Bracketology: Minnesota, Ole Miss Join Field

    
December 13th, 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

Xavier**

UCONN

Marquette

Kansas

 

FOUR

Florida

Wisconsin

Pittsburgh

Georgetown

 

FIVE

Illinois

Mississippi St

Texas A&M

Indiana

 

SIX

Michigan

Michigan St

Alabama

Stanford**

 

SEVEN

Vanderbilt

Harvard**

Creighton**

Virginia

 

EIGHT

Murray St**

Gonzaga

Purdue

UNLV**

 

NINE

San Diego St

California

Saint Louis

Memphis

 

TEN

Cleveland St**

Texas

Arizona

Florida St

 

ELEVEN

Northern Iowa

Northwestern

Saint Mary's** 

Seton Hall

 

TWELVE + 2

Minnesota

West Virginia

Mississippi / Temple

Kansas StWichita St

 

THIRTEEN

Belmont**

Kent St**

Tulane**

George Mason**

 

FOURTEEN

Iona**

Nevada**

Charleston**

MTSU**

 

FIFTEEN

Weber St**

UCSB**

South Dakota St**

Coastal Carolina**

 

SIXTEEN + 2

American**

CCSU**

Lamar** / Texas Southern**

Norfolk St** / Albany**

 

 

Last In: Wichita St, Temple, Kansas St, Ole Miss

 

First Out: New Mexico, BYU, Virginia Tech, Marshall

Further Four: Oklahoma, Oregon, Miami, St. Joseph's

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Miami, Villanova, Washington

New (at-large): Minnesota, Ole Miss, West Virginia, Wichita St

 

 

Conference Bids

- Multiple Bid Leagues

 

Big Ten - 9

Big East - 8

Big 12 - 6

SEC - 6

ACC - 4

A-10 - 3

MVC - 3

Pac-12 - 3

CUSA - 2

MWC - 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 - 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 - CCSU
Ohio Valley - Murray St
Pac-12 - Stanford
Patriot - American
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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