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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Predicting the Field 2012

When the Selection Committee puts together their field they first start by ranking teams on an S-curve from 1-68.  After that each team is placed into regions in attempt to give the higher seeded teams favorable courts to play on all the while keeping each region is fair.  Below is my S-curve ranking:




1. Kentucky 2. Syracuse 3. North Carolina 4. Michigan St.
8. Duke 7. Ohio St. 6. Kansas 5. Missouri
9. Baylor 10. Marquette 11. Michigan 12. Florida St.
16. Vanderbilt 15. Wisconsin 14. Louisville 13. Georgetown
17. Indiana 18. Florida 19. Wichita St. 20. Murray St.
24. Notre Dame 23. St. Mary's 22. Temple 21. New Mexico
25. Creighton. 26. San Diego St. 27. Memphis 28.Cincinnati
32. St. Louis 31.  Kansas St. 30. Gonzaga 29. UNLV
33. Iowa St. 34. Virginia 35. Purdue 36. UConn
40. Texas 39. California 38. Alabama 37. So. Miss
41. Harvard 42. Xavier 43. West Virginia 44. Colorado
48. BYU 47. Long Beach St. 46. Colorado St. 45. VCU
49. South Florida 50. NC St. 51. Seton Hall 52. South Dakota St.
56. Belmont 55. New Mexico St. 54. Ohio 53. St. Bonaventure
57. Davidson 58. Montana 59. Lehigh 60. Loyla-MD
64. Lamar 63. UNC-Asheville 62. Long Island 61. Detroit
65. Vermont 66. W. Kentucky 67. Norfolk St. 68. Miss Valley St.
Here's a seed breakdown:

1 SEEDS
Kentucky (Midwest)
Syracuse (East)
North Carolina (South)
Michigan St. (West)
2 SEEDS
Missouri (Midwest)
Duke (East)
Ohio St. (South)
Kansas (West)
3 SEEDS
Baylor
Marquette
Florida St.
Michigan
4 SEEDS
Georgetown
Louisville
Wisconsin
Vanderbilt
5 SEEDS
Indiana
Florida
Wichita St.
Murray St.
6 SEEDS
New Mexico
St. Mary's
Temple
Notre Dame
7 SEEDS
San Diego St.
Memphis
Cincinnati
Creighton
8 SEEDS
UNLV
Gonzaga
Kansas St.
St. Louis
9 SEEDS
Iowa St.
Virginia
Purdue
UConn
10 SEEDS
Southern Miss
Alabama
California
Texas
11 SEEDS
Harvard
Xavier
West Virginia
Colorado
12 SEEDS
Virginia Commonwealth
Colorado St.
Long Beach St.
BYU vs. South Florida
13 SEEDS
South Dakota St.
Seton Hall vs. North Carolina St.
St. Bonaventure
Ohio
14 SEEDS
Belmont
New Mexico St.
Davidson
Montana
15 SEEDS
Lehigh
Loyola-MD
Detroit
Long Island (West)
16 SEEDS
Mississippi Valley St. vs. Vermont (East)
Norfolk St. vs. Western Kentucky (Southwest)
Lamar
UNC-Asheville

Last 4 in:
BYU
South Florida
North Carolina St.
BYUSeton Hall

Last 4 out:
Drexel
Washington
Iona
Mississippi St.
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