No. 1s: LSU, Stanford, Tennessee, Michigan St.

Updated: March 2, 2005, 6:24 PM ET
By Charlie Creme | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's note: Charlie Creme will project the 2005 NCAA Tournament bracket several more times leading into Selection Sunday. Click here for a glance at this month's field of 64.

You've already seen which teams we predict to reach the 2005 NCAA Tournament. Now here's who they'll play in the first round:

Note: Teams predicted to win their conferences' automatic bids are followed by their respective league names in parentheses.

KANSAS CITY

March 20
Knoxville, Tenn.

(1) LSU (SEC) vs. (16) Holy Cross (Patriot)
(8) Louisiana Tech (WAC) vs. (9) Wisconsin-Green Bay (Horizon)
March 20
Storrs, Conn.

(5) Florida State vs. (12) Old Dominion
(4) Connecticut vs. (13) Eastern Kentucky (OVC)
March 19
Dallas, Texas
(6) Virginia vs. (11) Southern California
(3) Texas vs. (14) UC Santa Barbara (Big West)
March 20
Chapel Hill, N.C
(7) TCU vs. (10) Boston College
(2) North Carolina (ACC) vs. (15) Central Florida (Atlantic Sun)

TEMPE

March 19
Fresno, Calif.
(1) Stanford (Pac-10) vs. (16) Alcorn State (SWAC)
(8) New Mexico (MWC) vs. (9) Iowa
March 19
Dallas, Texas
(5) DePaul (C-USA) vs. (12) Delaware (Colonial)
(4) Texas Tech vs. (13) Liberty (Big South )
March 19
Minneapolis, Minn.
(3) Minnesota vs. (14) Bowling Green (MAC)
(6) Arizona State vs. (11) Nebraska
March 20
Chapel Hill, N.C.
(7) Georgia vs. (10) Villanova
(2) Duke vs. (15) Coppin State (MEAC)

CHATTANOOGA

March 20
Knoxville, Tenn.
(1) Tennessee vs. (16) St. Francis (Pa.) (NEC)
(8) Utah vs. (9) Richmond
March 19
Fresno, Calif.
(5) Penn State vs. (12) Chattanooga (Southern)
(4) NC State vs. (13) Western Kentucky (Sun Belt)
March 20
Storrs, Conn.
(3) Rutgers (Big East) vs. (14) Maine (America East)
(6) Iowa State vs. (11) Southwest Missouri State (MVC)
March 20
College Park, Md.
(7) Maryland vs. (10) Mississippi
(2) Ohio State vs. (15) Western Illinois (Mid-Continent)

PHILADELPHIA

March 19
Minneapolis, Minn.
(1) Michigan State (Big Ten) vs. (16) Dartmouth (Ivy)
(8) Arizona vs. (9) Virginia Tech
March 19
Seattle, Wash.
(5) Kansas State vs. (12) Purdue
(4) Temple (A-10) vs. (13) Montana (Big Sky)
March 20
College Park, Md.
(3) Notre Dame vs. (14) Marist (MAAC)
(6) Vanderbilt vs. (11) Louisville
March 19
Seattle, Wash.
(7) Oregon vs. (10) Gonzaga (WCC)
(2) Baylor (Big 12) vs. (15) Texas-Arlington (Southland)

Charlie Creme can be reached at cwcreme@hotmail.com.

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