Bracketology: February 13th

    
February 13th, 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 11th. 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

Michigan State*

Memphis*

 

THREE

Villanova

Wake Forest

Marquette

Louisville

 

FOUR

Xavier

Illinois

Kansas

Butler*

 

FIVE

Missouri

UCLA

Washington*

Purdue

 

SIX

Syracuse

Ohio State

Gonzaga*

Utah State* 

 

SEVEN

Arizona State

Florida 

Minnesota

LSU* 

 

EIGHT

Dayton

Florida St

California

Texas

 

NINE

Utah*

Davidson*

West Virginia

South Carolina

 

TEN

Tennessee

Virginia Tech

Miami

Boston College 

 

ELEVEN

San Diego St  

BYU

Arizona (new today)

Cincinnati (new today)

 

TWELVE

UNLV  

Siena*

Georgetown

Kentucky (new today)

 

THIRTEEN

VCU (new today)

Northern Iowa*  

Buffalo*

Western Kentucky*  

 

FOURTEEN

North Dakota St* 

Texas A&M - CC*

VMI*

American*

 

FIFTEEN

Boston U*  

Long Beach St*  

Jacksonville* (new today)

CS Northridge*  (new today)

 

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 - North Carolina**

Atlantic Sun - Jacksonville**

Big 12 - Oklahoma

Big East - UCONN

Big Sky - Weber St

Big South - VMI

Big Ten - Michigan State

Big West - CS Northridge**

CAA - VCU**

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 - Washington**

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

 

Last In: UNLV, Cincinnati, Georgetown, Kentucky, (last)

 

Last Out: USC, Kansas St, Wisconsin, UAB

Further Four: Texas A&M, Tulsa, Saint Mary's, Temple

 

Dropped Out Today (at-large): USC, Tulsa, Saint Mary's   (for Arizona, CIncy, Kentucky)