Monday, February 11, 2013

Bracket Breakdown


No. 1: Indiana, Michigan, Miami (Fl.), Duke
No. 2: Syracuse, Arizona, Michigan State, Florida
No. 3: Gonzaga, Kansas, Louisville, New Mexico
No. 4: Butler, Ohio State, Kansas State, Wisconsin
No. 5: Marquette, UNLV, San Diego State, Pittsburgh
No. 6: Georgetown, Cincinnati, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma
No. 7: Colorado State, NC State, Minnesota, Oregon
No. 8: Notre Dame, UCLA, Creighton, Missouri
No. 9: Wichita State, VCU, Kentucky, Memphis
No. 10: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa State, Saint Louis
No. 11: North Carolina, La Salle, Belmont, Ole Miss
No. 12: Baylor, Middle Tennessee, Indiana State, Temple, Boise State, Saint Mary’s
No. 13: Louisiana Tech, Akron, Bucknell, Stephen F. Austin
No. 14: Valparaiso, Davidson, Harvard, Montana
No. 15: Long Beach State, Florida Gulf Coast, Vermont, Northeastern
No. 16: Niagara, Western Illinois, Bryant, UNC-Asheville, Norfolk State, Southern

Breakdown by Conference
  • ACC (4): Miami (Fl.), Duke, NC State, North Carolina
  • Big East (7): Syracuse, Louisville, Marquette, Georgetown, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Notre Dame
  • Big Ten (7): Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois
  • Big 12 (6): Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Iowa State, Baylor
  • Pac-12 (4): Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, Colorado
  • SEC (4): Florida, Missouri, Kentucky, Ole Miss
  • Atlantic-10 (5): Butler, VCU, Saint Louis, La Salle, Temple
  • Conference USA (1): Memphis
  • Missouri Valley (3): Creighton, Wichita State, Indiana State
  • Mountain West (5): New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV, Colorado State, Boise State
  • West Coast (2): Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s 

One-Bid Conferences (20): America East (Vermont), Atlantic Sun (Florida Gulf Coast), Big Sky (Montana), Big South (UNC-Asheville), Big West (Long Beach State), Colonial (Northeastern), Horizon (Valparaiso), Ivy (Harvard), MAC (Akron), MAAC (Niagara), MEAC (Norfolk State), Northeast (Bryant), Ohio Valley (Belmont), Patriot (Bucknell), Southern (Davidson), Southland (Stephen F. Austin), Summit (Western Illinois), Sun Belt (Middle Tennessee), SWAC (Southern), WAC (Louisiana Tech)
  • Last Four In: Indiana State, Temple, Boise State, Saint Mary’s
  • Last Four Out: Virginia, Villanova, Arizona State, St. John’s
  • Next Four Out: Stanford, Massachusetts, Southern Miss, Maryland


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    1. all well and good. but what teams are now BUILT for tourney? your body of work gets you there. but the team you are in march keeps you there. a sleeper: PITT who has risen from NIT to a 5 seed in 6 weeks. from 150 rank to 15... lowest ppg of the majors (53): when they were 11-1 and the same when they are now 20-5. 10 man rotation, a big man with a hooks and blocks who was a project 2 months ago. yeah yeah dixxy can't win the big ones... but we'll if these guys can find foul shot they can beat anyone...

  2. If you go by your tool on CBS Sports with comparing teams and use it having Duke as the fourth one seed is idiotic. Much better resume than Indiana and Michigan.

    1. What about Duke's resume is better than Indiana's?

    2. When Ryan Kelly comes back, we'll have to see if Duke plays as well as it did before his injury. Right now, they don't have him -- and I do think he will come back, but there's no timetable yet.

  3. I agree with you on New Mexico being a 3 seed sounds about right. They may end up a 4 seed if they don't play good the rest of the season. Go Lobos!!!