College Basketball: 2012-13 NCAA Tournament Projections
Where does Cody Zeller's team show up in the bracket?
By: David Fox | 11/9/12, 5:44 AM EST
The first college basketball games of the NCAA Tournament are more than four months from the start of the season, which begins Nov. 9, but it's never too early to start projections for March Madness.
Here is our best guess of how the field might appear Tournament play begins on March 19 with the First Four in Dayton.
|3||Duke||Michigan State||NC State||UCLA|
|4||Missouri||San Diego State||North Carolina||UNLV|
|8||Kansas State||Texas||Oklahoma State||Wisconsin|
|9||BYU||Saint Mary's||Cal||Saint Louis|
|11||Colorado State||New Mexico||Wichita State||Temple|
|13||Davidson||Utah State||Ohio||Murray State|
|14||Middle Tennessee||Valparaiso||Lehigh||Long Beach State|
|15||Oral Roberts||LIU-Brooklyn||South Dakota State||Montana|
|16||Savannah State||Vermont||Charleston Southern/||Loyola (Md.)/|
Projected NIT Field
NCAA Tournament bids by conference
Big East (8): Cincinnati, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, USF
Big 12 (6): Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas, West Virginia
Big Ten (6): Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin
ACC (5): Duke, Florida State, Miami, NC State, North Carolina
SEC (5): Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee
Mountain West (4): Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV
Pac-12 (4): Arizona, Cal, Stanford, UCLA
Atlantic 10 (3): Saint Louis, Temple, VCU
West Coast (3): BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's
Conference USA (2): Marshall, Memphis
Missouri Valley (2): Creighton, Wichita State
America East: Vermont
Atlantic Sun: Mercer
Big Sky: Montana
Big South: Charleston Southern
Big West: Long Beach State
MAAC: Loyola (Md.)
MEAC: Savannah State
Ohio Valley: Murray State
Southland: Oral Roberts
Summit: South Dakota State
Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee
WAC: Utah State
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