Entire Big Four To NCAA Tourney? USA Today Thinks So.

Last 5 in: Oregon, Arizona State, Missouri, SMU, Baylor.

First 5 out: Richmond, Dayton, Ole Miss, LSU, Clemson

Others considered: Louisiana Tech, Arkansas, Georgetown, Indiana, Washington, Wake Forest, BYU, Indiana State, Saint Mary's, St. Joe's, North Carolina State, West Virginia.

Moving in: North Dakota State, Missouri

Moving out: IPFW, LSU

No longer considered: Boise St.

Multi-bid conference breakdown: Big 12 (7), Pac-12 (7), ACC (6), Big Ten (6), AAC (5), A-10 (4), Big East (4), SEC (4), MWC (2)

Conference leaders from projected 1-bid conferences (23 total): America East (Vermont), Atlantic Sun (Mercer), Big South (Coastal Carolina), Big Sky (Weber State), Big West (UC Santa Barbara), CAA (Delaware), C-USA (Southern Mississippi), Horizon (Green Bay), Ivy (Harvard), MAAC (Canisius), Mid-American (Toledo), MEAC (North Carolina Central), Missouri Valley (Wichita State) NEC (Robert Morris), Ohio Valley (Belmont), Patriot (American), Southern (Chattanooga), Southland (Stephen F. Austin), Summit (North Dakota State), Sun Belt (Georgia State), SWAC (Southern), WAC (Utah Valley), WCC (Gonzaga).


— Saint Louis

(1) Wichita State vs. (16) Play-in: Southern/Chattanooga

(8) North Carolina vs. (9) Memphis

— San Antonio

(5) Texas vs. (12) Play-in: Missouri/Oregon

(4) Saint Louis vs. (13) Toledo

— Raleigh

(3) Duke vs. (14) Stephen F. Austin

(6) Louisville vs. (11) Tennessee

— Milwaukee

(7) UCLA vs. (10) Providence

(2) Michigan State vs. (15) Weber State


— San Diego

(1) Arizona vs. (16) Utah Valley

(8) Gonzaga vs. (9) VCU

— Spokane

(5) Iowa vs. (12) Green Bay

(4) Iowa State vs. (13) Belmont

— Milwaukee

(3) Michigan vs. (14) Georgia State

(6) Oklahoma vs. (11) Arizona State

— Spokane

(7) UConn vs. (10) Xavier

(2) San Diego State vs. (15) UC-Santa Barbara


— Orlando

(1) Florida vs. (16) Play in: Coastal Carolina/Robert Morris

(8) George Washington vs. (9) Colorado

— Orlando

(5) Wisconsin vs. (12) SMU/Baylor

(4) Virginia vs. (13) Delaware

— San Antonio

(3) Creighton vs. (14) North Dakota State

(6) Ohio State vs. (11) Florida State

— St. Louis

(7) New Mexico vs. (10) California

(2) Kansas vs. (15) American


— Buffalo

(1) Syracuse vs. (16) Vermont

(8) Stanford vs. (9) Minnesota

— San Diego

(5) Oklahoma State vs. (12) Harvard

(4) Kentucky vs. (13) Mercer

— Raleigh

(3) Cincinnati vs. (14) Canisius

(6) Pittsburgh vs. (11) Southern Mississippi

— Buffalo

(7) UMass vs. (10) Kansas State

(2) Villanova vs. (15) North Carolina State


Banned from participating in 2014: Alabama State, Florida International, Grambling, Mississippi Valley State, Arkansas Pine Bluff, New Orleans

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, colllegeinsider.com and is an inaugural member of the Super 10 Selection Committee. Follow him on Twitter @BracketWag.



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