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Syracuse holds on to No. 1 seed in latest edition of Bracket Watch

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

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

Last four in: Marshall, NC State, Saint Louis, BYU.

Last four out: Oregon, New Mexico, Northwestern, Arizona.

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

Note: Cincinnati and Stanford swapped seeds to help avoid bracket conflicts.

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

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