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Bracketology 2012: West Virginia Bumps Up To No. 10 Seed In Latest Projections

In the latest bracket projection by SB Nation's Chris Dobbertean, the West Virginia Mountaineers have jumped up to a No. 10 seed after the team's critical win over South Florida on Saturday.

Dobbertean has the Mountaineers playing the New Mexico Lobos in Omaha, Nebraska as a part of the South Region of the bracket. The Lobos are currently 24-6 and finished the regular season tied with No. 23 San Diego State for the Mountain West regular season championship.

West Virginia can greatly improve its chances of getting a better seed with a solid performance in the Big East Tournament. The Mountaineers will play the winner of the DePaul-UConn opening round game Wednesday at noon.

For more on the Mountaineers, make sure to visit The Smoking Musket. For more bracket projections leading up to Selection Sunday, head on over to Blogging The Bracket. For all the latest college basketball news, please visit the SB Nation NCAA Basketball Hub Page.

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