Bracketology 2012: West Virginia Projected As No. 10 Seed

The day has finally arrived. Selection Sunday for the 2012 NCAA Tournament is here, but before the official selection committee announces the actual bids and seeding, let's take a look at the projection for the West Virginia Mountaineers from Chris Dobbertean of SB Nation and Blogging The Bracket.

After bouncing around all week between a No. 10 and No. 11 seed, Dobbertean's Sunday bracket projection slots the Mountaineers as a No. 10 seed in the Midwest Region, facing No. 7 seed UNLV.

Full bracket projections below:

Teams that have clinched automatic bids appear in all caps.

(1) SOUTH
Atlanta (Fri/Sun)
(2) EAST
Boston (Thu/Sat)
Louisville (Thu/Sat) Pittsburgh (Thu/Sat)
1 Kentucky (SEC) 1 Syracuse
16 MVSU/WKU 16 UNC ASHEVILLE (Big South)
8 Iowa State 8 Kansas State
9 Connecticut 9 HARVARD (Ivy)
Portland (Thu/Sat) Portland (Thu/Sat)
5 MURRAY STATE (OVC) 5 Temple
12 COLORADO (Pac-12) 12 BYU
4 Indiana 4 Wisconsin
13 SOUTH DAKOTA ST. (Summit) 13 N.C. State/Seton Hall
Albuquerque (Thu/Sat) Columbus (Fri/Sun)
6 Notre Dame 6 Vanderbilt
11 VCU (CAA) 11 Colorado State
3 Baylor 3 Michigan
14 LOYOLA (MD) (MAAC) 14 BELMONT (A-Sun)
Greensboro (Fri/Sun) Omaha (Fri/Sun)
7 San Diego State 7 Cincinnati
10 Saint Louis 10 Southern Miss.
2 Duke 2 MISSOURI (Big 12)
15 LONG ISLAND U. (NEC) 15 MONTANA (Big Sky)
(4) WEST
Phoenix (Thu/Sat)
(3) MIDWEST
St. Louis (Fri/Sun)
Columbus (Fri/Sun) Greensboro (Fri/Sun)
1 Michigan State (Big Ten) 1 North Carolina (ACC)
16 LAMAR (Southland) 16 NORFOLK STATE/VERMONT
8 ST. MARY'S (WCC) 8 Gonzaga
9 Xavier (A-10) 9 Alabama
Nashville (Fri/Sun) Albuquerque (Thu/Sat)
5 NEW MEXICO (MWC) 5 Wichita State
12 LONG BEACH STATE (Big West) 12 Texas
4 Florida State 4 Georgetown
13 USF/Drexel 13 DAVIDSON (Southern)
Nashville (Fri/Sun) Pittsburgh (Thu/Sat)
6 CREIGHTON (MVC) 6 MEMPHIS (C-USA)
11 Virginia 11 California
3 LOUISVILLE (Big East) 3 Marquette
14 NEW MEXICO STATE (WAC) 14 OHIO (MAC)
Omaha (Fri/Sun) Louisville (Thu/Sat)
7 Florida 7 UNLV
10 Purdue 10 West Virginia
2 Kansas 2 Ohio State
15 DETROIT (Horizon) 15 LEHIGH (Patriot)
FIRST FOUR (Dayton)
Tuesday: To Louisville
Tuesday: To Portland
16 MISS. VALLEY ST. (SWAC) 13 N.C. State
16 WESTERN KENTUCKY (Sun Belt) 13 Seton Hall
Wednesday: To Greensboro Wednesday: To Nashville
16 NORFOLK STATE (MEAC) 13 Drexel
16 VERMONT (AmEast) 13 USF

An explanation of the Last Four In and First Four Out, along with a few more teams, follows the rundown.

BIDS BY CONFERENCE LAST FOUR BYES ARRIVALS DEPARTURES
Big East: 10
Colorado State Colorado Akron
Big Ten: 7 California Ohio Arizona
Big 12: 6 BYU Seton Hall Mississippi State
ACC: 5 Texas Vermont Stony Brook
MWC: 4
LAST FOUR IN PROCEDURAL SHIFTS
SEC: 4
N.C. State Harvard Up to a 9 from a 10
A-10: 3 USF Purdue Down to a 10 from a 9
WCC: 3 Seton Hall

CAA: 2 Drexel

C-USA: 2 LAST FOUR OUT

MVC: 2 Marshall

Pac-12: 2 Dayton

1-Bid Conferences: 19 Mississippi


Mississippi State


NEXT FOUR OUT


Iona


Washington


Miami


Northwestern

For more bracketology, check out Blogging The Bracket.

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