Bracketology: January 26th

    
January 26th, 2009

Bracketology: January 26th

 

This is the week marks the tipping point when the weekly Bracketology slowly begins to morph into a Daily Field of 65. Expect updates every 2-3 days for the next 2 weeks before the daily updates begin. 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:

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

 

ONE  

Duke*

Pittsburgh

UCONN

Oklahoma 

 

TWO

Wake Forest

North Carolina

Michigan State*

Louisville

 

THREE

Xavier*

Marquette*

Clemson

Butler*

 

FOUR

Texas

Arizona State

Syracuse

Memphis*

 

FIVE

Illinois

Washington*  

Villanova

Georgetown

 

SIX

UCLA

Purdue

Gonzaga*

Florida 

 

SEVEN

Kentucky*  

Minnesota

Kansas

West Virginia

 

EIGHT

Davidson*

Saint Mary's  

Florida St

Missouri (new)

 

NINE

Virginia Tech (new)

Baylor

Ohio State

California 

 

TEN

Tennessee

Utah State* 

UNLV*  (new)

Dayton

 

ELEVEN

Miami

Siena*

BYU

Michigan

 

 

TWELVE

Oklahoma State  

Notre Dame

Virginia Commonwealth*  (new)

USC  

 

 

THIRTEEN

Northern Iowa*  

South Carolina (new)

Western Kentucky*  

North Dakota St* 

 

FOURTEEN

Texas A&M - CC*  (new)

Portland St*

Buffalo*  (new)

Vermont*  (new)

 

FIFTEEN

Long Beach St*  

Cornell*

VMI*

American*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Austin Peay*  

East Tennessee St*  

Morgan State*

Robert Morris* / Alabama St* (new)

 

* = Conference champion

Bold = Tournament Bid

 

League Winners (31)

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

 

America East - Vermont**

A-10 - Xavier

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - East Tennessee St

Big 12 - Oklahoma

Big East - Marquette

Big Sky - Portland State

Big South - VMI

Big Ten - Michigan State

Big West - Long Beach State

CAA - Virginia Commonwealth**

Conference USA - Memphis

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Buffalo**

MEAC - Morgan State

MVC - Northern Iowa

MWC - UNLV**

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Austin Peay

Pac-10 - Washington**

Patriot - American

SEC - Kentucky**

Southern - Davidson

Southland - Texas A&M-CC

SWAC - Alabama St

Summit - North Dakota St

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Utah St

WCC - Gonzaga

** = New RPI leaders this week

 

Last In: Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, USC, South Carolina (last)

Last Out: Illinois State, Wisconsin, Utah, Boston College