Bracketology: Notre Dame Makes Debut

    
January 31st, 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

Kentucky**

Syracuse**

Ohio State**

Duke**

 

TWO

Missouri

North Carolina

Baylor

Kansas**

 

THREE

Michigan St

UNLV**

Marquette

Florida

 

FOUR

Murray St**

Georgetown

Creighton**

Michigan

 

FIVE

Indiana

Wisconsin

Saint Mary's**

San Diego St

 

SIX

Florida St

Virginia

Gonzaga

Mississippi St

 

SEVEN

Kansas St

Vanderbilt

UCONN

Temple**

 

EIGHT

Harvard**

Louisville

California**

West Virginia

 

NINE

Wichita St

Illinois

Purdue

Southern Miss**

 

TEN

Seton Hall

Alabama

Memphis

New Mexico

 

ELEVEN

Dayton

Iowa St

Minnesota

Saint Louis

 

TWELVE + 1

Middle Tennessee**

Xavier

Notre Dame

Cincinnati   Washington

 

THIRTEEN + 1

BYU / NC State

Oral Roberts**

Long Beach**

Davidson**

 

FOURTEEN

Iona**

Nevada**

Akron**

Cleveland St**

 

FIFTEEN

Belmont**

George Mason**

Bucknell**

Weber St**

 

SIXTEEN + 2

Long Island**

Norfolk St**

UNC-Asheville** / Mississippi Valley St**

Texas-Arlington** / Stony Brook**

 

 

Last In: NC State, BYU, Washington, Cincinnati

 

First Out: Ole Miss, Colorado St, Texas, Marshall   

Further Four: Oregon, Arkansas, UCF, UMASS

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Stanford

New (at-large): Notre Dame, Washington

 

 

Conference Bids

- Multiple Bid Leagues

 

Big East - 9

Big Ten - 8

ACC - 5

Big 12 - 5

SEC - 5

A-10 - 4

MWC - 3

WCC - 3

CUSA - 2

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

 

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