Projected NCAA field

May 04, 2001|By Paul McMullen

Predicting the 12-team NCAA field (the NCAA seeds the first eight teams, and the last four are placed in the bracket according to geography):

NCAA-bound...Comment

1. Princeton (10-1)...Opened with wins over Hopkins, Virginia and Hofstra

2. Syracuse (10-2)...Only team to beat Princeton; Georgetown tomorrow

3. Maryland (12-2)...6-2 against teams who'll make field or be considered

4. Hopkins (7-3)...Nation's toughest schedule; must beat Loyola for bye

5. N. Dame (12-1)...Played only three teams under consideration

6. Loyola (9-2)...Beat Syracuse, Hofstra and Duke

7. G'town (11-1)...Only one top 10 win; ECAC champs lost to Navy 8. Virginia (7-6)...Seeding headache; needed to beat Butler to get in

Towson (11-3)...Beat Loyola; what would sweep of Hofstra be worth? Duke (10-5)...ACC tourney title made amends for loss to Harvard Hofstra (9-5)...Are wins over Notre Dame and Duke enough?

Bucknell (10-3)...Automatic qualifier as Patriot League champ

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UMass (11-2)...No top-10 wins

Navy (8-5)...Doomed by early losses to UMBC and Carolina

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