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Bracket Watch: Ohio State, Kentucky among top tourney seeds

2012 NCAA Tournament Projection
 
 
EAST - Boston
 
Pittsburgh
 
1Syracuse* (Big East)
16Miss. Valley St. (SWAC)/Maine* (Am. East)
 
 
8Harvard* (Ivy)
9Virginia
 
 
Portland
 
5Gonzaga* (West Coast)
12Oklahoma/Stanford
 
 
4Florida
13VCU* (Colonial)
 
 
Louisville
 
6Seton Hall
11New Mexico
 
 
3Indiana
14Middle Tennessee State* (Sun Belt)
 
 
Omaha
 
7Murray State* (Ohio Valley)
10Purdue
 
 
2Missouri
15Oral Roberts* (Summit)
 
SOUTH - Atlanta
 
Louisville
 
1Kentucky* (SEC)
16Norfolk State* (MEAC)
 
 
8Saint Mary's
9West Virginia
 
 
Portland
 
5Wisconsin
12Saint Joseph's/Virginia Tech
 
 
4Kansas State
13Iona* (MAAC)
 
 
Nashville
 
6Creighton
11Minnesota
 
 
3Georgetown
14UW-Milwaukee* (Horizon)
 
 
Omaha
 
7Southern Miss* (C-USA)
10Saint Louis
 
 
2Baylor* (Big 12)
15Bucknell* (Patriot)
 
 
 
 
 
WEST - Phoenix
 
Pittsburgh
 
1Ohio State
16Lamar* (Southland)
 
 
8Alabama
9California* (Pac-12)
 
 
Albuquerque
 
5Marquette
12Texas
 
 
4UNLV* (Mountain West)
13Long Beach State* (Big West)
 
 
Nashville
 
6Michigan
11Florida State
 
 
3Kansas
14New Mexico State* (WAC)
 
 
Greensboro
 
7Temple* (Atlantic 10)
10Wichita State
 
 
2North Carolina
15Robert Morris* (Northeast)
 
MIDWEST - St. Louis
 
Greensboro
 
1Duke* (ACC)
16Charleston So.* (Big South)/Weber St.* (Big Sky)
 
 
8Xavier
9Illinois
 
 
Albuquerque
 
5Mississippi State
12Ohio* (MAC)
 
 
4Louisville
13Missouri State* (Missouri Valley)
 
 
Columbus
 
6Vanderbilt
11Memphis
 
 
3Michigan State* (Big Ten)
14Belmont* (Atlantic Sun)
 
 
Columbus
 
7San Diego State
10Dayton
 
 
2Connecticut
15Davidson* (SoCon)
 
 

* Designated auto-bid winners from each conference, based on best RPI for conference leader (fewest league losses)

Last four in: Saint Joseph's, Stanford, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech.

Last four out: Arizona, Northwestern, Pitt, NC State.

Bids by conference: Big Ten (8); Big East (7); Big 12 (6); ACC, SEC, A-10 (5), MWC, MVC (3); WCC, Pac-12, C-USA (2)

Notes: Several teams moved a line off their "natural" seed to accommodate bracketing.

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