By Andy Glockner
March 13, 2011
2011 NCAA Tournament Projection

BRACKET KEY

In this bracket, the East plays the West and the Southwest plays the Southeast in the national semifinals.

League winners (automatic qualifiers) are listed with their conference for clarity.

* Team officially won its league's automatic bid.

 
 
EAST - Newark, N.J.
 
Cleveland
 
1 Ohio State (Big Ten)
16 UNC Asheville* (Big South)
 
 
8 Old Dominion* (Colonial)
9 Villanova
 
 
Tampa
 
5 Vanderbilt
12 Clemson/USC
 
 
4 Louisville
13 Belmont* (Atlantic Sun)
 
 
Washington, D.C.
 
6 Xavier
11 Memphis* (C-USA)
 
 
3 Connecticut* (Big East)
14 Long Island U.* (Northeast)
 
 
Tulsa
 
7 UNLV
10 Illinois
 
 
2 Texas
15 Boston U.* (America East)
 
SOUTHWEST - San Antonio
 
Tulsa
 
1 Kansas* (Big 12)
16 UC Santa Barbara* (Big West)
 
 
8 Utah State* (WAC)
9 UCLA
 
 
Tucson
 
5 St. John's
12 Georgia/Virginia Tech
 
 
4 Wisconsin
13 Indiana State* (Missouri Valley)
 
 
Charlotte
 
6 Georgetown
11 Michigan
 
 
3 North Carolina
14 Morehead State* (Ohio Valley)
 
 
Chicago
 
7 Kansas State
10 Butler* (Horizon)
 
 
2 Notre Dame
15 St. Peter's* (MAAC)
 
 
 
 
 
WEST - Anaheim
 
Charlotte
 
1 Duke* (ACC)
16 Hampton* (MEAC)/UALR* (Sun Belt)
 
 
8 George Mason
9 Missouri
 
 
Denver
 
5 Arizona
12 Penn State
 
 
4 Kentucky* (SEC)
13 Princeton* (Ivy)
 
 
Chicago
 
6 Cincinnati
11 Colorado
 
 
3 Purdue
14 Wofford* (SoCon)
 
 
Tucson
 
7 Tennessee
10 Richmond* (Atlantic 10)
 
 
2 San Diego State* (Mountain West)
15 Akron* (MAC)
 
SOUTHEAST - New Orleans
 
Cleveland
 
1 Pittsburgh
16 UT-SA* (Southland)/Alabama St.* (SWAC)
 
 
8 Temple
9 Florida State
 
 
Denver
 
5 West Virginia
12 Gonzaga* (WCC)
 
 
4 BYU
13 Oakland* (Summit)
 
 
Washington, D.C.
 
6 Texas A&M
11 Michigan State
 
 
3 Syracuse
14 Bucknell* (Patriot)
 
 
Tampa
 
7 Washington* (Pac-10)
10 Marquette
 
 
2 Florida
15 Northern Colorado* (Big Sky)
 
 

GENERAL NOTES

Last four in: Georgia, USC, Clemson, Virginia Tech
Last four out: Alabama, VCU, UAB, Saint Mary's

New at-large teams in: None
At-large teams out: None

Bids by conference: Big East (11); Big Ten (7); Big 12 (6); SEC and ACC (5); Pac-10 (4); Mountain West, Atlantic 10 (3); Colonial (2).

Notable moves:

• Duke grabs the final No. 1 seed with the ACC tournament title win over North Carolina, replacing Notre Dame.

• The Tar Heels drop to a No. 3 seed behind Texas, which moves back up to a 2.

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