NCAA Bracket Predictions 2014: Projecting the March Madness Field at Week 11

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NCAA Bracket Predictions 2014: Projecting the March Madness Field at Week 11
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A lot has changed in the two weeks since our last bracket, but the four No. 1 seeds remain the same in this latest effort to project the March Madness field, as Arizona, Michigan State, Syracuse and Wisconsin hang on to the top spots once again.

Creighton was one of the biggest positive movers. In a span of 14 days, the Bluejays' RPI jumped from 55 to 14, propelling them from a No. 8 seed to a No. 4. Elsewhere, Iowa and San Diego State each made considerable jumps to check in as No. 3 seeds this week.

At the other end of the spectrum, Louisville, North Carolina, Oregon and Colorado each plummeted while remaining somewhat comfortably in the bracket. Illinois wasn't quite so lucky, dropping from a No. 7 seed to entirely out of the current field.

As always, we'll start out at the bottom by looking at the last five teams to be included and excluded from the field. One new wrinkle is a slide dedicated to teams which aren't quite deserving of being in the tournament discussion but are creeping on to the radar.

After that, we'll present each seeded region, including the sub-regional locations in which each pod would be played and some commentary on select teams. Then it's the ranking of the No. 1 seeds followed by a summary of the entire field broken out by conference.

 

Win-loss records on the following slides exclude games played against opponents not in D-I. All RPI rankings (via ESPN) are current through the start of play on Thursday, Jan. 16.

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