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Lobofan2003 Bracketology-2/19/12

Posted on: February 19, 2012 4:34 pm
 
Welcome to the latest edition of my Bracketology. We are only 3 weeks away from Selection Sunday, so while it doesn't seem like a lot of time, there are plenty of conference finishes and conference tournaments which can help to shaken things up between now and Selection Sunday.

Reminder that the bracket is as of today was Selection Sunday and takes into account games through 2/18. Auto Bids are in CAPS and are the team with the fewest conference losses, with ties broken by RPI. The Auto Bids stated are not necessarily who I am picking to win the conference.

In my bracket the winner of the East Region plays the winner of the West Region; the winner of the South Region plays the winner of the Midwest Region.

Due to Principles and Procedures certain teams cannot play in certain locations; i.e. Ohio State cannot play in Columbus, New Mexico can't play in Albuquerque, Saint Louis can't play in the Midwest Region, etc.

And now that I am done writing disclaimers, here's the bracket....

Boston (E)

Pittsburgh (Th, Sa)
1 SYRACUSE
16 NC-ASHEVILLE/VERMONT

8 Virginia
9 Iowa State

Portland, OR (Th, Sa)
5 Wisconsin
12 CALIFORNIA

4 TEMPLE
13 ORAL ROBERTS

Albuquerque (Th, Sa)
3 Baylor
14 DREXEL

6 Creighton
11 Seton Hall

Pittsburgh (Th, Sa)
7 NEW MEXICO
10 Brigham Young

2 Ohio State
15 BELMONT

Phoenix (W)

Columbus (Fr, Su)
1 MICHIGAN STATE
16 LIU-BROOKLYN

8 Notre Dame
9 HARVARD

Albuquerque (Th, Sa)
5 Vanderbilt
12 LONG BEACH STATE

4 Unlv
13 Central Florida/NC State

Portland, OR (Th, Sa)
3 Marquette
14 NEVADA

6 Florida State
11 Xavier

Omaha (Fr, Su)
7 ST. MARY'S
10 Alabama

2 Missouri
15 VALPARAISO

St. Louis (M)

Greensboro (Fr, Su)
1 DUKE
16 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE/SAVANNAH STATE

8 SOUTHERN MISS
9 Purdue      

Nashville (Fr, Su)
5 Louisville
12 Texas

4 Florida
13 IONA

Louisville (Th, Sa)
3 Michigan
14 DAVIDSON

6 San Diego State
11 Mississippi State

Omaha (Fr, Su)
7 Gonzaga
10 Connecticut

2 KANSAS
15 WEBER STATE

Atlanta (S)

Louisville (Th, Sa)
1 KENTUCKY
16 TEXAS-ARLINGTON

8 Saint Louis
9 West Virginia

Nashville (Fr, Su)
5 MURRAY STATE
12 Miami (Fla.)/Washington

4 Indiana
13 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

Columbus (Fr, Su)
3 Georgetown
14 AKRON

6 WICHITA STATE
11 Northwestern

Greensboro (Fr, Su)
7 Kansas State
10 Memphis

2 North Carolina
15 BUCKNELL     
First Four Games
Tuesday
16E UNC-ASHEVILLE vs. VERMONT
13W UCF vs. NC State

Wednesday
16M MISSISSIPPI VALLERY STATE vs. SAVANNAH STATE
12S Miami vs. Washington

Last Six In: Northwestern, Texas, Miami, Washington, UCF, North Carolina State

Last Four Out: Arizona, St. Joseph's, Cincinnati, Dayton
Next Four Out: Colorado State, Illinois, Minnesota, South Florida

Bids By League: BIGE-8, BIG10-7, ACC-6, BIG12-6, SEC-5, ATL10-3, MWC-3, USA-3, WCC-3, MVC-2, PAC12-2
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