Daily Dribble: NCAA Tournament Field.. As of Today

    
December 12th, 2007
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I usually leave Bracketology to others on CHN.. but I had some time on my hands today, and figured now was as good a time as ever to put together an NCAA Tournament Field. Note: This is NOT a projection of what the Tournament will look like in March, but what I feel would be a realistic representation of the field if it was selected today.

Of course, conference season hasn't started yet.. so I can't plug in conference leaders at this point. Instead, for one-bid leagues I am counting the current RPI leader as the invite. Further, though I'm using the RPI as a guide as would the selection committee, I'm being realistic as to the committee's preferences of conference. For example, Texas-Arlington of the Southland is #14 in RPI, but they are not included as an at-large bid.

Multi-Bid Leagues (44)
Big East (8) - Georgetown (7-0), Louisville (5-2), Marquette (5-1), Notre Dame (7-2) Pittsburgh (8-0), UCONN (6-2), Villanova (7-1), West Virginia (6-1)
ACC (7) - BC (7-1), Clemson (8-0), Duke (9-0), Florida State (9-2), Miami (7-0), UNC (8-0), Virginia (7-2)
Pac-10 (6) - Arizona (5-2), Oregon (8-1), Stanford (8-1), UCLA (7-1), USC (6-3), Washington State (9-0)
Big 12 (5) - Baylor (6-1), Kansas (8-0), Missouri (6-3), Texas (8-0), Texas A&M (7-1)
SEC (5) - Arkansas (7-1), Florida (9-1), Mississippi (7-0), Tennessee (7-1), Vanderbilt (9-0)
Big Ten (4) - Indiana (8-1), Michigan State (8-1), Ohio State (5-3), Wisconsin (6-2)
A-10 (3) - Dayton (7-1), Rhode Island (10-1), Xavier (7-1)
Missouri Valley (2) - Creighton (6-1), Southern Illinois (4-3)
Mountain West (2) - BYU (7-2), San Diego State (7-2)
WCC (2) - Gonzaga (8-2), Saint Mary's (6-1)

One-Bid Leagues (21)
America East - UMBC (7-3)
Atlantic Sun - Belmont (5-3)
Big Sky - Portland State (4-4)
Big South - Winthrop (4-3)
Big West - UCSB (8-1)
CAA - George Mason (7-3)
Conference USA - Memphis (7-0)
Horizon - Butler (8-1)
Ivy - Brown (5-4)
MAAC - Siena (5-3)
MAC - Miami (4-3)
MEAC - Hampton (4-4)
Northeast - LIU (6-3)
Ohio Valley - Austin Peay (4-5)
Patriot - Holy Cross (7-1)
Southern - Georgia Southern (6-1)
Southland - Sam Houston State (4-0)
SWAC - Texas Southern (1-6)(Yes.. the highest ranked SWAC team is 1-6)
Summit - IUPUI (4-2)
Sun Belt - North Texas (4-2)
WAC - Nevada (3-4)

Last In: Florida (9-1), Florida State (9-2), UCONN (6-2)
Last Out: Kansas State (5-3), Syracuse (6-3), UMASS (6-2), Valpo (8-1)

Note: Records are only D1 games that count in the RPI