Bracketology: February 16th

    
February 16th, 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 13th. Arrows indicate movement by seed. Two arrows equals a change of two seeds, etc..

Even though the top three seeds remained unchanged, there is jostling, as Duke is no longer next in line for a #1. Arizona State had a big week against the LA area schools, while Florida & Butler are the big losers. Wisconsin is the sole new team in the Field. Providence & Creighton also make their debut in the Last Out sections.

 

ONE  

UCONN*

Oklahoma 

Pittsburgh

North Carolina*

 

TWO

Michigan State*

Memphis*

Duke

Clemson

 

THREE

Wake Forest

Villanova

Marquette

Louisville

 

FOUR

Illinois

Xavier

Kansas

Missouri

 

FIVE

Arizona State

Washington*

Purdue

Gonzaga*

 

SIX

Syracuse

UCLA

Ohio State

LSU* 

 

SEVEN

Butler*

Dayton

West Virginia

South Carolina

 

EIGHT

Texas

California

Florida St

Minnesota

 

NINE

Utah State* 

Utah*

Tennessee

Boston College 

 

TEN

Davidson*

Florida 

BYU

Arizona

 

ELEVEN

San Diego St  

Kentucky

Virginia Tech

UNLV  

 

TWELVE

Miami

Siena*

Wisconsin (new today)

Cincinnati

 

THIRTEEN

VCU 

Northern Iowa*  

Buffalo*

UALR*  (new today)

 

FOURTEEN

North Dakota St* 

American*

Weber St*  

Vermont*  (new today)

 

FIFTEEN

Texas A&M - CC*

Jacksonville*

CS Northridge* 

Cornell* (new today)

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Robert Morris*

Morehead St*  

Morgan State*

Radford (new today) / 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 - Vermont**

A-10 - Xavier

ACC - North Carolina

Atlantic Sun - Jacksonville

Big 12 - Oklahoma

Big East - UCONN

Big Sky - Weber St

Big South - Radford**

Big Ten - Michigan State

Big West - CS Northridge

CAA - VCU

Conference USA - Memphis

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell**

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 - UALR**

WAC - Utah St

WCC - Gonzaga

** = New conference leaders

 

Last In: UNLV, Miami, Wisconsin, Cincinnati,  (last)

 

Last Out: Kansas St, Penn St, UAB, Saint Mary's

Further Four: Providence, USC, Temple, Creighton

 

Dropped Out Today (at-large): Georgetown, (for Wisconsin)