Bracketology 08-09: Week Four

    
December 22nd, 2008

Our weekly and eventual Daily Field of 65 continues into Christmas week. The Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." Arrows indicate a team that moved up or down based on last week's performance. (Just because a team won or lost doesn't necessarily mean they'll move substantially though.)

 

Important: Up until the beginning of conference play, the #1 RPI team in the conference is listed as the projected champ! (The purpose is to prevent the bracketology series from merely being my own subjective views about who will eventually make it down the line)

 

Note on Today's Movement:

Arrows indicate movement by seed. Two arrows equals a change of two seeds, etc..

 

Note on Today's Movement:

Arrows indicate movement by seed. Two arrows equals a change of two seeds, etc..

 

ONE

North Carolina

UCONN

Pittsburgh*

Oklahoma 

 

TWO

Duke*

Gonzaga*

Texas

Wake Forest

 

THREE

Notre Dame

Purdue

Georgetown

Xavier*

 

FOUR

Michigan State

UCLA

Tennessee*

Clemson

 

FIVE

Villanova

Ohio State

Syracuse

Arizona State

 

SIX

Baylor

Louisville

Memphis

Michigan

 

SEVEN

Saint Mary's 

Davidson*

Butler*

Minnesota

 

EIGHT

Marquette

Missouri

Dayton

BYU

 

NINE

Illinois

Florida

Kansas

Miami (FL)

 

TEN

Maryland

Texas A&M

Wisconsin

California

 

ELEVEN

West Virginia

Florida St

Northwestern*

UAB*

 

TWELVE

Arizona

Utah State*

Evansville*  

Western Kentucky*  

 

THIRTEEN

Utah*

Hofstra* (new)

Siena*  (new)

Miami (OH)*

 

FOURTEEN

Pacific*  (new)

Stephen F Austin*

Liberty*

East Tennessee St*

 

FIFTEEN

Cornell*

Vermont* (new)

Montana State*  (new)

American*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Jacksonville State*

Oakland*

Mt. St. Mary's*  (new)

Morgan State* (new)   / UAPB*

 

* = Conference champion

Bold = Tournament Bid

 

League Winners (31)

America East - Vermont**

A-10 - Xavier

ACC - Duke**

Atlantic Sun - East Tennessee St

Big 12 - Oklahoma

Big East - Pittsburgh

Big Sky - Montana State**

Big South - Liberty

Big Ten - Northwestern**

Big West - Pacific**

CAA - Hofstra**

Conference USA - UAB

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena**

MAC - Miami

MEAC - Morgan State**

MVC - Evansville

MWC - Utah

Northeast - Mt. St. Mary's**

Ohio Valley - Jacksonville State

Pac-10 - California

Patriot - American

SEC - Tennessee

Southern - Davidson

Southland - Stephen F Austin

SWAC - UAPB

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Utah State

WCC - Gonzaga

** = New RPI leaders this week

 

Last In: Wisconsin, West Virginia, Florida St, Arizona

Last Out: UNLV, Stanford, Cincinnati, Illinois State

 

Dropped Out (at-large): none

 

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

- Finally, sign up for the CHN Pickem Game and strut your stuff!