Posted March 06, 2013

Bracket Watch: Which 68 Teams Are Poised For The Big Dance?

Bracket Watch, Bubble Watch
Ryan Kelly's return to the Duke lineup has solidified the Blue Devils No. 1 seed standing. (Gerry Broome/AP)

Ryan Kelly’s return to the Duke lineup has solidified the Blue Devils No. 1 seed standing. (Gerry Broome/AP)

A week after there was a lot of national talk about the wide-open race for No. 1 seeds, three of them are starting to look more settled. Ryan Kelly’s return has cemented Duke as a clear choice along with Indiana, and Kansas is doing its part to overcome its three-game midseason swoon. There are multiple options for the final spot, which is the same thing you can say about the cutline at the bottom of the bracket.


2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket

MIDWEST (Indianapolis) EAST (Washington, D.C.)
   
Dayton Philadelphia
1. Indiana* (Big Ten) 1. Duke
16. Robert Morris* (Northeast)

16. Norfolk State* (MEAC)/Mercer* (Atlantic Sun)

8. Pittsburgh 8. Memphis* (Conference USA)
9. California 9. Notre Dame
   
Kansas City Salt Lake City
5. Saint Louis* (Atlantic 10) 5. Wisconsin
12. Kentucky/Virginia 12. Cincinnati
4. Kansas State 4. Oklahoma State
13. Akron* (MAC) 13. Louisiana Tech* (WAC)
   
Lexington Austin
6. Illinois 6. Oregon
11. Saint Mary’s 11. Villanova/Iowa State
3. Louisville 3. Florida* (SEC)
14. Stephen F. Austin (Southland) 14. South Dakota State* (Summit)
   
Salt Lake City Auburn Hills
7. Creighton* (Missouri Valley) 7. VCU
10. Temple 10. San Diego State
2. New Mexico* (Mountain West) 2. Michigan
15. Montana* (Big Sky) 15. Niagara* (MAAC)
   
WEST (Los Angeles) SOUTH (Arlington, TX)
   
Lexington Kansas City
1. Miami (Fla.)* (ACC) 1. Kansas* (Big 12)
16. Northeastern* (Colonial) 16. Southern* (SWAC)/Charleston So.* (Big South)
8. Oklahoma 8. North Carolina State
9. Wichita State 9. Colorado State
   
Austin San Jose
5. Syracuse 5. UCLA* (Pac-12)
12. Middle Tennessee State* (Sun Belt) 12. Belmont* (Ohio Valley)
4. Arizona 4. Ohio State
13. Davidson* (SoCon) 13. Bucknell* (Patriot)
   
Dayton Auburn Hills
6. UNLV 6. Butler
11. La Salle 11. Boise State
3. Marquette 3. Michigan State
14. Valparaiso* (Horizon) 14. Princeton* (Ivy)
   
San Jose Philadelphia
7. Minnesota 7. Missouri
10. Colorado 10. North Carolina
2. Gonzaga* (West Coast) 2. Georgetown* (Big East)
15. Long Beach State* (Big West) 15. Stony Brook* (America East)

 

*Designated auto-bid winners from each conference. Auto bids are determined by team with the best RPI of those with the fewest league losses.

Last four in: Villanova, Iowa State, Virginia, Kentucky
Last four out: Tennessee, Maryland, Mississippi, Alabama

New at-large teams in: None
Old at-large teams out: None

Bids by conference:
Big East (8); Big Ten (7); ACC, Pac-12, Mountain West, Big 12 and Atlantic 10 (5); SEC (3); Missouri Valley and West Coast (2)

3 comments
Rusty1
Rusty1

How foolish do you feel when your #1 seeds keep losing.

jeffcooper71
jeffcooper71

exactly. NC State an 8 seed and UNC a 10 seed?

Rusty1
Rusty1

I sure hope this guy doesn't get paid for this.