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Initial Thoughts on the NCAA Tournament Field

Posted by jrswift on March 9, 2008

NCAA Tournament Field of 65

 

Automatic Bids (31) – Projected [31]

 

(Italics indicates Team in the Field)

(Bold indicates Team believed to be a lock)

 

America East – UMBC

Atlantic 10 – Xavier

ACC – North Carolina

Atlantic Sun – Belmont

Big 12 – Texas

Big East – Georgetown

Big Sky – Portland State

Big South – Winthrop

Big 10 – Wisconsin

Big West – Cal State-Northridge

Colonial – George Mason/William & Mary

Conference USA – Memphis

Horizon – Butler

Ivy – Cornell

Metro Atlantic – Rider

Mid American – Kent St.

Mid-Eastern – Morgan St.

Missouri Valley – Drake

Mountain West – BYU

Northeast – Robert Morris

Ohio Valley – Austin Peay

Pac-10 – UCLA

Patriot – American

SEC – Tennessee

Southern – Davidson

Southland – Lamar

SWAC – Alabama St.

Summit – Oral Roberts

Sun Belt – South Alabama

West Coast – Gonzaga

WAC – Boise St.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At-Large Bids (34) – Projected [23]

 

(Bold indicates Team believed to be a lock)

 

Duke

Clemson

Miami (Fl)

Kansas

Baylor

Kansas St.

Oklahoma

Louisville

Connecticut

Marquette

Notre Dame

Pitt

West Virginia

Purdue

Indiana

Michigan St.

Stanford

Washington St.

USC

Vanderbilt

Mississippi St.

Arkansas

St. Mary’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bubble Teams [23]

 

Virginia Tech

Maryland

Umass

Dayton

St. Joseph’s

Temple

Texas A&M

Syracuse

Villanova

Ohio St.

Virginia Commonwealth

UAB

Houston

Illinois St.

UNLV

New Mexico

Arizona

Arizona St.

Oregon

Kentucky

Mississippi

Florida

Western Kentucky

 

May have left a few people out but this is just a starting point for my research the rest of the week.

 

JR

 

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