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Bracketology 2012: USF Relegated To Play-In Game

After a brief run in the Big East Tournament, the University of South Florida was knocked out by Notre Dame on Thursday. As a result, they've dropped down a little bit in the latest edition of the 2012 Bracketology at SB Nation the Bulls have dropped down to A no. 13 seed, and forced to participate in the play-in game against Tennessee.

Meanwhile the other teams from Florida have also moved around. Florida State is now a No. 5 seed while the Gators have moved up to a No. 6 seed.

Here is the complete bracketology.

(1) SOUTH
Atlanta (Fri/Sun)
(2) EAST
Boston (Thu/Sat)
Louisville (Thu/Sat) Pittsburgh (Thu/Sat)
1 Kentucky (SEC) 1 Syracuse (Big East)
16 Norfolk State/WKU 16 UNC ASHEVILLE (Big South)
8 Cincinnati 8 Iowa State
9 Virginia 9 Purdue
Albuquerque (Thu/Sat) Portland (Thu/Sat)
5 MURRAY STATE (OVC) 5 CREIGHTON (MVC)
12 West Virginia 12 BYU
4 Wisconsin 4 Temple (A-10)
13 Nevada (WAC) 13 SOUTH DAKOTA ST. (Summit)
Pittsburgh (Thu/Sat) Nashville (Fri/Sun)
6 San Diego State (MWC) 6 Florida
11 Southern Miss. 11 Texas
3 Georgetown 3 Michigan
14 LOYOLA (MD) (MAAC) 14 DAVIDSON (Southern)
Omaha (Fri/Sun) Greensboro (Fri/Sun)
7 ST. MARY'S (WCC) 7 New Mexico
10 Alabama 10 VCU (CAA)
2 Missouri 2 Duke
15 MONTANA (Big Sky) 15 LONG ISLAND U. (NEC)
(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 MVSU/Stony Brook 16 Lamar (Southland)
8 Saint Louis 8 Memphis (C-USA)
9 Kansas State 9 Connecticut
Nashville (Fri/Sun) Portland (Thu/Sat)
5 Louisville 5 Florida State
12 Drexel 12 Xavier
4 Indiana 4 UNLV
13 Miami/Mississippi State 13 USF/Tennessee
Albuquerque (Thu/Sat) Columbus (Fri/Sun)
6 Gonzaga 6 Wichita State
11 Colorado State 11 Long Beach St. (Big West)
3 Baylor 3 Marquette
14 Akron (MAC) 14 BELMONT (A-Sun)
Louisville (Thu/Sat) Columbus (Fri/Sun)
7 Notre Dame 7 Vanderbilt
10 HARVARD (Ivy) 10 California (Pac-12)
2 Ohio State 2 Michigan State (Big Ten)
15 LEHIGH (Patriot) 15 DETROIT(Horizon)
FIRST FOUR (Dayton)
Tuesday: To Louisville
Tuesday: To Portland
16 Norfolk State (MEAC) 13 USF
16 WESTERN KENTUCKY (Sun Belt) 13 Tennessee
Wednesday: To Greensboro Wednesday: To Nashville
16 Miss. Valley State (SWAC) 13 Miami
16 Stony Brook (AmEast) 13 Mississippi State

An explanation of the Last Four In and Last Four Out follow the Friday rundown.


BIDS BY CONFERENCE LAST FOUR BYES ARRIVALS DEPARTURES
Big East: 10
West Virginia Lamar Northwestern
Big Ten: 7 BYU Miami UT Arlington
Big 12: 6 Xavier Tennessee Washington
SEC: 6 Drexel

ACC: 5
LAST FOUR IN PROCEDURAL SHIFTS
MWC: 4
USF

A-10: 3 Mississippi State

WCC: 3 Tennessee

CAA: 2 Miami

C-USA: 2 LAST FOUR OUT

MVC: 2 N.C. State

1-Bid Conferences: 20 Seton Hall


Northwestern


Washington


NEXT FOUR OUT


Mississippi


Dayton


Arizona


Iona

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