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Baylor grabs No. 1 seed as Arizona, others fall out of NCAA bracket

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

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

Last four in: Saint Louis, BYU, Minnesota, Marshall.

Last four out: Arizona and then take your pick from a group of flawed candidates.

Bids by conference: Big Ten (9); Big East (7); Big 12 and SEC (5); ACC, Mountain West and Atlantic 10 (4); Conference USA and West Coast (3); Pac-12 and Missouri Valley (2)

Note: The at-large play-in games were moved to 11-seeds to accommodate travel from Dayton as well as other bracketing restrictions. New Mexico and Wisconsin swapped seeds to help avoid bracket conflicts.

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

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