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

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

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