Daily Bracketology: Wednesday's Update

    
February 20th, 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 Wednesday's Movement: Indiana's big win over Purdue bumps the Hoosiers back up to a 4 seed for the first time in awhile. Purdue drops down to a 4, allowing conference rival Wisconsin to move back up to a 3 (not a bad jump for doing nothing). Indiana's move to a 4 was made easy due to Drake's loss to Bradley. Drake is now in the middle of the 5's. Despite a loss to a weak FSU squad, Clemson barely falls, simply switching spots with Arizona. Oklahoma however, moves up to an 8 for the first time after another close win.. while their opponent Baylor falls back firmly in the 10 pod. OU's gain also knocked USC back to a 9. Also in today's update, South Alabama moves up a bit just due to the updated RPI.

 

ONE

Memphis*

Tennessee*

Duke*

North Carolina

 

TWO

Kansas*

UCLA*

Texas

Georgetown*

 

THREE

Xavier*

UCONN

Butler*

Wisconsin

 

 

FOUR

Stanford

Purdue*

Louisville

Indiana

 

FIVE

Kansas State

Drake*

Michigan State 

Notre Dame 

 

SIX

Washington State 

Saint Mary's

Marquette

Pittsburgh

 

SEVEN

Vanderbilt

Arizona

Clemson

Gonzaga*

 

EIGHT

Texas A&M

BYU*

Arkansas

Oklahoma 

 

NINE

USC

Rhode Island

Mississippi State 

West Virginia

 

TEN

UNLV

Baylor

South Alabama

Ohio State

 

ELEVEN

Maryland 

Oregon

Arizona State

Syracuse

 

TWELVE

Kent State*

Saint Joseph's

Florida

Western Kentucky*

 

THIRTEEN

Davidson*

VCU*

Oral Roberts*

Boise State*

 

FOURTEEN

CS Northridge*

UNC-Asheville*

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 - 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 - Boise State

WCC - Gonzaga

 

Last In: Arizona State, Syracuse, Saint Joseph's, Florida

Last Out: Dayton, UMASS, Houston, Wake Forest

 

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