College Basketball Bracketology: 2011 NCAA Tournament Bracket as of February 27

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College Basketball Bracketology: 2011 NCAA Tournament Bracket as of February 27
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This weekly bracketology will evaluate teams based on how they have performed to this point in the season. It will not factor in how they are projected to do in the rest of the season.

Teams that are currently in first place in their respective conference will be given an automatic bid from that conference. A conference in parentheses next to a team indicates a conference champion.

With the 68-team format, there will now be four play-in games. There will be two play-in games for the bottom four at-large teams, and two play-in games for the bottom four conference tournament winners who earned automatic bids.

In the bracket, the winner of the East Region plays the winner of the West Region, and the winner of the Southeast Region plays the winner of the Southwest Region.

The East Region and the West Region hold the overall No. 1 and No. 4 seeds, respectively. The Southeast Region and Southwest Region hold the overall No. 2 and No. 3 seeds, respectively.

East Region

No. 1 Ohio State (Big Ten) vs. No. 16 Texas Southern (SWAC)/ Bethune-Cookman (MEAC) 

No. 8 Utah State (WAC) vs. No. 9 Old Dominion

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Ohio State remains the overall No. 1 seed with Duke's loss to Virginia Tech.

No. 5 North Carolina vs. No. 12 Gonzaga/Colorado State

No. 4 Connecticut vs. No. 13 Belmont (A-Sun)

No. 6 Xavier (A-10) vs. No. 11 Michigan State

No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Murray State (OVC)

No. 7 Washington vs. No. 10 St. Mary's (WCC)

No. 2 San Diego State vs. No. 15 Bucknell (Patriot)

West Region

No. 1 Duke (ACC) vs. No. 16 Coastal Carolina (Big South) 

No. 8 Temple vs. No. 9 UAB (C-USA)

No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Missouri State (MVC)

No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Charleston (SoCon)

No. 6 Villanova vs. No. 11 Richmond

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Despite losing to Kentucky, Florida remains at the top of the SEC.

No. 3 Florida (SEC) vs. No. 14 Milwaukee (Horizon)

No. 7 Cincinnati vs. No. 10 Illinois

No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 Florida Atlantic (Sun Belt)

Southeast Region

No. 1 BYU (Mountain West) vs. No. 16 Texas State (Southland)/Northern Colorado (Big Sky) 

No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 Florida State

No. 5 St. John's vs. No. 12 Butler/Boston College

No. 4 Arizona (Pac-10) vs. No. 13 Princeton (Ivy)

No. 6 Texas A&M vs. No. 11 Georgia

No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 14 Fairfield (MAAC)

No. 7 Missouri vs. No. 10 Marquette

No. 2 Purdue vs. Long Island (NEC)

Southwest Region

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No. 1 Pitt (Big East) vs. No. 16 Long Beach State (Big West) 

No. 8 UNLV vs. No. 9 UCLA

No. 5 Vanderbilt vs. No. 12 Virginia Tech

No. 4 Georgetown vs. No. 13 Oakland (Summit)

No. 6 West Virginia vs. No. 11 Alabama

No. 3 Wisconsin vs. No. 14 Vermont (A-East)

No. 7 George Mason (CAA) vs. No. 10 Tennessee

No. 2 Texas (Big 12) vs. No. 15 Kent State (MAC)

Last Four In

Gonzaga, Boston College, Butler, Colorado State 

First Four Out

Baylor, Clemson, Memphis, Maryland 

Next Four Out

Cleveland State, Penn State, Colorado, VCU

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