As Selection Sunday inches closer and closer, it is time for yet another look at the potential NCAA Tournament bracket. Notable movement occurred thanks to the clutch play of Colorado State and South Florida, as well as the missteps of Northwestern and Dayton, among others.
Let’s take a look at our latest 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 day to day).
*Automatic bids in italics.
1 SEEDS: Kentucky; Syracuse; Michigan State; Duke.
2 SEEDS: Kansas; Ohio State; Missouri, North Carolina.
3 SEEDS: Georgetown; Marquette; Michigan; Wisconsin.
4 SEEDS: Baylor; Indiana; Temple; Wichita State.
5 SEEDS: UNLV; Florida State; Murray State; Louisville.
6 SEEDS: Creighton; Kansas State; Vanderbilt; San Diego State.
7 SEEDS: Florida; Notre Dame; Gonzaga; Memphis.
8 SEEDS: New Mexico; Purdue; Alabama; Iowa State.
9 SEEDS: St. Mary’s; Saint Louis; Southern Miss; Virginia.
10 SEEDS: Colorado State; Cincinnati; California; Seton Hall.
11 SEEDS: Texas; Miami; Connecticut; West Virginia.
12 SEEDS: Harvard; Long Beach State; BYU vs. VCU; South Florida vs. Xavier.
13 SEEDS: Washington; Middle Tenn State; Drexel; Oral Roberts.
14 SEEDS: Iona; Nevada; Belmont; Davidson.
15 SEEDS: Akron; Valparaiso; Montana; Bucknell.
16 SEEDS: UT Arlington; Long Island; NC Asheville vs. Savannah State; Miss Valley State vs. Stony Brook.
LAST FOUR IN: BYU, South Florida; Xavier; VCU.
LAST FOUR OUT: Northwestern; Mississippi State; Dayton; NC State.
NEXT FOUR OUT: Oregon; St. Joseph’s; Arizona; Central Florida.
ACC – 5
ATLANTIC 10 – 3
BIG EAST – 10
BIG TEN – 6
BIG 12 – 6
CAA - 2
C-USA - 2
MOUNTAIN WEST – 4
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?