- The Washington Times - Monday, March 5, 2007

(Editor’s note: This updated bracket came to us in the middle of the night with no introduction, so we’re assuming Patrick Stevens is off in some special place where bracketologists go to hide while they conjure and configure the field of 65.)

So, behold: Patrick Stevens’ latest bracket projection. Expect an update relatively soon.

EAST REGION

Winston-Salem, N.C.

(1) ACC/North Carolina vs. (16) OVC/Eastern Kentucky

(8) UNLV vs. (9) ATLANTIC 10/Xavier

Sacramento, Calif.

(4) Washington State vs. (13) AMERICA EAST/Vermont

(5) Louisville vs. (12) Old Dominion

Columbus, Ohio

(3) Southern Illinois vs. (14) SUN BELT/Western Kentucky

(6) WAC/Nevada vs. (11) Syracuse

New Orleans

(2) SEC/Florida vs. (15) MEAC/Delaware State

(7) Michigan State vs. (10) Georgia tech

SOUTH REGION

Chicago

(1) BIG 12/Kansas vs. (16) MAAC/Niagara

(8) MVC/Creighton vs. (9) Boston College

Spokane, Wash.

(4) Marquette vs. (13) PATRIOT/Holy Cross

(5) Oregon vs. (12) CAA/Virginia Commonwealth

Winston-Salem, N.C.

(3) Maryland vs. (14) BIG WEST/Long Beach State

(6) MOUNTAIN WEST/Brigham Young vs. (11) BIG SOUTH/Winthrop

Chicago

(2) Wisconsin vs. (15) MID-CONTINENT/Oral Roberts

(7) Notre Dame vs. (10) Southern California

MIDWEST REGION

Lexington, Ky.

(1) BIG TEN/Ohio State vs. (16) BIG SKY/Weber State-SWAC/Mississippi Valley State

(8) Kentucky vs. (9) Villanova

Lexington, Ky.

(4) Texas vs. (13) SoCON/Davidson

(5) Duke vs. (12) Missouri State

Columbus, Ohio

(3) C-USA/Memphis vs. (14) SOUTHLAND/Texas A&M-Corpus; Christi

(6) Arizona vs. (11) Clemson

Buffalo, N.Y.

(2) BIG EAST/Georgetown vs. (15) MAC/Toledo

(7) Vanderbilt vs. (10) Texas Tech

WEST REGION

Sacramento, Calif.

(1) PAC-10/UCLA vs. (16) NEC/Central Connecticut State

(8) Indiana vs. (9) Air Force

Spokane, Wash.

(4) Tennessee vs. (13) Drexel

(5) Virginia Tech vs. (12) WCC/Gonzaga

Buffalo, N.Y.

(3) Pittsburgh vs. (14) IVY/Penn

(6) Virginia vs. (11) Stanford

New Orleans

(2) Texas A&M; vs. (15) ATLANTIC SUN/Belmont

(7) HORIZON/Butler vs. (10) Illinois

Moving in: Belmont, Clemson Eastern Kentucky, Niagara, Texas A&M-Corpus; Christi, Western Kentucky

Moving out: Alabama, Austin Peay, East Tennessee State, Marist, Sam Houston, South Alabama

Last four in: Drexel, Clemson, Old Dominion, Missouri State

Last four out: Purdue, Florida State, Kansas State, Alabama

Next four out: Michigan, Arkansas, West Virginia, Oklahoma State

Multiple-bid leagues: ACC (8), Big East (7), Pac-10

(6), Big Ten (5), SEC (4), Big 12 (4), Mountain West

(3), Missouri Valley (3), CAA (3)


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