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Will Memphis Grab Fourth No. 1 Seed?

Posted by Mark Blaudschun, Globe Staff  March 15, 2009 03:57 AM

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With Selection Sunday upon us, we feel its time to start a day long process of tweaking our bracket before tonight's official announement of the 2009 NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket.
Leagues with multiple bids
ACC (7)
A10 (3)
Big East (7)
Big Ten (7)
Big 12 (6)
Horizon (2)
MWC (2)
Pac 10 (5)
SEC (3)
WCC (2)

The biggest debate we had was about the fourth No. 1 seed. Originally we kept UConn as the final No. 1 team. But after a short night of sleep, we flip flopped annd put Memphis in the No.1 seed in the West and dropped UConn to No. 2. We also firmed up the No. 1 overall seed, which we gave to Louisville, which puts the Cardinals as No. 1 in the Midwest. Pitt moves to the No.1 seed in the East, North Carolina is No. 1 in the South and Memphis, as we said, moves to the No. 1 seed in the West.
East Regional (Boston)

at Dayton Ohio
1. Pittsburgh
16. Morgan State
8. Texas A&M
9. Michigan

at Portland, Oregon
5. Illinois
12. Temple
4. Wake Forest
13. Cleveland State

at Minneapolis
6. West Virginia
11. St. Mary's
3. Oklahoma
14. East Tennessee State

at Greensboro, N.C.
7. BYU
10. Siena
2. Duke
15. Robert Morris


At Dayton
1. Louisville
16. Chatanooga -Alabama State play in winner
8. Purdue
9. USC

at Miami
5. Clemson
12. VCU
4. Missouri
13. American

At Miami
6. Arizona State
11. LSU
3. FSU
14. SF Austin
at Minneapolis
7. Oklahoma State
10. Utah
2. Michigan State

SOUTH (Memphis
at Greensboro, N.C.
1. North Carolina
16. Cal State-Northridge
8. Utah State
9. Tennessee

at Boise, Idaho
5. Xavier
12. Texas
4. Syracuse
13. Western Kentucky

at Philadelphia
11. Wisconsin
3. Villanova
14. Akron

At Kansas Citiy
7. Ohio State
10. California
2. Kansas
15. Portland State

WEST REGIONAL (Glendale, Arizona)
at Kansas City
1. Memphis
16. Morehead State
8. Minnesota
9. Dayton

at Boise, Idaho
5. Marquette
12. Northern Iowa
4. Gonzaga
13. North Dakota State

at Portland, Oregon
6. Butler
11. Maryland
3. Washington
14. Binghamton

at Philadelphia
7. Boston College
10. Mississippi State

2 UConn
15. Cornell

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