Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Bracketology Update (3-5)

Published on March 5, 2012 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

March is finally here and the greatest sporting event is almost underway. So here is my latest Bracketology.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. Now that we are not the far away I will be updating my Bracketology every couple days and even daily. Which teams will lock up bids during championship week and which teams will play themselves out of the tournament: I can’t wait for this week.

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Note : Of the 4 numbers 1 seeds Kentucky is first overall followed by Syracuse, Kansas , and North Carolina . Kentucky and North Carolina will be on the same side of the bracket as will Syracuse and Kansas .

South– Atlanta
1 Kentucky*
16 Savannah State* / Stony Brook*
8 Purdue
9 Southern Mississippi
5 Creighton*
12 Washington
4 Wisconsin
13 Oral Roberts*
11 Seton Hall
3 Baylor
14 Valparaiso*
7 Kansas State
10 Cincinnati
2 Ohio State
15 Texas Arlington *


WEST – Phoenix
1 North Carolina*
16 Mississippi Valley State* / Fairfield *
8 Memphis *
9 St. Louis
5 Louisville
12 VCU/ Texas
4 Temple *
13 Drexel *
6 Notre Dame
11 BYU
3 Michigan
14 Belmont*
7 San Diego State
10 West Virginia
2 Missouri
15 Denver *


East- Boston
1 Syracuse *
16 UNC-Asheville*
8 New Mexico
9 Iowa State
5 Florida State
12 Xavier/ Northwestern
4 Murray State *
13 Long Beach State*
6 Wichita State
11 Mississippi State
3 Marquette
14 Arkon*
7 Vanderbilt
10 Harvard
2 Michigan State *
15 Bucknell*


Midwest- St. Louis
1 Kansas *
16 Long Island*
8 Virginia
9 Alabama
5 Florida
12 Colorado State
4 Indiana
13 Nevada*
6 Gonzaga *
11 California *
3 Georgetown
14 Davidson*
7 St. Mary’s *
10 UConn
2 Duke
15 Weber State*

Breakdown by Conferences (Bold teams clinched bid)

Big East (9): Syracuse*, UConn, Louisville, Marquette, Georgetown, West Virginia,Seton Hall, Cincinnati, Notre Dame

Big Ten (7): Michigan State*, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan, , Purdue, Indiana, Northwestern

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

SEC (5): Kentucky*, Vanderbilt, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi State

ACC (4): , Duke*, North Carolina, Florida State, Virginia

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

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

Pac-12 (2): California*, Washington

Atlantic 10 (3): Temple *, St. Louis, Xavier

Conference USA (2): Memphis*, Southern Mississippi

Missouri Valley (2): Wichita State *,  Wichita State

Colonial (2) : Drexel, VCU

America East: Stony Brook

Atlantic Sun: Belmont

Big Sky: Weber State

Big South: UNC Asheville

Big West: Long Beach State

Horizon: Valparaiso

Ivy: Harvard

MAAC: Fairfield

MAC: Akron

MEAC: Savannah State

Northeast: Long Island

Ohio Valley: Murray State

Patriot: Bucknell

SWAC: Mississippi Valley State

Southern: Davidson

Southland: Texas Arlington

Summit: Oral Roberts

Sun Belt: Denver

WAC: Nevada

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