2012 NCAA Tournament: Schmolik 64 Update (2/27/12)

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2012 NCAA Tournament: Schmolik 64 Update (2/27/12)
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Hello, college basketball fans!

Welcome to the second update for the 2012 Schmolik 64. At the end of the regular season, I will pick a complete NCAA bracket with the teams I think belong in the NCAA field and where they should be seeded. Until then, there will be updates to see where your team stands if the season ended today (records as of Sun. Feb. 26, 2012).

Until Championship Week, I will only seed the top-12 seeds. The bottom four seeds are usually reserved for one bid conferences in which usually only the conference champion makes the tournament.

Similar to last year, I will reserve two No. 12 seed lines for the "First Four." You should interpret these as being among the last teams to get into the field. (Although there could be exceptions based upon bracketing rules which prevent the actual last four from making the field.)

Here's the bracket update for Feb. 27, 2012.

Dates:
Opening Weekend: Thur/Sat March 15-17, Fri/Sun March 16-18
Regionals: Thur/Sat March 22-24, Fri/Sun March 23-25

 

SOUTH REGIONAL (Atlanta, GA—Fri/Sun)

Louisville, KY—Thur/Sat

Who should be the No. 1 overall seed?

Submit Vote vote to see results

(1) Kentucky (28-1) vs (16)
(8) Kansas State (19-9) vs. (9) Memphis (21-8)

Nashville, TN—Fri/Sun

(5) Florida State (19-9) vs. (12) First Four: Texas (18-11) vs. Seton Hall (19-10)
(4) Wisconsin (21-8) vs. (13)

Albuquerque, NM—Thur/Sat

(6) Gonzaga (23-5) vs. (11) Washington (20-8)
(3) Baylor (23-5) vs. (14)

Columbus, OH—Fri/Sun

(7) Creighton (25-5) vs. (10) St. Louis (21-6)
(2) Marquette (24-5) vs. (15)

 

WEST REGIONAL (Phoenix, AZ—Thur/Sat)

Columbus, OH—Fri/Sun

(1) Michigan State (23-5) vs. (16)
(8) Alabama (19-9) vs. (9) Southern Miss (21-6)

Which two of these teams should be the two remaining No. 1 seeds?

Submit Vote vote to see results

Albuquerque, NM—Thur/Sat

(5) Notre Dame (20-9) vs. (12) First Four: BYU (22-7) vs. Miami (17-10)
(4) UNLV (22-6) vs. (13)

Nashville, TN—Fri/Sun

(6) St. Mary's (23-5) vs. (11) Colorado State (16-10)
(3) Georgetown (20-6) vs. (14)

Greensboro, NC—Fri/Sun

(7) Vanderbilt (20-9) vs. (10) Northwestern (17-11)
(2) North Carolina (25-4) vs. (15)

 

EAST REGIONAL (Boston, MA—Thur/Sat)

Pittsburgh, PA—Thur/Sat

(1) Syracuse (29-1) vs. (16)
(8) Purdue (19-10) vs. (9) Virginia (21-7)

Portland, OR—Thur/Sat

(5) Florida (22-7) vs. (12) Long Beach State (19-7)
(4) Temple (22-6) vs. (13)

Pittsburgh, PA—Thur/Sat

(6) Louisville (22-7) vs. (11) Harvard (23-4)
(3) Ohio State (23-6) vs. (14)

Omaha, NE—Fri/Sun

(7) New Mexico (21-6) vs. (10) California (23-7)
(2) Missouri (25-4) vs. (15)

 

MIDWEST REGIONAL (St. Louis, MO—Fri/Sun)

Greensboro, NC—Fri/Sun

(1) Duke (25-4) vs. (16)
(8) Iowa State (21-8) vs. (9) Connecticut (17-11)

Portland, OR—Thur/Sat

(5) Wichita State (25-4) vs. (12) Drexel (25-5)
(4) Indiana (22-7) vs. (13)

Louisville, KY—Thur/Sat

(6) Murray State (25-1) vs. (11) Xavier (18-10)
(3) Michigan (20-8) vs. (14)

Omaha, NE—Fri/Sun

(7) San Diego State (20-6) vs (10) South Florida (17-11)
(2) Kansas (24-5) vs. (15)

 

Bids By Conference

Big East: 8
Big Ten: 7
Big 12: 6
ACC: 5
SEC, MWC: 4 each
A-10, WCC: 3 each
C-USA, MVC, Pac-12: 2 each
Big W, Colonial, Ivy, OVC: 1 each

One bid: 16
Party Crashers/Additional At Large: 2

Compare my bracket to CBS Sports Bracketology and many others at Bracket Project's Bracket Matrix.

Remember to comment! If you think a team or teams that are out should be in or teams are in should be out, let me hear from you! 

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