BRACKETOLOGY - 3/9/13
Let’s take a look at my latest (as of games through Friday, March 8, 2013) prediction 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 italics
1 SEEDS: Indiana; Duke; Kansas; Gonzaga.
2 SEEDS: Louisville; Michigan State; Michigan; Miami, Fl.
3 SEEDS: Florida; Georgetown; New Mexico; Ohio State.
4 SEEDS: Syracuse; Marquette; Wisconsin; Arizona.
5 SEEDS: Kansas State; UNLV; Oklahoma State; Pittsburgh.
6 SEEDS: Saint Louis; VCU; Butler; San Diego State.
7 SEEDS: North Carolina State; Minnesota; Missouri; Notre Dame.
8 SEEDS: Colorado State; North Carolina; Illinois; Memphis.
9 SEEDS: UCLA; Oklahoma; Colorado; Villanova.
10 SEEDS: Cincinnati; Oregon; Creighton; St. Mary’s.
11 SEEDS: Wichita State; California; Iowa State; Belmont.
12 SEEDS: Virginia; Tennessee vs. Temple; Middle Tennessee; Boise State vs. La Salle.
13 SEEDS: Akron; Louisiana Tech; Bucknell; Stephen F. Austin.
14 SEEDS: Valparaiso; Davidson; Stony Brook; South Dakota State.
15 SEEDS: Harvard; Montana; Niagara; Long Beach State.
16 SEEDS: Mercer; Robert Morris; Northeastern vs. Norfolk State; Charleston Southern vs. Texas Southern.
LAST FOUR IN: Tennessee; Boise State; La Salle; Temple.
LAST FOUR OUT: Kentucky; Stanford; Mississippi; Iowa.
AT-LARGES DROPPED OUT: Kentucky.
AT-LARGE NEW ENTRIES: Temple.
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN: Big East (8); Big Ten (7); ACC (5); Big 12 (5); MWC (5); Pac-12 (5); A-10 (5); SEC (3); 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.
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