EAST 1 North Carolina
Only national title contender in ACC.
Starting to surge at right time.
Big East runner-up should be at least a 3.
Recent losses could cost top-four seed.
Could boost seed with win vs. Pittsburgh.
Florida euphoria costly vs. Miss. State.
Could jump to a five seed with win today.
8 Nevada-Las Vegas
Kruger had 10 assists in Air Force win.
Fighting inconsistency after strong start.
Piecing together credible at-large profile.
Fans should cool criticism of Weber.
12. Old Dominion
Could earn at-large bid if needed.
13. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Daniels leads in points and rebounds.
14. Oral Roberts
Has few challengers in conference.
15. South Alabama
In jeopardy after back-to-back losses.
16. Delaware State
Hampton making up ground in MEAC.
WEST 1 UCLA
Collison drilled 'Zona team he admired.
Big East champ has chance at top seed.
3 Washington State
Derrick Low not getting enough hype.
4 Air Force
Could boost seed with win over BYU.
Beat an LSU team missing Big Baby.
Almost as inconsistent as Virginia Tech.
Who wants to play them in first round?
Needs strong finish vs. weak schedule.
9 Michigan State
Wisconsin win was worth storming court.
10. Virginia Commonwealth
Big league mediocrity = two CAA bids.
The most dangerous No. 11 seed in field.
12. Missouri State
In danger for second straight season.
Southern won't get an at-large bid.
Concludes with 3 straight road games.
15. Austin Peay
Has not played well on road lately.
16.East Tennessee State
Won two of last three road games.
SOUTH 1 Florida Noah vs. Kevin Stallings in rematch.
2 Texas A&M
Law had 19 in Oklahoma State win.
Earned hard-fought victory at Gonzaga.
In midst of three-game road stretch.
Bubble talk was premature for Devils.
D.J. White had 17 in Minnesota win.
Brook Lopez had 26 in Oregon win.
8 Southern California
Gave Sendek his first conference victory.
MVC may deserve just two invitations.
10. West Virginia
UCLA victory does not guarantee bid.
11. Georgia Tech
Late schedule could not be much tougher.
12. Notre Dame
Irish avenged earlier loss to DePaul.
13. Santa Clara
Grabbed control of league from Zags.
Mike Trimboli's 27 beat Binghamton.
Circle Friday's game against Yale.
16. Weber State
All that remains is Sacramento State.
MIDWEST 1 Ohio State
Lucky to avoid Penn State in bracket.
Today vs. OSU could decide top seed.
3 Southern Illinois
Indiana State gave Salukis quite a scare.
4 Virginia Tech
Dudley's comments inflamed Hokies.
5 Brigham Young
Have rocky late-season schedule.
Four-game streak quiets bubble talk.
7 Boston College
Could be destined for early tourney exit.
Overcame six-minute drought vs. 'Bama.
'Cats want killer instinct to close season.
10. Texas Tech
Knight not a fan of NBA age restriction.
One of most enigmatic teams in country.
12. Kansas State
Huggins needs team to find consistency.
13. Holy Cross
Bucknell only competition in Patriot.
14. Long Beach State
Hawaii tripped up 49ers by 15 points.
Only 20-win team in conference.
16. Jackson State / Cent. Conn. State
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