Here’s my latest predicted NCAA tournament field of 68.

Boston Region

Seed Team Conference
1 Syracuse* Big East
2Kansas Big 12
3 Indiana Big Ten
4Florida SEC
5 Virginia ACC
6Vanderbilt SEC
7 West Virginia Big East
8 Dayton* Atlantic 10
9 Harvard* Ivy
10 California* Pac-12
11 Memphis Conference USA
12 Minnesota/BYU Play-in
13 Iona* MAAC
14 George Mason* CAA
15 Ohio* MAC
16 UNC Asheville* Big South

Atlanta Region

Seed Team Conference
1 Kentucky* SEC
2Ohio State Big Ten
3 Georgetown Big East
4Seton Hall Big East
5 Michigan Big Ten
6Murray State* Ohio Valley
7 Alabama SEC
8 Saint Mary's West Coast
9 Temple Atlantic 10
10 New Mexico Mountain West
11 Texas Big 12
12 Marshall Conference USA
13 Davidson* Southern
14 Middle Tennessee* Sun Belt
15 Bucknell* Patriot
16 Weber State*/Long Island* Play-in

St. Louis Region

Seed Team Conference
1 North Carolina* ACC
2Michigan State* Big Ten
3 Missouri Big 12
4Connecticut Big East
5 Kansas State Big 12
6Creighton* Missouri Valley
7 Mississippi State SEC
8 Wisconsin Big Ten
9 Wichita State Missouri Valley
10 Saint Louis Atlantic 10
11 Florida State ACC
12 Xavier Atlantic 10
13 Belmont* Atlantic Sun
14 Oral Roberts* Summit
15 Cleveland State* Horizon
16 Texas Southern*/Stony Brook* Play-in

Phoenix Region

Seed Team Conference
1 Baylor* Big 12
2Duke ACC
3 UNLV* Mountain West
4Louisville Big East
5 Gonzaga* West Coast
6Marquette Big East
7 Illinois Big Ten
8 Purdue Big Ten
9 San Diego State Mountain West
10 Stanford Pac-12
11 Southern Mississippi* Conference USA
12 N.C. State/Northwestern Play-in
13 Long Beach State* Big West
14 Nevada* WAC
15 Norfolk State* MEAC
16 Lamar* Southland

Top seeds

Syracuse: This may be the most depth Coach Jim Boeheim has ever had on one team at Syracuse. 

Kentucky: Leading scorer Doron Lamb is one of six players averaging double-figures in points for the talent laden Wildcats.

North Carolina: After playing nine straight home games, Tar Heels need to prove themselves on the road, where they have lost two games. 

Baylor: The Big 12 race may prove to be among the most competitive of any conference, and a showdown with Kansas looms Monday at Allen Fieldhouse.


Saint Mary’s: The Gaels showed themselves to be one of the West Coast’s best teams with a 21-point rout of Gonzaga on Thursday.

Kansas: Thomas Robinson is a perpetual double-double threat for the Jayhawks, who clash with Baylor on Monday. 

Illinois: Coach Bruce Weber’s team has beaten four top 50 teams, including Gonzaga and Ohio State at home.

San Diego State: Another strong coaching job by Steve Fisher in what was expected to be a rebuilding year for Aztecs.


Florida State: Losing to two Ivy League teams is one thing, but a 20-point loss at Clemson is inexcusable.

N.C. State: The Wolfpack saw its RPI drop 17 spots after an inexplicable 11-point loss at home against Georgia Tech.

U-Conn.: The defending national champion lost back-to-back games against Seton Hall, which is formidable, and Rutgers, which is not.

Southern Miss: The Golden Eagles barely survived at Tulane and lost at Memphis. They are not as good as their 15-2 record indicates.


New Mexico: Consistently overshadowed by San Diego State and Nevada-Las Vegas in the MWC, the Lobos have not lost since Nov. 24.

 Wichita State: The Shockers will be in the middle of an ultra-competitive MVC race, but they need to show they can beat Creighton.

 Cleveland State: With Butler seemingly taking an expected step back this season, the Vikings should be the class of the Horizon League.

Marshall: The jury remains out on Conference USA, but the Thundering Herd is piecing together a respectable tournament resume.