March Madness time: Projecting the field of 68 for the Big Dance.

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Here's how the projected field looks just hours from the NCAA tournament selection show:

Last 5 in: Xavier, Iowa, Tennessee, SMU, BYU

First 5 out: California, Southern Mississippi, Minnesota, Florida State, Toledo

Others considered: North Carolina State, Arkansas, Missouri

Moving in: Albany, Tulsa, Western Michigan, Cal Poly

Moving out: Stony Brook, Louisiana Tech, Toledo, Cal State-Northridge

No longer considered: Boise State, Washington, Wake Forest, UTEP, Clemson, Indiana, Louisiana Tech, Saint Mary's, Ole Miss, Indiana State, LSU, West Virginia, Richmond, Green Bay, Georgetown, St. John's

Multi-bid conferences: Big 12 (7), A-10 (6), Big Ten (6), Pac-12 (6) AAC (5), ACC (5), Big East (4), SEC (3), MWC (2), WCC (2)

Conference leaders from projected 1-bid conferences (22 total, secured bids in bold)

America East (Albany), Atlantic Sun (Mercer), Big South (Coastal Carolina), Big Sky (Weber State), Big West (Cal-Poly), CAA (Delaware), C-USA (Tulsa), Horizon (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Ivy (Harvard), MAAC (Manhattan), Mid-American (Western Michigan), MEAC (North Carolina Central), Missouri Valley (Wichita State), NEC (Mt. Saint Mary's), Ohio Valley (Eastern Kentucky), Patriot (American), Southern (Wofford), Southland (Stephen F. Austin), Summit (North Dakota State), Sun Belt (Louisiana-Lafayette), SWAC (Texas Southern), WAC (New Mexico State).

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MIDWEST REGION

— Saint Louis

(1) Wichita State vs. (16) Play-in: Cal Poly/Texas Southern

(8) Oregon vs. (9) George Washington

— Spokane

(5) North Carolina vs. (12) Harvard

(4) Michigan State vs. (13) Delaware

— Raleigh

(3) Duke vs. (14) North Carolina Central

(6) Kentucky vs. (11) Dayton

— Buffalo

(7) Baylor vs. (10) Nebraska

(2) Villanova vs. (15) Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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WEST REGION

— San Diego

(1) Arizona vs. (16) Weber State

(8) George Washington vs. (9) Oklahoma State

— San Antonio

(5) San Diego State vs. (12) Play-In: BYU/SMU

(4) Creighton vs. (13) Manhattan

— Orlando

(3) Louisville vs. (14) Mercer

(6) New Mexico vs. (11) Xavier

— Saint Louis

(7) St. Louis vs. (10) Stanford

(2) Iowa State vs. (15) Eastern Kentucky

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SOUTH REGION

— Orlando

(1) Florida vs. (16) Play-in: Albany/Mt. Saint Mary's

(8) Gonzaga vs. (9) Pittsburgh

— Spokane

(5) Ohio State vs. (12) Stephen F. Austin

(4) Cincinnati vs. (13) Tulsa

— Buffalo

(3) Syracuse vs. (14) Louisiana-Lafayette

(6) Oklahoma vs. (11) Providence

— Milwaukee

(7) Texas vs. (10) Colorado

(2) Wisconsin vs. (15) American

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EAST REGION

— Milwaukee

(1) Michigan vs. (16) Coastal Carolina

(8) St. Joe's vs. (9) Arizona State

— San Diego

(5) Virginia Commonwealth vs. (12) North Dakota State

(4) UCLA vs. (13) Western Michigan

— San Antonio

(3) Kansas vs. (14) New Mexico State

(6) UConn vs. (11) Play-in: Iowa/Tennessee

— Raleigh

(7) UMass (10) Kansas State

(2) Virginia vs. (15) Wofford

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Note: All RPI and statistical data is used from WarrenNolan.com.

About our bracketologist: Shelby Mast has been projecting the field since 2005 and has finished as one of the top 5 national bracketologists for his website, Bracket W.A.G. He's predicted for The Indianapolis Star, collegeinsider.com and is an inaugural member of the Super 10 Selection Committee. Follow him on Twitter @BracketWag.

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