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Bracketology: VCU Enters the Fray

Feb 25, 2012; Richmond, VA, USA; Virginia Commonwealth Rams head coach Shaka Smart celebrates with Virginia Commonwealth Rams guard Briante Weber (2) after Weber caused a turn over during the first half at Stuart C. Siegel Center. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-US PRESSWIRE

Another week, another bracket. Things have heated up, as we are just a little more than a week away from Selection Sunday. There is now a fight going on for two of the 1 seeds, a big jumbled mess in the middle and a frenzied free-for-all at the bottom of the at-large pool.

Let’s take a look at this week’s prediction of the 2012 NCAA Tournament field and seeding, as if the season were to end today (WARNING: The predicted field/seeding is highly likely to change from week to week).

*Automatic bids in italics.

1 SEEDS: Kentucky; Syracuse; Michigan State; Duke.

2 SEEDS: Kansas; Ohio State; Missouri, North Carolina.

3 SEEDS: Marquette; Georgetown; Michigan; Wisconsin.

4 SEEDS: Baylor; Indiana; Wichita State; Temple.

5 SEEDS: Louisville; UNLV; Murray State; Florida.

6 SEEDS: Florida State; Creighton; Kansas State; San Diego State.

7 SEEDS: Notre Dame; Vanderbilt; Gonzaga; Purdue.

8 SEEDS: Memphis; New Mexico; Alabama; St. Mary’s.

9 SEEDS: Iowa State; Saint Louis; Virginia; Southern Miss.

10 SEEDS: Connecticut; California; Cincinnati; Miami.

11 SEEDS: Northwestern; Seton Hall; West Virginia; Harvard.

12 SEEDS: Texas; Long Beach State; BYU vs. Dayton; Xavier vs. VCU.

13 SEEDS: Washington; Middle Tenn State; Drexel; Oral Roberts.

14 SEEDS: Iona; Belmont; Davidson; Akron.

15 SEEDS: Nevada; Valparaiso; Weber State; Bucknell.

16 SEEDS: UT Arlington; Long Island; NC Asheville vs. Savannah State; Miss Valley State vs. Stony Brook.

 

LAST FOUR IN: BYU; Xavier; Dayton; VCU.

 

LAST FOUR OUT: Colorado State; St. Joseph’s; Mississippi State; Illinois.

 

NEXT FOUR OUT: South Florida; Arizona; NC State; Oregon.

 

CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN:

ACC – 5

ATLANTIC 10 – 4

BIG EAST – 9

BIG TEN – 7

BIG 12 – 6

CAA - 2

C-USA - 2

MOUNTAIN WEST – 3

MVC – 2

PAC-12 – 2

SEC – 4

WCC – 3

 

What are your thoughts on the field? Any teams that are too high or too low?

Topics: Bracketology, College Basketball, College Hoops, March Madness, Ncaa Tournament, Vcu Rams

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