Wednesday's Daily Bracketology: New #1

    
February 27th, 2008

Another day, another daily Field of 65. (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.)

Also check out today's Early Bird Prediction: #1.. a filled in tournament bracket based on today's Bracketology!

 

Note on Wednesday's Movement: Tennessee's quick reign as the top seed came to an end, replaced by former victim Memphis. Vanderbilt's big win moves them up to a 4 seed, replacing Butler who drops down to a 5. Drake, formerly a 5, drops down to the first #6 seed, giving a boost to idle Marquette. A road win by BYU over a quality New Mexico squad pushes them past Gonzaga and St. Mary's in the 7 pod. Not surprisingly, Ohio State lost once again to a good team.. and finally drops out of the field, being replaced by UAB.  UAB has a tough test tonight at UTEP and could be replaced by Houston or SIU who has slowly risen into contention.

 

ONE

Memphis*

Tennessee*

North Carolina

Texas *

 

TWO

Duke*

UCLA*

Kansas

Georgetown*

 

THREE

Xavier*

UCONN

Louisville

Wisconsin

 

FOUR

Stanford

Vanderbilt

Purdue*

Indiana

 

FIVE

Notre Dame

Michigan State 

Marquette

Butler*

 

SIX

Drake*

Washington State 

Clemson

Pittsburgh

 

SEVEN

Arizona

BYU*

Saint Mary's

Gonzaga*

 

EIGHT

Kansas State

USC

Oklahoma 

Arkansas

 

NINE

UNLV 

Texas A&M

West Virginia

Mississippi State

 

TEN

Miami (FL)

Baylor

South Alabama*

UMASS

 

ELEVEN

Kent State*

Saint Joseph's

Arizona State

Rhode Island

 

TWELVE

Syracuse

Maryland 

Davidson*

Florida 

 

THIRTEEN

UAB

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: Syracuse, Maryland, Florida, UAB

Last Out: Ohio State, Houston, Villanova, Southern Illlinois

 

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