Baylor grabs No. 1 seed as Arizona, others fall out of NCAA bracket

Tuesday January 17th, 2012
2012 NCAA Tournament Projection
EAST - Boston
1 Syracuse* (Big East)
16 Texas-Arlington* (Southland)/Albany* (Am. East)
8 Temple
9 Wisconsin
5 Vanderbilt
12 Iowa State
13 Long Beach State* (Big West)
6 Murray State* (Ohio Valley)
11 BYU/Marshall
3 Indiana
14 Belmont* (Atlantic Sun)
7 Marquette
10 California* (Pac-12)
2 Kansas* (Big 12)
15 Weber State* (Big Sky)
SOUTH - Atlanta
1 Kentucky* (SEC)
16 UW Milwaukee* (Horizon)
8 New Mexico
9 Southern Miss
5 Kansas State
12 Colorado State* (Mountain West)
4 Illinois
13 Akron* (MAC)
6 Saint Mary's* (West Coast)
11 Northwestern
3 North Carolina
14 Middle Tennessee State* (Sun Belt)
7 Virginia
10 Harvard* (Ivy)
2 Georgetown
15 Norfolk State* (MEAC)
WEST - Phoenix
1 Duke* (ACC)
16 UNC Asheville* (Big South)
8 Xavier
9 Mississippi State
5 Michigan
12 Stanford
4 West Virginia
13 Davidson* (SoCon)
6 San Diego State
11 Minnesota/Saint Louis
3 Missouri
14 Oral Roberts* (Summit)
7 Alabama
10 Wichita State
2 Michigan State* (Big Ten)
15 George Mason* (Colonial)
MIDWEST - St. Louis
1 Baylor
16 Texas Southern* (SWAC)/LIU* (Northeast)
8 Florida
9 Louisville
5 Seton Hall
12 Florida State
4 Creighton* (Missouri Valley)
13 Iona* (MAAC)
6 Gonzaga
11 Purdue
3 Connecticut
14 New Mexico State* (WAC)
7 Dayton* (Atlantic 10)
10 Memphis* (Conference USA)
2 Ohio State
15 Bucknell* (Patriot)

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

Last four in: Saint Louis, BYU, Minnesota, Marshall.

Last four out: Arizona and then take your pick from a group of flawed candidates.

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

Note: The at-large play-in games were moved to 11-seeds to accommodate travel from Dayton as well as other bracketing restrictions. New Mexico and Wisconsin swapped seeds to help avoid bracket conflicts.

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