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Kansas wrangles No. 1 seed in latest edition of Bracket Watch

2012 NCAA Tournament Projection
 
 
EAST - Boston
 
Pittsburgh
 
1Syracuse* (Big East)
16Miss. Valley St.* (SWAC)/Vermont* (Am. East)
 
 
8Virginia
9Alabama
 
 
Nashville
 
5Temple* (Atlantic 10)
12Seton Hall/NC State
 
 
4Indiana
13Akron* (MAC)
 
 
Albuquerque
 
6Creighton
11BYU
 
 
3UNLV* (Mountain West)
14Iona* (MAAC)
 
 
Greensboro
 
7Florida
10Purdue
 
 
2Duke* (ACC)
15Weber State* (Big Sky)
 
SOUTH - Atlanta
 
Louisville
 
1Kentucky* (SEC)
16Long Island* (Northeast)
 
 
8Saint Louis
9Iowa State
 
 
Portland
 
5Saint Mary's* (West Coast)
12Long Beach State* (Big West)
 
 
4Michigan
13Cleveland State* (Horizon)
 
 
Louisville
 
6Florida State
11Xavier/Northwestern
 
 
3Marquette
14Drexel* (Colonial)
 
 
Albuquerque
 
7Murray State* (Ohio Valley)
10Illinois
 
 
2Baylor
15Davidson* (Southern)
 
 
 
 
 
MIDWEST - St. Louis
 
Omaha
 
1Missouri
16Norfolk State* (MEAC)
 
 
8Mississippi State
9Harvard* (Ivy)
 
 
Portland
 
5Wichita State* (Missouri Valley)
12Minnesota
 
 
4San Diego State
13Middle Tennessee State* (Sun Belt)
 
 
Greensboro
 
6Gonzaga
11Connecticut
 
 
3North Carolina
14Nevada* (WAC)
 
 
Columbus
 
7Southern Miss (Conference USA)
10West Virginia
 
 
2Michigan State* (Big Ten)
15Bucknell* (Patriot)
 
WEST - Phoenix
 
Omaha
 
1Kansas* (Big 12)
16UNC-Asheville* (Big South)/UT-Arlington* (Southland)
 
 
8Notre Dame
9New Mexico
 
 
Nashville
 
5Wisconsin
12Miami (Fla.)
 
 
4Louisville
13Dayton
 
 
Columbus
 
6Vanderbilt
11California* (Pac-12)
 
 
3Georgetown
14Belmont* (Atlantic Sun)
 
 
Pittsburgh
 
7Memphis
10Kansas State
 
 
2Ohio State
15Oral Roberts* (Summit)
 
 

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

Last four in: Seton Hall, NC State, Northwestern, Xavier.

Last four out: Arizona, Cincinnati, Texas, Colorado State.

Bids by conference: Big Ten (9); Big East (8); ACC (6); SEC and Big 12 (5); Atlantic 10 (4); West Coast and Mountain West (3); Missouri Valley and Conference USA (2).

Notes: Harvard and Kansas State swapped seeds to help solve bracket conflicts. The opening-round at-large games were moved to the 11- and 12-seed lines to help conform to schedule and ease travel. Kentucky is the No. 1 overall seed. Syracuse is No.2, then Missouri and then Kansas.

For more in-depth analysis, check out the Bubble Watch.

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