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Predicting the field of 68

Updated: March 16, 2014, 1:32 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

Terran Petteway, Lenzelle Smith Jr.AP Photo/Michael ConroyTerran Petteway's Nebraska Cornhuskers will reach the field of 68, the way Dick Vitale sees it.

It is Selection Sunday. We will learn the field of 68 teams in the NCAA tournament today. Here is the way I break down the field of 68 teams.

ONE-BID CONFERENCES (22): America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Conference USA, Horizon, Ivy, MAAC, MAC, MEAC, MVC, Northeast, OVC, Patriot, Southern, Southland, SWAC, Summit, Sun Belt, WAC.

CONFERENCES WITH MORE THAN ONE BID, LOCKS:

AMERICAN (5): Cincinnati, Louisville, Memphis, SMU, Connecticut.

ACC (5): Virginia, Syracuse, Duke, North Carolina, Pittsburgh.

ATLANTIC 10 (6): Saint Louis, VCU, Massachusetts, George Washington, Dayton, Saint Joseph's.

BIG 12 (7): Kansas, Texas, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Kansas State.

BIG EAST (4): Villanova, Creighton, Providence, Xavier.

BIG 10 (6): Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Ohio State, Nebraska, Iowa.

MOUNTAIN WEST (2): San Diego State, New Mexico.

PAC-12 (6): Arizona, UCLA, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona State, Stanford.

SEC (3): Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee.

WCC (2): Gonzaga, BYU.

Dick Vitale

College Basketball analyst
Dick Vitale, college basketball's top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate style. Vitale also contributes columns to ESPN.com.

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