Bracketology: Final S-Curve And Bracket For 2011

Here's my final S-curve and bracket for the season. Head over to SB Nation for a quick discussion of my final changes.

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


74. UAB 73. VCU

 

The full bracket is after the jump. Check out Sunday morning's version for comparison.

National Semifinal Matchups

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

First Four

Automatic Bid Teams
March 15: ALABAMA STATE (SWAC) (NEW) vs. UNC ASHEVILLE (Big South) to Washington on March 17th
March 16: ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK (Sun Belt) vs. TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO (Southland) to Cleveland on March 18th

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

Next Four In (automatically in the Round of 64): Michigan State, Penn State, Illinois, Colorado

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. UALR/UTSA
1. KANSAS (Big 12)
16. UC SANTA BARBARA (Big West)
8. Florida State
9. UTAH STATE (WAC)
8. UNLV (7) 
9. Villanova (10)  
Denver (Thu/Sat)
Chicago (Fri/Sun)
5. Vanderbilt
12. MEMPHIS (C-USA) 
5. Arizona
12. Georgia/Virginia Tech
4. Louisville 
13. OAKLAND (Summit)
4. Purdue
13. BELMONT (Atlantic Sun)
Charlotte (Fri/Sun) Tampa (Thu/Sat)
6. Xavier
11. Penn State
6. Cincinnati
11. Michigan State 
3. North Carolina (2)
14. WOFFORD (Southern) 
3. Florida (2)
14. BUCKNELL (Patriot)
Chicago (Fri/Sun) Washington (Thu/Sat)
7. Kansas State
10. UCLA
7. Temple
10. BUTLER (Horizon)
2. Notre Dame
15. AKRON (MAC) (NEW)
2. CONNECTICUT (Big East) (3) 
15. ST. PETER'S (Metro Atlantic)  
WEST
(Anaheim: March 24 and 26)
SOUTHEAST
(New Orleans: March 24 and 26)
Washington (Thu/Sat)
Charlotte (Fri/Sun)
1. Pittsburgh
16. ALABAMA STATE/UNC ASHEVILLE 
1. DUKE (ACC)
16. Boston University (America East)
8. George Mason
9. Tennessee (8) 
8. Missouri (9)
9. Marquette  
Tucson (Thu/Sat)
Tampa (Thu/Sat)
5. St. John's 
12. Colorado 
5. West Virginia (6)
12. St. Mary's/USC
4. Wisconsin
13. INDIANA STATE (Missouri Valley)
4. KENTUCKY (SEC)
13. PRINCETON (Ivy)
Cleveland (Fri/Sun)
Denver (Thu/Sat)
6. Texas A&M
11. RICHMOND (A-10) 
6. Georgetown (5)
11. Illinois (12) 
3. Syracuse
14. LONG ISLAND (Northeast)
3. BYU
14. MOREHEAD STATE (Ohio Valley)
Tucson (Thu/Sat)
Tulsa (Fri/Sun)
7. WASHINGTON (Pac-10) (8)
10. Michigan
7. OLD DOMINION (Colonial)
10. GONZAGA (West Coast) (9)
2. SAN DIEGO STATE  (Mountain West)
15. NORTHERN COLORADO (Big Sky)
2. Texas (3)
15. HAMPTON (MEAC) (NEW)


Conference Breakdown

Big East: 11
Big Ten: 7
Big 12: 6
SEC: 5
ACC, Pac-10: 4
A-10, MWC: 3
CAA, WCC: 2
21 one-bid conferences

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