USA TODAY Sports’ NCAA tournament Bracketology – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Last 5 in: Xavier, California, Pittsburgh, Dayton, Minnesota

First 5 out: Tennessee, Nebraska, Providence, Missouri, Florida State

Others considered: Richmond, Georgetown, St. Johns, West Virginia

No longer considered: Boise State, Washington, Wake Forest, UTEP, Clemson, Indiana, Louisiana Tech, Saint Mary’s, Ole Miss, Indiana State, North Carolina State, LSU

Multi-bid conferences: Big 12 (7), Pac-12 (7), A-10 (6), Big Ten (6), AAC (5), ACC (5), Big East (3), SEC (3), MWC (2), WCC (2)

Conference leaders from projected 1-bid conferences (22 total): America East (Vermont), Atlantic Sun (Mercer), Big South (High Point), Big Sky (Weber State), Big West (UC Irvine), CAA (Delaware), C-USA (Southern Mississippi), Horizon (Green Bay), Ivy (Harvard), MAAC (Iona), Mid-American (Toledo), MEAC (North Carolina Central), Missouri Valley (Wichita State) NEC (Robert Morris), Ohio Valley (Belmont), Patriot (Boston U), Southern (Davidson), Southland (Stephen F. Austin), Summit (North Dakota State), Sun Belt (Georgia State), SWAC (Alabama State), WAC (Utah Valley).

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MIDWEST REGION

— Saint Louis

(1) Wichita State vs. (16) Utah Valley

(8) Arizona State vs. (9) George Washington

— San Diego

(5) UCLA vs. (12) Play-in: Minnesota/Dayton

(4) Oklahoma vs. (13) Iona

— Milwaukee

(3) Michigan vs. (14) Delaware

(6) Kentucky vs. (11) Xavier

— Raleigh

(7) Memphis vs. (10) Baylor

(2) Duke vs. (15) Mercer

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WEST REGION

— San Diego

(1) Arizona vs. (16) UC-Irvine

(8) SMU vs. (9) Oklahoma State

— Spokane

(5) Texas vs. (12) Southern Mississippi

(4) San Diego State vs. (13) North Dakota State

— Raleigh

(3) Virginia vs. (14) North Carolina Central

(6) Saint Louis vs. (11) Oregon

— Milwaukee

(7) New Mexico vs. (10) Gonzaga

(2) Wisconsin vs. (15) Georgia State

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SOUTH REGION

— Orlando

(1) Florida vs. (16)Play-in: Alabama State/High Point

(8) Iowa vs. (9) Stanford

— Orlando

(5) North Carolina vs. (12) BYU

(4) Cincinnati vs. (13) Belmont

— San Antonio

(3) Creighton vs. (14) Vermont

(6) UConn vs. (11) Toledo

— St. Louis

(7) UMass vs. (10) Colorado

(2) Kansas vs. (15) Davidson

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EAST REGION

— Buffalo

(1) Syracuse vs. (16)Play-in: Weber State/Robert Morris

(8) Kansas State vs. (9) St. Joe’s

— Spokane

(5) Louisville vs. (12) Play-in: Pittsburgh/California

(4) Michigan State vs. (13) Harvard

— San Antonio

(3) Iowa State vs. (14) Stephen F. Austin

(6) Ohio State vs. (11) Green Bay

— Buffalo

(7) VCU (10) Arkansas

(2) Villanova vs. (15) Boston University

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Banned from participating in 2014: Florida International, Grambling, Mississippi Valley State, Arkansas Pine Bluff, New Orleans*Southern is currently ineligible pending meeting with the NCAA.

Note: All RPI and statistical data is used from WarrenNolan.com.

About our bracketologist: Shelby Mast has been projecting the field since 2005 and has finished as one of the top 5 national bracketologists for his website, Bracket W.A.G. He’s predicted for The Indianapolis Star, collegeinsider.com and is an inaugural member of the Super 10 Selection Committee. Follow him on Twitter @BracketWag.

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