|* 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.
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