Tuesday January 31st, 2012

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

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

Last four in: Iowa State, Washington, Stanford, La Salle.

Last four out: BYU, Cincinnati, NC State, Massachusetts.

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

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