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By Eric Prisbell
Sunday, January 24, 2010

College basketball reporter Eric Prisbell places the 65 teams in the NCAA tournament field, which will be announced on March 14. (* conference champion)


1. Kentucky*

q Wildcats resting while others lose

16. Jackson State/Quinnipiac

q Just six D-I wins for Jackson State

2. Kansas State

i Fans wisely didn't rush the court

15. Vermont*

q Lost to Stony Brook by five

3. West Virginia

m Nice win over Ohio State

14. Oakland*

q Four straight road games for Golden Grizzlies

4. Temple*

i Résumé getting stronger by the week

13. Western Kentucky*

i Hilltoppers have lost three straight

5. Wake Forest

i Made North Carolina look like NIT team

12. Louisville

m Cardinals hanging by a thread

6. Ohio State

i Concluded tough stretch with loss to West Virginia

11. William & Mary

q CAA race among most competitive

7. Northern Iowa*

m Loss to Wichita State intensifies MVC race

10. Florida State

m In middle of muddled ACC

8. Mississippi State

q Battling Ole Miss in SEC West race

9. Texas A&M

m Best win: vs. Clemson on Nov. 26


1. Texas*

q No one is going undefeated in tough Big 12

16. Morgan State*

q Went 4-2 during six-game road stretch

2. Georgetown

i Win over Pitt gives Hoyas No. 2 seed

15. Sam Houston State*

i Blasted Texas State by 31

3. Tennessee

i Georgia loss was first since Dec. 19

14. Buffalo*

i Only MAC team with top 80 RPI

4. Wisconsin

m One of nation's bigger surprises

13. Murray State*

q Racers have an RPI of 75

5. Georgia Tech

i Front court will carry Yellow Jackets

12. Old Dominion

m Showdown vs. William & Mary looms

6. Butler*

q More narrow victories in conference play

11. Maryland

i 5-1 run puts Terps in the conversation

7. Xavier

i Nation's third-toughest schedule

10. Cornell*

i Beat Columbia by 21


m MWC gets more bids than Pac-10

9. Cincinnati

i Louisville game a battle of bubble teams


1. Kansas

q Survived tough matchup with Baylor

16. Campbell*

i Lost at Belmont by 11

2. Villanova

q Wildcats close to a No. 1 seed

15. Coastal Carolina*

q SOS ranks 335th

3. Duke*

m Has struggled in ACC road games

14. Coll. of Charleston*

q UNC now hurting Charleston's RPI

4. Purdue

m Ended slide against Illinois

13. Wichita State

i Shockers last at-large team in field

5. New Mexico

q Four straight wins by Lobos

12. Saint Mary's

q WCC with more berths than Pac-10

6. Vanderbilt

i Three teams in SEC East with top 26 RPI

11. Richmond

i Lost by 12 to Charlotte

7. Baylor

i Beat Massachusetts by 26 on Saturday

10. UAB*

q Faced tough test from Marshall

8. Connecticut

m When will Calhoun return?

9. Dayton

m Loss to St. Joe's won't look good on résumé


1. Syracuse*

q Showdown with Hoyas looms

16. Lafayette*

q Thumped by Lehigh on Saturday night

2. Michigan State*

i Again looking like Big Ten's best

15. Pacific*

q RPI right around 100

3. Pittsburgh

i Ranks 14th in RPI and schedule strength

14. Weber State*

i Toughest challenger: Northern Colorado

4. BYU*

i Won 14 straight entering Saturday night

13. La. Tech*

i Played Hawaii late Saturday night

5. Gonzaga*

m Once again best in WCC

12. Oklahoma State

m Margin for error slim for Cowboys

6. Clemson

m Awaiting February slump

11. Siena*

i Could earn anything from 10 to 13 seed

7. Missouri

i Two top 50 victories this month

10. Rhode Island

q Will the A-10 get five teams in?

8. Mississippi

m Falling behind Miss. State in SEC West

9. California*

q Only legit Pac-10 team. Maybe.

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