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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. WCC0-01The No. 1 overall seed is a done deal.

S2. PAC120-04If Kriisa is back for tourney, Wildcats might become the favorite.

MW3. BIG120-03Easy choice for the 3 spot after Big 12 tourney win.

E4. BIG120-05Remember it's the whole season -- 10-5 vs. Q1 beats everyone else.
2MW5. SEC0-09Will have to settle for top No. 2.
E6. SEC0-07Everyone talked up Kentucky, everyone slept on Volunteers.

S7. SEC0-013Welp that's enough to drop to the two line.
W8. BIGE0-06Resume is simply stronger than Blue Devils.

3E9. ACC0-010At least Blue Devils will stay out East.
MW10. BTEN0-012Boilermakers keep surviving to get to Big 10 final.
S11. BTEN0-025Loss to MSU had some shades of 2000 Final Four matchup.
W12. BIG120-08Very solid debut season for Mark Adams.
4MW13. PAC120-011Came up just a little short vs. AZ, another Final Four run possible.
W14. BTEN0-014Has put together a VERY solid six weeks.

E15. BTEN0-015Neither team led by more than 5 in loss to Indiana.
S16. BIGE0-024Well, Friars still rule in close games -- Friday wasn't close.
5W17. SEC0-021Right on 4/5 edge, dropped back down for now.
S18. BIG120-016Came up just a little short in Big 12 quarterfinals.
E19. AAC0-02Ok apparently Okla State is now a Q1 win which gives Cougars...1.

MW20. BIGE0-018Very solid season turned in by Huskies.
6MW21. BIGE0-048Pirates seem locked on the six seed line.
S22. WCC0-019No shame in getting one of three from the Zags.
W23. SEC0-020Last-minute losses an LSU staple for 30 years
E24. SEC0-032Great schedule, but man 13 losses.
7S25. MWC0-034Seemed like every MWC game went to the wire and Broncos prevailed.

MW26. PAC120-040Trojans need to find nonconference success again.
E27. BIGE0-050Feels like a gap starts here.
W28. BTEN0-038Ok Sparty beat someone besides Maryland.
8S29. BTEN0-023Pretty good season, pretty bad last 11 days.
MW30. MWC0-035Top 3 MWC teams you can pick out of a hat...all very close.
E31. BIGE0-051No doubt here -- top 8 seed locked up.
W32. ACC0-017We thought Tar Heels were safer than most, now there's no doubt.
9MW33. MVC0-029Will be curious to see Racers' actual seed after dominating league.

E34. MWC0-030So close to grabbing MWC, fell one point short.
S35. ACC0-022We were higher on Hokies than most, leaped past a lot of bubble teams anyway.

W36. BIG120-033Trying to beat Kansas again proved to be too much.
10S37. BIG120-04131-point loss will leave a mark.
W38. AAC0-031Beat Houston and Tigers could jump to a single-digit seed.
MW39. WCC0-026Beating BYU should end any worry about ending NCAA drought.
E40. BTEN0-027Everything says Wolverines should be in except for 17-14.
11E41. A100-028Held off Drake for MVC title.

W42. BTEN0-044Knocking off Illinois pulls Hoosiers out of play-in.
S43. ACC0-047If BC's shot had gone in, Hurracanes might've had to sweat.
MW44. ACC0-043After further review, Irish still in but it's getting sketchy.
MW45. MWC0-058Trended badly the last few weeks, now gotta sweat a lot.
12E46. A100-046Still in the field, but winds up in play-in.
E47. BIGE0-037The last team in, if Rutgers or Texas A&M were here I wouldn't argue.
W48. AEAST0-056Emphatic title-game win.

S49. CUSA0-049Blazer profile decent enough to hold onto 12 seed.

MW50. SUMM0-067Was a little tighter than expected vs. Bison.

13S51. A100-084Spiders are usually a scary tournament team.

E52. SOUTH0-063Best end-of-game moment to clinch bid so far.

MW53. WAC0-078WAC a little tougher this season, but Aggies still help up well.

W54. BSKY0-0128Big Sky usually overseeded, 13 might make sense this year.

14S55. MAC0-0126Zips snap up MAC bid.

W56. IVY0-0149Held off Princeton for Ivy title.

MW57. PAT0-0124Locked up Patriot league title and might get OK seed.

E58. BSOU0-0131Clinched first NCAA Division I tourney bid.

15W59. BIGW0-0155Just second bid since 2018 for Titans.

S60. SBELT0-0158Panthers third bid in last four tournaments.

E61. CAA0-0134Seeing Jameer Nelson Jr. at PG here makes me feel old.

MW62. MAAC0-0105Finished the job to get the MACC auto-bid.

16E63. ASUN0-0148Gets the auto-bid without despite losing in tourney semifinal.

MW64. MEAC0-0169Pretty certain the play-in has been avoided for MEAC champs.

S65. HORIZ0-0186Just second NCAAs in 15 years for Raiders.

W66. AEAST0-0205Conference final was no contest.

W67. SWAC0-0196Earned sixth bid since 2014.

S68. SLAND0-0243First 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)