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. BIG1228-32Another Big 12 title goes to the Jayhawks.

W2. WCC31-21Baylor will probably need to win Big 12 to reclaim No. 2 spot.

S3. BIG1226-45Bears might be hoping Kansas will do a little load management in Big 12.
E4. A1029-23Dream season but still only two wins over teams in tourney (St. Mary's, North Texas)

2W5. MWC30-24VERY close to Dayton, but idea of less travel to LA for regional is the difference.
S6. ACC26-510Seminoles in best position to grab final No. 1 seed if they win ACC.

E7. BTEN22-97Of course this team is peaking in March.
MW8. BIGE24-711Bluejays grab No. 1 seed in Big East.

3E9. BIGE21-915With 2 and 3 seed lines very close, still room to jump back up.
MW10. ACC24-78Latest to fall victim to Cavs' run.
S11. BIGE24-713Got a big lead then held on vs. Georgetown.
W12. BTEN24-718Was looking at a possible 1 last week, Terps going wrong direction.
4S13. SEC25-621Tremendous second-half comeback vs. FLA without Ashton Hagans.

E14. ACC25-66Season sweep of UNC doesn't mean as much as most seasons.
W15. PAC1224-712Will Ducks get Chris Duarte back?

MW16. BTEN21-1023Badgers keep moving up and will be top seed in Big 10.

5W17. BTEN21-1016Another win over a tourney team means Buckeyes are highest 5.
E18. BTEN19-1224Tough ask to win at Maryland Sunday.
S19. BTEN20-1134This group of Big 10 teams is very interchangable.
MW20. SEC25-627Restored back to the 5 line.
6W21. BIGE22-919Likely to face WSU/No. Iowa play-in winner.
E22. ACC23-7448 game win streak heading into ACC Tournament.
MW23. WCC24-89Only Kansas had held the Cougars under 60 until Monday night.
S24. BTEN21-1035Looks like maybe Nittany Lions peaked a month ago?
7MW25. BTEN21-1039Survived a late rally in a testy matchup with Iowa.
E26. BIG1221-1017Home win over Baylor definitely helps hold seeding.
W27. BIGE19-1237Definitely peaking the last 3 weeks.
S28. PAC1221-1114Yes, the Wildcats have the wackiest NET rating in the country.
8E29. SEC19-1229That was not a good collapse Saturday vs. Kentucky.
S30. BIGE18-1226Late-season slide VERY similar to last year.
W31. SEC21-1028Georgia never had a chance Saturday.
MW32. AAC23-820Inflated NET keeping Cougars safely in for now.
9S33. PAC1221-1125Dropped another one to Washington State on Wednesday.
MW34. WCC26-831Maybe lost just a bit of steam in second half of WCC final.
W35. BIG1219-1246Monster comeback vs. TCU avoids disaster.
E36. BIG1218-1322So many close losses, really needs to beat Texas in Big 12 Tournament.
10W37. PAC1222-945Huge win over UCLA probably secures bid and first-round Pac-12 bye.
S38. MWC26-840Aggies were resilient and knocked off Aztecs for auto-bid.

MW39. SOUTH30-436At this point ETSU might make it even without the auto-bid.

E40. BTEN20-1130Win AT Purdue was bigger than Maryland at home for NCAA chances.
11E41. PAC1219-1276It's far from over for Bruins but can't afford a stumble.
MW42. PAC1220-1154Slide out of the First Four for the time being.
S43. AAC23-841Shockers drop into First Four and might drop more after playing Houston.
W44. BTEN20-1256Is Archie going to be mad at me too for putting Hoosiers in First Four?
S45. BIGE19-1347Musketeers loss to DePaul did not help.
W46. ACC20-1253Moves into field after Pitt win and some reevaluation.
12E47. AAC20-1051Top seed in American means Bearcats get back in the field.

MW48. IVY23-769Advances as regular-season champ.

S49. ASUN30-467Auto-bid secured for Flames.

W50. SLAND28-377Bumps up a seed thanks to MVC meltdown.

13MW51. AEAST26-779Just like A-Sun, only two teams with winning records in America East.

E52. MAC24-773Top seed secured for MAC Tourney.

W53. WAC25-6104Update, Cal Baptist did not challenge the Aggies.

S54. BSKY23-8135Eagles get top seed in Big Sky Tournament.

14E55. BIGW21-11114Surprising home loss to CSUN, still with hefty Big West lead.

S56. OVC26-7101Bruins second team to be officially in!

MW57. CUSA20-1195Took OT, but Mean Green avenged loss to WKU.

W58. MVC23-11102Braves were able to take advantage of crazy Arch-Madness.

15E59. CAA26-8118First NCAA bid since 2001 for the Pride.

MW60. HORIZ23-9150Back to back NCAAs for Norse.

W61. SUMM25-8130Little doubt in dismantling of North Dakota.

S62. PAT21-13160Terriers do own a win over South Carolina.

16E63. SBELT21-10140Tuesday loss means little chance of anything higher than a 15.

S64. MAAC20-10151Saints jump out of the first four!

W65. BSOU24-10148Hampton knocked off Radford, will try do to the same vs Winthrop.

MW66. NEC20-14203With Merrimack ineligible due to DI transition, Colonials are top seed in NE.

MW67. SWAC19-13201Back to back losses but still to seed in SWAC.

W68. MEAC18-13256Eagles 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)