Bracketology: February 9th

    
February 9th, 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 6th. Arrows indicate movement by seed. Two arrows equals a change of two seeds, etc.. Only a handful of games featuring potential Tourney teams tonight, so no major movement.   UCONN moves a half game in front of Marquette to take the outright Big East lead, while Princeton is the new surprise leader of the Ivy after knocking off Cornell. Note how little movement there is in the top seeds.. some inter-seed shuffling, but nothing major for the first time in awhile. Kentucky drops out of the field of 65.

 

 

ONE  

UCONN*

Oklahoma 

North Carolina

Pittsburgh

 

TWO

Duke*

Clemson

Marquette

Wake Forest

 

THREE

Memphis*

Michigan State*

Louisville

Xavier

 

FOUR

Villanova

Kansas

Illinois

Butler*

 

FIVE

UCLA*

Washington

Missouri

Syracuse

 

SIX

Florida 

Utah State* 

Purdue

Ohio State

 

 

SEVEN

Gonzaga*

Minnesota

Dayton

LSU*

 

EIGHT

Davidson*

Arizona State

West Virginia

California

 

NINE

South Carolina

Texas

Florida St

Utah*

 

 

TEN

Tennessee

Virginia Tech

Miami

San Diego St  

 

ELEVEN

Boston College 

Saint Mary's  

USC  

Georgetown

 

TWELVE

Siena*

UNLV  

Tulsa  (new today)

Michigan

 

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* (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 - 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

 

Last In: Georgetown, UNLV , Tulsa, Michigan (last)

 

Last Out: BYU, UAB, Cincinnati, Penn State

Further Four: Kentucky, Kansas St, Texas A&M, Arizona

 

Dropped Out Today (at-large): Kentucky (for Tulsa)