Following Indiana's loss to Butler, there's no question Duke is the top team in the country. The Blue Devils are undefeated despite playing the toughest schedule in the nation that includes wins over Kentucky, Minnesota, VCU, Louisville, Ohio State and Temple.
But which teams are slotted 2-68 in this week's projections?
As always, I am not trying to guess how teams will finish the year. I am simply seeding them based on their current résumés.
I like to break teams down into three categories:
1. Wallflowers are bubble teams because everyone wants to get into the Big Dance, but not all have the guts to ask a girl out onto the dance floor.
2. Elite teams that are safely in the field are Dancing with a Hottie.
3. In the middle are the schools that are Dancing with their Sister.
For two of the past three years, my final bracket projections have been more accurate than those of ESPN's Joe Lunardi, and I had the most accurate projections in the country in 2011.
I'll begin with the two First Four at-large bid games:
(12a) Maryland vs. (12d) Charlotte
(12b) California vs. (12c) BYU
First two teams out: Arizona State, La Salle
The projections are presented in slideshow format, with each major conference receiving its own slide. First up is the ACC.