Bracketology Monday: ASU, Memphis, Ole Miss In

    
March 8th, 2010
The Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of today." The field below is not based on who I think deserves to be in, but a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand. I'll next post a Bracketology update again on Wednesday. Look below for commentary on today's changes.

 

Why should you care what I have to say? In 2007 & 2008,  I was considered to have one of the Top 2 or 3 brackets amongst 53 national experts including Joe Lunardi, Gary Parrish and the like. (Admittedly my 2009 final bracket was rather weak.. not sure what happened. Can't win 'em all.)

 

Notes:

Arrows ( ) indicate movement by seed. Green font indicates new to the field this week. Conference champions are not my end of season predictions, but current leaders. Ties atop conference standings go to the higher RPI team. Check-mark () indicates automatic bid.

   

ONE  

Kansas**

Kentucky**

Syracuse**

Duke**

 

TWO

West Virginia

Ohio St

Purdue**

New Mexico**

 

THREE

Kansas State

Villanova

Pittsburgh

Michigan State

 

FOUR

Vanderbilt

Wisconsin

Maryland

Temple**

 

FIVE

Butler**

Tennessee

BYU

Baylor

 

SIX

Xavier

Texas A&M

Gonzaga**

Georgetown

 

SEVEN

Richmond

Northern Iowa

Texas

UTEP**

 

EIGHT

Clemson

Florida State

Oklahoma St

Louisville

 

NINE

UNLV

California**

Missouri

Wake Forest

 

TEN

Marquette

Old Dominion**

Utah St**

Virginia Tech

 

ELEVEN

Notre Dame

St. Mary's

Cornell

Georgia Tech

 

TWELVE

Siena**

Memphis

Florida

Illinois

 

THIRTEEN

Arizona St

Ole Miss

Kent St**

Murray State

 

FOURTEEN

Wofford**

Oakland**

Weber St**

Sam Houston St**

 

FIFTEEN

Morgan St**

UCSB**

Troy**

ETSU

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Winthrop

Stony Brook**

Quinnipiac**

Lehigh** / Jackson St**

 

** = Automatic Bid

 

 

League Leaders/Winners (31)

- Leaders throughout the season are merely the first place team in the standings as of the update, and not projected winners. Ties go to the higher RPI team. New teams this week in green.

 

America East - Stony Brook

A-10 - Temple

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - ETSU

Big 12 - Kansas

Big East - Syracuse

Big Sky - Weber St

Big South - Winthrop

Big Ten - Purdue

Big West - UCSB

CAA - Old Dominion

Conference USA - UTEP

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Kent St

MEAC - Morgan St

MVC - Northern Iowa

MWC - New Mexico

Northeast - Quinnipiac

Ohio Valley - Murray St

Pac-10 - California

Patriot - Lehigh

SEC - Kentucky

Southern - Wofford

Southland - Sam Houston St

SWAC - Jackson St

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - Troy

WAC - Utah St

WCC - Gonzaga

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In: Ole Miss, Arizona St, Illinois, Florida

 

Last Out: San Diego St, Seton Hall, South Florida, UAB

Further Four: Rhode Island, Washington, Minnesota

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Rhode Island, UAB, UCONN