Bracketology: March 1st

    
March 1st, 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 February 25th. Arrows indicate movement by seed. Two arrows equals a change of two seeds, etc..

 

Apologies for lack of usual update on Friday.  Oklahoma St and Providence move into the field, replacing Temple (who choked after finally moving back into the bubble discussion) and Florida. No changes in the top seeds, though UCONN is now the #1 seed (replacing Pittsburgh). Washington moves up to a four for the first time, while fellow Pac-10 team Arizona drops a pair. Missouri, despite getting ripped by Kansas, actually improves a seed thanks to a pair of Clemson losses.

 

ONE  

UCONN*

North Carolina*

Pittsburgh

Oklahoma 

 

TWO

Duke

Kansas*

Michigan State*

Memphis*

 

THREE

Louisville

Wake Forest

Villanova

Missouri

 

FOUR

Marquette

Clemson

Illinois

Washington*

 

FIVE

Xavier*

Purdue

Gonzaga*

LSU* 

 

SIX

UCLA

Arizona State

Florida St

Syracuse

 

SEVEN

West Virginia

California

Utah*

Butler*

 

EIGHT

Texas

BYU

Wisconsin

Dayton

 

NINE

Tennessee

Boston College

South Carolina

UNLV

 

TEN

Minnesota

Ohio State

Arizona

Providence (new today)

 

ELEVEN

Utah State* 

Siena*

Creighton*

Penn St

 

TWELVE

Texas A&M

Kentucky

Oklahoma St (new today)

San Diego St  

 

THIRTEEN

Davidson*

VCU 

Western Kentucky*

Vermont*  

 

FOURTEEN

Buffalo*

Weber St*  

North Dakota St* 

American*

 

FIFTEEN

Jacksonville*

Cornell*

Stephen F Austin*

Robert Morris*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

CS Northridge* (new today)  

Tennessee-Martin*

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 - Jacksonville

Big 12 - Kansas

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 - Creighton

MWC - Utah

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Tennessee-Martin

Pac-10 - Washington

Patriot - American

SEC - LSU

Southern - Davidson

Southland - Stephen F. Austin

SWAC - Alabama St

Summit - North Dakota St

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Utah St

WCC - Gonzaga

** = New conference leaders

 

Last In: Texas A&M, Kentucky, San Diego St, Oklahoma St  (last)

 

Last Out: Florida, Miami, Saint Mary's, UAB

Further Four: Cincinnati, Kansas St, Rhode Island, Michigan

 

Dropped Out Today (at-large): Temple, Florida (for Providence, Oklahoma St)