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Baylor grabs No. 1 seed as Duke slips in this week's Bracket Watch

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

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

Last four in: Xavier, Colorado State, Mississippi, Cal.

Last four out: Miami (Fl.), Cincinnati, NC State, Seton Hall.

Bids by conference: Big Ten (9); Big East (7); SEC (6); Big 12 (5); ACC, Mountain West and Atlantic 10 (4); West Coast (3); Pac-12, Missouri Valley, Conference USA (2).

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

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