Posted: Tuesday January 31, 2012 12:39PM ; Updated: Tuesday January 31, 2012 1:28PM
Andy Glockner

Murray State grabs No. 5 seed in this week's Bracket Watch

Story Highlights

Syracuse, Kentucky, Duke, Ohio State hold on to No. 1 NCAA tournament seeds

BYU, Cincinnati, NC State and Massachusetts fell out of this week's bracket

The Big Ten and Big East continue to lead the conferences with eight bids a piece

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

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

Last four in: Iowa State, Washington, Stanford, La Salle.

Last four out: BYU, Cincinnati, NC State, Massachusetts.

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

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

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