The Washington Times - March 2, 2012, 08:48AM

There will be a full bracket projection within a few hours, but this piece of the puzzle is done and can be posted.

Remember, conference leaders are not included on the at-large board, which is why Duke, Michigan State, Syracuse, Kansas, Kentucky, Murray State, Saint Mary’s, Memphis and a bunch of others are not listed.

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This isn’t infallible analysis, of course, but it does provide a decent look at roughly where the at-large field stacks up in comparison with each other:

1. North Carolina
2. Ohio State
3. Missouri
4. Georgetown
5. Marquette
6. Baylor
7. Michigan
8. Wisconsin
9. Indiana
10. Vanderbilt

11. Florida State
12. Creighton
13. UNLV
14. Gonzaga
15. Florida
16. Notre Dame
17. Louisville
18. New Mexico
19. Purdue
20. Kansas State

21. Alabama
22. Iowa State
23. Saint Louis
24. Virginia
25. California
26. Brigham Young
27. Connecticut
28. South Florida
29. Southern Mississippi
30. Seton Hall

31. Colorado State
32. Texas
33. Mississippi State

LAST FOUR IN

34. Cincinnati
35. West Virginia
36. Virginia Commonwealth
37. Arizona

ON THE DOORSTEP

38. Dayton
39. Northwestern
40. Xavier
41. N.C. State

NEXT FOUR OUT

42. Miami
43. Oregon
44. Central Florida
45. Saint Joseph’s

ON THE FRINGE

46. Mississippi
47. Illinois
48. Tennessee
49. Cleveland State
50. Colorado
51. Wyoming
52. Northern Iowa
53. Ohio
54. Massachusetts
55. New Mexico State

Patrick Stevens