Bracketology 2012: South Florida Drops, Projected As No. 13 Seed

The Major Conference Tournaments are about to get underway, starting with the Big East Tournament on Tuesday. The guys over at SB Nation released one more version of their Bracketology before the games are played this week and the field looks completely different.

South Florida is surging right now as the Big East Tournament nears, but that still wasn't good enough to get securely into the tournament. They still only have a No. 13 seed, and that is probably requisite on a few wins in the Big East Tournament. Of course, they could make a run deep into the tournament and get that seed up much higher.

Here is the complete bracket as it stands right now.

(1) SOUTH
Atlanta (Fri/Sun)
(2) EAST
Boston (Thu/Sat)
Louisville (Thu/Sat) Pittsburgh (Thu/Sat)
1 Kentucky (SEC) 1 Syracuse (Big East)
16 MVSU/North Texas 16 UNC Asheville (Big South)
8 Kansas State 8 Saint Louis
9 Cincinnati 9 Alabama
Nashville (Fri/Sun) Albuquerque (Thu/Sat)
5 Florida State 5 MURRAY STATE (OVC)
12 Colorado State 12 BYU
4 Wisconsin 4 Baylor
13 USF/Xavier 13 South Dakota St. (Summit)
Albuquerque (Thu/Sat) Nashville (Fri/Sun)
6 Louisville 6 Wichita State
11 Harvard (Ivy) 11 Long Beach St. (Big West)
3 Indiana 3 Michigan
14 Nevada (WAC) 14 Akron (MAC)
Omaha (Fri/Sun) Greensboro (Fri/Sun)
7 New Mexico 7 Florida
10 West Virginia 10 Connecticut
2 Missouri 2 Duke
15 Montana (Big Sky) 15 Bucknell (Patriot)
(4) WEST
Phoenix (Thu/Sat)
(3) MIDWEST
St. Louis (Fri/Sun)
Greensboro (Fri/Sun) Omaha (Fri/Sun)
1 North Carolina (ACC) 1 Kansas (Big 12)
16 Savannah State/Stony Brook 16 UT Arlington (Southland)
8 Iowa State 8 Memphis (C-USA)
9 Purdue 9 Virginia
Portland (Thu/Sat) Portland (Thu/Sat)
5 CREIGHTON (MVC) 5 San Diego State (MWC)
12 Seton Hall 12 VCU (CAA)
4 UNLV 4 Temple (A-10)
13 Drexel/Northwestern 13 DAVIDSON (SoCon)
Pittsburgh (Thu/Sat) Columbus (Fri/Sun)
6 St. Mary's (WCC) 6 Gonzaga
11 Southern Mississippi 11 Washington (Pac-12)
3 Georgetown 3 Marquette
14 LOYOLA (MD) (MAAC) 14 BELMONT (A-Sun)
Columbus (Fri/Sun) Louisville (Thu/Sat)
7 Vanderbilt 7 Notre Dame
10 California 10 Mississippi State
2 Michigan State (Big Ten) 2 Ohio State
15 Valparaiso (Horizon) 15 Long Island U.(NEC)
FIRST FOUR (Dayton)
Tuesday: To Louisville
Tuesday: To Portland
16 Miss. Valley State (SWAC) 13 Drexel
16 North Texas (Sun Belt) 13 Northwestern
Wednesday: To Greensboro Wednesday: To Nashville
16 Savannah State (MEAC) 13 South Florida
16 Stony Brook (AmEast) 13 Xavier

BIDS BY CONFERENCE LAST FOUR BYES ARRIVALS DEPARTURES
Big East: 10
Southern Mississippi North Texas Denver
Big Ten: 8 BYU South Dakota State Oral Roberts
Big 12: 5 Colorado State

SEC: 5 Seton Hall

ACC: 4
LAST FOUR IN PROCEDURAL SHIFTS
MWC: 4
Xavier None
A-10: 3 Northwestern

WCC: 3 USF

CAA: 2 Drexel

C-USA: 2 LAST FOUR OUT

MVC: 2 Texas

Pac-12: 2 Tennessee

1-Bid Conferences: 19 Miami


N.C. State


NEXT FOUR OUT


Oregon


Dayton


Mississippi


Oral Roberts

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