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Posted: Friday March 12, 2010 9:32AM; Updated: Friday March 12, 2010 9:43AM
Andy Glockner
Andy Glockner>BRACKET WATCH
2010 NCAA Tournament Projection
In this bracket, the Midwest matches up with the West, the South with the East in the national semifinals.

Note: The top-four seeds in each region, starting with the No. 1 seeds, receive geographic preference when possible. An imbalance in high seeds between regions (e.g. if more than two top-four seeds are closest to the same subregional location) may force a protected seed into a secondary location. Thus, in the next couple weeks, shifts in seeding will alter which subregions fall into which regions.

* -- automatic qualifier

 
 
MIDWEST - Saint Louis
 
Oklahoma City
 
1 Kansas
16 East Tennessee State* (Atlantic Sun)
 
 
8 Florida State
9 Old Dominion* (Colonial)
 
 
Spokane
 
5 Vanderbilt
12 San Diego State
 
 
4 Pittsburgh
13 Washington
 
 
Providence
 
6 Xavier
11 Virginia Tech
 
 
3 Georgetown
14 San Houston State (Southland)
 
 
Milwaukee
 
7 Gonzaga
10 Oklahoma State
 
 
2 Purdue
15 UC Santa Barbara (Big West)
 
SOUTH - Houston
 
Buffalo
 
1 Syracuse
16 UA Pine Bluff (SWAC)/Lehigh (Patriot)
 
 
8 Northern Iowa* (Missouri Valley)
9 UNLV
 
 
New Orleans
 
5 Maryland
12 Siena* (MAAC)
 
 
4 Baylor
13 Mississippi
 
 
Providence
 
6 Richmond
11 Cornell* (Ivy)
 
 
3 Villanova
14 Akron (MAC)
 
 
Buffalo
 
7 Missouri
10 California (Pac-10)
 
 
2 Ohio State
15 Morgan State (MEAC)
 
 
 
 
 
WEST - Salt Lake City
 
Jacksonville
 
1 West Virginia
16 Winthrop* (Big South)
 
 
8 Clemson
9 Saint Mary's* (West Coast)
 
 
Spokane
 
5 Texas A&M
12 Illinois
 
 
4 Tennessee
13 Murray State* (Ohio Valley)
 
 
San Jose
 
6 Michigan State
11 UTEP (Conference USA)
 
 
3 New Mexico
14 Montana* (Big Sky)
 
 
Jacksonville
 
7 Texas
10 Louisville
 
 
2 Duke
15 Vermont (America East)
 
EAST- Syracuse
 
Milwaukee
 
1 Kentucky
16 Robert Morris* (Northeast)
 
 
8 Notre Dame
9 Utah State (WAC)
 
 
San Jose
 
5 BYU
12 Georgia Tech
 
 
4 Temple
13 Oakland* (Summit)
 
 
New Orleans
 
6 Butler* (Horizon)
11 Florida
 
 
3 Wisconsin
14 Wofford* (SoCon)
 
 
Oklahoma City
 
7 Marquette
10 Wake Forest
 
 
2 Kansas State
15 North Texas* (Sun Belt)
 
 

New multibid conference teams in: Washington.

Multibid conference teams out: Memphis.

Also considered: Rhode Island, Seton Hall, Dayton, William & Mary, Mississippi State.

Bids by conference: Big East (8), ACC and Big 12 (7), Big Ten and SEC (5), Mountain West (4), Atlantic 10 (3), West Coast and Pac-10 (2).

One-bid league winners and select other auto-bid teams are listed with their conference for clarity. Teams can be moved a seed line up or down to conform to bracketing rules.

SEEDING NOTES

-- Marquette and Missouri are natural 8 seeds now that were pushed up to 7s by bracketing conflicts.

-- Wake Forest is a 9/10 seed now and got pushed to a 10 to help ease bracket conflicts.

Got a bone to pick with the Bracket Watch? Send feedback to bubblewatch@gmail.com.
 

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