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2012 Preseason NCAA Regional Projections

The season hasn’t kicked off yet but it is time to start looking at how a potential 64 team bracket would look right now based on our preseason expectations of each conference. Remember, that these are just based on our projections and expectations for what we will happen come May 30th. We will release our new projections every Wednesday until the end of the season.

1. Florida (1)
2. UCF
3. Southern California
4. Michigan State
1. Miami (FL)
2. Stetson
3. UConn
4. Bethune-Cookman
1. Rice (8)
2. Cal
3. Baylor
4. Southern
1. Texas
2. NC State
3. St. John’s
4. Texas State
1. Georgia Tech (4)
2. Ole Miss
3. Georgia Southern
4. Navy
1. Arizona
3. San Diego
4. Long Beach State
1. Texas A&M (5)
2. Mississippi State
3. Dallas Baptist
4. Wright State
1. Florida State
2. Georgia
3. Jacksonville
4. Purdue
1. Stanford (2)
2. UC-Irvine
3. Fresno State
4. James Madison
1. Cal-State Fullerton
3. Virginia Tech
4. Columbia
1. Arkansas (7)
2. Missouri State
3. Kent State
4. Oral Roberts
1. TCU
2. Oklahoma
3. Creighton
4. Monmouth
1. South Carolina (3)
2. Clemson
3. Coastal Carolina
4. Stony Brook
1. LSU
2. Troy
3. Southern Mississippi
4. Canisius
1. North Carolina (6)
2. College of Charleston
3. Oregon State
4. Charlotte
1. Vanderbilt
2. Virginia
3. Louisville
4. Austin Peay


Projected Champ

America East Stony Brook
Atlantic 10 Charlotte
ACC Georgia Tech
Atlantic Sun Stetson
Big 10 Michigan State
Big 12 Texas A&M
Big East St. John’s
Big South Coastal Carolina
Big West Cal-State Fullerton
CAA James Madison
Conference USA Rice
Horizon League Wright State
Ivy League Columbia
MAAC Canisius
MAC Kent State
MEAC Bethune-Cookman
Missouri Valley Missouri State
Mountain West TCU
Northeast Conference Monmouth
Ohio Valley Conference Austin Peay
Pac-10 Stanford
Patriot League Navy
SEC Florida
Southern Conference College of Charleston
Southland Conference Texas State
SWAC Southern
Summit League Oral Roberts
Sun Belt Troy
West Coast Conference San Diego
WAC Fresno State

  • RSN

    2 from Big 10 interesting and definitely good possibility unless some fall flat on face

  • Craigybear14

    Wow, no East Carolina but you have UNLV in. Shocking.

  • Pac-12*

    • That is what happens when I use last year’s template!
      Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

  • Waltgreenberg

    Gee, Brian– you’re really being original and creative for your Houston regional.  Really?  The same four teams as last year?

    • I didn’t even recognize that I did it until someone said something about it! Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

  • Dove

    man, that’d be a crazy columbia regional.  Three SC teams w/i 3-4 hours of each other.  Be a tough ticket.  But so far, the committee hasn’t put SC and Clemson in the same regional. 

    • I know…but it has to happen sometime right??? Last year, they were matched up for Supers but Clemson didn’t get it done when push came to shove! Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

  • Jimmy

    Oral Roberts to win the summit?…good team-yes, but hit and miss with wins at times…not as deep as everyone suspects – who ever does their promotion and PR work, should get a medal… South Dakota State the under-dog in the summit – they have ‘game’ and good bats! . Texas state in the southland – good bet here – agreed! In the sec , Florida to win …everyones favorite …somtimes not a good thing and extra pressure on the kids ! 

  • Don

    Lol no ECU? What a joke. 

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