|2010 NCAA Tournament Projection|
|In this bracket, the Midwest matches up with the West, the South with the East in the national semifinals.|
Note: The top-four seeds in each region, starting with the No. 1 seeds, receive geographic preference when possible. An imbalance in high seeds between regions (e.g. if more than two top-four seeds are closest to the same subregional location) may force a protected seed into a secondary location. Thus, in the next couple weeks, shifts in seeding will alter which subregions fall into which regions.
* -- automatic qualifier
|New multibid conference teams in: Washington.|
Multibid conference teams out: Memphis.
Also considered: Rhode Island, Seton Hall, Dayton, William & Mary, Mississippi State.
Bids by conference: Big East (8), ACC and Big 12 (7), Big Ten and SEC (5), Mountain West (4), Atlantic 10 (3), West Coast and Pac-10 (2).
One-bid league winners and select other auto-bid teams are listed with their conference for clarity. Teams can be moved a seed line up or down to conform to bracketing rules.
-- Marquette and Missouri are natural 8 seeds now that were pushed up to 7s by bracketing conflicts.
-- Wake Forest is a 9/10 seed now and got pushed to a 10 to help ease bracket conflicts.
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