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Thursday, March 7, 2013

BLACKETOLOGY - As of games through 3/5/13

Well, it’s that time of the year, folks; March. Time to start seriously thinking about and over analyzing
who is worthy of a 2013 NCAA Tournament bid and where these teams will be seeded.

With that said, let’s take a look at my first of many predictions of the 2013 NCAA Tournament field and seeding, if the season were to end today (WARNING: The predicted field/seeding is highly likely to change from day to day or minute to minute).

*Automatic bids in bold

1 SEEDS: Indiana; Duke; Kansas; Miami.

2 SEEDS: Michigan; Gonzaga; Georgetown; Louisville.

3 SEEDS: Michigan State; Florida; New Mexico; Ohio State.

4 SEEDS: Syracuse; Marquette; Wisconsin; Arizona.

5 SEEDS: Kansas State; Oklahoma State; Saint Louis; UNLV.

6 SEEDS: Minnesota; Pittsburgh; VCU; Butler.

7 SEEDS: North Carolina State; San Diego State; UCLA; Missouri.

8 SEEDS: Notre Dame; Colorado State; North Carolina; Illinois.

9 SEEDS: Memphis; Oklahoma; Cincinnati; Oregon.

10 SEEDS: Colorado; Creighton; California; Virginia.

11 SEEDS: St. Mary’s; Wichita State; Villanova; Belmont.

12 SEEDS: Iowa State; Tennessee vs. La Salle; Kentucky vs. Boise State; Middle Tennessee.

13 SEEDS: Akron; Louisiana Tech; Bucknell; Stephen F. Austin.

14 SEEDS: Valparaiso; Davidson; Stony Brook; South Dakota State.

15 SEEDS: Princeton; Montana; Niagara; Long Beach State.

16 SEEDS: Mercer; Robert Morris; Northeastern vs. Norfolk State; Charleston Southern vs. Texas Southern.

LAST FOUR IN: Tennessee; Kentucky; Boise State; La Salle.

LAST FOUR OUT: Temple; Mississippi; Iowa; Maryland.

CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN: Big East (8); Big Ten (7); ACC (5); Big 12 (5); MWC (5); Pac-12 (5); A-10 (4); SEC (4); MVC (2); WCC (2).

Jamal Murphy has been making tournament predictions since 2010. He will be updating his predictions frequently until the Committee’s selection on Sunday, March 17th.

Note: Conference leaders are determined by the team with the fewest conference losses, with ties broken by the higher RPI ranking.

Please feel free to contact Jamal via Twitter: @Blacketologist

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