Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Final Bracketology

Published on March 11, 2012 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

Sunday is finally here and the greatest sporting event is just a couple of days away. So here is my final Bracketology of the 2011-12 college basketball 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. Which teams will lock up bids during championship week and which teams will play themselves out of the tournament.

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

Midwest – St. Louis
1 Kentucky*
16 Norfolk State* / Vermont*
8 Iowa State
9 UConn
5 Wichita State*
12 Long Beach State*
4 Wisconsin
13 Davidson*
11 California
3 Baylor
14 Montana*
7 Notre Dame
10 Southern Mississippi
2 Duke
15 Long Island *


WEST – Phoenix
1 Michigan State*
16 Mississippi Valley State* / Western Kentucky *
8 Cincinnati
9 Purdue
5 Temple *
12 Drexel/ NC State
4 Louisville*
13 Colorado*
6 Creighton*
11 VCU *
3 Michigan
14 New Mexico State*
7 San Diego State
10 West Virginia
2 Missouri
15 Loyola (Md.)*


East- Boston
1 Syracuse
16 UNC Asheville *
8 Kansas State
9 Alabama
5 Murray State *
12 South Florida/ BYU
4 Florida State*
13 St. Bonaventure *
6 New Mexico *
11 Texas
3 Marquette
14 Ohio*
7 St. Mary’s*
10 Harvard*
2 Kansas
15 Lehigh*


South- Atlanta
1 North Carolina
16 Lamar*
8 Gonzaga
9 St. Louis
5 Vanderbilt *
12 Colorado State
4 Indiana
13 Belmont*
6 Florida
11 Xavier
3 Georgetown
14 South Dakota State*
7 Memphis *
10 Virginia
2 Ohio State *
15 Detroit*

First four out : Washington, Drexel, Iona, Miami

Breakdown by Conferences (Bold teams clinched bid)

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

Big Ten (6): Michigan State*, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan, , Purdue, Indiana

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

ACC (5): North Carolina, Duke, Florida State*, Virginia, NC State

SEC (4): Kentucky, Vanderbilt*, Florida, Alabama

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

Atlantic 10 (4): St. Bonaventure *,Temple , St. Louis, Xavier

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

Pac-12 (2):Colorado*, California*

Conference USA (2): Memphis*, Southern Mississippi

Missouri Valley (2): Creighton *, Wichita State

Colonial (2) : VCU *, Drexel

America East: Vermont

Atlantic Sun: Belmont

Big Sky: Montana

Big South: UNC Asheville

Big West: Long Beach State

Horizon: Detroit

Ivy: Harvard

MAAC: Loyola (Md.)

MAC: Ohio

MEAC: Norfolk State

Northeast: Long Island

Ohio Valley: Murray State

Patriot: Lehigh

SWAC: Mississippi Valley State

Southern: Davidson

Southland: Lamar

Summit: South Dakota State

Sun Belt: Western Kentucky

WAC: New Mexico State

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