Michael Lazarus' Big Board

The College Basketball Big Board is updated through Wednesday 3/11. Some small changes near the bubble along with some reevaluation puts North Carolina State in the bracket. New teams in: North Carolina State, Boston U. Teams out: Northern Iowa, Colgate. The board is designed to show the projected NCAA Tournament field of 68 teams in seed order while also including the projected region for each team. The field consists of 32 automatic qualifiers and 36 at-large teams. The top remaining seed in the conference tournament is the AQ.

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1MW1. BIG1228-3Another Big 12 title goes to the Jayhawks.

W2. WCC31-2Baylor will probably need to win Big 12 to reclaim No. 2 spot.

S3. BIG1226-4Bears might be hoping Kansas will do a little load management in Big 12.
E4. A1029-2Dream season but still only two wins over teams in tourney (St. Mary's, North Texas)

2W5. MWC30-2VERY close to Dayton, but idea of less travel to LA for regional is the difference.
S6. ACC26-5Seminoles in best position to grab final No. 1 seed if they win ACC.

E7. BTEN22-9Of course this team is peaking in March.
MW8. BIGE24-7Bluejays grab No. 1 seed in Big East.

3E9. BIGE21-9With 2 and 3 seed lines very close, still room to jump back up.
MW10. ACC24-7Latest to fall victim to Cavs' run.
S11. BIGE24-7Got a big lead then held on vs. Georgetown.
W12. BTEN24-7Was looking at a possible 1 last week, Terps going wrong direction.
4S13. SEC25-6Tremendous second-half comeback vs. FLA without Ashton Hagans.

E14. ACC25-6Season sweep of UNC doesn't mean as much as most seasons.
W15. PAC1224-7Will Ducks get Chris Duarte back?

MW16. BTEN21-10Badgers keep moving up and will be top seed in Big 10.

5W17. BTEN21-10Another win over a tourney team means Buckeyes are highest 5.
E18. BTEN19-12Tough ask to win at Maryland Sunday.
S19. BTEN20-11This group of Big 10 teams is very interchangable.
MW20. SEC25-6Restored back to the 5 line.
6W21. BIGE22-9Likely to face WSU/No. Iowa play-in winner.
E22. ACC23-78 game win streak heading into ACC Tournament.
MW23. WCC24-8Only Kansas had held the Cougars under 60 until Monday night.
S24. BTEN21-10Looks like maybe Nittany Lions peaked a month ago?
7MW25. BTEN21-10Survived a late rally in a testy matchup with Iowa.
E26. BIG1221-10Home win over Baylor definitely helps hold seeding.
W27. BIGE19-12Definitely peaking the last 3 weeks.
S28. PAC1221-11Yes, the Wildcats have the wackiest NET rating in the country.
8E29. SEC19-12That was not a good collapse Saturday vs. Kentucky.
S30. BIGE18-12Late-season slide VERY similar to last year.
W31. SEC21-10Georgia never had a chance Saturday.
MW32. AAC23-8Inflated NET keeping Cougars safely in for now.
9S33. PAC1221-11Dropped another one to Washington State on Wednesday.
MW34. WCC26-8Maybe lost just a bit of steam in second half of WCC final.
W35. BIG1219-12Monster comeback vs. TCU avoids disaster.
E36. BIG1218-13So many close losses, really needs to beat Texas in Big 12 Tournament.
10W37. PAC1222-9Huge win over UCLA probably secures bid and first-round Pac-12 bye.
S38. MWC26-8Aggies were resilient and knocked off Aztecs for auto-bid.

MW39. SOUTH30-4At this point ETSU might make it even without the auto-bid.

E40. BTEN20-11Win AT Purdue was bigger than Maryland at home for NCAA chances.
11E41. PAC1219-12It's far from over for Bruins but can't afford a stumble.
MW42. PAC1220-11Slide out of the First Four for the time being.
S43. AAC23-8Shockers drop into First Four and might drop more after playing Houston.
W44. BTEN20-12Is Archie going to be mad at me too for putting Hoosiers in First Four?
S45. BIGE19-13Musketeers loss to DePaul did not help.
W46. ACC20-12Moves into field after Pitt win and some reevaluation.
12E47. AAC20-10Top seed in American means Bearcats get back in the field.

MW48. IVY23-7Advances as regular-season champ.

S49. ASUN30-4Auto-bid secured for Flames.

W50. SLAND28-3Bumps up a seed thanks to MVC meltdown.

13MW51. AEAST26-7Just like A-Sun, only two teams with winning records in America East.

E52. MAC24-7Top seed secured for MAC Tourney.

W53. WAC25-6Update, Cal Baptist did not challenge the Aggies.

S54. BSKY23-8Eagles get top seed in Big Sky Tournament.

14E55. BIGW21-11Surprising home loss to CSUN, still with hefty Big West lead.

S56. OVC26-7Bruins second team to be officially in!

MW57. CUSA20-11Took OT, but Mean Green avenged loss to WKU.

W58. MVC23-11Braves were able to take advantage of crazy Arch-Madness.

15E59. CAA26-8First NCAA bid since 2001 for the Pride.

MW60. HORIZ23-9Back to back NCAAs for Norse.

W61. SUMM25-8Little doubt in dismantling of North Dakota.

S62. PAT21-13Terriers do own a win over South Carolina.

16E63. SBELT21-10Tuesday loss means little chance of anything higher than a 15.

S64. MAAC20-10Saints jump out of the first four!

W65. BSOU24-10Hampton knocked off Radford, will try do to the same vs Winthrop.

MW66. NEC20-14With Merrimack ineligible due to DI transition, Colonials are top seed in NE.

MW67. SWAC19-13Back to back losses but still to seed in SWAC.

W68. MEAC18-13Eagles have won back-to-back OT games.

Conference Breakdown: America East (1), American (3), Atlantic 10 (1), Atlantic Coast (5), Atlantic Sun (1), Big 12 (5), Big East (7), Big Sky (1), Big South (1), Big Ten (10), Big West (1), Colonial (1), Conference USA (1), Horizon (1), Ivy League (1), Metro Atlantic Athletic (1), Mid-American (1), Mid-Eastern (1), Missouri Valley (1), Mountain West (2), Northeast (1), Ohio Valley (1), Pac-12 (6), Patriot League (1), Southeastern (4), Southern (1), Southland (1), Southwestern Athletic (1), Summit (1), Sun Belt (1), West Coast (3), Western Athletic (1)