Bracketology: Under A Month to Selection Sunday

    
February 21st, 2012
In this week's Bracketology projection, Northwestern and Miami enter the field in place of slumping Illinois and Minnesota. Arizona remains the last team out, while South Florida is now firmly in the picture.

 

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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**

Missouri

Duke**

 

TWO

Kansas**

Michigan St**

North Carolina

Ohio State

 

THREE

Marquette

Georgetown

Baylor

Michigan

 

FOUR

Florida

Wisconsin

Indiana

Louisville

 

FIVE

Florida St

Wichita St**

UNLV

Temple**

 

SIX

Notre Dame

New Mexico**

Murray St**

Gonzaga

 

SEVEN

Creighton

Vanderbilt

Virginia

San Diego St

 

EIGHT

Saint Mary's**

Saint Louis

Southern Miss**

California**

 

NINE

Memphis

Iowa St

Harvard**

Alabama

 

TEN

Kansas St

BYU

Purdue

West Virginia

 

ELEVEN

Mississippi St

UCONN

Washington

Cincinnati

 

TWELVE + 1

Seton Hall

Xavier

Middle Tennessee**

Northwestern / Miami

 

THIRTEEN + 1

Long Beach**

Oral Roberts**

Iona**

NC State / Texas

FOURTEEN

Akron**

Nevada**

Drexel**

Davidson**

 

FIFTEEN

Belmont**

Weber St**

Valparaiso**

Bucknell**

 

SIXTEEN + 2

Long Island**

Texas-Arlington**

UNC-Asheville** / Mississippi Valley St**

Stony Brook** / Savannah St**

 

 

Last In: Texas, NC State, Miami, Northwestern

 

First Out: Arizona, Minnesota, South Florida, Illinois

Further Four: Oregon, VCU, St. Joseph's, Colorado St

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Illinois, Minnesota

New (at-large): Miami, Northwestern

 

 

Conference Bids

- Multiple Bid Leagues

 

Big East - 9

Big Ten - 7

ACC - 6

Big 12 - 6

SEC - 5

A-10 - 3

MWC - 3

WCC - 3

CUSA - 2

MVC - 2

Pac-12 - 2

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

 

League Leaders/Winners (31)

- #1 team according to current standings

- 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 -
Michigan St
Big W
est - Long Beach
CAA - Drexel
Conference USA - Southern Miss
Horizon - Valparaiso
Ivy - Harvard
MAAC - Iona
MAC - Akron
MEAC - Savannah St
MVC - Wichita St
MWC - New Mexico
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 - Saint Mary's

 

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