Commentary

March Madness projections

Originally Published: September 8, 2010
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

It is time to go out on a limb, baby! Here are my picks for the 68-team field for this year's Big Dance:

AMERICA EAST: Stony Brook

ACC: Duke, North Carolina, Florida State, Maryland, Virginia Tech, NC State

ATLANTIC SUN: Lipscomb

ATLANTIC 10: Temple, Xavier, Dayton, Richmond

BIG EAST: Villanova, Pittsburgh, Georgetown, Syracuse, West Virginia, St. John's, Marquette, Louisville, Notre Dame

BIG SKY: Weber State

BIG SOUTH: Coastal Carolina

BIG TEN: Michigan State, Purdue, Illinois, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Northwestern

BIG 12: Kansas State, Texas, Kansas, Baylor, Missouri, Texas A&M

BIG WEST: UCSB

CONFERENCE USA: Memphis

CAA: VCU

HORIZON: Butler

IVY: Princeton

MAAC: Iona

MAC: Ohio U.

MEAC: Morgan State

MVC: Wichita State

MOUNTAIN WEST: San Diego State, BYU, UNLV, New Mexico

OVC: Morehead State

PAC-10: Washington, Arizona, UCLA

PATRIOT: Lehigh

SOUTHERN: Wofford

SOUTHLAND: Stephen F. Austin

SEC: Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State SWAC: Texas Southern

SUMMIT: Oakland

SUN BELT: North Texas

WAC: Utah State

WCC: Gonzaga, St. Mary's

Dick Vitale

College Basketball analyst
Dick Vitale, college basketball's top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate style. Vitale also contributes columns to ESPN.com.