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Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 02/28/2011

NCAA tournament 2011: Updated 68-team tournament field

By Eric Prisbell

Here's my updated NCAA tournament field. I lifted BYU to a No. 1 seed and dropped Duke to a No. 2. More on that later.

No. 1s
Ohio State (BIG TEN)
Pittsburgh (BIG EAST)
Kansas (BIG 12)
Brigham Young (MWC)

No. 2s
Duke (ACC)
Texas
San Diego State
Notre Dame

No. 3s
Purdue
Syracuse
Louisville
Wisconsin

No. 4s
Florida (SEC)
North Carolina
Georgetown
Connecticut

No. 5s
St. John's
Arizona (PAC-10)
Kentucky
Vanderbilt

No. 6s
Villanova
West Virginia
Texas A&M
Missouri

No. 7s
Temple
Xavier (A 10)
George Mason (CAA)
UNLV

No. 8s
Cincinnati
Washington
Old Dominion
UCLA

No. 9s
Utah State (WAC)
Kansas State
Illinois
Marquette

No. 10s
Tennessee
Georgia
Virginia Tech
Florida State

No. 11s
Michigan State
Richmond
Butler
Alabama-Birmingham (CONFERENCE USA)

No. 12s
Cleveland State (HORIZON)
St. Mary's (WCC)
Memphis
Clemson
Gonzaga
Colorado

No. 13s
Missouri State (MVC)
Oakland (SUMMIT)
Belmont (ATLANTIC SUN)
Princeton (IVY)

No. 14s
Kent State (MAC)
Coastal Carolina (BIG SOUTH)
Vermont (AMERICA EAST)
College of Charleston (SOUTHERN)

No. 15s
Bucknell (PATRIOT)
Fairfield (METRO ATLANTIC)
LIU (NORTHEAST)
Long Beach State (BIG WEST)

No. 16s
Murray State (OVC)
Montana (BIG SKY)
Florida Atlantic (SUN BELT)
McNeese State (SOUTHLAND)
Texas Southern (SWAC)
Bethune Cookman (MEAC)

By Eric Prisbell  | February 28, 2011; 10:06 AM ET
 
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Comments

Where is VCU? They won their bubble-burst game, ON THE ROAD. You have Colo, Clemson, Ill., Mich St. -- scrubby teams from iffy conferences. VCU is much more deserving and no, I'm not an alum. The CAA is getting dissed.

Posted by: StikeDC1 | February 28, 2011 3:16 PM | Report abuse

VCU has lost 4 of its last 5, including blow-out losses at home to GMU and ODU, and losses to Drexel and JMU. VCU's only win during that stretch was by the slimmest of margins (one-point) against a team that has only one win against the top 100 (wichita st.).

I, too, would love to see the CAA get 3 bids, but only ODU and GMU have the resumes to earn an at-large.

Posted by: jmorrisa | February 28, 2011 4:41 PM | Report abuse

You're probably right, tho a.) plenty of teams have gotten reamed by the committee despite being hot down the stretch (there are too many historical examples to mention) and b.) being cold now won't hurt teams like Nova, which has lost 5 of 7 and 7 of 11 (Colorado has also lost 7 of 11), not to mention teams like Clemson, which are a joke...

Posted by: StikeDC1 | March 2, 2011 12:26 PM | Report abuse

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