CAVALIER ATTITUDE: Virginia nabbed the ACC Championship, but they have loftier aspirations. Photo courtesy AP

CAVALIER ATTITUDE: Virginia nabbed the ACC Championship, but they have loftier aspirations. Photo courtesy AP

This is it! Book it, folks, because this is the one I’m taking to the bank. The Selection Show on CBS is just a few minutes away but you need not look any further than here. Today’s five championship games are over and this is what I’ve got:

-Virginia beat Duke and Michigan lost to Michigan State, so the Cavaliers replace the Wolverines with the last #1 seed.

-St. Joseph’s A-10 Championship bumps them up two seeds.

-Florida was in control of Kentucky right up until the end, securing their #1 overall spot and dropping the Wildcats down a seed.

-Continuing our upsets of projected conference champions, Louisiana-Lafayette knocked off Georgia State and the Ragin’ Cajuns are the last new team to the field.

Here is the complete FINAL bracket projection…

March Madness: Projecting The Field (v5)

SOUTH (Memphis)

 

MIDWEST (Indianapolis)

1 Florida #     1 Wichita St. #  
16 Mt. St. Mary’s #/C. Carolina #     16 Weber State #  
8 Memphis     8 Oregon  
9 Oklahoma St.     9 Kansas State  
5 Ohio State     5 New Mexico #  
12 Stephen F. Austin #     12 Nebraska/Tennessee  
4 UCLA #     4 Louisville #  
13 Delaware #     13 Western Michigan #  
6 VCU     6 St. Louis  
11 BYU/Iowa     11 Stanford  
3 Creighton     3 Duke  
14 Mercer #     14 Louisiana-Lafayette #*  
7 St. Joseph’s #     7 Baylor  
10 Pittsburgh     10 Providence #  
2 Kansas     2 Wisconsin  
15 Wofford #     15 Eastern Kentucky #  
             

WEST (Anaheim)

 

EAST (New York)

1 Arizona     1 Virginia #  
16 Tx. Southern #/Cal Poly #     16 Albany #  
8 Gonzaga #     8 George Washington  
9 Massachusetts     9 Arizona St.  
5 Cincinnati     5 Connecticut  
12 North Dakota St. #     12 Harvard #  
4 San Diego St.     4 Syracuse  
13 New Mexico St. #     13 Manhattan #  
6 Oklahoma     6 Kentucky  
11 Xavier     11 SMU  
3 Michigan St. #     3 Villanova  
14 Tulsa #     14 N.C. Central #  
7 North Carolina     7 Texas  
10 Colorado     10 Dayton  
2 Iowa State #     2 Michigan  
15 UW-Milwaukee #     15 American #  
^ = Projected Conference Champion
# = Automatic Berth Clinched
* = New Team To Bracket Projection
Bold = First Round “First Four” Game

Last Four In: Tennessee, Iowa, BYU, Nebraska
First Four Out: Southern Miss., Minnesota, Missouri, Toledo
Next Four Out: Belmont, Florida St., Arkansas, California