Aug. 13, 2012
ESPN.com's Joe Lunardi released a preseason bracketology Monday. The NCAA Tournament field prognostication includes five Atlantic 10 Conference teams: Massachusetts, Saint Joseph's, Saint Louis, Temple and VCU.
The A-10 teams equal the second most by any conference, equaling the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Lunardi had the Big East and Big 10 with seven teams each, the most of any league.
The list also does not include perennial NCAA Tournament participants Butler and Xavier, 2011 A-10 Champion Richmond, 2012 A-10 champion St. Bonaventure and 2012 NIT participants La Salle and Dayton, many of which may be poised to make a run.
Last season the A-10 tied a record with eight teams in the postseason, four in the NCAA Tournament and four in the NIT.