Tuesday February 5th, 2013

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

*Designated auto-bid winners from each conference. Auto bids are determined by team with the best RPI of those with the fewest league losses. Head to head tiebreaker will come into play later in the season. Right now, it's more important to keep the quality integrity at the bottom of the bracket.

Last four in: Saint Mary's, Boise State, Illinois, Temple

Last four out: Baylor, Indiana State, Arizona State, Villanova

Bids by conference: Big East (8); Big Ten (7); Big 12, Mountain West, and Atlantic 10 (5); Pac-12, SEC and ACC (4), Missouri Valley, West Coast and Conference USA (2)

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