East Region
1.ConnecticutPounded Louisville by 17
2.Michigan StateEight top 50 victories
3.Wake ForestYouth starting to show
4.ButlerTripped up vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay
5.TennesseeNo SEC team gets top four seed
6.SyracuseLost four of last five
7.Arizona StateSecond place in Pac-10 up for grabs
8.TexasNarrow defeats against Missour, Kansas State
9.Virginia TechClose losses have defined season
10.DavidsonCurry’s team remains unscathed in conference
11.Oklahoma StatePlayed the nation’s No. 7 strength of schedule
12.ArizonaWildcats turning season around
13.NortheasternLost by five at William & Mary
14.VMIStrength of schedule ranks 325th
15. AmericanBeat Army by 24 points
16.Alabama State/Robert MorrisAlabama State’s strength of schedule: 336
Midwest Region
1.PittsburghDefense and rebounding keys to deep run
2.ClemsonHeld Duke to 47 points
3.MemphisQuietly sneaking up on pack
4.PurdueDropped Ohio State game in overtime
5.KansasContinues hot streak in February
6.WashingtonBlown out at California
7.FloridaWon three of last four games
8.Florida StateInconsistency defines Seminoles
9.DaytonOnly two bids for Atlantic 10
10.West VirginiaIn the middle of difficult stretch
11.SienaWon at St. Peter’s by 11
12.Southern CaliforniaLost by 16 at UCLA
13.Western KentuckyNovember Louisville win bolsters resume
14.Stephen F. AustinLost by seven at Nicholls State
15.Morgan StateEdged Delaware State by three
16.East Tennessee StateWon at North Florida by three
South Region
1.North CarolinaGinyard loss will be felt in March
2.LouisvilleNeeds to get on a new winning streak
3.UCLADealt Notre Dame’s hopes a crushing blow
4.GonzagaShould not be challenged in WCC
5.VillanovaDropped 102 on Syracuse
6.IllinoisLost by 13 at Wisconsin
7.Boston CollegeFive straight wins for Eagles
8.Louisiana StateWon six of last seven
9.Ohio StateDifficult stretch for Buckeys
10.UtahUtes have RPI of 12
11.South CarolinaLost by four at Florida
12.Texas A&MLost by six at Oklahoma
13.Northern IowaHas not lost since Dec. 28
14.Tennessee MartinBeat Austin Peay in overtime
15.Boston UniversityBeat Albany by 10
16.North Dakota StateSummit not very deep
West Region
1.OklahomaCruising through Big 12 schedule
2.DukeRallied from 16 down to beat Miami
3.XavierLoss Duquesne first since Dec. 23
4.MarquetteSouth Florida loss a stunner
5.MinnesotaGophers have been up and down of late
6.California3-1 vs. top 25 teams
7.MissouriBeat Texas by four in Austin
8.Brigham YoungMWC could earn three bids
9.Utah StateOnly loss came on Dec. 6
10.MiamiMargin for error remains small
11.San Diego StateBeat UNLV by two in overtime
12.GeorgetownHoyas get last at-large bid
13.BuffaloEdged Central Michigan by one
14.CornellPrinceton blowout a shocker
15.Weber StateSix straight wins for Wildcats
16.Cal State-NorthridgeMatadors have losing record vs. D-1 teams

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