Daily Bracketology: Monday's Tournament Projection

    
February 25th, 2008

Another day, another Field of 65. As you should know by now, I'm projecting the NCAA 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 Monday's Movement: A pair of Big East teams jump past a Big Ten team in the ranking. L'Ville surpasses Wisconsin, and ND goes up a spot past Michigan State. The big changes are down by the fringe bubble teams, where Rhode Island, Syracuse, and Ohio State all lost. OSU drops to the last team in the field due to a dismal 1-8 record against Top 50 teams, and they only have one win against a current Tourney team (Syracuse.. who isn't that good either). UMASS, Kent State, and St. Joseph's (who all won this weekend) are the beneficiaries of those losses. UMASS moves into the last 10 spot for now, while Kent State and SJU move up to 11's. The only reason Ohio State, Syracuse, and Maryland remain in the field is that the teams next in line are doing equally as bad. Look for Creighton, New Mexico, and SIU to make big pushes this week.

 

ONE

Tennessee*

Memphis*

North Carolina

Duke*

 

TWO

Texas *

UCLA*

Kansas

Georgetown*

 

THREE

Xavier*

UCONN

Louisville

Wisconsin

 

 

FOUR

Stanford

Purdue*

Indiana

Butler*

 

FIVE

Notre Dame 

Michigan State 

Drake*

Vanderbilt

 

SIX

Marquette

Washington State 

Clemson

Pittsburgh

 

SEVEN

Saint Mary's

Kansas State

USC

Arizona

 

EIGHT

Gonzaga*

BYU*

Oklahoma 

Arkansas

 

NINE

UNLV 

Texas A&M

West Virginia

Mississippi State

 

TEN

Miami (FL)

Baylor

South Alabama*

UMASS

 

ELEVEN

Saint Joseph's

Kent State*

Arizona State

Rhode Island

 

TWELVE

Syracuse

Villanova

Maryland 

Ohio State

 

THIRTEEN

VCU*

Davidson*

Oral Roberts*

Boise State*

 

FOURTEEN

Winthrop*

CS Northridge*

Rider*

Cornell*

 

FIFTEEN

UMBC*

Belmont*

American*

Lamar*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Robert Morris*

Austin Peay*

Portland State*

Morgan State* /Alabama State*

 

* = Conference champion

 

League Winners (31)

America East - UMBC

A-10 - Xavier

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - Belmont

Big 12 - Texas

Big East - Georgetown

Big Sky - Portland State

Big South - Winthrop

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 - South Alabama*

WAC - Boise State

WCC - Gonzaga

 

Last In: Arizona State, Saint Joseph's, Maryland, Villanova

Last Out: Florida, UAB, Wake Forest, Dayton

 

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