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Bracket Watch: Michigan State scores No. 1 seed, as Mizzou drops

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

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

Last four in: Xavier, Colorado State, Northwestern, Texas.

Last four out: Saint Joseph's, Arizona, BYU, South Florida.

Bids by conference: Big East (9); Big Ten (7); Big 12 (6); SEC and ACC (5); Atlantic 10 and Mountain West (4); Conference USA, West Coast, Missouri Valley and Pac-12 (2).

Notes: Mississippi State and Seton Hall switched seeds to ease bracket conflicts.

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