Daily Bracketology: Friday Update

    
February 15th, 2008

Daily Bracketology

 

Another day, another Field of 65. As you should know by now, I'm projecting the Tournament field on a daily basis for the rest of the year (except no Saturday's since there's little action Friday). This is a field based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." For one-bid leagues, I simply include the conference leader at the time of publishing. In case of ties, I use my projected winner.

 

Arrows indicate a team that moved up or down based on last night's performance. (Just because a team won or lost doesn't necessarily mean they'll move substantially.)

 

Note on Friday's Movement: A lot of movement in today's field. Stanford's loss drops them down from the last 2 seed to the first 4 seed. Texas (who it can be argued deserved that spot anyways) move up to that last 2 seed, while UCONN also surpasses the Cardinal, moving up to a 3. A small win by West Virginia gets them above .500 in Big East play, and they switch spots with Florida, moving up to a 10. A loss by South Alabama puts WKU into the Sun Belt lead.. but the Jaguars remain in the field as the 2nd to last at-large bid. They take the spot of UMASS, who lost to Fordham and is now relegated to the Next in Line bunch. Arizona State's nice OT win over Stanford pushes them a bit more firmly into the field, but they're still the 4th worst at-large team. Down farther, another win by Oral Roberts and a boost in the RPI pushes them to a 13 seed, knocking down UNC-Asheville. Also, Robert Morris replaces Sacred Heart as the NEC leader.

 

ONE

Memphis*

Duke*

Tennessee*

North Carolina

 

TWO

Kansas*

UCLA*

Georgetown*

Texas

 

THREE

Xavier*

Butler*

Purdue*

UCONN

 

FOUR

Stanford

Wisconsin

Drake*

Michigan State 

 

FIVE

Louisville

Kansas State

Indiana

Notre Dame 

 

SIX

Texas A&M

Washington State 

Pittsburgh

Saint Mary's

 

SEVEN

Vanderbilt

Marquette

Clemson

Arizona

 

EIGHT

Arkansas

Gonzaga*

USC

Baylor

 

NINE

Rhode Island

Mississippi State

BYU*

Ohio State

 

TEN

Oklahoma

Maryland

UNLV

West Virginia

 

ELEVEN

Florida

Saint Joseph's

Arizona State

Oregon

 

TWELVE

South Alabama

Western Kentucky*

VCU*

Kent State*

 

THIRTEEN

Syracuse

Davidson*

Utah State*

Oral Roberts*

 

FOURTEEN

UNC-Asheville*

Rider*

CS Northridge*

Lamar*

 

FIFTEEN

American*

UMBC*

Cornell*

Belmont*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Robert Morris*

Portland State*

Austin Peay*

Morgan State* /Alabama State*

 

* = Conference champion

 

League Winners (31)

America East - UMBC

A-10 - Xavier

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - Belmont

Big 12 - Kansas

Big East - Georgetown

Big Sky - Portland State

Big South - UNC-Asheville

Big Ten - Purdue

Big West - CS Northridge

CAA - VCU

Conference USA - Memphis

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Rider

MAC - Kent State

MEAC - Morgan State

MVC - Drake

MWC - BYU

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Austin Peay

Pac-10 - UCLA

Patriot - American

SEC - Tennessee

Southern - Davidson

Southland - Lamar

SWAC - Alabama State

Summit - Oral Roberts

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky*

WAC - Utah State

WCC - Gonzaga

 

Last In: Arizona State, Oregon, South Alabama, Syracuse

Last Out: Mississippi, Dayton, UMASS, Houston

 

- Check out yesterday's Daily Bracketology to compare the subtle changes.