Big East Tournament 2012: Which Teams Will Make It to March Madness?

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Big East Tournament 2012: Which Teams Will Make It to March Madness?
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Word on the street is that the Big East is having a down year.

Last year, the Big East placed an astonishing 11 teams in the NCAA tournament with its ninth-place team, Connecticut, cutting down the nets for Coach Jim Calhoun’s third championship.

While this season’s edition of the Big East doesn’t have the amount of marquee teams of last year, it still boasts a very deep conference with the possibility of getting 10 out of its 16 teams suited up for a run towards New Orleans.

With the Big East regular season over and its champion, Syracuse, looking for the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, the rest of the Big East teams will attempt to posture themselves and convince the selection committee that their résumés have earned them the right to move on in March.

Which teams are in and which teams need help?

I believe the answers are fairly simple. Using overall and in-conference win/loss records along with strength of schedule, quality wins, RPI and how a team finished the season, a clear picture has been developed as to who’s in, who’s out and who’s praying.

Let’s take a look.

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