Daily Bracketology: Tuesday's Update

    
February 26th, 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 Tuesday's Movement: Only a few relevant games last night, so not much movement. The big change is that Villanova's time back in the field was short-lived. They got knocked out, replaced by undeserving Florida. The Gators reenter as a 13 seed. The other important result was Texas beating Kansas State on the road. This moves the Longhorns ahead of Duke in the RPI, and up to a #1 seed here. Kansas State drops to an 8 seed from a 7, allowing BYU to move up. Gonzaga, who also won last night, moves up a seed.

 

ONE

Tennessee*

Memphis*

North Carolina

Texas *

 

TWO

Duke*

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

Arizona

Gonzaga*

BYU*

 

EIGHT

Kansas State

USC

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

Maryland 

Ohio State

Davidson*

 

THIRTEEN

Florida +

VCU*

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, Florida

Last Out: UAB, Villanova, New Mexico, Wake Forest

 

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