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Bracketology 2012: Florida State Projects 4 Seed, Florida Gets A No. 5

The latest SB Nation Bracketology projections are out and Florida State has earned a projected No. 4 seed.

Feb 26, 2012; Coral Gables, FL, USA;  Florida State Seminoles head coach Leonard Hamilton during a game against the Miami Hurricanes in the first half at the BankUnited Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 26, 2012; Coral Gables, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Leonard Hamilton during a game against the Miami Hurricanes in the first half at the BankUnited Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

The major conference tournaments are on the horizon, so we might as well look ahead to the NCAA Tournament Bracketology.

Of the local Florida teams, the Florida State Seminoles earn the highest projected seed in the tournament with a No. 4 and a potential matchup with Davidson. As for the gators, they are projected to be a No. 5 seed and have the ever-dangerous matchup with a No.12 team, in this case BYU.

The complete bracket follows.

Note: Teams who have clinched auto bids are in all caps.

(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/Stony Brook 16 UNCA (Big South)
8 Kansas State 8 Iowa State
9 Cincinnati 9 Virginia
Nashville (Fri/Sun) Portland (Thu/Sat)
5 MURRAY STATE (OVC) 5 Florida
12 Colorado State 12 BYU
4 Wisconsin 4 Temple (A-10)
13 VCU/Xavier 13 Drexel (CAA)
Albuquerque (Thu/Sat) Nashville (Fri/Sun)
6 Louisville 6 Notre Dame
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 CREIGHTON (MVC)
10 West Virginia 10 California
2 Missouri 2 Duke
15 Montana (Big Sky) 15 Loyola, Md. (MAAC)
(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/UT Arlington 16 Bucknell (Patriot)
8 Saint Louis 8 Memphis (C-USA)
9 Alabama 9 Purdue
Albuquerque (Thu/Sat) Portland (Thu/Sat)
5 UNLV 5 San Diego State (MWC)
12 Seton Hall 12 Northwestern/USF
4 Baylor 4 Florida State
13 Oral Roberts (Summit) 13 Davidson (SoCon)
Pittsburgh (Thu/Sat) Columbus (Fri/Sun)
6 Gonzaga 6 Wichita State
11 Southern Mississippi 11 Washington (Pac-12)
3 Georgetown 3 Marquette
14 Denver (Sun Belt) 14 BELMONT (A-Sun)
Louisville (Thu/Sat) Columbus (Fri/Sun)
7 Vanderbilt 7 St. Mary's (WCC)
10 Connecticut 10 Mississippi State
2 Ohio State 2 Michigan State (Big Ten)
15 Long Island U. (NEC) 15 Valparaiso (Horizon)
FIRST FOUR (Dayton)
Tuesday: To Louisville
Tuesday: To Portland
16 Miss. Valley State (SWAC) 12 Northwestern
16 Stony Brook (AmEast) 12 South Florida
Wednesday: To Greensboro Wednesday: To Nashville
16 Savannah State (MEAC) 13 VCU
16 UT Arlington (Southland) 13 Xavier

After the rundown, I'll have a look at the Last Four In and Last Four Out for today.

BIDS BY CONFERENCE LAST FOUR BYES ARRIVALS DEPARTURES
Big East: 10
Southern Mississippi Denver Iona
Big Ten: 8 BYU Loyola, Md. Middle Tennessee
Big 12: 5 Colorado State VCU Oregon
SEC: 5 Seton Hall

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

WCC: 3 USF

CAA: 2 VCU

C-USA: 2 LAST FOUR OUT

MVC: 2 Miami

Pac-12: 2 N.C. State

1-Bid Conferences: 19 Texas


Oregon


NEXT FOUR OUT


Tennessee


Dayton


Mississippi


Arizona


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