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NCAA Bracket 2012: Tournament Match-Ups Revealed On Selection Sunday

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Fab Melo #51 of the Syracuse Orange drives to the basket against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2012 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Fab Melo #51 of the Syracuse Orange drives to the basket against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2012 in New York City.

The field of 68 teams for the 2012 men's NCAA basketball tournament has been revealed. The No. 1 seeds in the four regions of the bracket are Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina and Michigan State.

Capping a day of upsets and another thrilling week of conference tournaments, the selection committee has announced the seeds of all the teams invited to the Big Dance and burst the bubbles of those teams who didn't quite make the cut.

Click HERE for a printable 2012 NCAA tournament bracket!

With 31 teams earning automatic bids to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, the real suspense was around the selection and seeding of those other 37 squads. Of course, every time an unexpected team like Western Kentucky snagged an auto bid, another bubble team lost its shot at participating in this year's edition of March Madness.

Scroll down to see the seedings for all of the teams.

The 2012 NCAA Tournament will get underway on March 13-14 in Dayton with the four first-round games. This year's March Madness will culminate in the Big Easy as the 2012 Final Four will be hosted by New Orleans at the Superdome.

MIDWEST

1. North Carolina
2. Kansas
3. Georgetown
4. Michigan
5. Temple
6. San Diego State
7. St. Mary's
8. Creighton
9. Alabama
10. Purdue
11. NC State
12.* California/South Florida
13. Ohio
14. Belmont
15. Detroit
16.* Lamar/Vermont

WEST

1. Michigan State
2. Missouri
3. Marquette
4. Louisville
5. New Mexico
6. Murray State
7. Florida
8. Memphis
9. Saint Louis
10. Virginia
11. Colorado State
12. Long Beach State
13. Davidson
14.* BYU/Iona
15. Norfolk State
16. LIU-Brooklyn

EAST

1. Syracuse
2. Ohio State
3. Florida State
4. Wisconsin
5. Vanderbilt
6. Cincinnati
7. Gonzaga
8. Kansas State
9. Southern Mississippi
10. West Virginia
11. Texas
12. Harvard
13. Montana
14. St. Bonaventure
15. Loyola (MD)
16. UNC-Asheville

SOUTH

1. Kentucky
2. Duke
3. Baylor
4. Indiana
5. Wichita State
6. UNLV
7. Notre Dame
8. Iowa State
9. UConn
10. Xavier
11. Colorado
12. VCU
13. New Mexico State
14. South Dakota State
15. Lehigh
16.* Mississippi Valley State / Western Kentucky

From live blogs of all the in-game action to comprehensive coverage of all the madness, on and off the court, throughout the duration of the Big Dance, HuffPost Sports' tournament coverage will bring you all the madness that you can handle.

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