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Michael Lazarus' Big Board

Big Board Projection FINAL (5:30 PM Eastern). Last Teams in: Notre Dame, Wyoming, Davidson Xavier. First Teams out: Texas A&M, Rutgers, Wake Forest, SMU. New teams in: Richmond, Akron, Cal State Fullerton, TAMU-CC, Texas Southern. Teams out: Texas A&M, Kent State, Long Beach State, SE Louisiana, Alcorn State. Richmond's win is Texas A&M's loss on our Big Board. Xavier keeps the last spot based on the full body of work of the season, even though it's been a terrible final month for the Musketeers.

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SeedRegionRankTeamConfW/LNETCommentAQ
1W1. WCC19-4The No. 1 overall seed is a done deal.

S2. PAC1220-3If Kriisa is back for tourney, Wildcats might become the favorite.

MW3. BIG1218-4Easy choice for the 3 spot after Big 12 tourney win.

E4. BIG1216-6Remember it's the whole season -- 10-5 vs. Q1 beats everyone else.
2MW5. SEC15-7Will have to settle for top No. 2.
E6. SEC18-4Everyone talked up Kentucky, everyone slept on Volunteers.

S7. SEC17-5Welp that's enough to drop to the two line.
W8. BIGE10-12Resume is simply stronger than Blue Devils.

3E9. ACC16-6At least Blue Devils will stay out East.
MW10. BTEN22-1Boilermakers keep surviving to get to Big 10 final.
S11. BTEN13-8Loss to MSU had some shades of 2000 Final Four matchup.
W12. BIG1212-10Very solid debut season for Mark Adams.
4MW13. PAC1218-4Came up just a little short vs. AZ, another Final Four run possible.
W14. BTEN14-8Has put together a VERY solid six weeks.

E15. BTEN16-6Neither team led by more than 5 in loss to Indiana.
S16. BIGE17-6Well, Friars still rule in close games -- Friday wasn't close.
5W17. SEC15-7Right on 4/5 edge, dropped back down for now.
S18. BIG1218-4Came up just a little short in Big 12 quarterfinals.
E19. AAC21-2Ok apparently Okla State is now a Q1 win which gives Cougars...1.

MW20. BIGE17-6Very solid season turned in by Huskies.
6MW21. BIGE14-9Pirates seem locked on the six seed line.
S22. WCC20-4No shame in getting one of three from the Zags.
W23. SEC12-10Last-minute losses an LSU staple for 30 years
E24. SEC19-3Great schedule, but man 13 losses.
7S25. MWC18-5Seemed like every MWC game went to the wire and Broncos prevailed.

MW26. PAC1216-6Trojans need to find nonconference success again.
E27. BIGE18-5Feels like a gap starts here.
W28. BTEN14-8Ok Sparty beat someone besides Maryland.
8S29. BTEN11-11Pretty good season, pretty bad last 11 days.
MW30. MWC10-13Top 3 MWC teams you can pick out of a hat...all very close.
E31. BIGE14-8No doubt here -- top 8 seed locked up.
W32. ACC15-7We thought Tar Heels were safer than most, now there's no doubt.
9MW33. MVC13-10Will be curious to see Racers' actual seed after dominating league.

E34. MWC17-5So close to grabbing MWC, fell one point short.
S35. ACC13-9We were higher on Hokies than most, leaped past a lot of bubble teams anyway.

W36. BIG1217-5Trying to beat Kansas again proved to be too much.
10S37. BIG1215-631-point loss will leave a mark.
W38. AAC17-5Beat Houston and Tigers could jump to a single-digit seed.
MW39. WCC15-10Beating BYU should end any worry about ending NCAA drought.
E40. BTEN12-10Everything says Wolverines should be in except for 17-14.
11E41. A107-14Held off Drake for MVC title.

W42. BTEN15-7Knocking off Illinois pulls Hoosiers out of play-in.
S43. ACC17-5If BC's shot had gone in, Hurracanes might've had to sweat.
MW44. ACC10-12After further review, Irish still in but it's getting sketchy.
MW45. MWC7-14Trended badly the last few weeks, now gotta sweat a lot.
12E46. A1010-12Still in the field, but winds up in play-in.
E47. BIGE18-5The last team in, if Rutgers or Texas A&M were here I wouldn't argue.
W48. AEAST12-10Emphatic title-game win.

S49. CUSA16-7Blazer profile decent enough to hold onto 12 seed.

MW50. SUMM13-11Was a little tighter than expected vs. Bison.

13S51. A1011-12Spiders are usually a scary tournament team.

E52. SOUTH12-12Best end-of-game moment to clinch bid so far.

MW53. WAC8-14WAC a little tougher this season, but Aggies still help up well.

W54. BSKY16-8Big Sky usually overseeded, 13 might make sense this year.

14S55. MAC16-6Zips snap up MAC bid.

W56. IVY15-6Held off Princeton for Ivy title.

MW57. PAT17-7Locked up Patriot league title and might get OK seed.

E58. BSOU15-9Clinched first NCAA Division I tourney bid.

15W59. BIGW12-12Just second bid since 2018 for Titans.

S60. SBELT10-13Panthers third bid in last four tournaments.

E61. CAA12-12Seeing Jameer Nelson Jr. at PG here makes me feel old.

MW62. MAAC9-13Finished the job to get the MACC auto-bid.

16E63. ASUN10-14Gets the auto-bid without despite losing in tourney semifinal.

MW64. MEAC15-7Pretty certain the play-in has been avoided for MEAC champs.

S65. HORIZ13-11Just second NCAAs in 15 years for Raiders.

W66. AEAST14-8Conference final was no contest.

W67. SWAC7-15Earned sixth bid since 2014.

S68. SLAND14-9First NCAA's in 15 years for Islanders.

Conference Breakdown: America East (2), American (2), Atlantic 10 (3), Atlantic Coast (5), Atlantic Sun (1), Big 12 (6), Big East (7), Big Sky (1), Big South (1), Big Ten (8), 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 (4), Pac-12 (3), Patriot League (1), Southeastern (6), Southern (1), Southland (1), Southwestern Athletic (1), Summit (1), Sun Belt (1), West Coast (3), Western Athletic (1)