2011 NCAA Tournament Projections

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This season’s NCAA tournament has expanded to 68 teams, making it the biggest in history. The new selection procedures are therefore very important to state:

  • 31 conferences receive automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament

  • The remainder of the bids will be filled by 37 at large teams

  • The lowest four rated conference champions will compete for two 16 seeds

  • The lowest four rated at-large teams will compete for two seeds, likely in the 10-12 range

So essentially, the little league conference champions won’t be singled out for the ‘play-in’ games, allowing the last few at large teams to earn a play in bid as well.

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New Orleans Bracket

Seed - Team - Entry - Regional

1 - Ohio State - Big Ten Champions - Cleveland

2 - San Diego State - MWC Champions - Washington DC

3 - Connecticut - Big East At Large - Tampa Bay

4 - West Virginia - Big East At Large - Denver

5 - Kentucky - SEC at Large - Denver

6 - Texas A&M - Big XII At Large - Tampa

7 - UCLA - Pac 10 At Large - Washington DC

8 - Cincinnati - Big East At Large - Cleveland

9 - Georgia - SEC At Large - Cleveland

10 - St. Maryís - WCC Champions - Washington DC

11 - Alabama - SEC At Large - Tampa Bay

12 - Playoff between Penn State & Virginia Commonwealth - Denver

13 - Memphis - C-USA Champions - Denver

14 - Vermont - America East Champions - Tampa Bay

15 - McNeese State - Southland Champions - Washington DC

16 - Playoff between Long Beach St (Big West Champ) & Jackson St (SWAC Champ) - Cleveland

 

Anaheim Bracket

Seed - Team - Entry - Regional

1 - Duke - ACC Champions - Washington DC

2 - Kansas - Big XII At Large - Tulsa

3 - Villanova - Big East At Large - Tampa Bay

4 - Louisville - Big East At Large - Denver

5 - Florida - SEC At Large -Denver

6 - Illinois - Big Ten At Large - Tampa

7 - Temple - Atlantic 10 At Large - Tulsa

8 - Minnesota - Big Ten At Large - Washington DC

9 - Washington - Pac Ten At Large - Washington DC

10 - Marquette - Big East At Large - Tulsa

11 - St. Johnís - Big East At Large - Tampa

12 - Wichita State - Missouri Valley Champions - Denver

13 - Princeton - Ivy League Champions - Denver

14 - Coastal Carolina - Big South Champions - Tampa

15 - Florida Atlantic - Sun Belt Champions - Tulsa

16 - Hampton MEAC Champions - Washington DC

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San Antonio Bracket

Seed - Team - Entry - Regional

1 - Texas - Big XII Champions - Tulsa

2 - Georgetown - Big East At Large - Charlotte

3 - Syracuse - Big East At Large - Tucson

4 - Wisconsin - Big Ten At Large - Chicago

5 - Tennessee - SEC At Large - Chicago

6 - Arizona - Pac Ten Champions - Tuscon

7 - Vanderbilt - SEC At Large - Charlotte

8 - UNLV - MWC At Large - Tulsa

9 - Florida State - ACC At Large - Tulsa

10 - Utah State - WAC Champions - Charlotte

11 - New Mexico - MWC At Large - Tucson

12 - Playoff between Kansas State (Big XII) & Colorado State (MWC) - Chicago

13 - Kent State - MAC Champions - Chicago

14 - Belmont - Atlantic Sun Champions - Tucson

15 - Long Island - Northeast Champions - Charlotte

16 - Playoff between N.Colorado (Big Sky Champ) & Chattanooga (SoCon Champ) - Tulsa


 

Newark Bracket

Seed - Team - Entry - Regional

1 - Pittsburgh - Big East Champions - Charlotte

2 - Brigham Young - Mountain West At Large - Cleveland

3 - Notre Dame - Big East At Large - Chicago

4 - Purdue - Big Ten At Large - Tuscon

5 - North Carolina - ACC At Large - Tuscon

6 - Wisconsin - Big Ten At Large - Chicago

7 - Xavier Atlantic - Ten Champions - Cleveland

8 - Boston College - ACC At Large - Charlotte

9 - George Mason - Colonial Champions - Charlotte

10 - Old Dominion - Colonial At Large - Cleveland

11 - Virginia Tech - ACC At Large - Chicago

12 - Oakland - Summit Champions - Tuscon

13 - Cleveland State - Horizon Champions - Tuscon

14 - Bucknell - Patriots Champions - Chicago

15 - Fairfield - MAAC Champions - Cleveland

16 - Murray State - Ohio Valley Champions - Charlotte

 

 

Matt Baxendell
CollegeSports-fans.com Staff Writer & 2011 NCAA Tournament Projections
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