Why wait for the tournament selection committee? I've got your 65 teams right here. Joe Lunardi may be ESPN's Bracketologist, but he's not the best in the biz.
I now present the 65 teams headed to the Big Dance courtesy my Dad. Here is his email to me in its entirety (I've updated with MSU's win):
"This may be my worst projection in the last 10 years. Why? Mediocrity! My process involves looking at data that allows me to almost compare blind resumes. So when I finish, I'm sometimes surprised at the outcome. This year I am devastated. Of the "bigs," the Big East is the class while the Big 10 is common. My dance card - 7 Big East teams and 8 Big Ten teams.
I refuse to put San Diego St in my bracket when their signature win out of conference is CSU-Northridge. So, here we go..."
AMERICAN EAST - Binghamton (14)
ACC - UNC (1), Duke (2), Wake (3), FSU (4), Clemson (6), Maryland (10), BC (11)
ATL. SUN - E Tenn St (15)
ATL 10 - Xavier (5), Dayton (8), Temple (12)
BIG EAST - Pitt (1), L-Ville (1), UConn (2), Nova (4), Syracuse (4), WVU (6), Marq (7)
BIG SKY - Portland St (14)
BIG South - Radford (15)
BIG 10 - Mich St (2), Purdue (5), Illinois (7), Ohio St (8), Michigan (9), Wisc (10), Minn (11)
BIG 12 - Okla (2), Missouri (3), Kansas (3), Okla St (5), Texas (7), Texas AM (9)
BIG WEST - CS Northridge/Pacific (16)
COLONIAL - VCU (12)
CONF USA - Memphis (1)
HORIZON - Butler (9), Cleve St (13)
IVY - Cornell (15)
MAAC - Sienna (12)
MAC - Buffalo/Akron (13)
MEAC - Morgan St/Norfolk St (16)
MVC - Creighton (10), N. Iowa (12)
MWC - Utah (4), BYU (9)
NORTHEAST - Bob Morris (15)
OVC - Morehead St (16)
PAC 10 - Wash (3), UCLA (6), Ariz St (6), Cal (8), USC (11)
PATRIOT - American U (14)
SEC - Tenn (5), LSU (8), Miss. St. (11)
SOUTHERN - UT Chat (17)
SOUTHLAND - St F Austin/UTSA (13)
SWAC - Ala St/Jackson St (17)
SUMMIT - N Dakota St (14)
SUN BELT - W. Kentucky (13)
WCC - Gonzaga (7)
WAC - Utah St/Nevada (10)
Luckbox's thoughts: UConn is a better #1 seed than Memphis. Who has Memphis beat this year? Coasting through Conference USA just doesn't compare to what the Huskies did in the Big East. Should Duke beat FSU, they could get the 4th #1 seed (along with UNC, Pitt and Louisville). Mich. St. and Oklahoma both played their way out of a #1 seed.
I also think Florida played its way out of the tourney by failing to make even the semis of the SEC tourney. The SEC gets juts two teams unless Miss. St. upsets Tennessee. That said, I haven't done enough checking myself to see who might be a better candidate. UPDATE: Miss. St. did, in fact, upset Tennessee so they're in and Florida is out.