The Washington Times - March 2, 2009, 07:11PM

Here are 10 schools, in alphabetical order.

Good luck picking out the NCAA tournament teams from the ones on the outside:

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Cincinnati, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Penn State, Providence, UNLV, Virginia Tech.

Five are just inside this bracket. Five are just on the outside.

But the reality is at this point, they’re all about the same, and all with about a fortnight to prove their worthiness.

For now, here’s a 65-team field:

EAST REGION

Dayton, Ohio

(1) Pittsburgh vs. (16) SWAC/Alabama State-BIG WEST/Cal State Northridge
(8) Texas A&M vs. (9) Tennessee

Portland, Ore.

(4) Purdue vs. (13) SUN BELT/Western Kentucky
(5) UCLA vs. (12) Maryland

Kansas City, Mo.

(3) BIG 12/Kansas vs. (14) MAC/Buffalo
(6) Syracuse vs. (11) Penn State

Greensboro, N.C.

(2) Duke vs. (15) BIG SKY/Weber State
(7) HORIZON/Butler vs. (10) Dayton

SOUTH REGION

Greensboro, N.C.

(1) ACC/North Carolina vs. (16) BIG SOUTH/Radford
(8) California vs. (9) Ohio State

Boise, Idaho

(4) ATLANTIC 10/Xavier vs. (13) SOUTHERN/Davidson
(5) Marquette vs. (12) South Carolina

Boise, Idaho

(3) Missouri vs. (14) SUMMIT/North Dakota State
(6) Illinois vs. (11) Virginia Tech

Dayton, Ohio

(2) Louisville vs. (15) IVY/Cornell
(7) MOUNTAIN WEST/Utah vs. (10) MVC/Creighton

WEST REGION

Philadelphia

(1) BIG EAST/Connecticut vs. (16) MEAC/Morgan State
(8) Minnesota vs. (9) Brigham Young

Miami

(4) Wake Forest vs. (13) PATRIOT/American
(5) WCC/Gonzaga vs. (12) Florida

Portland, Ore.

(3) PAC-10/Washington vs. (14) SOUTHLAND/Stephen F. Austin
(6) Florida State vs. (11) UNLV

Minneapolis

(2) CONFERENCE USA/Memphis vs. (15) OHIO VALLEY/UT Martin
(7) West Virginia vs. (10) Oklahoma State

MIDWEST REGION

Kansas City, Mo.

(1) Oklahoma vs. (16) ATLANTIC SUN/Jacksonville
(8) Wisconsin vs. (9) Arizona

Miami

(4) Clemson vs. (13) CAA/Virginia Commonwealth
(5) SEC/Louisiana State vs. (12) MAAC/Siena

Philadelphia

(3) Villanova vs. (14) AMERICA EAST/Vermont
(6) Arizona State vs. (11) WAC/Utah State

Minneapolis

(2) BIG TEN/Michigan State vs. (15) NORTHEAST/Robert Morris
(7) Texas vs. (10) Boston College

Last four in: Virginia Tech, Florida, Penn State, Maryland
Last four out: Providence, Cincinnati, Michigan, Miami
Next four out: Kentucky, Kansas State, Southern California, Saint Mary’s

Multi-bid leagues: ACC (8), Big East (7), Big Ten (7), Big 12 (6), Pac-10 (5), SEC (4), Mountain West (3), A-10 (2).

Moving in: CS Northridge, Penn State
Moving out: Long Beach State, Michigan

Patrick Stevens