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. BIG1210-519Another Big 12 title goes to the Jayhawks.

W2. WCC15-02Baylor will probably need to win Big 12 to reclaim No. 2 spot.

S3. BIG1214-01Bears might be hoping Kansas will do a little load management in Big 12.
E4. A108-4106Dream season but still only two wins over teams in tourney (St. Mary's, North Texas)

2W5. MWC11-431VERY close to Dayton, but idea of less travel to LA for regional is the difference.
S6. ACC9-221Seminoles in best position to grab final No. 1 seed if they win ACC.

E7. BTEN8-484Of course this team is peaking in March.
MW8. BIGE11-427Bluejays grab No. 1 seed in Big East.

3E9. BIGE9-654With 2 and 3 seed lines very close, still room to jump back up.
MW10. ACC10-342Latest to fall victim to Cavs' run.
S11. BIGE10-16Got a big lead then held on vs. Georgetown.
W12. BTEN9-737Was looking at a possible 1 last week, Terps going wrong direction.
4S13. SEC5-982Tremendous second-half comeback vs. FLA without Ashton Hagans.

E14. ACC5-590Season sweep of UNC doesn't mean as much as most seasons.
W15. PAC129-346Will Ducks get Chris Duarte back?

MW16. BTEN12-418Badgers keep moving up and will be top seed in Big 10.

5W17. BTEN12-417Another win over a tourney team means Buckeyes are highest 5.
E18. BTEN13-13Tough ask to win at Maryland Sunday.
S19. BTEN12-35This group of Big 10 teams is very interchangable.
MW20. SEC9-764Restored back to the 5 line.
6W21. BIGE5-7120Likely to face WSU/No. Iowa play-in winner.
E22. ACC11-288 game win streak heading into ACC Tournament.
MW23. WCC13-328Only Kansas had held the Cougars under 60 until Monday night.
S24. BTEN5-638Looks like maybe Nittany Lions peaked a month ago?
7MW25. BTEN10-57Survived a late rally in a testy matchup with Iowa.
E26. BIG1211-422Home win over Baylor definitely helps hold seeding.
W27. BIGE8-769Definitely peaking the last 3 weeks.
S28. PAC1212-332Yes, the Wildcats have the wackiest NET rating in the country.
8E29. SEC8-426That was not a good collapse Saturday vs. Kentucky.
S30. BIGE8-779Late-season slide VERY similar to last year.
W31. SEC10-435Georgia never had a chance Saturday.
MW32. AAC13-14Inflated NET keeping Cougars safely in for now.
9S33. PAC1212-416Dropped another one to Washington State on Wednesday.
MW34. WCC11-566Maybe lost just a bit of steam in second half of WCC final.
W35. BIG129-425Monster comeback vs. TCU avoids disaster.
E36. BIG1211-514So many close losses, really needs to beat Texas in Big 12 Tournament.
10W37. PAC1212-324Huge win over UCLA probably secures bid and first-round Pac-12 bye.
S38. MWC12-550Aggies were resilient and knocked off Aztecs for auto-bid.

MW39. SOUTH9-5126At this point ETSU might make it even without the auto-bid.

E40. BTEN8-648Win AT Purdue was bigger than Maryland at home for NCAA chances.
11E41. PAC1212-334It's far from over for Bruins but can't afford a stumble.
MW42. PAC124-8115Slide out of the First Four for the time being.
S43. AAC8-470Shockers drop into First Four and might drop more after playing Houston.
W44. BTEN9-747Is Archie going to be mad at me too for putting Hoosiers in First Four?
S45. BIGE10-239Musketeers loss to DePaul did not help.
W46. ACC6-585Moves into field after Pitt win and some reevaluation.
12E47. AAC3-7121Top seed in American means Bearcats get back in the field.

MW48. IVY0-0Advances as regular-season champ.

S49. ASUN12-587Auto-bid secured for Flames.

W50. SLAND9-2190Bumps up a seed thanks to MVC meltdown.

13MW51. AEAST7-3100Just like A-Sun, only two teams with winning records in America East.

E52. MAC8-3116Top seed secured for MAC Tourney.

W53. WAC3-1279Update, Cal Baptist did not challenge the Aggies.

S54. BSKY4-6162Eagles get top seed in Big Sky Tournament.

14E55. BIGW8-4117Surprising home loss to CSUN, still with hefty Big West lead.

S56. OVC16-188Bruins second team to be officially in!

MW57. CUSA7-597Took OT, but Mean Green avenged loss to WKU.

W58. MVC9-7134Braves were able to take advantage of crazy Arch-Madness.

15E59. CAA9-6164First NCAA bid since 2001 for the Pride.

MW60. HORIZ7-8240Back to back NCAAs for Norse.

W61. SUMM9-7177Little doubt in dismantling of North Dakota.

S62. PAT3-5218Terriers do own a win over South Carolina.

16E63. SBELT8-7156Tuesday loss means little chance of anything higher than a 15.

S64. MAAC7-1111Saints jump out of the first four!

W65. BSOU15-057Hampton knocked off Radford, will try do to the same vs Winthrop.

MW66. HORIZ3-7286With Merrimack ineligible due to DI transition, Colonials are top seed in NE.

MW67. SWAC5-4205Back to back losses but still to seed in SWAC.

W68. MEAC1-3175Eagles 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)