- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 1, 2007

This week’s bracket projection finds Maryland barely hanging in the field despite a 2-5 conference record. The Terrapins have company from other teams in the region: Georgetown, George Washington, Virginia Commonwealth and Virginia Tech are all in again, while Loyola and Virginia are two of the seven new schools entering the 65-team field.

EAST RUTHERFORD BRACKET

Winston-Salem, N.C.

(1) ACC/North Carolina vs. (16) ATLANTIC SUN/East Tennessee State

(8) Georgetown vs. (9) Michigan State

Sacramento, Calif.

(4) WAC/Nevada vs. (13) BIG SOUTH/Winthrop

(5) Texas vs. (12) ATLANTIC 10/George Washington

Columbus, Ohio

(3) Marquette vs. (14) MAC/Toledo

(6) MVC/Southern Illinois vs. (11) Virginia

Spokane, Wash.

(2) Oregon vs. (15) BIG WEST/Long Beach State

(7) Alabama vs. (10) Illinois

SAN ANTONIO BRACKET

New Orleans

(1) SEC/Florida vs. (16) SWAC/Jackson State

(8) Boston College vs. (9) Southern California

Spokane, Wash.

(4) Oklahoma State vs. (13) SoCON/Davidson

(5) Air Force vs. (12) CAA/Virginia Commonwealth

Winston-Salem, N.C.

(3) Duke vs. (14) AMERICA EAST/Vermont

(6) Washington State vs. (11) Georgia

Lexington, Ky.

(2) Ohio State vs. (15) OVC/Austin Peay

(7) Notre Dame vs. (10) Texas Tech

ST. LOUIS BRACKET

Chicago

(1) BIG TEN/Wisconsin vs. (16) MAAC/Loyola-NEC/Central Connecticut State

(8) Stanford vs. (9) Creighton

Buffalo, N.Y.

(4) HORIZON/Butler vs. (13) SOUTHLAND/Texas A&M-Corpus; Christi

(5) Clemson vs. (12) Arkansas

New Orleans

(3) Texas A&M; vs. (14) MID-CONTINENT/Oral Roberts

(6) Arizona vs. (11) Maryland

Buffalo, N.Y.

(2) BIG EAST/Pittsburgh vs. (15) MEAC/Delaware State

(7) Tennessee vs. (10) Missouri State

SAN JOSE BRACKET

Sacramento, Calif.

(1) PAC-10/UCLA vs. (16) BIG SKY/Idaho State

(8) Florida State vs. (9) WCC/Gonzaga

Columbus, Ohio

(4) Indiana vs. (14) PATRIOT/Holy Cross

(5) Kentucky vs. (12) West Virginia

Lexington, Ky.

(3) C-USA/Memphis vs. (14) IVY/Penn

(6) Virginia Tech vs. (11) Vanderbilt

Chicago

(2) BIG 12/Kansas vs. (15) SUN BELT/South Alabama

(7) MOUNTAIN WEST/UNLV vs. (10) Villanova

Last four in: Maryland, Georgia, Virginia, Illinois

Last four out: BYU, Drexel, Wichita State, Georgia Tech

Next four out: Louisville, Syracuse, Kansas State, Xavier

Moving in: Central Connecticut, Illinois, Loyola (Md.), Oral Roberts, South Alabama, Virginia, West Virginia

Moving out: Georgia Tech, Marist, Northern Iowa, Oakland, Sacred Heart, Syracuse, Western Kentucky

Multiple-bid leagues: ACC (8), SEC (7), Big East (6), Pac-10 (6), Big 12 (5), Big Ten (5), Missouri Valley (3), Mountain West (2)

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