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Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 02/18/2011

Bracketology: Eric Prisbell's NCAA tournament field of 68

By Eric Prisbell
Newark Region
Seed Team Conf* Note
1Ohio StateBig Ten*William Buford is underrated
2San Diego StateMWCSteve Fisher national coach of year
3GeorgetownBig EastDefense key to deep run
4LouisvilleBig EastMore team-oriented this season
5VanderbiltSECJenkins averaging nearly 20 points
6MissouriBig 12Road games remain an issue
7CincinnatiBig EastCronin's heat-to-heart helped
8UCLAPac-10Bruins rounding into form
9Florida StateACCHow good is FSU minus Singleton?
10Saint Mary'sWCC*At-large hopes in peril
11GeorgiaSEC14-point lead vanished vs. Vandy
12Baylor/Southern MississippiPlay-inMust see play-in game? Not.
13OaklandSummit*Mistake not to play BracketBuster
14College of CharlestonSouthern*Nonleague schedule should help seeding
15Morehead StateOhio Valley*Faried's next stop: NBA
16Texas SouthernSWAC*0-8 vs. top 200 RPI teams
New Orleans Region
Seed Team Conf* Note
1PittsburghBig East*A chance for top overall seed
2Brigham YoungMWC*Countdown to San Diego State rematch begins
3WisconsinBig TenBadgers with two top 10 RPI wins
4North CarolinaACCTough to find top 50 wins in ACC
5Texas A&MBig 120-2 vs. RPI top 25 teams
6West VirginiaBig EastMountaineers fourth in SOS entering weekend
7XavierAtlantic 10*Won 11 of 12 games
8TennesseeSECCan't trust inconsistent Vols
9Old DominionCAACAA could be three-bid league
10Kansas StateBig 12Back in with Kansas win
11MemphisC-USA*Best team in middling league
12MarquetteBig EastMargin for error still slim
13BelmontAtlantic Sun*Won six straight games
14Coastal CarolinaBig South*Gardner-Webb was first league loss
15FairfieldMAAC*SOS rating of 296
16Texas State*/Florida Atlantic*Play-inNo clear front-runner in Southland
Anaheim Region
Seed Team Conf* Note
1KansasBig 12No. 1 seed not locked up
2DukeACC*Curry emerging as needed threat
3ConnecticutBig EastKemba Walker reborn vs. Hoyas
4FloridaSECDonovan's Cardiac Kids
5SyracuseBig EastOrange difficult to figure out
6ArizonaPac-10*Profile still light
7George MasonCAA*Does it feel like 2006?
8Nevada-Las VegasMWCKansas State win looking better
9Utah StateWAC*Better hope it wins WAC tourney
10MinnesotaBig TenGophers headed in wrong direction
11RichmondAtlantic 10Went belly up against Temple
12Butler/Michigan StatePlay-inBulldogs have won six straight
13PrincetonIvy*Tigers playing four straight on road
14Miami (Ohio)MAC*Little separation in MAC
15BucknellPatriot*Best win: at Richmond
16Long Island*NECBlackbirds won eight straight
San Antonio Region
Seed Team Conf* Note
1TexasBig 12*Defense will carry 'Horns to Houston
2Notre DameBig EastHansbrough is Big East POY
3PurdueBig Ten18-5 vs. RPI top 200 teams
4VillanovaBig EastBarely beat Seton Hall, DePaul. Warning sign?
5KentuckySECBrutal schedule rest of the way
6St. John'sBig EastSenior-laden team a threat
7TempleAtlantic 10Put Richmond back on bubble
8IllinoisBig TenWeber's team mild disappointment
9Boston CollegeACCOnly impressive win: Texas A&M
10Colorado StateMWCGets lost amid San Diego State, BYU hype
11AlabamaSEC*Impressive turnaround story
12Wichita StateMVC*May need to win MVC tourney
13Cleveland StateHorizon*Horizon sleeper: Butler
14VermontAmerica East*Beaten soundly by Charleston
15MontanaBig Sky*UCLA win carries weight
16 Long Beach State*/Hampton*Play-inHampton lost at N.C. A&T

* - Projected conference champion

By Eric Prisbell  | February 18, 2011; 12:54 PM ET
 
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