Predicting the NCAA tournament bracket

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SYRACUSE REGION Seed Team Comment at New Orleans 1 Kentucky The Wildcats finally had a semi-easy one on the road. 16 Jacksonville With Lipscomb out, they're the favorite to win the A-Sun tourney. 8 Oklahoma State The Cowboys fell back down to Earth in their loss to A&M. 9 Wake Forest The Demon Deacons are in the midst of a colossal collapse. at Spokane 5 Georgetown The Hoyas need to turn things around before the tourney. 12 Saint Mary's Their profile looks better by the day with fellow bubble teams falling. 4 Wisconsin The Badgers will be out for revenge vs. the Illini on Sunday. 13 Kent State Their finale against Akron will determine the MAC tourney seeding. at San Jose 3 New Mexico When was the last time a MWC team had seven Top 50 wins? 14 Weber State The Wildcats have a respectable RPI of 80. 6 Texas A&M The streaking Aggies have won seven of nine. 11 Illinois The Illini need to beat Wisconsin once in the next week. at Providence 7 Richmond The Spiders picked up a nice win over Dayton on Thursday. 10 Utah State Their winning streak's at 14 after blowing out Fresno State. 2 Villanova 'Nova secured a nice road win over desperate Cincinnati. 15 Morgan State Can the Bears make it back-to-back MEAC tourney titles? SALT LAKE CITY REGION Seed Team Comment at Buffalo 1 Syracuse They're definitely the favorites to win the Big East tourney. 16 Quinnipiac/

Jackson State Top-seeded Quinnipiac would host the Northeast title game. 8 Florida State The 'Noles took care of Wake to all but seal their bid. 9 UTEP A regular-season C-USA title should be enough for a bid. at New Orleans 5 Butler The Bulldogs open Horizon League tourney play on Saturday. 12 Rhode Island The Rams are in after a big bubble win over Charlotte. 4 Vanderbilt Vandy swept Florida for the first time since 1997. 13 Murray State We'd be stunned if the Racers fell in the OVC tourney. at San Jose 3 Michigan State Penn State gave the Spartans all they could handle. 14 UC Santa Barbara The Gauchos got a bye to the Big West semifinals. 6 BYU They have a 26-4 record but no top 25 RPI wins. 11 Notre Dame Harangody who? at Oklahoma City 7 Clemson The Tigers locked down a bid with wins over FSU and GT. 10 Old Dominion A trip to the CAA finals might be enough for an at-large bid. 2 Kansas State The 'Cats must win the Big 12 tourney to be a No. 1 seed. 15 Sam Houston The Bearkats are the team to beat in the Southland. HOUSTON REGION Seed Team Comment at Jacksonville 1 Duke The Blue Devils are still the front-runner for the last 1-seed. 16 Stony Brook The top-seeded Seawolves have never made the NCAA tourney. 8 Northern Iowa The Panthers will face Drake in their MVC tourney opener. 9 California The Bears have an RPI of 22 but no Top 50 wins. at Spokane 5 Baylor The win at Texas Tech moves their RPI into the Top 10. 12 Mississippi State They need to beat Tennessee this weekend to be in Sunday's field. 4 Pittsburgh That was a heck of a shot by Ashton Gibbs. 13 Memphis The Tigers swept UAB and are in as a C-USA bid-stealer. at Providence 3 Temple The Owls will likely max out on the 3-line. 14 Wofford The Terriers couldn't be hotter as the SoCon tourney opens. 6 Gonzaga The 'Zags have a bye until the WCC semifinals on Sunday. 11 Georgia Tech The Jackets have an elimination game with VT this weekend. at Milwaukee 7 Texas Their road game with Baylor on Saturday is huge. 10 Louisville Another win over 'Cuse this weekend would lock down a bid. 2 Purdue The Boilers could end up as high as a 1 ... or as low as a 4. 15 Troy The Trojans' last NCAA bid was in 2003. ST. LOUIS REGION Seed Team Comment at Oklahoma City 1 Kansas The Jayhawks showed K-State what a 1-seed looks like. 16 Lehigh The Mountain Hawks face American in the Patriot semis on Sunday. 8 Marquette They didn't need OT (finally) in a blowout win over Louisville. 9 UNLV The Rebs will look to defend their home court in the MWC tourney. at Jacksonville 5 Maryland The Terps proved themselves with big win over Duke. 12 Siena A MAAC tourney title is the only way they're dancing. 4 Tennessee The Vols may be running into a buzz-saw in Starkville. 13 Washington The Huskies remain in as a Pac-10 bid-stealer. at Buffalo 3 West Virginia The win over G'town keeps their hopes of a 2-seed alive. 14 Oakland The Grizzlies open Summit tourney play against UMKC. 6 Xavier Sharing the league title still puts them as the A-10 tourney's 2-seed. 11 Cornell They can clinch an Ivy title and an auto bid with a win over Brown. at Milwaukee 7 Missouri They have a great chance to pick up a marquee win on Saturday. 10 Florida UF will need to do work in the SEC tourney unless it upsets UK. 2 Ohio State The Buckeyes went from 1-3 in conference play to the Big Ten title. 15 Coastal Carolina The Chanticleers face Winthrop for the Big South auto bid. The last schools in: Notre Dame, Saint Mary's, Rhode Island, Mississippi State. Waiting to get in: Virginia Tech, San Diego State, Connecticut, Mississippi. fs.launchInlineFlash("#fs-table"); .fs-table { float: right; width: 100%; /*width: 100%;*/ background-color: #ffffff; border-top: 1px solid #bac0c4; } .fs-table h2 { /*background-color: yellow;*/ } .fs-table .fs-accent { width: 100%; /*width:100%;*/ /*background-color: orange;*/ } .fs-table table th { background-color: #dedede; /*background-color: #ffffff;*/ }