Robby D’s BRACKETOLOGY – February 27, 2012

Two weeks away from Selection Sunday, and bubbles are starting to pop! With conference tournament play starting up this week, more bubbles will pop as at-large births are eaten up by other conferences with at-large teams already solidified.

What happens if Memphis or Southern Miss don’t win Conference USA? Will Wichita State or Creighton take care of business in the Valley? Many more of these questions will continue to circulate as Selection Sunday draws near.

But that’s why we’re here…to see where we WOULD be if everything went according to plan.

Here is the projected FIELD OF 68 as of February 27th!

MIDWEST REGION (St. Louis, MO)

Louisville, KY
#1 KENTUCKY
#16 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE

#8 San Diego State
#9 Purdue

Nashville, TN,
#5 MURRAY STATE
#12 Southern Miss

#4 WICHITA STATE
#13 Mississippi State vs. St. Joseph’s

Louisville, KY
#6 Creighton
#11 UConn

#3 Ohio State
#14 BELMONT

Columbus, OH
#7 Iowa State
#10 BYU

#2 Marquette
#15 AKRON

WEST REGION (Phoenix, AZ)

Columbus, OH
#1 MICHIGAN STATE
#16 LIU-BROOKLYN vs. TEXAS-ARLINGTON

#8 CALIFORNIA
#9 ST. MARY’s

Portland, OR
#5 Louisville
#12 LONG BEACH STATE

#4 Florida
#13 NEVADA

Pittsburgh, PA
#6 Temple
#11 Miami (FL)

#3 Georgetown
#14 VALPARAISO

Omaha, NE
#7 GONZAGA
#10 Cincinnati

#2 KANSAS
#15 BUCKNELL

EAST REGION (Boston, MA)

Pittsburgh, PA
#1 SYRACUSE
#16 SAVANNAH STATE

#8 Virginia
#9 Kansas State

Portland, OR
#5 Notre Dame
#12 Seton Hall

#4 Michigan
#13 IONA

Albuquerque, NM
#6 UNLV
#11 Alabama

#3 Baylor
#14 ORAL ROBERTS

Greensboro, NC
#7 MEMPHIS
#10 HARVARD

#2 North Carolina
#15 WEBER STATE

SOUTH REGION (Atlanta, GA)

Greensboro, NC
#1 DUKE
#16 VERMONT vs. UNC-ASHEVILLE

#8 New Mexico
#9 Washington

Albuquerque, NM
#5 Indiana
#12 West Virginia vs. Texas

#4 Florida State
#13 DREXEL

Nashville, TN
#6 Vanderbilt
#11 VCU

#3 Wisconsin
#14 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

Omaha, NE
#7 SAINT LOUIS
#10 Arizona

#2 Missouri
#15 DAVIDSON

LAST FOUR IN:
West Virginia
Mississippi State
St. Joseph’s
Texas

FIRST FOUR OUT:
Xavier
South Florida
Northwestern
Colorado State

NEXT FOUR OUT:
Oregon
UCF
NC State
Colorado

BID BREAKDOWN BY CONFERENCE:
Big East: 9
Big Ten: 6
Big 12: 6
SEC: 5
ACC: 5
Atlantic 10: 3
Mountain West: 3
Pac-12: 3
West Coast: 3
Conference USA: 2
Missouri Valley: 2
Colonial: 2

5 Teams on the Rise:
VCU
Marquette
Wisconsin
South Florida*
Washington

5 Teams on the Decline:
Minnesota
Mississippi State
Ohio State
West Virginia
NC State

And that’s it! We are less than TWO WEEKS AWAY FROM SELECTION SUNDAY! Until then, enjoy the college hoops!!

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About Robby Donoho

I'm a 2011 graduate of Purdue University, majoring in Mass Communication. I currently reside in the beautiful Columbus, Mississippi as a sports anchor and reporter for WCBI-TV covering the SEC and all its glory. My sports allegiance lies with the: Colts, Cubs, Pacers, Boilermakers, Blackhawks, anyone that plays IU or Notre Dame, and USA (anything). I love watching The Office and enjoying a quiet evening in front of the fireplace with a nice, leather-bound book.
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