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.
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?