Bracket Watch: Big Ten poised for seven-bid showing in NCAAs

Tuesday January 22nd, 2013
2013 NCAA Tournament Projection
EAST - Washington, D.C.
1 Duke*
16 Northeastern* (Colonial)
8 Wisconsin
9 Bucknell* (Patriot)
San Jose
5 Oregon* (Pac-12)
12 Belmont* (Ohio Valley)
4 Gonzaga* (West Coast)
13 Middle Tennessee State* (Sun Belt)
Auburn Hills
6 Georgetown
11 Arizona State/Indiana State
3 Minnesota
14 Long Beach State* (Big West)
7 Oklahoma
10 Memphis
2 Florida (SEC)
15 Niagara* (MAAC)
SOUTH - Arlington, TX
Kansas City
1 Kansas* (Big 12)
16 Southern* (SWAC)/Charleston So. * (Big South)
8 Colorado State
9 Notre Dame
5 Ohio State
12 Akron* (MAC)
4 North Carolina State
13 Southern Miss* (Conference USA)
Kansas City
11 North Carolina
3 Creighton
14 Valparaiso* (Horizon)
10 Iowa State
2 Louisville
15 Stony Brook* (America East)
MIDWEST - Indianapolis
1 Syracuse* (Big East)
16 NC Central* (MEAC)/Mercer* (A-Sun)
8 Illinois
9 Wyoming
5 Wichita State* (Missouri Valley)
12 Boise State/Colorado
4 Michigan State
13 Harvard* (Ivy)
6 Cincinnati
11 Oklahoma State
3 Indiana
14 Stephen F. Austin* (Southland)
10 Mississippi
2 Butler* (Atlantic 10)
15 Davidson* (SoCon)
WEST - Los Angeles
Auburn Hills
1 Michigan* (Big Ten)
16 Bryant* (Northeast)
8 San Diego State
9 Temple
San Jose
5 Kansas State
12 Washington
4 Miami (Fla.)* (ACC)
13 Louisiana Tech* (WAC)
Salt Lake City
6 Marquette
11 Kentucky
3 New Mexico* (Mountain West)
14 North Dakota State* (Summit)
Salt Lake City
7 Missouri
10 Baylor
2 Arizona
15 Weber State* (Big Sky)

*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: Arizona State, Indiana State, Boise State, Colorado

Last four out: Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, BYU, St. John's

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

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