Bracketology: March 5th: Big Changes!

    
March 5th, 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 1st. Arrows indicate movement by seed. Two arrows equals a change of two seeds, etc..

 

Lot of jockeying since the late Sunday night update, including some rare movement in the top seeds. Oklahoma's loss pushes Michigan St into a #1 seed for the first time, though Duke is hot on the trail for that spot as well. Kansas' loss to Texas Tech pushes Louisville up the #2, while Missouri helped solidify their spot in the 3rd tier. On the back end, Saint Mary's moves into the field for the first time in a month, thanks to a disastrous home loss by Kentucky. New Mexico moves into the next in line batch for the first time this year.

 

ONE  

UCONN*

North Carolina*

Pittsburgh

Michigan State*

 

TWO

Duke

Oklahoma 

Memphis*

Louisville 

 

THREE

Kansas*

Missouri

Wake Forest

Villanova

 

FOUR

Clemson

Washington*

Illinois

Xavier*

 

FIVE

Gonzaga*

LSU* 

Marquette

UCLA

 

SIX

Arizona State

Purdue

Florida St

Syracuse

 

SEVEN

West Virginia

Butler*

BYU

California

 

EIGHT

Texas

Utah*

Dayton

Tennessee

 

NINE

South Carolina

Minnesota

Wisconsin

UNLV

 

TEN

Ohio State

Boston College

Oklahoma St

Creighton*

 

ELEVEN

Utah State*

Arizona

Providence

Siena*

 

TWELVE

Penn St

Texas A&M

San Diego St  

Saint Mary's (new today)

 

THIRTEEN

Davidson*

VCU 

Western Kentucky*

Vermont*  

 

FOURTEEN

Buffalo*

American*

Weber St*  

North Dakota St* 

 

FIFTEEN

Cornell*

Stephen F Austin*

Robert Morris*

Jacksonville*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Tennessee-Martin*

CS Northridge* (new today)  

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: Cincinnati, Kentucky, Rhode Island, Michigan

Further Four: Florida, New Mexico, Virginia Tech, Maryland

 

Dropped Out Today (at-large): Kentucky  (for Saint Mary's)