Dickie V's 2016 NCAA tournament field of 68

ByDick Vitale ESPN logo
Monday, November 16, 2015

It is time to go out on a limb, baby!

I was sitting down at Another Broken Egg Cafe in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, recently. I got a pad and paper and wrote down my list of teams that should make the Big Dance this season.

Clip and save this, baby! I am sure fans will remind me how I did at the end of the season!

ACC (9 bids): Virginia, Duke, North Carolina, Florida State, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, Louisville, NC State, Syracuse

America East (1): Stony Brook

American (3): Connecticut, Cincinnati, Tulsa

Atlantic 10 (3): Dayton, Rhode Island, Davidson

Atlantic Sun (1): North Florida

Big East (4): Villanova, Georgetown, Butler, Xavier

Big 12 (6): Kansas, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Baylor, Texas, West Virginia

Big Sky (1): Montana

Big South (1): High Point

Big Ten (7): Maryland, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Purdue, Iowa

Big West (1): UC Irvine

Colonial (1): Northeastern

Conference USA (1): UAB

Horizon (1): Valparaiso

Ivy (1): Yale

MAAC (1): Iona

MAC (1): Akron

MEAC (1): Hampton

Missouri Valley (2): Wichita State, Northern Iowa

Mountain West (2): San Diego State, Boise State

NEC (1): Robert Morris

Ohio Valley (1): Belmont

Pac-12 (5): California, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, UCLA

Patriot (1): Lehigh

SEC (5): Kentucky, Vanderbilt, LSU, Texas A&M, Florida

Southern (1): Chattanooga

Southland (1): Stephen F. Austin

Summit (1): South Dakota State

Sun Belt (1): Georgia State

SWAC (1): Texas Southern

WAC (1): New Mexico State

WCC (1): Gonzaga

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