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

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

Last four in: Cincinnati, Dayton, Northwestern, Saint Joseph's.

Last four out: Colorado State, Arizona, Central Florida, Texas.

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

Notes: 1) The opening-round at-large games were moved to the 11- and 12-seed lines to help conform to schedule and ease travel.

2) Kentucky is the No. 1 overall seed. Syracuse is No.2, then Missouri and then Duke.

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

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