memphis

New (at-large): Virginia Tech

 

 

Conference Bids

- Multiple Bid Leagues

 

Big Ten - 9

Big East - 8

Big 12 - 6

ACC - 5

SEC - 4

A-10 - 3

MVC - 3

MWC - 3

Pac-12 - 3

CUSA - 2

WCC - 2

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

 

League Leaders/Winners (31)

- #1 projected team for now.

- New leaders in green

 

America East - Albany
A-10 - St Louis
ACC - Duke
Atlantic Sun - Belmont
Big 12 - Baylor
Big East - Syracuse
Big Sky - Weber St
Big South - Coastal Carolina
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 - CCSU
Ohio Valley - Murray St
Pac-12 - California
Patriot - Lehigh
SEC - Kentucky
Southern - Charleston
Southland - Lamar
SWAC - Texas Southern
Summit - South Dakota St
Sun Belt - Middle Tennessee
WAC - Nevada
WCC - St. Mary's

 

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