Bracketology: March 15 (3:30)

    
March 15th, 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:

Previous update was March 14th: 11 PM. Arrows indicate movement by seed. Two arrows equals a change of two seeds, etc..

  

Update as of 3/15, 3:30 PM (2nd to last update)

Duke moved up to #2 in the RPI, and now has as many Top 25 wins as anybody but Pitt & Louisville. They move into the final #1 seed, replacing Michigan St. Purdue jumps back into the final #4 seed over FSU. USC, now up to 38th in the RPI, jumps all the way to a 10 seed after just entering the field yesterday. And of course, Mississippi St joins the fray, knocking out Wisconsin.. who was just 4-10 against Top 50 teams, and 6-9 away from home.

 

Final update coming up when the final RPI #'s are run after the Big Ten finals.

 

ONE  

Pittsburgh

North Carolina

Louisville*** 

Duke***

 

TWO

Michigan State*

UCONN

Memphis***

Oklahoma 

 

THREE

Villanova

Wake Forest

Kansas

Missouri***

 

FOUR

Syracuse

Washington

Gonzaga***

Purdue

 

FIVE

Florida St

Xavier

UCLA

Illinois

 

SIX

Arizona State

Clemson

West Virginia

LSU 

 

SEVEN

Marquette

Tennessee

Butler

Utah***

 

EIGHT

Texas

Oklahoma St

Ohio State

BYU

 

NINE

California

Dayton

Siena***

Texas A&M

 

TEN

Utah State***

Michigan

USC***

Boston College

 

ELEVEN

Minnesota

San Diego St  

Maryland

Creighton

 

TWELVE

Temple***

Mississippi St***

Western Kentucky***

VCU***   

 

THIRTEEN

Northern Iowa***

Cleveland St***

American***

North Dakota St*** 

 

FOURTEEN

Akron***

Binghamton***

Portland St***  

Robert Morris***

 

FIFTEEN

Stephen F Austin***

Cornell***

ETSU*** 

Morgan State***

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Radford***

Morehead St***

CS Northridge*** 

Chattanooga***  / Alabama St***

 

* = Conference Leader

*** = Automatic Bid

Bold = Tournament Bid

 

League Leaders/Winners (31)

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

 

America East - Binghamton***

A-10 - Temple***

ACC - Duke***

Atlantic Sun - ETSU***

Big 12 - Missouri

Big East - Louisville***

Big Sky - Portland St***

Big South - Radford***

Big Ten - Michigan State

Big West - CS Northridge***

CAA - VCU***

Conference USA - Memphis***

Horizon - Cleveland St***

Ivy - Cornell***

MAAC - Siena***

MAC - Akron***

MEAC - Morgan State***

MVC - Northern Iowa***

MWC - Utah***

Northeast - Robert Morris***

Ohio Valley - Morehead State***

Pac-10 - USC***

Patriot - American***

SEC - Mississippi St*** (new today)

Southern - Chattanooga***

Southland - Stephen F. Austin***

SWAC - Alabama St

Summit - North Dakota St***

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky***

WAC - Utah St***

WCC - Gonzaga***

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In:  San Diego St, Minnesota, Maryland, Creighton (last)

 

Last Out: Wisconsin, Saint Mary's, Auburn, Penn St

Further Four: Arizona, UNLV, New Mexico, Providence

 

Dropped Out In Latest Update (at-large): Wisconsin  (for Mississippi St, SEC champs)

 

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