FINAL March Madness Projections: March 14

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FINAL March Madness Projections: March 14

Ohio State just won the Big Ten, so here is my final projection at what the tournament will look like when it it's announced in about an hour:


Automatic bids are underlined.


Midwest (1) vs West (4)
East (2) vs South (3)


Midwest (St. Louis)
Oklahoma City
1 Kansas (Big 12) vs 16 Winthrop (Big South)
8 Florida State vs 9 Missouri

New Orleans
5 Wisconsin vs 12 Siena (MAAC)
4 Temple (Atlantic-10) vs 13 Houston (Conference USA)

New Orleans
6 Texas A&M vs 11 UTEP
3 Purdue vs 14 Ohio (MAC)

7 Gonzaga vs 10 Wake Forest
2 Georgetown vs 15 UC-Santa Barbara (Big West)

West (Salt Lake City)
1 West Virginia (Big East) vs 16 Robert Morris (Northeast)
8 Oklahoma State vs 9 Georgia Tech

5 Butler (Horizon) vs 12 Minnesota
4 Tennessee vs 13 Murray State (Ohio Valley)

6 Xavier vs 11 Virginia Tech
3 Pittsburgh vs 14 Montana (Big Sky)

7 Notre Dame vs 10 Old Dominion (Colonial)
2 Duke (ACC) vs 15 North Texas (Sun Belt)

East (Syracuse)
1 Kentucky (SEC) vs 16 Lehigh (Patriot)/Arkansas-Pine Bluff (SWAC)
8 Marquette vs 9 Clemson

5 BYU vs 12 Washington (Pac-10)
4 Michigan State vs 13 New Mexico State (WAC)

6 Maryland vs 11 San Diego State (Mountain West)
3 Villanova vs 14 Wofford (Southern)

7 UNLV vs 10 California
2 Ohio State (Big Ten) vs 15 Morgan State (MEAC)

South (Houston)
1 Syracuse vs 16 East Tennessee State (Atlantic Sun)
8 Texas vs 9 Louisville

San Jose
5 Vanderbilt vs 12 Utah State
4 Baylor vs 13 Oakland (Summit)

San Jose
6 Richmond vs 11 Cornell (Ivy)
3 New Mexico vs 14 Sam Houston State (Southland)

7 Northern Iowa (Missouri Valley) vs 10 St. Mary's (West Coast)

2 Kansas State vs 15 Vermont (America East)

Last Four In: Utah State, Minnesota, Virginia Tech, UTEP

First Four Out: Mississippi State, Florida, Illinois, Rhode Island

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