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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/ 8/2011

NCAA tournament 2011: Updated 68-team tournament field

By Eric Prisbell

Here is my updated 68-team field as of Tuesday morning:

No. 1s
Ohio State (BIG TEN)
Kansas (BIG 12)
Pittsburgh (BIG EAST)
Notre Dame

No. 2s
Duke
San Diego State
Syracuse
Florida (SEC)

No. 3s
BYU (MWC)
Purdue
North Carolina (ACC)
Texas

No. 4s
Wisconsin
Louisville
St. John's
West Virginia

No. 5s
Connecticut
Georgetown
Kentucky
Vanderbilt

No. 6s
Kansas State
Arizona (PAC-10)
Cincinnati
Xavier (A-10)

No. 7s
Texas A&M
UNLV
Temple
Villanova

No. 8s

George Mason
UCLA
Missouri
Old Dominion (CAA)

No. 9s
Utah State (WAC)
Illinois
Florida State
Washington

No. 10s
Marquette
Georgia
Gonzaga (WCC)
Tennessee

No. 11s
Richmond
Virginia Tech
Michigan State
Clemson
St. Mary's
Michigan

No. 12s
Boston College
UAB (CONFERENCE USA)
Butler
Harvard (IVY)

No. 13s
Belmont (ATLANTIC SUN)
Oakland (SUMMIT)
Wofford (SOUTHERN)
UW-Milwaukee (HORIZON)

No. 14s
Indiana State (MVC)
Bucknell (PATRIOT)
Kent State (MAC)
St. Peter's (MAAC)

No. 15s
Morehead State (OVC)
LIU (NORTHEAST)
Long Beach State (BIG WEST)
Northern Colorado (BIG SKY)

No. 16s
Texas Southern (SWAC)
Bethune Cookman (MEAC)
Middle Tennessee (SUN BELT)
McNeese State (SOUTHLAND)
UNC-Asheville (BIG SOUTH)
Boston University (AMERICA EAST)

By Eric Prisbell  | March 8, 2011; 10:00 AM ET
 
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Comments

How the heck do BOTH CAA teams get 8 seeds and have to face a 9 then a 1? That's absurd & shows complete lack of respect. GMU gets dissed b/c of 1 conference loss to a desperate bubble team playing in their home city? I hope the committee isn't buying this -- the only reason the Pats are being dissed is b/c they're not a "big boy." A 10 or 11 seed would be better than an 8, but the Pats deserve a 5 or a 6, they are ranked No. 25.

Posted by: StikeDC1 | March 8, 2011 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Seriously, RELAX! It is one person's opinion!

Posted by: JPO2200 | March 8, 2011 12:02 PM | Report abuse

How the heck do BOTH CAA teams get 8 seeds and have to face a 9 then a 1? That's absurd & shows complete lack of respect. GMU gets dissed b/c of 1 conference loss to a desperate bubble team playing in their home city? I hope the committee isn't buying this -- the only reason the Pats are being dissed is b/c they're not a "big boy." A 10 or 11 seed would be better than an 8, but the Pats deserve a 5 or a 6, they are ranked No. 25.

Posted by: StikeDC1 | March 8, 2011 10:53 AM | Report abuse
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First of all, all CAA teams get hosed at this time of year. While Prisbell thinks that 3 CAA teams would have been in if VCU had won last night, I think that only one of ODU & GMU would have been selected. Both teams are very good: RPIs of 24 (ODU) and 27 (GMU), strength of schedules that are pretty good (forgot the numbers) and GMU was ranked 25th for a week (now 31-GMU, 32-ODU). Getting #8/9 seeds, which is what I am seeing in lots of places for both teams, would be really tough, but I also feel like a #10 would be a dis to either team and a #7 is unlikely.

Posted by: LurkerNowPoster | March 8, 2011 12:11 PM | Report abuse

old dominion and george mason can beat any of those 9 seeds mentioned in the article. as an old dominion grad it pains me to say this, but virginia commonwealth is more tournament worthy than michigan, st. mary's, or georgia.

Posted by: miked4 | March 8, 2011 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Richmond looks forward to a good ride in the Big Dance and revenge against ODU, Temple, and Xavier.

Posted by: bragdonb1 | March 8, 2011 5:29 PM | Report abuse

VCU deserves an at large bid; the Rams would beat any of the 11s through 16s (btw, I'm a Maryland fan, not a VCU fan).

Posted by: MBP1 | March 8, 2011 6:02 PM | Report abuse

CAA might not be top to bottom as strong as some conferences, but I bet the teams that get in make some noise this year. Also, how does anyone still have VT in the tourney? They have ONE...that's right, ONE win against a top 25 team this year, and maybe 3 against RPI top 50. Also they lost to UVA twice (once with, and once without Mike Scott). Turrible.

Posted by: emc7x | March 8, 2011 8:02 PM | Report abuse

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