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Preseason Bracketology : College Basketball

Published on November 9, 2012 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

 The season is just starting but it’s never late to have my first Bracketology of the season. Remember there are 68 teams not 64. 31 teams receive automatic bids for winning their league. Then there are 37 at large selections. So who did I predict to make the field of 68 find out below.  RoundballChat is proud to be a part of The Bracket Project’s Matrix Index!

Midwest- Saint Louis
 
1 Indiana*
16 Charleston Southern* / Prairie View A&M*
   
8 St. Louis
9 Marquette
 
5 Notre Dame
12 West Virginia
   
4 Creighton*
13 Lehigh*
 
6 UNLV
11 St. Joseph’s
   
3 NC State
14 Utah State*
 
7 Texas
10 St. Mary’s
   
2 Syracuse
15 Long Beach State*
     

 

WEST – Phoenix
 
1 Ohio State*
16 Stony Brook*
   
8 Kansas State
9 Butler
 
5 Baylor
12 Arkansas
   
4 Arizona *
13 Valparaiso *
 
6 Gonzaga*
11 Iowa State
   
3 Memphis*
14 South Dakota State*
 
7 Florida State
10 Georgetown
   
2 Kansas*
15 Oral Roberts*

 

South- Atlanta
 
1 Louisville *
16 Savannah State*
   
8 Murray State*
9 Stanford
 
5 Wisconsin
12 BYU/Colorado
   
4 San Diego State*
13 Davidson*
 
6 VCU*
11 California
   
3 North Carolina*
14 Harvard*
 
7 Cincinnati
10 Drexel *
   
2 Floirda
15 Montana*

 

East- Boston
 
1 Kentucky*
16 Loyola (Md.)*
   
8 Minnesota
9 Miami
 
5 UCLA
12 Temple/Iowa
   
4 Duke
13 Ohio*
 
6 Missouri
11 Colorado State *
   
3 Michigan State
14 Middle Tennessee State*
 
7 Tennessee
10 Pitt
   
2 Michigan
15 Long Island*

Breakdown by Conferences (Bold teams clinched bid)

Big East (7): Syracuse *,  Louisville, Marquette, Georgetown, Pitt, Cincinnati, Notre Dame

Big Ten (7): Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota , Indiana*, Iowa

Big 12 (6):Kansas *, West Virginia, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Texas

SEC (5): Kentucky*, Florida, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee

ACC (6): , Duke, North Carolina *, Florida State, NC State, Miami, Florida State

Pac-12 (5): California, Arizona *, UCLA, Stanford, Colorado

Atlantic 10 (5): VCU*, St. Louis, Butler, St. Joseph’s, Temple

Mountain West (4): New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV*, Colorado State

West Coast (3): St. Mary’s *, Gonzaga, BYU

America East: Stony Brook

Atlantic Sun: Mercer

Big Sky: Montana

Big South: Charleston Southern

Big West: Long Beach State

Colonial : Drexel

Conference USA : Memphis

Horizon: Valparaiso

Ivy: Harvard

Missouri Valley : Creighton

MAAC: Loyola (Md.)

MAC: Ohio

MEAC: Savannah State

Northeast: Long Island

Ohio Valley: Murray State

Patriot: Lehigh

SWAC: Prairie View A&M

Southern: Davidson

Southland: Oral Roberts

Summit: South Dakota State

Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee State

WAC: Utah State

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