Bracketology: Dayton Back In

    
February 19th, 2010

The Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." The field below is not based on who I think deserves to be in, but a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand. For the next few weeks, I'll be posting Bracketology updates every Tuesday & Friday.  In late February, I release Bracketology updates daily as the season enters crunch time.

 

Why should you care what I have to say? In 2007 & 2008,  I was considered to have one of the Top 2 or 3 brackets amongst 53 national experts including Joe Lunardi, Gary Parrish and the like. (Admittedly my 2009 final bracket was rather weak.. not sure what happened. Can't win 'em all.)

 

Notes:

Arrows indicate movement by seed. Green indicates new to the field this week. Conference champions are not my end of season predictions, but current leaders. (Ties atop conference standings go to the higher RPI team).

   

ONE  

Kansas**

Kentucky**

Duke**

Syracuse**

 

TWO

Purdue

Villanova

West Virginia

Kansas State

 

THREE

Michigan State**

New Mexico**

Georgetown 

Vanderbilt

 

FOUR

Ohio St

BYU

Pittsburgh

Wisconsin

 

FIVE

Butler**

Temple

Baylor

Wake Forest

 

SIX

Gonzaga**

Texas A&M

Tennessee

Texas

 

SEVEN

Richmond**

Northern Iowa**

Xavier

Maryland

 

EIGHT

Missouri

Clemson

Illinois

Georgia Tech

 

NINE

Florida State

UTEP**

Virginia Tech

Louisville

 

TEN

California**

Old Dominion**

UNLV

Siena**

 

ELEVEN

UAB

Cornell** 

Rhode Island

Oklahoma St  

 

TWELVE

Florida

Dayton

St. Mary's

Utah St**

 

THIRTEEN

Marquette

Charlotte

Murray State**

Kent St**

 

FOURTEEN

Charleston**

Oakland**

Weber St**

Sam Houston St**

 

FIFTEEN

Coastal Carolina**

Morgan St**

UCSB**

North Texas**

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Stony Brook**

Belmont**

Robert Morris**

Lehigh** / Jackson St**

 

** = Automatic Bid

 

 

League Leaders/Winners (31)

- Leaders throughout the season are merely the first place team in the standings as of the update, and not projected winners. Ties go to the higher RPI team. New teams this week in green.

 

America East - Stony Brook

A-10 - Richmond

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - Belmont

Big 12 - Kansas

Big East - Syracuse

Big Sky - Weber St

Big South - Coastal Carolina

Big Ten - Michigan St

Big West - UCSB

CAA - Old Dominion

Conference USA - UTEP

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Kent St

MEAC - Morgan St

MVC - Northern Iowa

MWC - New Mexico

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Murray St

Pac-10 - California

Patriot - Lehigh

SEC - Kentucky

Southern - Charleston

Southland - Sam Houston St

SWAC - Jackson St

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - North Texas

WAC - Utah St

WCC - Gonzaga

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In: Charlotte, Marquette, Saint Mary's, Dayton

 

Last Out: Mississippi St, San Diego St, Ole Miss, William & Mary

Further Four: South Florida, Cincinnati, Wichita St, Seton Hall

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Ole Miss

 

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