|2012 NCAA Tournament Projection|
|Last four in: California, Dayton, Northwestern, Saint Mary's.|
Last four out: New Mexico, BYU, Indiana State, Stanford.
Bids by conference: Big Ten (9); Big East (8); Big 12, SEC, Atlantic 10 (5); ACC (4); C-USA, Missouri Valley (3); West Coast, Mountain West, Pac-12 (2)
Notes: Bids don't go by conference, but things will normalize once conference play begins. It will be very difficult for the Big Ten to get nine of 12 teams in, and I'd expect the Mountain West and Atlantic 10 to be closer to three bids each than a three-bid gap.
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