Field of 68 (TSB’s Bracketology) 12/7/10

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2011 Final Four

I am a huge college basketball nerd.  I know it and if you are a frequent visitor to the Sports Bank, you know it as well.  So much in fact, that I create my own bracketology which is seventy times nerdier than making a NBA mock draft.

In my inaugural year of entering this hallowed ground of geeks, my bracketology more than held its own ESPN’s “expert” bracketologist Joe Lunardi; a feat that I consider to be a huge accomplishment.

This year, there is more to take into account with the NCAA expanding the field to 68 teams.  That means there will now be four play-in games held in Dayton.  Two of those games will feature the final four at-large bids battling to be in the Field of 64.  Same will go for the last four automatic qualifiers.  Be sure to check back every week for updates on my Field of 68.

By: David Kay

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL-New Orleans

AT CHARLOTTE
1. Duke (ACC)
16. Jacksonville (A-Sun)/American (Patriot)

8. Temple (A10)
9. Mississippi State (SEC)

AT DENVER

5. Purdue (B10)
12. Utah State (WAC)

4. Missouri (B12)
13. Wichita State (MVC)

AT TAMPA
6. Minnesota (B10)
11. Maryland (ACC)

3. Georgetown (BE)
14. Coastal Carolina (Big South)

AT TUSCON
7. Florida (SEC)
10. Xavier (A10)

2. Baylor (B12)
15. UC-Santa Barbara (Big West)

WEST REGIONAL-Anaheim

AT TULSA
1. Kansas (B12)
16. Jackson State (SWAC)/Sam Houston State (Southland)

8. Gonzaga (WCC)
9. Old Dominion (CAA)

AT CHICAGO
5. Illinois (B10)
12. N.C. State (ACC)/Central Florida (CUSA)

4. Notre Dame (BE)
13. Kent State (MAC)

AT TAMPA
6. BYU (MWC)
11. Northwestern (B10)

3. Memphis (CUSA)
14. North Texas (Sun Belt)

AT WASHINGTON D.C.
7. Vanderbilt (SEC)
10. Richmond (A10)

2. UConn (BE)
15. Harvard (Ivy)

EAST REGIONAL-Newark

AT WASHINGTON D.C.

1. Pitt (BE)
16. Vermont (AEC)

8. North Carolina (ACC)
9. Wisconsin (B10)

AT TUSCON

5. UNLV (MWC)
12. Washington State (P10)/St. John’s (BE)

4. Kentucky (SEC)
13. Wofford (Southern)

AT CLEVELAND
6. West Virginia (BE)
11. Butler (Horizon)

3. Michigan State (B10)
14. Iona (MAAC)

AT DENVER
7. Louisville (BE)
10. Arizona (P10)

2. Kansas State (B12)
15. Oakland (Summit)

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL- San Antonio

AT CLEVELAND
1. Ohio State (B10)
16. Quinnipiac (NEC)

8. Texas A&M (B12)
9. Marquette (BE)

AT CHICAGO
5. San Diego State (MWC)
12. Georgia (SEC)

4. Villanova (BE)
13. Morehead State (OVC)

AT TULSA
6. Washington (P10)
11. St. Mary’s (WCC)

3. Tennessee (SEC)
14. Weber State (Big Sky)

AT CHARLOTTE

7. Texas (B12)
10. Florida State (ACC)

2. Syracuse (BE)
15. Morgan State (MEAC)

Wrong Side of the Bubble:
New Mexico
Cincinnati
Dayton
Cleveland State
Miami (FL)

Multiple Bid Conferences:
Big East (10)
Big Ten (7)
Big 12 (6)
SEC (6)
ACC (5)
A10 (3)
Mountain West (3)
Pac-10 (3)
WCC (2)

David Kay is a senior feature NBA Draft, NBA, and college basketball writer for the Sports Bank.  He also heads up the NBA and college basketball material at Walter Football.com and The Washington Times Communities.  You can follow him on Twitter at DavidKay_TSB.

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