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Bracketology: The race for the final at-large spots begins today

Baylor v Texas

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Texas and Miami took care of business Wednesday night to hold their current positions on the Seed List. Lafayette official joined the field. But overall, not much changed. We may not be able to say the same thing by tomorrow. It’s a huge day for several bubble teams as the final race toward Selection Sunday begins.

Enjoy a full day of college hoops.

UPDATED: March 12, 2015

Note: Now that we’ve reached Championship Week, teams in CAPS represent the projected AUTOMATIC bid. Exceptions are made for teams that use an abbreviation (UCLA, BYU, etc). During conference tournament play, the highest remaining seed will earn the teams auto bid for the bracket until the tournament is completed.

FIRST FOUR PAIRINGS - Dayton (First Round)


  • Texas vs. BYU | Midwest Region
  • Indiana vs. Temple | Midwest Region
  • Lafayette vs. ROBERT MORRIS | East Region
  • MANHATTAN vs. Montana | Midwest Region

BRACKET PROJECTION ...

MIDWEST - ClevelandEAST - Syracuse
LouisvilleCharlotte
1) Kentucky1) Virginia
16) MANHATTAN / Montana16) LAFAYETTE / ROB MORRIS
8) Dayton8) Xavier
9) NC State9) Oregon
JacksonvillePortland
5) Utah5) Arkansas
12) Texas / BYU12) WOFFORD
4) Louisville4) NORTHERN IOWA
13) Central Michigan13) Georgia State
ColumbusPittsburgh
6) Butler6) Georgetown
11) Indiana / Temple11) Davidson
3) Iowa State3) Maryland
14) NORTHEASTERN14) NC-Central
ColumbusOmaha
7) San Diego State7) Providence
10) Mississippi10) Purdue
2) Wisconsin2) Kansas
15) BELMONT15) Albany
WEST - Los AngelesSOUTH - Houston
PittsburghCharlotte
1) Villanova1) Duke
16) NORTH FLORIDA16) COASTAL CAROLINA
8) Ohio State8) VCU
9) Cincinnati9) Georgia
JacksonvilleSeattle
5) North Carolina5) Wichita State
12) VALPARAISO12) Stephen F. Austin
4) Baylor4) West Virginia
13) Louisiana Tech13) Yale
LouisvilleOmaha
6) Iowa6) SMU
11) Colorado State11) Boise State
3) Notre Dame3) Oklahoma
14) UC-Davis14) New Mexico State
PortlandSeattle
7) St. John’s7) Michigan State
10) Oklahoma State10) LSU
2) Arizona2) GONZAGA
15) NORTH DAKOTA ST15) Texas-Southern

NOTES on the BRACKET: Kentucky is the overall No. 1 seed followed by Virginia, Duke, and Villanova. Next in line: Wisconsin, Arizona, Gonzaga, and Kansas.

Last Five teams in (at large): Colorado State, Indiana, Temple, BYU, Texas

First Five teams out (at large): Texas AM, Miami-FL, Illinois, Tulsa, Old Dominion

Next five teams out (at large): UCLA, Richmond, Stanford, Murray State, Rhode Island

Breakdown by Conference ...

Big 10 (7): Wisconsin, Maryland, Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Indiana

Big 12 (6): Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa State, Baylor, West Virginia, Oklahoma State

ACC (6): Virginia, Duke, Notre Dame, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State

Big East (6): Villanova, Georgetown, Butler, Providence, St. John’s, Xavier

SEC (5): Kentucky, Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss

Pac 12 (3): Arizona, Utah, Oregon

Mountain West (3): Boise State, San Diego State, Colorado State

Atlantic 10 (3): Davidson, VCU, Dayton

American (3): SMU, Cincinnati, Temple

Missouri Valley (2): NORTHERN IOWA, Wichita State

West Coast (2): GONZAGA, BYU

Conference USA (1): Louisiana Tech

ONE BID LEAGUES: Georgia State (SBELT), Yale (IVY), Montana (BSKY), VALPARAISO (HZN), S.F. Austin (SLND), WOFFORD (STHN), UC-Davis (BWEST), Central Michigan (MAC), MANHATTAN (MAAC), NORTH FLORIDA (ASUN), BELMONT (OVC), NORTHEASTERN (CAA), COASTAL CAROLINA(BSO), NC-Central (MEAC), NORTH DAKOTA STATE (SUM), New Mexico State (WAC), Albany (AEAST), LAFAYETTE (PAT), ROBERT MORRIS (NEC), Texas-Southern (SWAC)