|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: Minnesota.|
Multibid conference teams out: Mississippi.
Also considered: Rhode Island, Seton Hall, William & Mary, Mississippi State.
Big East (8), ACC and Big 12 (7); Big Ten (6), SEC and 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.
-- UTEP was moved to a 10-seed, displacing Saint Mary's, which was a natural 10 bumped down to an 11.
-- Temple moved ahead of Wisconsin and into the 3-seed line.
-- Butler moves ahead of BYU into the 5-seed line.Got a bone to pick with the Bracket Watch? Send feedback to email@example.com.