Selection Sunday 2012 Open Thread: Will Mountain West Get Four Teams In?

The 2012 NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday show is today and begins at 6 p.m. ET on CBS with a a follow-up show, NCAA Hardcore Brackets, on truTV at 7 p.m. ET.

What we know is that at least three Mountain West teams are getting in with New Mexico earning the aut-bid after defeating San Diego State who also is in the tournament, UNLV is in and likely Colorado State.

Colorado State got a much needed win against TCU and should be in, but with the Colorado Buffaloes winning the Pac-12 tournament there could be a bubble team pushed out. Well, unless the Pac-12 only gets one team in. However, teams like Seton Hall, Drexel and BYU are likely to be pushed out before Colorado State.

Lets now take a look at some of the latest bracketology projections.

First up is SB Nation's final Bracketology projections:

No. 5 New Mexico vs. No. 12 Texas or Drexel
No. 7 UNLV vs. No. 10 Saint Louis
N. 7 San Diego State vs. No. 10 Xavier
No. 11 Colorado State vs. No. 6 Murray State

ESPN's Joe Lunardi Bracketology:

No. 6 New Mexico vs. No. 11 Cal
No. 7 UNLV vs. No. 10 Purdue
No. 7 San Diego State vs. No. 10 Harvard
No. 12 Colorado State vs. No. 5 Wichita State

CBS Sports Jerry Palms bracket projections:

No. 5 New Mexico vs. No. 12 Northwestern or North Carolina State
No. 6 San Diego State vs. No. 11 Virginia
No. 7 UNLV vs. No. 10 Texas
No. 12 Colorado State vs. No. 5 Florida State

Enjoy the event and remember if you wish to comment in our open thread you must register on the site. Also, if you are not able to watch the selection show make sure to use the mobile version of our site or the SB Nation iPhone and Android app to comment.

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