College Basketball: 2012-13 NCAA Tournament Projections

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The first college basketball games of the NCAA Tournament are more than four months from the start of the season, which begins Nov. 9, but it's never too early to start projections for March Madness.

Here is our best guess of how the field might appear Tournament play begins on March 19 with the First Four in Dayton.

SEED MIDWEST EAST SOUTH WEST
1 Indiana Louisville Kentucky Kansas
 
2 Ohio State Arizona Michigan Syracuse
 
3 Duke Michigan State NC State UCLA
 
4 Missouri San Diego State North Carolina UNLV
 
5 Baylor Memphis Notre Dame Florida
6 Tennessee Florida State Marquette Creighton
7 VCU Cincinnati Georgia Minnesota
8 Kansas State Texas Oklahoma State Wisconsin
9 BYU Saint Mary's Cal Saint Louis
10 Pittsburgh West Virginia Georgetown USF
11 Colorado State New Mexico Wichita State Temple
12 Stanford/Marshall Miami/Arkansas Drexel Harvard
13 Davidson Utah State Ohio Murray State
14 Middle Tennessee Valparaiso Lehigh Long Beach State
15 Oral Roberts LIU-Brooklyn South Dakota State Montana
16 Savannah State Vermont Charleston Southern/ Loyola (Md.)/
      Southern Mercer

 

Projected NIT Field
Alabama

Butler
Clemson
Colorado
Delaware
Denver
George Mason
Georgia
Illinois
Illinois State
Iowa
Iowa State
Maryland
Northern Iowa
Northwestern
Oklahoma
Ole Miss
Oregon State
Providence
Purdue
Rutgers
Saint Joseph's
San Diego
Seton Hall
St. Bonaventure
St. John's
Texas A&M
UMass
USC
UTEP
Virginia
Washington

 

 

NCAA Tournament bids by conference

Big East (8): Cincinnati, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, USF
Big 12 (6): Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas, West Virginia
Big Ten (6): Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin
ACC (5): Duke, Florida State, Miami, NC State, North Carolina
SEC (5): Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee
Mountain West (4): Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV
Pac-12 (4): Arizona, Cal, Stanford, UCLA
Atlantic 10 (3): Saint Louis, Temple, VCU
West Coast (3): BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's
Conference USA (2): Marshall, Memphis
Missouri Valley (2): Creighton, Wichita State
America East: Vermont

Atlantic Sun: Mercer
Big Sky: Montana
Big South: Charleston Southern
Big West: Long Beach State
Colonial: Drexel
Horizon: Valparaiso
Ivy: Harvard
MAAC: Loyola (Md.)
MAC: Ohio

MEAC: Savannah State
Northeast: LIU-Brooklyn
Ohio Valley: Murray State
Patriot: Lehigh
Southern: Davidson
Southland: Oral Roberts
Summit: South Dakota State
Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee
SWAC: Southern
WAC: Utah State

 

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