With March fast approaching, which 68 teams are poised to make the cut?

Tuesday February 12th, 2013
2013 NCAA Tournament Projection
EAST - Washington, D.C.
1 Duke* (ACC)
16 NC Central* (MEAC)/Bryant* (Northeast)
8 Oklahoma State
9 Memphis* (Conference USA)
San Jose
5 Pittsburgh
12 Temple/Saint Mary's
4 Wisconsin
13 Valparaiso* (Horizon)
6 Creighton
11 North Carolina
3 Butler* (Atlantic 10)
14 Harvard* (Ivy)
7 Missouri
10 Colorado
2 Syracuse* (Big East)
15 Florida Gulf Coast* (Atlantic Sun)
MIDWEST - Indianapolis
1 Indiana
16 Northeastern* (Colonial)
9 Iowa State
12 Mississippi
4 Marquette
13 Bucknell* (Patriot)
Kansas City
6 Colorado State
11 Belmont* (Ohio Valley)
3 Kansas* (Big 12)
14 Stony Brook* (America East)
7 Cincinnati
10 Illinois
2 Miami (Fla.)* (ACC)
15 Western Illinois* (Summit)
WEST - Los Angeles
Auburn Hills
1 Michigan
16 Niagara* (MAAC)
8 Oklahoma
9 Wichita State* (Missouri Valley)
Salt Lake City
5 Georgetown
12 Middle Tennessee State* (Sun Belt)
4 New Mexico* (Mountain West)
13 Akron* (MAC)
San Jose
6 NC State
11 St. John's
3 Gonzaga* (West Coast)
14 Stephen F. Austin* (Southland)
Salt Lake City
7 Minnesota
10 Saint Louis
2 Arizona* (Pac-12)
15 Montana* (Big Sky)
SOUTH - Arlington, Texas
1 Florida* (SEC)
16 Southern* (SWAC)/UNC Asheville * (Big South)
8 Notre Dame
Kansas City
5 Ohio State
12 Arizona State/Indiana State
4 Kansas State
13 Louisiana Tech* (WAC)
6 Oregon
11 La Salle
3 Louisville
14 Davidson* (SoCon)
Auburn Hills
7 San Diego State
10 Kentucky
2 Michigan State* (Big Ten)
15 Long Beach State* (Big West)

*Designated auto-bid winners from each conference. Auto bids are determined by team with the best RPI of those with the fewest league losses. Head to head tiebreaker will come into play later in the season. Right now, it's more important to keep the quality integrity at the bottom of the bracket.

Last four in: Saint Mary's, Indiana State, Temple, Arizona State

Last four out: Virginia, Villanova, Massachusetts, Baylor

Bids by conference: Big East (8); Big Ten (7); Big 12, Pac-12 and Atlantic 10 (5); Mountain West, SEC and ACC (4); Missouri Valley (3); West Coast (2)

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