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Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/ 4/2011

Bracketology: Eric Prisbell's NCAA tournament field of 68

By Eric Prisbell
Newark Region
Seed Team Conf* Note
1Ohio StateBig Ten*Depth a question for Buckeyes
2Brigham YoungMountain West*Anyone still high on Cougars?
3TexasBig 12Another late-season slide?
4St. John'sBig EastStumbled at Seton Hall
5KentuckySECNot one of Cal's best teams
6XavierAtlantic 10*On a 16-1 streak entering A10 tournament
7George MasonCAARiding 16-game win streak
8UCLAPac-10Lost to Washington by seven
9Utah StateWAC*Barely survived at New Mexico State
10MarquetteBig EastIf one BE team fades, this could be it
11ButlerHorizonYoungstown State loss still black eye
12ClemsonACCLate arrival on bubble after Virginia Tech win
13 PrincetonIvy*Needs to beat Penn on Tuesday to force Ivy playoff
14VermontAmerica East*Lost two straight before league tourney
15Long IslandNortheast*Has not lost since Jan. 22
16Texas Southern*/Florida Atlantic*Play-inTexas Southern 0-8 vs. top 200 teams
New Orleans Region
Seed Team Conf* Note
1PittsburghBig East*Six top 25 wins on resume
2PurdueBig TenJohnson in hunt for Big Ten POY
3SyracuseBig EastOrange finishing season strong
4North CarolinaACCBarnes a go-to player in clutch
5West VirginiaBig EastMountaineers with six RPI top 25 wins
6VanderbiltSECHas lost three of four
7Kansas StateBig 12Wildcats back from dead
8Old DominionCAATwo CAA teams with single-digit seeds?
9WashingtonPac-10Stopped slide with UCLA win
10GonzagaWCCFinishes season red hot
11Florida StateACCBack on bubble after UNC loss
12MilwaukeeHorizon*Plays Butler for Horizon title on Tuesday
13BelmontAtlantic Sun*Cruised to A-Sun tourney title
14UNC AshevilleBig South*Upset Coastal Carolina in conference final
15BucknellPatriot*Plays Lehigh on Sunday
16Bethune-Cookman*/McNeese State*Play-inWildcats beat Florida A&M by two
Anaheim Region
Seed Team Conf* Note
1DukeACC*Smith stars in home finale
2Notre DameBig EastDeadly behind three-point arc
3WisconsinBig TenHas beaten Ohio State and Purdue
4ConnecticutBig EastHas lost four of five games
5ArizonaPac-10*Williams best NBA prospect
6VillanovaBig East'Cats have anything left?
7 MissouriBig 12Don't trust Tigers on road
8Nevada-Las VegasMWCK-State road win looking better
9TennesseeSECNation's most volatile team
10Alabama-BirminghamC-USA*Just 1-5 vs. RPI top 50 teams
11MichiganBig TenWolverines have won three of four
12Boston College/Michigan StateACC/Big TenBoth teams need strong finish
13Missouri StateMVC*Needs to win MVC tourney
14FairfieldMAAC*No problem with Marist in MAAC quarterfinals
15Morehead StateOhio Valley*Beat Tennessee Tech for OVC title
16Long Beach StateBig West*Has not lost since Jan. 22
San Antonio Region
Seed Team Conf* Note
1KansasBig 12*Has won 11 of 12 games
2San Diego StateMWCFavorites in MWC tourney now
3LouisvilleBig EastWest Virginia snapped Cardinals' four-game winning streak
4FloridaSEC*The class of a so-so league
5GeorgetownBig EastChris Wright can't return fast enough
6Texas A&MBig 12Win over Texas Tech snapped two-game skid
7TempleAtlantic 10Owls under radar all season
8CincinnatiBig EastSeven true road wins for Bearcats
9IllinoisBig TenIllini has underachieved
10Saint Mary'sWCCGaels have lost three of four games
11GeorgiaSECHas 3-9 record vs. RPI top 50 teams
12Richmond/Virginia TechA10/ACCHokies currently get last at-large berth
13OaklandSummit*13 of 23 wins away from home
14College of CharlestonSouthern*Ended season on sour note
15Kent StateMAC*Parity brings down MAC teams
16Northern ColoradoBig Sky*Best win: Montana

* - Projected conference champion

By Eric Prisbell  | March 4, 2011; 10:20 AM ET
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ichaigan's best win is Harvard. They have to beat MSU this weekdn or tthey are DOA unelss they win the Big Ten tourney -- 14 losses aint gonna cut it. Given how tightly grouped the 15 throguh 50 clubs are, the UConns and St Mary's and other clubs limping at the finish are likely to end up with unsavory seeds. And I think that SEC might be looking at as few as 3 clubs in if things go against Tenn and Souther Miss down to the wire. Gonna be fun stuff!!

Posted by: dfh21 | March 4, 2011 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Rock Chalk!!

Posted by: Drob33 | March 4, 2011 5:00 PM | Report abuse

I pity whichever high seed has to open against Belmont.

Posted by: evwill | March 6, 2011 9:32 AM | Report abuse

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