CBN Staff | 5/11/13
With only two weeks of regular season and conference tournaments left until Selection Monday, we can paint a largely accurate picture of what the field of 64. But none of that is set in stone just yet, except for one piece. Last week, the first piece to the postseason puzzle was put in place with Columbia sweeping Dartmouth in the Ivy League championship series to lock up the first of thirty automatic bids.
So with that, we know for sure that this latest projection at least has one team correct. As for the other 63...
|LAST FIVE IN: Coastal Carolina, San Francisco, UC-Irvine, Seton Hall, Southeastern Louisiana
FIRST FIVE OUT: Oklahoma St., William and Mary, San Diego, Florida Gulf Coast, Michigan St.
– By conference, the projected field of 64 breaks down like this (* denotes projected conference champion):
America East: Maine*
Atlantic 10: St. Louis*
ACC: North Carolina*, Virginia, Florida St., North Carolina St., Clemson, Georgia Tech, Miami, Virginia Tech
Atlantic Sun: North Florida*, Mercer
Big Ten: Indiana*, Ohio St.
Big 12: Kansas St.*, Oklahoma, Kansas
Big East: Pittsburgh*, Louisville, Seton Hall
Big South: Campbell*, Coastal Carolina
Big West: Cal St. Fullerton*, Cal Poly, Cal St. Northridge, UC-Irvine
C-USA: Southern Miss*, Rice
Ivy League: Columbia*
Metro Atlantic: Rider*
MEAC: Delaware St.*
Missouri Valley: Wichita St.*
Mountain West: New Mexico*
Ohio Valley: Tennessee Tech*
Pac 12: Oregon St.*, Oregon, UCLA, Arizona St.
Patriot: Holy Cross*
SEC: Vanderbilt*, LSU, South Carolina, Mississippi St., Arkansas, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Florida
Southern: Western Carolina*
Southland: Sam Houston St.*, Southeastern Louisiana
SWAC: Jackson St.*
Sun Belt: South Alabama*, Louisiana-Lafayette, Troy
West Coast: Gonzaga*
WAC: Cal St. Bakersfield*
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