Bracketology: February 11th

    
February 11th, 2009

While I'm not quite ready for the Daily Field of 65, expect updates every 2-3 days for the next 2 weeks. 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.)

 

Why should you care what I have to say? Did you know, last year I was considered to have one of the Top 2 or 3 brackets (depending on the scoring rubric) amongst 53 national experts including Joe Lunardi, Gary Parrish and the like).

 

Movement:

Last update was February 9th. Arrows indicate movement by seed. Two arrows equals a change of two seeds, etc.. No new conference leaders today as the league's are getting more stratified. Michigan State & Villanova move up near the top of the bracket at the expense of Marquette. Missouri is on the verge of a 4 seed after beating Kansas. Down at the bubble, Michigan gets knocked out of the field after yet another spot, allowing BYU back in for the first time in a few weeks. Kentucky's moves them back into being the last team out.

 

ONE  

UCONN*

Oklahoma 

Pittsburgh

North Carolina

 

TWO

Duke*

Clemson

Wake Forest

Michigan State*

 

THREE

Memphis*

Louisville

Xavier

Villanova

 

FOUR

Marquette

Illinois

Kansas

Butler*

 

FIVE

Missouri

UCLA*

Washington

Syracuse

 

SIX

Ohio State

Purdue

Utah State* 

Florida 

 

SEVEN

Gonzaga*

Minnesota

LSU*

Florida St

 

EIGHT

Davidson*

Arizona State

California

Texas

 

NINE

Dayton

West Virginia

South Carolina

Utah*

 

TEN

Tennessee

Virginia Tech

Miami

San Diego St  

 

ELEVEN

USC  

Boston College 

UNLV  

Saint Mary's  

 

TWELVE

Siena*

BYU (new today)

Georgetown

Tulsa 

 

THIRTEEN

Northeastern*

Northern Iowa*  

Buffalo*

North Dakota St* 

 

FOURTEEN

Western Kentucky*  

Texas A&M - CC*

Boston U*  

VMI*

 

FIFTEEN

Weber St*

American*

Long Beach St*  

East Tennessee St*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Morehead St*  

Robert Morris*

Morgan State*

Princeton* / Alabama St*

 

* = Conference champion

Bold = Tournament Bid

 

League Winners (31)

- Winners are merely the first place team in the standings as of today. Ties are given to the higher RPI team.

 

America East - Boston University

A-10 - Xavier

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - East Tennessee St

Big 12 - Oklahoma

Big East - UCONN

Big Sky - Weber St

Big South - VMI

Big Ten - Michigan State

Big West - Long Beach State

CAA - Northeastern

Conference USA - Memphis

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Princeton

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Buffalo

MEAC - Morgan State

MVC - Northern Iowa

MWC - Utah

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Morehead St

Pac-10 - UCLA

Patriot - American

SEC - LSU

Southern - Davidson

Southland - Texas A&M-CC

SWAC - Alabama St

Summit - North Dakota St

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Utah St

WCC - Gonzaga

** = New conference leaders (No new one's today)

 

Last In: Saint Mary's, BYU, Georgetown, Tulsa (last)

 

Last Out: Kentucky, UAB, Cincinnati, Kansas St,

Further Four: Arizona, Penn State, Texas A&M, Wisconsin

 

Dropped Out Today (at-large): Michigan (for BYU)