Bracketology: Northern Iowa and Seton Hall Debut

    
December 6th, 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. Again, this is not a question of what they should do, but what they will do.

 

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**

Ohio State**

Syracuse**

North Carolina

 

TWO

Louisville

Baylor**

UCONN

Duke**

 

THREE

Xavier**

Missouri

Marquette

Wisconsin

 

FOUR

Florida

Kansas

Alabama

Pittsburgh

 

FIVE

Georgetown

Michigan

Mississippi St

Texas A&M

 

SIX

Illinois

Gonzaga*

Memphis

Michigan St

 

SEVEN

Creighton**

UNLV**

Stanford**

Harvard**

 

EIGHT

Vanderbilt

Purdue

San Diego St

California

 

NINE

Arizona

Saint Louis

Virginia

Florida St

 

TEN

Indiana

Kansas St

Texas

Cleveland St**

 

ELEVEN

Northwestern

Villanova

Northern Iowa

Miami

 

TWELVE + 2

Belmont**

Murray St**

Washington / Seton Hall

Saint Mary's  Temple

 

THIRTEEN

Tulane**

New Mexico**

Kent St**

Charleston**

FOURTEEN

Iona**

George Mason**

Utah St**

Weber St**

 

FIFTEEN

MTSU**

Oral Roberts**

UCSB**

American**

 

SIXTEEN + 2

Vermont**

Robert Morris**

Coastal Carolina** / Texas Southern**

Lamar** / Norfolk St**

 

 

Last In: Temple, Seton Hall, Washington, Saint Mary's

 

First Out: Ole Miss, Minnesota, Oklahoma St, Oregon St

Further Four: Wichita St, Marshall, West Virginia, BYU

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Notre Dame, Oklahoma St, West Virginia

New (at-large): Indiana, Northern Iowa, Seton Hall

 

 

 

Conference Bids

- Multiple Bid Leagues

 

Big East - 8

Big Ten - 7

Big 12 - 6

ACC - 5

SEC - 5

Pac-12 - 4

A-10 - 3

MWC - 3

CUSA - 2

MVC - 2

WCC - 2

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

 

League Leaders/Winners (31)

- #1 projected team for now.

- New leaders in green

 

America East - Vermont
A-10 - Xavier
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 - UCSB
CAA - George Mason
Conference USA - Tulane
Horizon - Cleveland St
Ivy - Harvard
MAAC - Iona
MAC - Kent St
MEAC - Norfolk St
MVC - Creighton
MWC - UNLV
Northeast - Robert Morris
Ohio Valley - Murray St
Pac-12 - Stanford
Patriot - American
SEC - Kentucky
Southern - Charleston
Southland - Lamar
SWAC - Texas Southern
Summit - Oral Roberts
Sun Belt - Middle Tennesse
WAC - Utah St
WCC - Gonzaga