NCAA Basketball Bracketology: Updated S-Curve And Bracket For March 12, 2011

Well, Selection Sunday is almost here, which means we're getting closer to knowing what the field will really look like. As for my projection, Alabama jumps in, while Boston College falls out and Georgia hangs around. There's also change at the top as Duke replaces Notre Dame as the final top seed. As usual, there's a full write-up over at SB Nation.

Teams in bold have clinched their respective league's automatic bid. Conference leaders/champions are denoted by an asterisk.

1 line 1. Ohio State*
2. Kansas*
3. Pittsburgh  4. Duke
2 line 8. North Carolina* 7. Florida* 6. San Diego State
5. Notre Dame
3 line 9. BYU* 10. Texas 11. Syracuse
12. Louisville*
4 line 16. Wisconsin
15. Kentucky
14. Purdue 13. Connecticut
5 line 17. Arizona
18. Vanderbilt
19. Texas A&M
20. Temple*
6 line 24. Georgetown
(7 seed)
23. West Virginia
22. St. John's 21. Xavier
7 line 25. UNLV
26.Kansas State
(6 seed)
27.Old Dominion* 28. Cincinnati
8 line 32. Gonzaga* 31. Missouri
30. George Mason
29. Florida State
9 line 33. Tennessee 34. Marquette 35. Butler* 36. Michigan
10 line 40. Utah State* 39. Villanova
38. UCLA
37. Michigan State
11 line 41. Washington
42. Illinois
43. Colorado
44. Virginia Tech
12 line 48. Belmont* 47. St. Mary's
(First Four)
46. Richmond
(First Four)
45. Clemson
13 line 49. Alabama
(First Four)
50. Georgia
(First Four)
51. Harvard*
(13 seeds begin)
52. UTEP*
14 line 56. Bucknell* 55. Kent State*
(14 seeds begin)
54. Indiana State*
53. Oakland*
15 line 57. Long Beach State* 58. Morehead State*
59. Wofford*
(15 seeds begin)
60. St. Peter's*
16 line 64. Boston University*  63. Hampton*
(16 seeds begin)
62. Northern Colorado* 61. Long Island*
17 line
(First Four)
65. UNC Asheville 66. Arkansas-Little Rock* 67. McNeese State*
68. Alabama State*
First Four Out
69. Boston College
70. Penn State
71. Memphis 72. USC
Next Four Out
76. Washington State 75. Missouri State 74. VCU 73. New Mexico

 

The full bracket is after the jump. Here is Friday's post for comparison.

National Semifinal Matchups

(1) East vs. (4) West
(2) Southwest vs. (3) Southeast

First Four

Automatic Bid Teams
March 15: ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK (Sun Belt) vs. UNC ASHEVILLE(Big South) to Washington on March 17th
March 16: Alabama State (SWAC) (NEW) vs. McNeese State (Southland) to Cleveland on March 18th

At-Large Teams (Last Four In)
March 15: Alabama (NEW) vs. Richmond to Tampa on March 17th
March 16: Georgia vs. St. Mary's to Chicago on March 18th

Next Four In (automatically in the Round of 64): Illinois, Colorado, Virginia Tech, Clemson

Previous seeds are in parentheses. Teams that have earned an auto bid are in ALL CAPS.

EAST
Newark (March 25 and 27)
SOUTHWEST
San Antonio (March 25 and 27)
Cleveland (Fri/Sun)
Tulsa (Fri/Sun)
1. Ohio State (Big Ten)
16. Alabama State/McNeese State
1. Kansas (Big 12)
16. Hampton (MEAC) (NEW)
8. Missouri (9)
9. BUTLER (Horizon) (10)  
8. GONZAGA (West Coast) (9) 
9. Michigan (10) 
Denver (Thu/Sat)
Tampa (Thu/Sat)
5. Temple (Atlantic 10) (6)
12. Clemson
5. Vanderbilt (6)
12. Alabama/Richmond
4. Kentucky
13. OAKLAND (Summit)
4. Connecticut
13. INDIANA STATE (Missouri Valley)
Tulsa (Fri/Sun) Washington (Thu/Sat)
6. West Virginia
11. Virginia Tech 
6. Xavier (5)
11. Colorado
3. Texas
14. Long Beach State (Big West) 
3. Syracuse
14. BUCKNELL (Patriot)
Chicago (Fri/Sun) Charlotte (Fri/Sun)
7. UNLV (6) 
10. UCLA
7. OLD DOMINION (Colonial)
10. Villanova
2. Notre Dame
15. LONG ISLAND (Northeast) 
2. North Carolina (ACC)
15. WOFFORD (Southern)
WEST
(Anaheim: March 24 and 26)
SOUTHEAST
(New Orleans: March 24 and 26)
Charlotte (Fri/Sun)
Washington (Thu/Sat)
1. Duke (2)
16. Boston University (America East)
1. Pittsburgh
16. UALR/UNC ASHEVILLE 
8. George Mason
9. Marquette 
8. Florida State
9. Tennessee
Chicago (Fri/Sun)
Tucson (Thu/Sat)
5. Arizona
12. Georgia/St. Mary's
5. Texas A&M (6)
12. BELMONT (Atlantic Sun) 
4. Purdue (2)
13. UTEP (C-USA) (NEW)
4. Wisconsin
13. Harvard (Ivy)
Cleveland (Fri/Sun)
Denver (Thu/Sat)
6.  Kansas State (7, natural 7)
11. Illinois (9)
6. St. John's (5)
11. Washington
3. Louisville (Big East) (4)
14. Kent State (MAC)
3. BYU (Mountain West)
14. MOREHEAD STATE (Ohio Valley)
Tucson (Thu/Sat)
Tampa (Thu/Sat)
7. Cincinnati
10. Utah State (WAC) (8)
7. Georgetown (natural 6)
10. Michigan State (10)
2. San Diego State
15. NORTHERN COLORADO (Big Sky)
2. Florida (SEC)
15. ST. PETER'S (Metro Atlantic) 


Conference Breakdown

Big East: 11
Big Ten, Big 12, SEC: 6
ACC: 5
A-10, MWC, Pac-10: 3
CAA, WCC: 2
21 one-bid conferences

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