One final field of 64

Updated: March 13, 2005, 12:24 AM ET
By Charlie Creme | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's note: Charlie Creme has his bracket penciled in. See how he did when the official field of 64 is unveiled Sunday (ESPN, 5 p.m. ET). Click here for Creme's first-round pairings. Projection includes games through March 12.

Baylor came up big Saturday, winning its first Big 12 tournament title. But it's still not enough to bump LSU, Michigan State, Stanford or Tennessee from No. 1 seeds. In fact, with one exception (Kansas State jumping one spot to replace Vanderbilt as a No. 4 seed), the top 16 teams remained the same in this final projection. Oklahoma and Iowa dropped out.

THE FIELD OF 64
KANSAS CITY TEMPE CHATTANOOGA PHILADELPHIA
1. LSU 1. Stanford 1. Tennessee 1. Michigan State
2. Ohio State 2. Baylor 2. Duke 2. North Carolina
3. Texas 3. Rutgers 3. Notre Dame 3. Connecticut
4. Minnesota 4. Kansas State 4. Texas Tech 4. Temple
5. Vanderbilt 5. DePaul 5. Penn State 5. NC State
6. Florida State 6. Arizona State 6. Virginia 6. Georgia
7. Maryland 7. New Mexico 7. TCU 7. Iowa State
8. UW-Green Bay 8. Utah 8. George Washington 8. Oregon
9. Villanova 9. Rice 9. Boston College 9. Mississippi
10. Louisville 10. Southern California 10. Louisiana Tech 10. Richmond
11. Arizona 11. Old Dominion 11. Delaware 11. Virginia Tech
12. Hartford 12. Gonzaga 12. Liberty 12. Montana
13. Bowling Green 13. UC Santa Barbara 13. Eastern Kentucky 13. Middle Tennessee
14. Santa Clara 14. Texas-Arlington 14. St. Francis (Pa.) 14. Dartmouth
15. Holy Cross 15. Oral Roberts 15. Canisius 15. Coppin State
16. Stetson 16. Alcorn State 16. Western Carolina 16. Illinois State

Last four in: Virginia Tech, Gonzaga, Arizona, Delaware.

Last four out: Oklahoma, Iowa, Purdue, Houston.

Next four out: SMS, Xavier, Chattanooga, Auburn.

Charlie Creme can be reached at cwcreme@hotmail.com. RPI and SOS ratings courtesy of collegerpi.com.

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Charlie Creme projects the women's NCAA Tournament bracket for ESPN.com.

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