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. BIG120-02Another Big 12 title goes to the Jayhawks.

W2. WCC0-01Baylor will probably need to win Big 12 to reclaim No. 2 spot.

S3. BIG120-05Bears might be hoping Kansas will do a little load management in Big 12.
E4. A100-03Dream season but still only two wins over teams in tourney (St. Mary's, North Texas)

2W5. MWC0-04VERY close to Dayton, but idea of less travel to LA for regional is the difference.
S6. ACC0-010Seminoles in best position to grab final No. 1 seed if they win ACC.

E7. BTEN0-07Of course this team is peaking in March.
MW8. BIGE0-011Bluejays grab No. 1 seed in Big East.

3E9. BIGE0-015With 2 and 3 seed lines very close, still room to jump back up.
MW10. ACC0-08Latest to fall victim to Cavs' run.
S11. BIGE0-013Got a big lead then held on vs. Georgetown.
W12. BTEN0-018Was looking at a possible 1 last week, Terps going wrong direction.
4S13. SEC0-021Tremendous second-half comeback vs. FLA without Ashton Hagans.

E14. ACC0-06Season sweep of UNC doesn't mean as much as most seasons.
W15. PAC120-012Will Ducks get Chris Duarte back?

MW16. BTEN0-023Badgers keep moving up and will be top seed in Big 10.

5W17. BTEN0-016Another win over a tourney team means Buckeyes are highest 5.
E18. BTEN0-024Tough ask to win at Maryland Sunday.
S19. BTEN0-034This group of Big 10 teams is very interchangable.
MW20. SEC0-027Restored back to the 5 line.
6W21. BIGE0-019Likely to face WSU/No. Iowa play-in winner.
E22. ACC0-0448 game win streak heading into ACC Tournament.
MW23. WCC0-09Only Kansas had held the Cougars under 60 until Monday night.
S24. BTEN0-035Looks like maybe Nittany Lions peaked a month ago?
7MW25. BTEN0-039Survived a late rally in a testy matchup with Iowa.
E26. BIG120-017Home win over Baylor definitely helps hold seeding.
W27. BIGE0-037Definitely peaking the last 3 weeks.
S28. PAC120-014Yes, the Wildcats have the wackiest NET rating in the country.
8E29. SEC0-029That was not a good collapse Saturday vs. Kentucky.
S30. BIGE0-026Late-season slide VERY similar to last year.
W31. SEC0-028Georgia never had a chance Saturday.
MW32. AAC0-020Inflated NET keeping Cougars safely in for now.
9S33. PAC120-025Dropped another one to Washington State on Wednesday.
MW34. WCC0-031Maybe lost just a bit of steam in second half of WCC final.
W35. BIG120-046Monster comeback vs. TCU avoids disaster.
E36. BIG120-022So many close losses, really needs to beat Texas in Big 12 Tournament.
10W37. PAC120-045Huge win over UCLA probably secures bid and first-round Pac-12 bye.
S38. MWC0-040Aggies were resilient and knocked off Aztecs for auto-bid.

MW39. SOUTH0-036At this point ETSU might make it even without the auto-bid.

E40. BTEN0-030Win AT Purdue was bigger than Maryland at home for NCAA chances.
11E41. PAC120-076It's far from over for Bruins but can't afford a stumble.
MW42. PAC120-054Slide out of the First Four for the time being.
S43. AAC0-041Shockers drop into First Four and might drop more after playing Houston.
W44. BTEN0-056Is Archie going to be mad at me too for putting Hoosiers in First Four?
S45. BIGE0-047Musketeers loss to DePaul did not help.
W46. ACC0-053Moves into field after Pitt win and some reevaluation.
12E47. AAC0-051Top seed in American means Bearcats get back in the field.

MW48. IVY0-069Advances as regular-season champ.

S49. ASUN0-067Auto-bid secured for Flames.

W50. SLAND0-077Bumps up a seed thanks to MVC meltdown.

13MW51. AEAST0-079Just like A-Sun, only two teams with winning records in America East.

E52. MAC0-073Top seed secured for MAC Tourney.

W53. WAC0-0104Update, Cal Baptist did not challenge the Aggies.

S54. BSKY0-0135Eagles get top seed in Big Sky Tournament.

14E55. BIGW0-0114Surprising home loss to CSUN, still with hefty Big West lead.

S56. OVC0-0101Bruins second team to be officially in!

MW57. CUSA0-095Took OT, but Mean Green avenged loss to WKU.

W58. MVC0-0102Braves were able to take advantage of crazy Arch-Madness.

15E59. CAA0-0118First NCAA bid since 2001 for the Pride.

MW60. HORIZ0-0150Back to back NCAAs for Norse.

W61. SUMM0-0130Little doubt in dismantling of North Dakota.

S62. PAT0-0160Terriers do own a win over South Carolina.

16E63. SBELT0-0140Tuesday loss means little chance of anything higher than a 15.

S64. MAAC0-0151Saints jump out of the first four!

W65. BSOU0-0148Hampton knocked off Radford, will try do to the same vs Winthrop.

MW66. HORIZ0-0203With Merrimack ineligible due to DI transition, Colonials are top seed in NE.

MW67. SWAC0-0201Back to back losses but still to seed in SWAC.

W68. MEAC0-0256Eagles 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 (2), Ivy League (1), Metro Atlantic Athletic (1), Mid-American (1), Mid-Eastern (1), Missouri Valley (1), Mountain West (2), 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)