Friday, November 9, 2012

Welcome back! 2012-13 Edition

Tonight marks the beginning of a brand new season of college basketball and another edition of The Bracket Project. My first bracket projection won't be released until January 2013 but you can see the Bracket Matrix right now.

If you want to contribute to the matrix, please read this:

1. You need to set up a web site to place your bracket that will be consistent throughout the season. A blog will do. A web site will most definitely do. A bracket posted on a message board will not do. The link will change frequently and will get lost in various discussions, making it difficult for the average reader to find it. (Exception: A message board devoted exclusively to bracketology.) Also, you can't post it on Facebook or some other social networking site because not everyone can access it. However, in order to promote discussion, an email address or some comment platform must be provided so that readers can praise or criticize your bracket.

2. You have to tell me where your site is. I don't have a sixth sense when it comes to finding these things. I rely on you and readers like you to tell me what kind of sites to add to this page.

3. The NCAA sets up procedures and principles for building a bracket. Read them! A seriously flawed bracket won't be posted. However, if your seedings are out of the norm, I'll still most likely post it provided that the principles are followed and you have an explanation as to why you've built the bracket like you did. I reserve the right to not post a bracket with something like a winless team as a #1 seed.

4. Please date-stamp your bracket. Brackets of a certain age will be removed from the list, and if there's no date-stamp, obviously I can't tell when your bracket was updated.

5. To make it easier on me, please format your bracket so that at least half of it can be seen on the screen at any one time. You can make it even easier for me by publishing a seed list of your 68 teams. Brackets must have at least 48 seeded teams to be listed in the matrix. Sites that merely list teams with no seeding can be linked to the page but will not be added to the matrix. To be listed in the final matrix of the season, you must have all 68 seeded teams.

6. No new sites will be added to the 2013 page after March 1, 2013 unless you appear in the rankings page (linked to the side), in which case, you will be grandfathered in. In addition, no bracket will be accepted to the final matrix of the season after the beginning of the Selection Sunday show.

7. Link to my site! I've linked to yours!

8. I'm only one guy. If this could pay me what I get at my regular job, I'd update this site 24/7. That simply is not the case. If someone else can do this better, I'll gladly step aside, but from the looks of it, I'm the only (crazy) one. So if you don't see your site on here, an update hasn't been done for a while or I don't respond to you, I hope you'll understand why.

The 2012-13 Bracket Matrix Links

All the links used in the Bracket Matrix for 2012-13 are listed below.

The window for new contributors is closed.  Those who have been in the matrix before should email me for inclusion.

Tiers are based on the Bracket Project rankings page.

Tier 1 (Above average brackets which have been in the matrix for 3 or more years)

The Bracket Project - BP

CBS Sports - Jerry Palm
ESPN - Joe Lunardi
Yahoo Sports - Brad Evans

Bleacher Report - Jordan Schwartz (BR-JS)
Bluejay Banter Bracketology from White and Blue Review
Bracketology Expert - Daniel Evans and Blake Hofstad
Bracketville - BV
Bracketville USA - BUSA
The Bracket Board
Bucky's Bracket
Busting Bracketologists - CJ
Busting the Bracket
Chop Culture
College Hoops Net - Shawn Siegel
Primetime Bracketology - HTTV and Buckeye

Bazinga Bracketology by James Hintz
Beer's Bracket
Bracket WAG
D1scourse/USA Today - Patrick Stevens
Feature Presentation Online
LAOJoe's Bracketology
Lobofan2003's Bracketology
SBN - Blogging the Bracket
Schmolik 64
The Sports Bank - TSB
VTS Bracketmaker

Tier 2 (Above average brackets which have been in the matrix for 2 years or less)

1-3-1 Sports
68 & 16 College Sportscast
Ivar's Take on Sports
Kyle Foster's Bracketology
Hoosierguy1019's Bracketology
M+J's Bracket Watch
The Quantitative Prognosticator
Stuck in 1977
Syracusefan7's Bracketology

CoopsHoops (formerly Bulldog Brackets)
Dre's Mock Bracket
Midwest Sports Fans
Roundball Chat - RBC

Tier 3 (Below average brackets which have been in the matrix for 3 or more years)

Sports Illustrated - Andy Glockner
The Sporting News - Ryan Fagan

660 Sports
Basketball Predictions - BaP
Bleacher Report (BR-JK) or The Catch and Shoot - Jesse Kramer
Brack Attack
Bracket Mensa - BM
Bracket Predictions - BrP
The D-World Society - DW
Daily Bracket - DB
March Madness '13 - MM13
Oak Creek's March Madness
Rainmaker's Bracketology
Rock M Nation

Crashing the Dance - CtD
Coolpohle's Bracketology
Crimson Cast - CC
Gotham Hoops - Jamal Murphy
The Hoops Report - THR
Real Time RPI
Warren Nolan

Tier 4 (Below average brackets which have been in the matrix for 2 years or less)

96 Madness - 96M
Big Underdog
BracketEDGE (formerly College Sports Vault)
Bracketological Excellence
Here's to the ACC
Kurt's Bracket
RFS Bracket Science
The Sports Headquarters - TSHQ

Bill Wild Bracketology
Cubbage32's Bracketology
Kerry Miller's Bracketology
Hatch Rankings
Jason Wells' Bracketology
Regan NCAA Tournament Index
Seed Madness

Tier 5 (Brackets new to the matrix for 2012-13)

Bleacher Report - Ryan Satsky (BR-RS)
The Amateur Bracketologist - TAB
Beyond Varsity
The Bracket Blog - BrB
Bracket BYU
Bracket Masters
Bracket Packet
Bradley01 Bracketology
College Hoops Daily
College Hoops Review
Josh's Blog
Man with a Spreadsheet
Men's NCAA Basketball Projection Mania
VDG Bracket Prediction

7 Cities Witness
AllMediaNY - Lloyd Ribner
The Big Lead - Jason Lisk
The Boy Sports
Bracket Dance
Bracket Odds
College Sports Madness
D Ratings
Football and Brackets
G Money's Sports Page - GM
Rocco Miller's Bracketology
Rock Chalk Talk
Sports Doctor Bracketology
Sports on Earth
The Steelers n'at
Team Rankings

37 Score
Hoops HD (The Buffet)
Jason Taylor's Tournament Picks

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Bracket Project Predictions - 2012

As you know, everything I do for this site is based on forming the bracket.  Everything afterwards is up to you.  So here's my filled-out bracket, all based on my gut feeling and the 5 minutes I had after lunch today.  I think I spent more time typing it up.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Seed Lists - March 10

Remember to check out the matrix to catch other people's opinions on today's events.

NCAA Seed List for games thru March 9

My final list (and possibly bracket) will be published shortly after the start of the Big 10 championship.

1 - Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina, Ohio State
2 - Kansas, Michigan State, Missouri, Duke
3 - Baylor, Wisconsin, Marquette, Michigan
4 - Wichita State, Indiana, Georgetown, Louisville
5 - Florida State, New Mexico, Florida, Temple
6 - Murray State, Memphis, UNLV, Creighton
7 - St. Mary's (CA), Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, Notre Dame
8 - Saint Louis, Iowa State, Gonzaga, San Diego State
9 - Purdue, Kansas State, Alabama, Virginia
10 - Texas, Connecticut, California, Southern Miss
11 - West Virginia, Harvard, Virginia Commonwealth, BYU
12 - Long Beach State, North Carolina State, Belmont, Xavier
13 - Seton Hall, Drexel, South Dakota State, Colorado State, South Florida, Arizona
14 - Akron, Davidson, New Mexico State, Montana
15 - Lehigh, Loyola (MD), Lamar, NC-Asheville
16 - Western Kentucky, Mississippi Valley State, Stony Brook, Norfolk State, LIU-Brooklyn, Detroit

NIT Seed List for games thru March 9

My final bracket will be published after the NCAA Selection Show.

1 - Miami, Iona, Northwestern, Marshall
2 - Oregon, Washington, Tennessee, Mississippi State
3 - Middle Tennessee, Ohio, Mississippi, Dayton
4 - St. Joseph's, Colorado, Oral Roberts, Nevada
5 - Minnesota, Stanford, Massachusetts, Central Florida
6 - St. Bonaventure, Illinois, Wyoming, LSU
7 - UCLA, Northern Iowa, Pittsburgh, La Salle
8 - Bucknell, Texas-Arlington, Valparaiso, Savannah State

Friday, March 9, 2012

Seed List - March 9

NCAA Seed List thru games of March 8

1 - Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina, Kansas
2 - Ohio State, Michigan State, Duke, Missouri
3 - Indiana, Baylor, Marquette, Michigan
4 - Wichita State, Wisconsin, Georgetown, UNLV
5 - Temple, Louisville, Florida State, Florida
6 - Creighton, Vanderbilt, Memphis, Murray State
7 - New Mexico, Gonzaga, St. Mary's (CA), Notre Dame
8 - Kansas State, Iowa State, San Diego State, St. Louis
9 - Virginia, Alabama, Purdue, California
10 - Connecticut, Texas, Cincinnati, Harvard
11 - West Virginia, Southern Miss, Virginia Commonwealth, Miami
12 - Belmont, Long Beach State, BYU, Colorado State
13 - Seton Hall, South Florida, Drexel, Xavier, Washington, South Dakota State
14 - Davidson, Akron, Nevada, Montana
15 - Lehigh, Loyola-Maryland, Lamar, NC-Asheville
16 - Detroit, LIU-Brooklyn, Stony Brook, Norfolk State, Western Kentucky, Mississippi Valley State

NIT Seed List thru games of March 8

Made a small typo, so this may have changed since you last read it.

Currently, 7 regular season conference champions are on this list.

1 - Iona, North Carolina State, Northwestern, Tennessee
2 - Oregon, Dayton, Mississippi State, Middle Tennessee
3 - Arizona, St. Joseph's, Minnesota, Oral Roberts
4 - New Mexico State, La Salle, Marshall, Mississippi
5 - UCF, Ohio, Wyoming, Colorado
6 - Illinois, Massachusetts, LSU, Stanford
7 - Northern Iowa, UCLA, Pittsburgh, St. Bonaventure
8 - Bucknell, Texas-Arlington, Valparaiso, Savannah State

If I have time today, I'll make some brackets for these seed lists.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Bracket - March 5

NCAA Seed List thru games of March 4 (not in S-Curve order)

1 - Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina, Kansas
2 - Michigan State, Missouri, Ohio State, Duke
3 - Baylor, Indiana, Marquette, Michigan
4 - Georgetown, Wisconsin, Wichita State, UNLV
5 - Temple, Florida, Vanderbilt, New Mexico
6 - Florida State, Creighton, Gonzaga, Memphis
7 - Saint Louis, Louisville, Iowa State, Murray State
8 - Notre Dame, Alabama, San Diego State, Kansas State
9 - Purdue, St. Mary's (CA), Virginia, California
10 - West Virginia, Connecticut, Harvard, Southern Miss
11 - Long Beach State, Cincinnati, BYU, Texas
12 - Northwestern, Colorado State, Virginia Commonwealth, Miami, Belmont
13 - South Florida, Xavier, Drexel, Washington, Oral Roberts
14 - Denver, Nevada, Akron, Davidson
15 - Montana, Bucknell, Texas-Arlington, Valparaiso
16 - Stony Brook, Mississippi Valley State, Long Island, Savannah State, NC-Asheville, Loyola-Maryland

Due to time devoted to the matrix, this bracket may not conform to principles.
NIT Seed List thru games of March 4

Please keep in mind regular season conference champions who do not make the NCAA tournament get an automatic bid here.

1 - Seton Hall, North Carolina State, Oregon, Mississippi State
2 - St. Joseph's, Dayton, Middle Tennessee, Iona
3 - Tennessee, South Dakota State, Central Florida, Arizona
4 - Minnesota, Illinois, New Mexico State, Ohio
5 - UCLA, Wyoming, Mississippi, La Salle
6 - Marshall, Stanford, Arkansas, Northern Iowa
7 - Colorado, Cleveland State, Massachusetts, LSU
8 - Wagner, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, George Mason

Due to time devoted to the matrix, this bracket may not conform to principles.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Bracket - March 2


1 - Kentucky, Syracuse, Michigan State, Kansas
2 - Ohio State, Missouri, Duke, North Carolina
3 - Baylor, Michigan, Marquette, Georgetown
4 - Florida, Wichita State, Indiana, Wisconsin
5 - New Mexico, UNLV, Vanderbilt, Louisville
6 - Florida State, Temple, Gonzaga, Creighton
7 - Murray State, Memphis, Purdue, Kansas State
8 - Saint Louis, Iowa State, Alabama, Notre Dame
9 - St. Mary's (CA), Virginia, San Diego State, California
10 - BYU, Long Beach State, Texas, Connecticut
11 - Seton Hall, Cincinnati, Harvard, Southern Miss
12 - Iona, West Virginia, Belmont, Middle Tennessee
13 - Miami, South Florida, Virginia Commonwealth, Washington, Northwestern, Colorado State
14 - Drexel, Oral Roberts, Davidson, Nevada
15 - Akron, Montana, Texas-Arlington, Bucknell
16 - Valparaiso, Long Island, Savannah State, Stony Brook, Mississippi Valley State, NC-Asheville

Bracket -


Note: Seeds 6-8 are very vulnerable to losing their spot to conference champions who do not earn their way to the NCAA tournament.

1 - Arizona, Xavier, North Carolina State, Oregon
2 - St. Joseph's, Mississippi State, Dayton, South Dakota State
3 - Central Florida, Illinois, New Mexico State, Wyoming
4 - Minnesota, Ohio, Arkansas, Tennessee
5 - LSU, Cleveland State, La Salle, Mississippi
6 - UCLA, Northern Iowa, Stanford, Colorado
7 - Clemson, St. Bonaventure, Marshall, Massachusetts
8 - Wagner, Denver, Loyola (MD), Pittsburgh

Bracket -

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bracket - February 27

Check the matrix for everybody else's opinion.

Also see this year's schedule for the conference tournaments.

NCAA Seed List and Bracket
1 - Kentucky, Syracuse, Michigan State, Kansas
2 - North Carolina, Duke, Missouri, Ohio State
3 - Marquette, Baylor, Georgetown, Michigan
4 - Florida, Indiana, Wisconsin, Wichita State
5 - UNLV, Louisville, Temple, Vanderbilt
6 - Murray State, Gonzaga, Florida State, New Mexico
7 - Notre Dame, Alabama, Memphis, Virginia
8 - Saint Louis, Kansas State, Iowa State, Creighton
9 - California, St. Mary's (CA), Connecticut, San Diego State
10 - Harvard, Purdue, Texas, Long Beach State
11 - West Virginia, Southern Miss, BYU, Seton Hall
12 - Middle Tennessee, Iona, Miami, Belmont
13 - Northwestern, Virginia Commonwealth, Cincinnati, Arizona, Xavier, Washington
14 - Akron, Davidson, Oral Roberts, Drexel
15 - Nevada, Texas-Arlington, Weber State, Bucknell
16 - Savannah State, Mississippi Valley State, Long Island, Stony Brook, UNC-Asheville, Valparaiso

NIT Seed list and bracket

Note that teams seeded 6-8 are very vulnerable and could be replaced by conference champions who do not make the NCAA tournament.

1 - South Florida, St. Joseph's, Dayton, Mississippi State
2 - Oregon, Colorado State, North Carolina State, Central Florida
3 - South Dakota State, Illinois, Ohio, New Mexico State
4 - Minnesota, Northern Iowa, Arkansas, Wyoming
5 - LSU, Marshall, Colorado, UCLA
6 - Cleveland State, Stanford, La Salle, Tennessee
7 - Mississippi, Massachusetts, Clemson, Tulsa
8 - St. Bonaventure, Denver, Wagner, Loyola-Maryland

Friday, February 24, 2012

Bracket - February 24

Check the matrix to see what other bracketologists are thinking.

NCAA Seed list for February 24

1 - Kentucky, Syracuse, Michigan State, Kansas
2 - Ohio State, Missouri, North Carolina, Duke
3 - Baylor, Florida, Marquette, Georgetown
4 - Florida State, Wichita State, Wisconsin, Michigan
5 - Temple, New Mexico, Louisville, UNLV
6 - St. Louis, Vanderbilt, Indiana, Notre Dame
7 - Memphis, Kansas State, Gonzaga, Murray State
8 - Alabama, Virginia, Creighton, California
9 - St. Mary's (CA), Iowa State, San Diego State, Connecticut
10 - BYU, Seton Hall, Southern Miss, Harvard
11 - Purdue, West Virginia, Long Beach State, Texas
12 - Middle Tennessee, Belmont, Miami, Iona
13 - Cincinnati, Arizona, Xavier, Mississippi State, Washington, Northwestern
14 - Virginia Commonwealth, Oral Roberts, Davidson, Akron
15 - Nevada, Texas-Arlington, Weber State, Bucknell
16 - Valparaiso, LIU-Brooklyn, UNC-Asheville, Savannah State, Stony Brook, Mississippi Valley State

NIT Seed List (note: seeds 6-8 are vulnerable to regular season conference champions who don't earn a spot in the NCAAs)

1 - South Florida, North Carolina State, Colorado State, Oregon
2 - Central Florida, Dayton, St. Joseph's, Illinois
3 - South Dakota State, Drexel, Minnesota, New Mexico State
4 - Northern Iowa, Stanford, Marshall, LSU
5 - Massachusetts, La Salle, Arkansas, Wyoming
6 - UCLA, Ohio, Wagner, Colorado
7 - Mississippi, Maryland, Cleveland State, Tennessee
8 - Tulsa, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Clemson

Monday, February 20, 2012

Bracket - February 20

A brief update as I get the matrix updated for tonite.

NCAA seed list:

1 - Kentucky, Syracuse, Michigan State, Missouri
2 - Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, Ohio State
3 - Georgetown, Baylor, Marquette, Florida
4 - Michigan, Wisconsin, Wichita State, Louisville
5 - Florida State, UNLV, New Mexico, Indiana
6 - Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Temple, St. Louis
7 - Murray State, Memphis, California, Gonzaga
8 - Kansas State, Creighton, Harvard, Virginia
9 - West Virginia, Southern Miss, St. Mary's (CA), San Diego State
10 - Texas, Alabama, Connecticut, Iowa State
11 - Purdue, BYU, Northwestern, Seton Hall
12 - Middle Tennessee, Miami, FL, Mississippi State, Long Beach State
13 - Arizona, Xavier, North Carolina State, Cincinnati, Iona, Belmont
14 - Davidson, Akron, Oral Roberts, Virginia Commonwealth
15 - Nevada, Texas-Arlington, Bucknell, Weber State
16 - Stony Brook, Savannah State, UNC-Asheville, Mississippi Valley, State, LIU-Brooklyn, Valparaiso

BYU and Texas switched seeds so that BYU doesn't play on Sundays.

NIT Seed List:

It's my first NIT bracket of the year so the standard disclaimer: I'm much, much, much better at trying to predict the NCAA bracket than the NIT bracket.  Regular readers know this well.  Also, seed lines 6-8 are vulnerable since regular season conference champions who don't go the NCAA tournament get an automatic bid here. 

So here we go.

1 - St. Joseph's, Washington, Minnesota, Illinois
2 - South Florida, Colorado State, Dayton, Central Florida
3 - Drexel, South Dakota State, Oregon, Arkansas
4 - Marshall, LSU, Wyoming, Colorado
5 - Northern Iowa, La Salle, Wagner, New Mexico State
6 - Massachusetts, Stanford, Cleveland State, UCLA
7 - Mississippi, Missouri State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech
8 - Maryland, Loyola Marymount, Ohio, Pittsburgh

Here's the NIT bracket (yep, there are principles and procedures to making a NIT bracket too!).

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I'm taking a short 10-day vacation so there won't be any updates while I'm gone.  Look for a matrix update on February 18 and new NCAA and NIT brackets on President's Day.

In the meantime, use the links page and the matrix page and check out everybody's brackets the old-fashioned way.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Bracket - February 6

Check out the matrix here.

Full bracket here.  Next bracket is scheduled to be published February 20 along with the return of NIT projections (fair warning: as good as I may be at NCAA projections, I'm as equally bad at the NIT).
1 - Kentucky, Syracuse, Ohio State, Missouri
2 - Michigan State, Baylor, Kansas, North Carolina
3 - Georgetown, Duke, Florida, UNLV
4 - Marquette, Florida State, St. Mary's (CA), Creighton
5 - Wisconsin, Murray State, San Diego State, Indiana
6 - Wichita State, Michigan, Louisville, Virginia
7 - Gonzaga, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Vanderbilt
8 - Memphis, Temple, New Mexico, West Virginia
9 - St. Louis, Iowa State, Alabama, Harvard
10 - Connecticut, California, Illinois, Kansas State
11 - Minnesota, BYU, Notre Dame, Texas
12 - Middle Tennessee, Purdue, Long Beach State, Miami, Fla.
13 - Arizona, Seton Hall, Northwestern, Xavier, Iona, Cleveland State
14 - Akron, Oral Roberts, Belmont, Davidson
15 - Drexel, Nevada, Bucknell, Weber State,
16 - Texas-Arlington, NC-Asheville, LIU-Brooklyn, Norfolk State, Stony Brook, Mississippi Valley State

Monday, January 30, 2012

Bracket - January 30

Bracket right here (there's a couple of places where the principles probably aren't followed...I'm sure you can find them).  Don't forget to check the matrix.

Seed list for games thru January 29:

1 - Kentucky, Syracuse, Ohio State, Baylor
2 - Duke, Missouri, Kansas, North Carolina
3 - Michigan State, Creighton, Florida, UNLV
4 - St. Mary's (CA), Marquette, Murray State, Georgetown
5 - Wisconsin, Virginia, San Diego State, Indiana
6 - Michigan, Gonzaga, Florida State, Wichita State
7 - Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, West Virginia, Louisville
8 - California, Kansas State, Memphis, Harvard
9 - Temple, New Mexico, Connecticut, Southern Miss
10 - Alabama, Saint Louis, Illinois, Middle Tennessee
11 - Seton Hall, BYU, Purdue, Texas
12 - Long Beach State, Iona, Minnesota, Iowa State
13 - Oral Roberts, Xavier, North Carolina State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Colorado State
14 - Cleveland State, Akron, Nevada, Belmont
15 - Davidson, Bucknell, George Mason, Weber State
16 - Texas-Arlington, Norfolk State, LIU-Brooklyn, NC-Asheville, Stony Brook, Mississippi Valley State

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bracket - January 23

Bracket link is right below this line.  Seed list below.

Be sure to check out the matrix, which now contains 50 brackets!

1 - Kentucky, Missouri, Syracuse, Ohio State
2 - Kansas, Duke, North Carolina, Baylor
3 - Georgetown, Michigan State, Murray State, UNLV
4 - Indiana, Creighton, San Diego State, Florida
5 - Marquette, St. Mary's (CA), Kansas State, Virginia
6 - Florida State, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Michigan
7 - Mississippi State, Gonzaga, Wichita State, West Virginia
8 - Illinois, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Seton Hall
9 - California, Dayton, Memphis, Harvard
10 - St. Louis, Temple, New Mexico, Louisville
11 - Middle Tennessee, Purdue, Southern Miss, BYU
12 - Xavier, Minnesota, Long Beach State, Texas
13 - Iona, Oral Roberts, Iowa State, Northwestern, North Carolina State, Cincinnati
14 - Nevada, Belmont, Akron, Davidson
15 - Bucknell, Weber State, George Mason, Texas-Arlington
16 - Norfolk State, Valparaiso, LIU-Brooklyn, NC-Asheville, Boston University, Mississippi Valley State

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bracket - January 16

Here's my first bracket of the year.  Don't get all worked up about it...there's still 8 weeks left. 

Seed list reflects games thru Sunday the 15th.

1 - Syracuse, Kentucky, Baylor, Duke
2 - North Carolina, Missouri, Ohio State, Kansas
3 - Indiana, Michigan State, Georgetown, Connecticut
4 - Florida, Murray State, Virginia, UNLV
5 - Creighton, San Diego State, Michigan, Marquette
6 - Seton Hall, Mississippi State, St. Mary's (CA), Illinois
7 - Gonzaga, Louisville, Kansas State, Alabama
8 - Wisconsin, Wichita State, West Virginia, Vanderbilt
9 - New Mexico, California, Memphis, Northwestern
10 - Purdue, Southern Miss, Harvard, BYU
11 - Temple, Florida State, St. Louis, Iona
12 - Oral Roberts, Texas, Dayton, Middle Tennessee
13 - Xavier, Long Beach State, Minnesota, Marshall, Iowa State, Northern Iowa
14 - New Mexico State, Akron, Belmont, Davidson
15 - Weber State, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Bucknell, George Mason
16 - Texas Arlington, Norfolk State, NC-Asheville, LIU-Brooklyn, Stony Brook, Mississippi Valley State