Friday, March 9th, 2012

Bracketology Update (3-8)

Published on March 7, 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 Norfolk State* / Stony Brook*
8 Purdue
9 Southern Mississippi
5 Creighton*
12 Washington
4 Wisconsin
13 Davidson*
11 South Florida
3 Baylor
14 Detroit*
7 Kansas State
10 Cincinnati
2 Ohio State
15 Texas Arlington *


WEST – Phoenix
1 North Carolina*
16 Mississippi Valley State* / Western Kentucky *
8 Memphis *
9 St. Louis
5 Louisville
12 Colorado State/ Texas
4 Temple *
13 Drexel
6 Notre Dame
11 BYU
3 Michigan
14 Belmont*
7 San Diego State
10 California *
2 Missouri
15 UNC Asheville *


East- Boston
1 Syracuse *
16 Loyola (Md.)*
8 New Mexico
9 Iowa State
5 Murray State *
12 Xavier/ Northwestern
4 Florida State
13 Long Beach State*
6 St. Mary’s *
11 Mississippi State
3 Marquette
14 Arkon*
7 Vanderbilt
10 Harvard
2 Michigan State *
15 Lehigh*


Midwest- St. Louis
1 Kansas *
16 Long Island*
8 Virginia
9 Alabama
5 Wichita State
12 West Virginia
4 Indiana
13 Nevada*
6 Florida
11 VCU *
3 Georgetown
14 South Dakota State*
7 Gonzaga
10 UConn
2 Duke
15 Montana*

Breakdown by Conferences (Bold teams clinched bid)

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

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 *, Creighton

Colonial (2) : VCU *, Drexel

America East: Stony Brook

Atlantic Sun: Belmont

Big Sky: Montana

Big South: UNC Asheville

Big West: Long Beach State

Horizon: Detroit

Ivy: Harvard

MAAC: Loyola (Md.)

MAC: Akron

MEAC: Norfolk State

Northeast: Long Island

Ohio Valley: Murray State

Patriot: Lehigh

SWAC: Mississippi Valley State

Southern: Davidson

Southland: Texas Arlington

Summit: South Dakota State

Sun Belt: Western Kentucky

WAC: Nevada

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