The Washington Times - February 12, 2009, 09:39AM

Typically at this time of the season, it’s easy to go 50-55 deep on the at-large board – pretty much anyone worth consideration for an at-large spot in the tournament field – and going from there.

This morning, 47 teams made the cut.

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That number will grow as Selection Sunday approaches, since  not every conference will be won by a league favorite. But it speaks to the reality that outside three or four leagues, it really isn’t a deep year.

Here’s the full-field rundown:

EAST REGION

Philadelphia

(1) BIG EAST/Connecticut vs. (16) MEAC/Morgan State
(8) California vs. (9) Virginia Tech

Portland, Ore.

(4) Xavier vs. (13) CAA/Virginia Commonwealth
(5) Illinois vs. (12) Brigham Young

Miami

(3) Clemson vs. (14) AMERICA EAST/Binghamton
(6) Texas vs. (11) Cincinnati

Miami

(2) CONFERENCE USA/Memphis vs. (15) SOUTHLAND/Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
(7) Florida vs. (10) Wisconsin

SOUTH REGION

Greensboro, N.C.

(1) ACC/North Carolina vs. (16) BIG SOUTH/VMI
(8) West Virginia vs. (9) Dayton

Boise, Idaho

(4) Kansas vs. (13) SUN BELT/Western Kentucky
(5) Ohio State vs. (12) Southern California

Portland, Ore.

(3) PAC-10/UCLA vs. (14) BIG SKY/Weber State
(6) Florida State vs. (11) Kansas State

Philadelphia

(2) Louisville vs. (15) ATLANTIC SUN/Belmont
(7) MOUNTAIN WEST/Utah vs. (10) South Carolina

MIDWEST REGION

Kansas City, Mo.

(1) BIG 12/Oklahoma vs. (16) BIG WEST/Cal State Northridge
(8) Tennessee vs. (9) Purdue

Boise, Idaho

(4) Marquette vs. (13) MAC/Buffalo
(5) HORIZON/Butler vs. (12) Boston College

Minneapolis

(3) Villanova vs. (14) SUMMIT/North Dakota State
(6) Arizona State vs. (11) MAAC/Siena

Greensboro, N.C.

(2) Duke vs. (15) NEC/Robert Morris
(7) Minnesota vs. (10) SOUTHERN/Davidson

WEST REGION

Dayton, Ohio

(1) Pittsburgh vs. (16) IVY/Princeton-SWAC/Alabama State
(8) SEC/Louisiana State vs. (9) WAC/Utah State

Kansas City, Mo.

(4) Missouri vs. (13) MVC/Northern Iowa
(5) Washington vs. (12) Miami

Minneapolis

(3) Wake Forest vs. (14) PATRIOT/American
(6) WCC/Gonzaga vs. (11) ATLANTIC 10/Saint Joseph’s

Dayton, Ohio

(2) BIG TEN/Michigan State vs. (15) OHIO VALLEY/UT Martin
(7) Syracuse vs. (10) Arizona

Last four in: Cincinnati, Kansas State, Miami, Southern Cal
Last four out:  San Diego State, Kentucky, UNLV, Texas A&M
Next four out: Georgetown, Creighton, Maryland, Michigan

Multi-bid leagues:Big East (8), ACC (8), Big Ten (6), Pac-10 (6), Big 12 (5), SEC (4), A-10 (3), Mountain West (2)

Moving in: Belmont, Binghamton, Cincinnati, CS Northridge, Kansas State, Princeton, Saint Joseph’s, Southern California, UT Martin, VCU, Wisconsin

Moving out: Boston U., Cornell, East Tennessee State, Georgetown, Kentucky, Long Beach State, Morehead State, Northeastern, Penn State, San Diego State, UNLV

Patrick Stevens