Daily Bracketology: Sunday's Field of 65

    
February 17th, 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 Sunday's Movement: Obviously a lot of changes after a busy Saturday. The field is littered with green and red arrows. Not much change at the top, where despite a loss by Georgetown, they only fall one spot behind Texas. UCONN also moves past Butler in the 3 grouping as their RPI continues to creep upwards. Michigan State's loss allows Louisville to move into a 4, but the Spartans still stay slightly ahead of Indiana due to a better RPI and SOS. There are no new teams in the field, though losses by Florida, Oregon, and Arizona State push them all close to missing out. Dayton is still next in line, and may very well move back in soon due to tough upcoming games for the Pac-10 teams. Syracuse, who was the last team in, moves into more firm ground by beating Georgetown.

 

ONE

Memphis*

Duke*

Tennessee*

North Carolina

 

TWO

Kansas*

UCLA*

Texas

Georgetown*

 

THREE

Xavier*

Purdue*

UCONN

Butler*

 

FOUR

Stanford

Wisconsin

Drake*

Louisville

 

FIVE

Michigan State 

Kansas State

Indiana

Notre Dame 

 

SIX

Washington State 

Saint Mary's

Pittsburgh

Texas A&M

 

SEVEN

Vanderbilt

Marquette

Clemson

Gonzaga*

 

EIGHT

Arizona

USC

Arkansas

Rhode Island

 

NINE

Mississippi State 

BYU*

Ohio State

Oklahoma 

 

TEN

Baylor

Maryland

UNLV

West Virginia

 

ELEVEN

Saint Joseph's

South Alabama

Syracuse

Oregon

 

TWELVE

 

Kent State*

Arizona State

Florida

Western Kentucky*

 

THIRTEEN

Davidson*

VCU*

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: Syracuse, Oregon, Arizona State, Florida

Last Out: Dayton, UMASS, California, Houston, Mississippi

 

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