Bracketology: February 18th

    
February 18th, 2009

The Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." Arrows indicate the amount of seeds a team moved since the last update. (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 16th. Arrows indicate movement by seed. Two arrows equals a change of two seeds, etc..

 

Belmont is the lone new conference leader. Pitt has the #1 RPI now (and moves up to the #1 seed here), but trails UCONN by a half game in the BE. The biggest gain over the last 2 days is probably by Texas A&M, a team not even listed. They are at least back in the bubble conversation.  Purdue moves up to the top rated 5 seed, but doesn't jump to a 4 despite being MSU. Texas falls yet again, to the benefit of Davidson & Utah. Kentucky needs to beat Tennessee coming up.

 

ONE  

Pittsburgh

Oklahoma 

North Carolina*

UCONN

 

TWO

Memphis*

Duke

Michigan State*

Clemson

 

THREE

Wake Forest

Villanova

Marquette

Louisville

 

FOUR

Illinois

Xavier

Kansas

Missouri

 

FIVE

Purdue

Arizona State

Washington*

Gonzaga*

 

SIX

Syracuse

UCLA

Ohio State

LSU* 

 

SEVEN

Butler*

Dayton

West Virginia

South Carolina

 

EIGHT

California

Florida St

Minnesota

Utah*

 

NINE

Utah State* 

Tennessee

Boston College 

Davidson*

 

TEN

Texas

Florida 

BYU

Arizona

 

ELEVEN

San Diego St  

Virginia Tech

UNLV  

Wisconsin

 

TWELVE

Kentucky

Miami

Siena*

Cincinnati

 

THIRTEEN

VCU 

Northern Iowa*  

Buffalo*

UALR*  

 

FOURTEEN

North Dakota St* 

American*

Weber St*  

Vermont*  

 

FIFTEEN

Belmont* (new today)

CS Northridge* 

Cornell*

Texas A&M - CC*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Robert Morris*

Morehead St*  

Morgan State*

Radford/ 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 - Belmont**

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: Wisconsin, Kentucky, Miami, Cincinnati (last)

 

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

Further Four: Providence, USC, Temple, Creighton

 

Dropped Out Today (at-large): none