EAST 1 North Carolina

Only national title contender in ACC.

2 Kansas

Starting to surge at right time.

3 Pittsburgh

Big East runner-up should be at least a 3.

4 Butler

Recent losses could cost top-four seed.

5 Marquette

Could boost seed with win vs. Pittsburgh.

6 Vanderbilt

Florida euphoria costly vs. Miss. State.

7 Maryland

Could jump to a five seed with win today.

8 Nevada-Las Vegas

Kruger had 10 assists in Air Force win.

9 Oregon

Fighting inconsistency after strong start.

10. Xavier

Piecing together credible at-large profile.

11. Illinois

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.


Collison drilled 'Zona team he admired.

2 Georgetown

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.

5 Kentucky

Beat an LSU team missing Big Baby.

6 Virginia

Almost as inconsistent as Virginia Tech.

7 Texas

Who wants to play them in first round?

8 Villanova

Needs strong finish vs. weak schedule.

9 Michigan State

Wisconsin win was worth storming court.

10. Virginia Commonwealth

Big league mediocrity = two CAA bids.

11. Winthrop

The most dangerous No. 11 seed in field.

12. Missouri State

In danger for second straight season.

13. Davidson

Southern won't get an at-large bid.

14. Akron

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.

3 Memphis

Earned hard-fought victory at Gonzaga.

4 Nevada

In midst of three-game road stretch.

5 Duke

Bubble talk was premature for Devils.

6 Indiana

D.J. White had 17 in Minnesota win.

7 Stanford

Brook Lopez had 26 in Oregon win.

8 Southern California

Gave Sendek his first conference victory.

9 Creighton

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.

14. Vermont

Mike Trimboli's 27 beat Binghamton.

15. Pennsylvania

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.

2 Wisconsin

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.

6 Louisville

Four-game streak quiets bubble talk.

7 Boston College

Could be destined for early tourney exit.

8 Tennessee

Overcame six-minute drought vs. 'Bama.

9 Arizona

'Cats want killer instinct to close season.

10. Texas Tech

Knight not a fan of NBA age restriction.

11. Alabama

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.

15. Marist

Only 20-win team in conference.

16. Jackson State / Cent. Conn. State

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