Joe Lunardi's Bracketology update

March, 9, 2012
3/09/12
10:45
PM ET
Here are Joe Lunardi's latest projections as of Friday at 10:45 p.m. ET. Check back later tonight for another update.

SINCE THE LAST UPDATE
  • With Syracuse loss, Kentucky clinches No. 1 overall. Syracuse locked as No. 2 overall for final bracket.
  • Kansas drops to No. 4 overall, opening door for a Big Ten No. 1 seed between Michigan State and Ohio State.
  • Marshall up to First Four Out, in part because of a December victory at Cincinnati.
  • Crushing overtime loss for Tennessee; Ole Miss keeps slim hopes alive.
TOP SEED ORDER

Kentucky
Syracuse
North Carolina
Kansas

LAST FOUR IN

Washington
NC State
Mississippi State
Seton Hall

FIRST FOUR OUT

Drexel
Miami (Fla.)
Marshall
Iona

NEXT FOUR OUT

Ole Miss
Northwestern
Arizona
Dayton

Also considered: Massachusetts, Tennessee

CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN

Big East (10)
Big Ten (6)
Big 12 (6)
ACC (5)
SEC (5)
Mountain West (4)
Atlantic 10 (3)
West Coast (3)
Colonial (2)
Conference USA (2)
Missouri Valley (2)
Pac-12 (2)

AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS

Belmont (Atlantic Sun)
Creighton (Missouri Valley)
Davidson (Southern)
Detroit (Horizon)
Harvard (Ivy)
Lehigh (Patriot)
LIU Brooklyn (Northeast)
Loyola-Md. (MAAC)
Montana (Big Sky)
Murray State (OVC)
Saint Mary's (West Coast)
South Dakota State (Summit)
UNC Asheville (Big South)
VCU (Colonial)
Western Kentucky (Sun Belt)

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