Posted: Tuesday January 3, 2012 1:52PM ; Updated: Monday January 9, 2012 3:36PM
Andy Glockner
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Bracket Watch: Ohio State, Kentucky among top tourney seeds

Story Highlights

Syracuse, Kentucky, OSU and Duke hold on to four No. 1 tournament seeds

The Big Ten and Big East lead conferences pack with highest number of bids

Texas, Stanford, Oklahoma and Virginia Tech were this week's last four in

2012 NCAA Tournament Projection
 
 
EAST - Boston
 
Pittsburgh
 
1 Syracuse* (Big East)
16 Miss. Valley St. (SWAC)/Maine* (Am. East)
 
 
8 Harvard* (Ivy)
9 Virginia
 
 
Portland
 
5 Gonzaga* (West Coast)
12 Oklahoma/Stanford
 
 
4 Florida
13 VCU* (Colonial)
 
 
Louisville
 
6 Seton Hall
11 New Mexico
 
 
3 Indiana
14 Middle Tennessee State* (Sun Belt)
 
 
Omaha
 
7 Murray State* (Ohio Valley)
10 Purdue
 
 
2 Missouri
15 Oral Roberts* (Summit)
 
SOUTH - Atlanta
 
Louisville
 
1 Kentucky* (SEC)
16 Norfolk State* (MEAC)
 
 
8 Saint Mary's
9 West Virginia
 
 
Portland
 
5 Wisconsin
12 Saint Joseph's/Virginia Tech
 
 
4 Kansas State
13 Iona* (MAAC)
 
 
Nashville
 
6 Creighton
11 Minnesota
 
 
3 Georgetown
14 UW-Milwaukee* (Horizon)
 
 
Omaha
 
7 Southern Miss* (C-USA)
10 Saint Louis
 
 
2 Baylor* (Big 12)
15 Bucknell* (Patriot)
 
 
 
 
 
WEST - Phoenix
 
Pittsburgh
 
1 Ohio State
16 Lamar* (Southland)
 
 
8 Alabama
9 California* (Pac-12)
 
 
Albuquerque
 
5 Marquette
12 Texas
 
 
4 UNLV* (Mountain West)
13 Long Beach State* (Big West)
 
 
Nashville
 
6 Michigan
11 Florida State
 
 
3 Kansas
14 New Mexico State* (WAC)
 
 
Greensboro
 
7 Temple* (Atlantic 10)
10 Wichita State
 
 
2 North Carolina
15 Robert Morris* (Northeast)
 
MIDWEST - St. Louis
 
Greensboro
 
1 Duke* (ACC)
16 Charleston So.* (Big South)/Weber St.* (Big Sky)
 
 
8 Xavier
9 Illinois
 
 
Albuquerque
 
5 Mississippi State
12 Ohio* (MAC)
 
 
4 Louisville
13 Missouri State* (Missouri Valley)
 
 
Columbus
 
6 Vanderbilt
11 Memphis
 
 
3 Michigan State* (Big Ten)
14 Belmont* (Atlantic Sun)
 
 
Columbus
 
7 San Diego State
10 Dayton
 
 
2 Connecticut
15 Davidson* (SoCon)
 
 

* Designated auto-bid winners from each conference, based on best RPI for conference leader (fewest league losses)

Last four in: Saint Joseph's, Stanford, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech.

Last four out: Arizona, Northwestern, Pitt, NC State.

Bids by conference: Big Ten (8); Big East (7); Big 12 (6); ACC, SEC, A-10 (5), MWC, MVC (3); WCC, Pac-12, C-USA (2)

Notes: Several teams moved a line off their "natural" seed to accommodate bracketing.

For more in-depth analysis, check out the Bubble Watch.

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

 
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