Robby D’s BRACKETOLOGY – February 25, 2013

Long overdue, I know…but hey, it’s back! We’re closing in on tournament time and the way this year’s Big Dance shapes up, I have a feeling most of us won’t like how we fare in our Bracket pools. PARITY PARITY PARITY.

So here it is, the projected field of 68 for the NCAA Tournament!

MIDWEST REGION (Indianapolis, IN)

Lexington, KY
#1 INDIANA
#16 SOUTHERN/NORTHWESTERN STATE

#8 North Carolina
#9 St. Mary’s

Austin, TX
#5 Kansas State
#12 Colorado

#4 Syracuse
#13 Davidson

Philadelphia, PA
#6 Butler
#11 AKRON

#3 GEORGETOWN
#14 DETROIT

Dayton, OH
#7 Wisconsin
#10 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

#2 FLORIDA
#15 STONY BROOK

SOUTH REGION (Arlington, TX)

Kansas City, MO
#1 KANSAS
#16 LOYOLA (MD)

#8 Missouri
#9 LOUISIANA TECH

Salt Lake City, UT
#5 SAINT LOUIS
#12 California

#4 Notre Dame
#13 Ohio/Ole Miss

San Jose, CA
#6 Marquette
#11 La Salle

#3 ARIZONA
#14 HARVARD

Dayton, OH
#7 UNLV
#10 Minnesota

#2 Miami (FL)
#15 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

WEST REGION (Los Angeles, CA)

Salt Lake City, UT
#1 GONZAGA
#16 MERCER

#8 Illinois
#9 Iowa State

Kansas City, MO
#5 MEMPHIS
#12 Kentucky/Villanova

#4 Oklahoma State
#13 BUCKNELL

San Jose, CA
#6 Oregon
#11 Virginia

#3 NEW MEXICO
#14 MONTANA

Auburn Hills, MI
#7 WICHITA STATE
#10 Temple

#2 Michigan
#15 LONG BEACH STATE

EAST REGION (Washington, D.C.)

Philadelphia, PA
#1 DUKE
#16 GARDNER-WEBB/NORFOLK STATE

#8 San Diego State
#9 Creighton

Austin, TX
#5 Pittsburgh
#12 Colorado State

#4 Ohio State
#13 BELMONT

Lexington, KY
#6 VCU
#11 Oklahoma

#3 Louisville
#14 GEORGE MASON

Auburn Hills, MI
#7 NC State
#10 UCLA

#2 Michigan State
#15 ROBERT MORRIS

LAST FOUR IN:
Ohio
Kentucky
Villanova
Ole Miss

FIRST FOUR OUT:
Tennessee
Indiana State
Cincinnati
Alabama

NEXT FIVE OUT:
Southern Miss
Baylor
Maryland
Arizona State
Charlotte

BID BREAKDOWN BY CONFERENCE:
Big East: 7
Big Ten: 7
ACC: 5
Atlantic 10: 5
Pac-12: 5
Big 12: 5
SEC: 4
MAC: 2
Mountain West: 4
West Coast: 2
Missouri Valley: 2

5 Teams on the Rise:
UCLA
Georgetown
New Mexico
Saint Louis
Notre Dame

5 Teams on the Decline:
Creighton
Minnesota
Oregon
Colorado State
Cincinnati

And that’s it! We are less than THREE 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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