Posted: Tuesday January 24, 2012 12:54PM ; Updated: Tuesday January 24, 2012 4:07PM
Andy Glockner

Syracuse holds on to No. 1 seed in latest edition of Bracket Watch

Story Highlights

Syracuse, Kentucky, Ohio State, Kansas take hold of No. 1 seeds for NCAAs

A win over then No. 3 Baylor bumped Missouri to a No. 2 seed in the Midwest

The last four out this week are Oregon, New Mexico, Northwestern and Arizona

2012 NCAA Tournament Projection
EAST - Boston
1 Syracuse* (Big East)
16 UT-Arlington* (Southland)/Boston U.* (Am. East)
8 Temple
9 Memphis
5 Kansas State
12 NC State/BYU
4 Indiana
13 Davidson* (Southern)
6 Connecticut
11 Purdue
14 Oral Roberts* (Summit)
7 Wisconsin
10 Harvard* (Ivy)
2 Duke* (Atlantic Coast)
15 Bucknell* (Patriot)
SOUTH - Atlanta
1 Kentucky* (SEC)
16 Long Island* (Northeast)
8 Florida State
9 Wichita State
5 Saint Mary's* (West Coast)
12 Cincinnati
4 San Diego State* (Mountain West)
13 Middle Tennessee State* (Sun Belt)
6 Illinois
11 Stanford
3 Georgetown
14 Iona* (MAAC)
7 Dayton* (Atlantic 10)
10 Southern Miss* (Conference USA)
2 Baylor
15 Weber State* (Big Sky)
MIDWEST - St. Louis
1 Ohio State
16 Miss. Valley St.* (SWAC)/UNC-Asheville* (Big South)
8 Xavier
9 Florida
5 Vanderbilt
12 Colorado State
4 Creighton* (Missouri Valley)
13 Long Beach State* (Big West)
6 Gonzaga
11 Iowa State
3 West Virginia
14 Belmont (Atlantic Sun)
7 Michigan
10 California* (Pac-12)
2 Missouri
15 Akron* (MAC)
WEST - Phoenix
1 Kansas* (Big 12)
16 Norfolk State* (MEAC)
8 Mississippi State
9 Virginia
5 Seton Hall
12 Marshall/Saint Louis
4 Murray State* (Ohio Valley)
13 Cleveland State* (Horizon)
6 Marquette
11 Minnesota
3 North Carolina
14 Nevada* (WAC)
7 Alabama
10 Louisville
2 Michigan State* (Big Ten)
15 George Mason* (Colonial)

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

Last four in: Marshall, NC State, Saint Louis, BYU.

Last four out: Oregon, New Mexico, Northwestern, Arizona.

Bids by conference: Big Ten and Big East (8); Big 12, ACC and SEC (5); Atlantic 10 (4); Conference USA, West Coast and Mountain West (3); Missouri Valley and Pac 12 (2).

Note: Cincinnati and Stanford swapped seeds to help avoid bracket conflicts.

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

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