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Dick Vitale, College Basketball analyst 403d

ACC is king in Dickie V's projected field of 68

Men's College Basketball, Connecticut Huskies, Cincinnati Bearcats, Houston Cougars, Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina Tar Heels, Florida State Seminoles, Louisville Cardinals, Virginia Cavaliers, Syracuse Orange, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Miami Hurricanes, Vermont Catamounts, Dayton Flyers, Rhode Island Rams, VCU Rams, Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, Kansas Jayhawks, Baylor Bears, Texas Longhorns, Oklahoma Sooners, West Virginia Mountaineers, Iowa State Cyclones, Villanova Wildcats, Xavier Musketeers, Creighton Bluejays, Seton Hall Pirates, Indiana Hoosiers, Ohio State Buckeyes, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Purdue Boilermakers, Wisconsin Badgers, Iowa Hawkeyes, Maryland Terrapins, Weber State Wildcats, Winthrop Eagles, Long Beach State 49ers, UNC Wilmington Seahawks, Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, Valparaiso Crusaders, Harvard Crimson, Monmouth Hawks, Akron Zips, South Carolina State Bulldogs, Wichita St Shockers, San Diego State Aztecs, New Mexico Lobos, Wagner Seahawks, Belmont Bruins, Oregon Ducks, Arizona Wildcats, UCLA Bruins, California Golden Bears, Colorado Buffaloes, Lehigh Mountain Hawks, Kentucky Wildcats, Florida Gators, Texas A&M Aggies, Georgia Bulldogs, Chattanooga Mocs, Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, North Dakota State Bison, UT-Arlington Mavericks, Jackson State Tigers, New Mexico State Aggies, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Saint Mary's Gaels, BYU Cougars

I always wanted to be a part of the NCAA tournament selection process, baby!

I know it is a tough job deciding who those last few teams will be in that conference room before the brackets are released. It is not easy to project the field before the season as injuries and other things can derail good teams.

I am going to give it my best shot, looking into my crystal ball for the 2016-17 season. Here is my look at a field of 68. Keep this and see how I did against the real one at season's end.

American: Connecticut Huskies, Cincinnati Bearcats, Houston Cougars
ACC: Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina Tar Heels, Florida State Seminoles, Louisville Cardinals, Virginia Cavaliers, Syracuse Orange, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Miami Hurricanes
America East: Vermont Catamounts
Atlantic 10: Dayton Flyers, Rhode Island Rams, VCU Rams
Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
Big 12: Kansas Jayhawks, Baylor Bears, Texas Longhorns, Oklahoma Sooners, West Virginia Mountaineers, Iowa State Cyclones
Big East: Villanova Wildcats, Xavier Musketeers, Creighton Bluejays, Seton Hall Pirates
Big Ten: Indiana Hoosiers, Ohio State Buckeyes, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Purdue Boilermakers, Wisconsin Badgers, Iowa Hawkeyes, Maryland Terrapins
Big Sky: Weber State Wildcats
Big South: Winthrop Eagles
Big West: Long Beach State 49ers
Colonial: UNC Wilmington Seahawks
Conference USA: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Horizon: Valparaiso Crusaders
Ivy: Harvard Crimson
MAAC: Monmouth Hawks
MAC: Akron Zips
MEAC: South Carolina State Bulldogs
Missouri Valley: Wichita State Shockers
Mountain West: San Diego State Aztecs, New Mexico Lobos
Northeast: Wagner Sehawks
Ohio Valley: Belmont Bruins
Pac-12: Oregon Ducks, Arizona Wildcats, UCLA Bruins, California Golden Bears, Colorado Buffaloes
Patriot: Lehigh Mountain Hawks
SEC: Kentucky Wildcats, Florida Gators, Texas A&M Aggies, Georgia Bulldogs
Southern: Chattanooga Mocs
Southland: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
Summit League: North Dakota State Bison
Sun Belt: UT-Arlington Mavericks
SWAC: Jackson State Tigers
WAC: New Mexico State Aggies
West Coast: Gonzaga Bulldogs, Saint Mary's Gaels, BYU Cougars

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