The 2010 Men's NCAA Tournament Academic Bracket

Find out how the tournament teams stack up by region.

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East

  College Name, Location Team Nickname U.S. News Rank
(1) University of KentuckyLexington, KY Wildcats 128
(2) West Virginia UniversityMorgantown, WV Mountaineers Tier 3
(3) University of New MexicoAlbuquerque, NM Lobos Tier 3
(4) University of Wisconsin--MadisonMadison, WI Badgers 39
(5) Temple UniversityPhiladelphia, PA Owls Tier 3
(6) Marquette UniversityMilwaukee, WI Golden Eagles 84
(7) Clemson UniversityClemson, SC Tigers 61
(8) University of Texas--AustinAustin, TX Longhorns 47
(9) Wake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, NC Demon Deacons 28
(10) University of Missouri--ColumbiaColumbia, MO Tigers 102
(11) University of WashingtonSeattle, WA Huskies 42
(12) Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY Big Red 15
(13) Wofford CollegeSpartanburg, SC Terriers 62^
(14) University of MontanaMissoula, MT Grizzlies Tier 3
(15) Morgan State UniversityBaltimore, MD Bears Tier 4
(16) East Tennessee State UniversityJohnson City, TN Buccaneers Tier 4

Midwest

  College Name, Location Team Nickname U.S. News Rank
(1) University of KansasLawrence, KS Jayhawks 96
(2) Ohio State University--ColumbusColumbus, OH Buckeyes 53
(3) Georgetown UniversityWashington, DC Hoyas 23
(4) University of Maryland--College ParkCollege Park, MD Terrapins 53
(5) Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MI Spartans 71
(6) University of TennesseeKnoxville, TN Volunteers 106
(7) Oklahoma State UniversityStillwater, OK Cowboys Tier 3
(8) University of Nevada--Las VegasLas Vegas, NV Rebels Tier 4
(9) University of Northern IowaCedar Falls, IA Panthers 16²
(10) Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta, GA Yellow Jackets 35
(11) San Diego State UniversitySan Diego, CA Aztecs Tier 3
(12) New Mexico State UniversityLas Cruces, NM Aggies Tier 4
(13) University of HoustonHouston, TX Cougars Tier 4
(14) Ohio UniversityAthens, OH Bobcats 115
(15) University of California--Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA Gauchos 42
(16) Lehigh UniversityBethlehem, PA Mountain Hawks 35

South

  College Name, Location Team Nickname U.S. News Rank
(1) Duke UniversityDurham, NC Blue Devils 10
(2) Villanova UniversityVillanova, PA Wildcats
(3) Baylor UniversityWaco, TX Bears 80
(4) Purdue University--West LafayetteWest Lafayette, IN Boilermakers 61
(5) Texas A&M University--College StationCollege Station, TX Aggies 61
(6) University of Notre DameNotre Dame, IN Fighting Irish 20
(7) University of RichmondUniv. of Richmond, VA Spiders 30^
(8) University of California--BerkeleyBerkeley, CA Golden Bears 21
(9) University of LouisvilleLouisville, KY Cardinals Tier 3
(10) St. Mary's College of CaliforniaMoraga, CA Gaels 12*
(11) Old Dominion UniversityNorfolk, VA Monarchs Tier 3
(12) Utah State UniversityLogan, UT Aggies Tier 3
(13) Siena CollegeLoudonville, NY Saints 121^
(14) Sam Houston State UniversityHuntsville, TX Bearkats Tier 4*
(15) Robert Morris UniversityMoon Township, PA Colonials Tier 3¹
(16) Winthrop UniversityRock Hill, SC Eagles 26³
(16) University of Arkansas--Pine BluffPine Bluff, AR Golden Lions Tier 4‡

West

  College Name, Location Team Nickname U.S. News Rank
(1) Syracuse UniversitySyracuse, NY Orange 58
(2) Kansas State UniversityManhattan, KS Wildcats Tier 3
(3) University of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA Panthers 56
(4) Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TN Commodores 17
(5) Butler UniversityIndianapolis, IN Bulldogs
(6) Xavier UniversityCincinnati, OH Musketeers
(7) Brigham Young University--ProvoProvo, UT Cougars 71
(8) Gonzaga UniversitySpokane, WA Bulldogs 3*
(9) Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL Seminoles 102
(10) University of FloridaGainesville, FL Gators 47
(11) University of Minnesota--Twin CitiesMinneapolis, MN Golden Gophers 61
(12) University of Texas--El PasoEl Paso, TX Miners Tier 4
(13) Murray State UniversityMurray, KY Racers 20³
(14) Oakland UniversityRochester, MI Golden Grizzlies Tier 4
(15) University of North TexasDenton, TX Mean Green Tier 4
(16) University of VermontBurlington, VT Catamounts 88
All school rankings listed are within the National Universities ranking category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.
  • ^Liberal Arts Colleges
  • ¹Universities Master’s (North)
  • ²Universities Master’s (Midwest)
  • ³Universities Master’s (South)
  • *Universities Master’s (West)
  • ‡Baccalaureate Colleges (South)