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MAC

Favorite: Toledo Contender: Kent St Akron Ohio Upset candidate: Buffaloi At large possibilities: None Winner: Akron

BIG 10

The BIG 10 conference has had a solid year. There will not be as many teams in the tournament this season but the competition has been great. Illinois and Wisconsin shared the regular season title. Purdue has been a top team all season and the Iowa Hawkeyes have really come on as of late. Look …

BIG 12

The BIG 12 might be the best conference in the country top to bottom. Baylor and Kansas will be top seeds in the NCAA tournament. Six bids are likely from the BIG 12. This tournament will mostly effect seeds of teams like TCU and Iowa St if they were to win some games. Favorite: Baylor …

PAC 12

The Pac 12 made a lot of noise in last years tournament. This year the conference has once again struggle to win outside of the conference and it looks like they will get 3/4 teams in the field. Oregon St surprised everyone last year and won the tournament and received the auto bid. Is there …

Southland

This conference has the top two seed automatically placed in the semi finals. So look for one of the top two teams to advance Favorite: Nichols Contender: New Orleans SE Louisiana Upset candidate: Texas A&M CC At large possibilities: None Winner: New Orleans

Mid-Eastern

Favorite: Norfolk State Contender: Howard NC Central Upset candidate: Morgan State At large possibilities: None Winner: Norfolk St

Big Sky

Favorite: Montana State Contender: Southern Utah Northern Colorado Weber State Upset candidate: Eastern Washington At large possibilities: None Winner: Weber St

Mountain West

The Mountain West conference has played outstanding basketball this season. The league is as balanced as it has ever been. The top 4 teams are all capable of making some noise in the NCAA tournament. Wyoming is the team that may need a win to ensure a bid. Favorite: Boise State Contender: Colorado State San …

SWAC

Favorite: Texas Southern Contender: Alcorn State Southern Upset candidate: Florida A&M At large possibilities: None Winner: Texas Southern

WAC

In an interesting bracket format the WAC ensures that the top two seeds get bye games into the semifinals. This is a big advantage for New Mexico State and Seattle. Several of these teams have made noise this season with quality wins and games. Can any team pull off three or more straight wins to …