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Final Bracketology For 2010 Or There's No Way I'm Getting These All Right

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Editor's note: This bracket is cross-posted at SB Nation.

So, one of the most confusing and convoluted bubble years ever comes to a close. I honestly think I have no chance at getting the final few teams correct, as there isn't enough separation between them.

Click here to see my final projected bracket.

Here are links to my seed list and tracking spreadsheet.

Mississippi State could have made things much easier had they won the SEC Tournament today. But a DeMarcus Cousins layup at the buzzer forced overtime, where John Wall was sublime. The Bulldogs, in my opinion, needed that win to get in, but the Committee may feel differently. 

Ohio State sewed up a two seed with a win over Minnesota in the Big Ten final. The Gophers are in regardless, but again, the Committee may want to go a different route.

Duke won the ACC, but I doubt that won't be enough to wrest the top one seed from West Virginia.  

Temple won the A-10 Tournament, and I have them solidly as a three seed.

The Rundown

Top Four Seeds: KansasKentuckySyracuseWest Virginia
Last Five In: CaliforniaMinnesotaVirginia Tech, Utah State, Florida
First Four Out: UTEPIllinois, Mississippi State, William & Mary

Conference Breakdown

Big East: 8
Syracuse (1), West Virginia (1), Villanova (2), Georgetown (3), Pittsburgh (4), Marquette (7), Notre Dame (8), Louisville (10)

ACC: 7 
Duke (2), Maryland (5), Clemson (8), Florida State (8),Georgia Tech (9), Wake Forest (10), Virginia Tech (11)

Big 12: 7 
Kansas (1), Kansas State (2), Baylor (3), Texas A&M (6), Texas (7), Oklahoma State (8), Missouri (9)

Big Ten: 5 
Ohio State (2), Wisconsin (4), Purdue (4), Michigan State (5), Minnesota (12)

MWC: 4 
New Mexico (3), BYU (5), UNLV (9), San Diego State (10)

A-10: 3
Temple (3), Richmond (6), Xavier (7)

SEC: 3
Kentucky (1), Tennessee (4), Vanderbilt (5), Florida (11)

Pac-10: 2
Washington (11), California (11)

WCC: 2
Gonzaga (6), St. Mary's (10)

WAC: 2
Utah State (12), New Mexico State (13)

One Bid Leagues (20): America East (Vermont), Atlantic Sun (ETSU), Big Sky (Montana), Big South (Winthrop), Big West (UC Santa Barbara), Colonial (Old Dominion), Conference USA (Houston), Horizon (Butler), Ivy (Cornell), Metro Atlantic (Siena), Mid-American (Ohio), Mid-Eastern (Morgan State), Missouri Valley (Northern Iowa), Northeast (Robert Morris), Ohio Valley (Murray State), Patriot (Lehigh), Southern (Wofford), Southland (Sam Houston State), Southwestern (Arkansas-Pine Bluff), Summit (Oakland), Sun Belt (North Texas)