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Bracketology 2012: Saint Mary's Gaels Move Up To Six Seed After Conference Championship

The Saint Mary's Gaels boosted their stock greatly over the last week as they went on to win the West Coast Conference Tournament. While most Bracketology projections had SMC somewhere in the 8-9 seed range, their win over Gonzaga and various other teams in the tourney propelled them to a six seed, according to Blogging The Bracket.

In the latest update, the Gaels would likely face the winner of the 13-seed play-in game, which currently consists of South Florida and Drexel. Should Saint Mary's advance, they would face the three seed in the second round; the current potential opponents would be Marquette, Michigan, Georgetown and Indiana.

SMC did themselves a huge favor by winning the WCC title. The team was not on the bubble heading into the week, but the difference between an early round exit and the conference championship could end up being as many as three or four seeds come the NCAA Tournament.

Selection Sunday is set for March 11th at 3 p.m. PT.