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Bracket Watch: Indiana, Duke fend off the competition to retain top seeds

2013 NCAA Tournament Projection
 
 
MIDWEST - Indianapolis
 
Dayton
 
1 Indiana* (Big Ten)
16 Robert Morris* (Northeast)
 
 
8 Wichita State* (Missouri Valley)
9 Oklahoma
 
 
San Jose
 
5 Butler
12 Middle Tennessee State* (Sun Belt)
 
 
4 Syracuse
13 Davidson* (Southern)
 
 
Philadelphia
 
6 Missouri
11 Belmont* (Ohio Valley)
 
 
3 Georgetown* (Big East)
14 South Dakota State* (Summit)
 
 
Salt Lake City
 
7 UCLA
10 Temple
 
 
2 New Mexico* (Mountain West)
15 Montana* (Big Sky)
 
EAST - Washington, D.C.
 
Philadelphia
 
1 Duke
16 Norfolk State* (MEAC)/Mercer* (Atlantic Sun)
 
 
8 Pittsburgh
9 Creighton
 
 
Austin
 
5 Ohio State
12 Virginia/Saint Mary's
 
 
4 Kansas State
13 Bucknell* (Patriot)
 
 
Dayton
 
6 Saint Louis* (Atlantic 10)
11 California
 
 
3 Louisville
14 Harvard* (Ivy)
 
 
Auburn Hills
 
7 Colorado State
10 Iowa State
 
 
2 Michigan
15 Niagara* (MAAC)
 
 
 
 
 
WEST - Los Angeles
 
Lexington
 
1 Miami (Fla.)* (ACC)
16 Northeastern* (Colonial)
 
 
8 Minnesota
9 VCU
 
 
Austin
 
5 Oklahoma State
12 Cincinnati
 
 
4 Wisconsin
13 Louisiana Tech* (WAC)
 
 
Salt Lake City
 
6 UNLV
11 Kentucky
 
 
3 Arizona* (Pac-12)
14 Stephen F. Austin* (Southland)
 
 
San Jose
 
7 Memphis* (Conference USA)
10 Colorado
 
 
2 Gonzaga* (West Coast)
15 Long Beach State* (Big West)
 
SOUTH - Arlington, TX
 
Kansas City
 
1 Kansas* (Big 12)
16 Texas So.* (SWAC)/Charleston So.* (Big South)
 
 
8 San Diego State
9 NC State
 
 
Kansas City
 
5 Illinois
12 La Salle
 
 
4 Marquette
13 Akron* (MAC)
 
 
Auburn Hills
 
6 Oregon
11 Villanova/Boise State
 
 
3 Michigan State
14 Valparaiso* (Horizon)
 
 
Lexington
 
7 Notre Dame
10 North Carolina
 
 
2 Florida* (SEC)
15 Stony Brook* (America East)
 
 

*Designated auto-bid winners from each conference. Auto bids are determined by team with the best RPI of those with the fewest league losses.

Last four in: Villanova, Virginia, Boise State, Saint Mary's
Last four out: Arizona State, Mississippi, Indiana State, Maryland

New at-large teams in: Virginia, Boise State, Saint Mary's
Old at-large teams out: Arizona State, Mississippi, St. John's

Bids by conference: Big East (8); Big Ten (7); ACC, Pac-12, Mountain West, Big 12 and Atlantic 10 (5); SEC (3); Missouri Valley and West Coast (2)

For more in-depth analysis, check out the Bubble Watch.

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