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01/22/12-Lobofan2003 Bracketology

Posted on: January 22, 2012 5:21 pm
Edited on: January 22, 2012 11:14 pm
 
Welcome to the 2nd edition of Lobofan2003's 2012 Bracketology.

About the Bracket: The way I do bracketology is always based on as if the season ended and today was Selection Sunday. I don't make determinations about a team will finish the season or base the bracket on what I think of a team, but rather how I believe the NCAA Tournament Committee would seed the teams. Some times teams are switched around in order to account for the NCAA Prinicples and Procedures that the Committee is supposed to follow in putting together a bracket (where teams from the same conference can be placed, attempting to avoid rematches, etc.).

The bracket takes into account games played through 1/21/12.
Automatic bids are noted in CAPS based on fewest conference losses (ties broken by highest RPI); this year the winner of the East Region will play the winner of the West Region and the winner of the South region will play the winner of the Midwest Region in the Final Four.

Without further ado...

Boston (E)
Pittsburgh (Th, Sa)
1 SYRACUSE
16 LAMAR

8 Wisconsin
9 Alabama

Portland, OR (Th, Sa)
5 Gonzaga
12 Memphis

4 CREIGHTON
13 LONG BEACH STATE

Greensboro (Fr, Su)
3 North Carolina
14 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

6 West Virginia
11 Arkansas

Columbus (Fr, Su)
7 SAN DIEGO STATE
10 Xavier

2 MICHIGAN STATE
15 BUCKNELL

Phoenix (W)
Albuquerque (Th, Sa)
1 Baylor
16 WEBER STATE

8 Wichita State
9 CALIFORNIA

Columbus (Fr, Su)
5 Vanderbilt
12 Cincinnati

4 Indiana
13 ORAL ROBERTS

Albuquerque (Th, Sa)
3 Unlv
14 AKRON

6 Connecticut
11 Northwestern

Greensboro (Fr, Su)
7 DAYTON
10 Florida

2 DUKE
15 GEORGE MASON

St. Louis (M)
Omaha (Fr, Su)
1 KANSAS
16 LIU-BROOKLYN/UNC ASHEVILLE

8 Temple
9 ST. MARY'S

Nashville (Fr, Su)
5 Michigan
12 North Carolina State/Marshall

4 Marquette
13 CLEVELAND STATE

3 MURRAY STATE
14 IONA

6 Mississippi State
11 Central Florida

Pittsburgh (Th, Sa)
7 Louisville
10 HARVARD

2 Ohio State
15 BELMONT

Atlanta (S)
Louisville (Th, Sa)
1 KENTUCKY
16 BOSTON UNIVERSITY/MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE

8 Florida State
9 Purdue

Portland, OR (Th, Sa)
5 Seton Hall
12 Saint Louis/Stanford

4 Kansas State
13 DAVIDSON

Louisville (Th, Sa)
3 Georgetown
14 NEVADA

6 Illinois
11 Mississippi

Omaha (Fr, Su)
7 Virginia
10 SOUTHERN MISS

2 Missouri
15 NORFOLK STATE    

Bids By League: BIG10-8, BIGE-8, SEC-7, ACC-5, ATL10-4, BIG12-4, USA-4, MVC-2, MWC-2, PAC12-2, WCC-2

Last Four In (At-Large Play-In Game Participants): Saint Louis, Stanford, North Carolina State, Marshall

Last Four Out: Minnesota, Oregon, BYU, New Mexico
Next Four Out: Colorado State, Iowa State, Massachusetts, Northern Iowa

Opening Round Games:
Tuesday
16S- BOSTON U. (America East) vs. MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE (SWAC)
12S- Saint Louis vs. Stanford

Wednesday
16M- LONG ISLAND (Northeast) vs. UNC-ASHEVILLE (Big South)
12M- North Carolina State vs. Marshall

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