Bracketology: New Mexico &Texas Tech Jump

    
December 15th, 2009

The weekly Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." My weekly Bracketology updates are usually released later on Mondays. In late February into March, I release Bracketology updates daily as the season approaches crunch time.

 

Why should you care what I have to say? Did you know 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 indicates new to the field this week. Conference champions are not my end of season predictions, but the current RPI leader at the time of the posting (this switches to conference record once all leagues have started.)

   

ONE  

Kansas

Texas

Kentucky**

Purdue**

 

TWO

Syracuse

West Virginia**

Duke**

Villanova

 

THREE

North Carolina

Tennessee

Florida

Michigan State

 

FOUR

Georgetown 

UCONN

Kansas State**

Ohio State

 

FIVE

Gonzaga

Ole Miss

New Mexico**

Texas A&M

 

SIX

Texas Tech

Georgia Tech

Clemson

Cincinnati

 

SEVEN

Washington**

Memphis

Wisconsin

Butler**

 

EIGHT

UNLV

Oklahoma St

Miami

Temple**

 

NINE

Illinois

Seton Hall

Dayton

Florida State

 

TEN

Northwestern

Tulsa**

St. John's

Missouri State**

 

ELEVEN

Baylor

BYU

Charlotte

St. Mary's**

 

TWELVE

California

Vanderbilt

William & Mary**   

Siena**

 

THIRTEEN

Western Carolina**

Cornell** 

Nevada**

Western Kentucky**

 

FOURTEEN

Eastern Michigan**

Northern Colorado**

Long Beach St**

UTSA**

 

FIFTEEN

Belmont**

Coastal Carolina**

Oakland**

Austin Peay*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Army**

Morgan St**

Vermont**

Sacred Heart** / Texas Southern**

 

** = 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. Up until conference play begins, 1st place is given to the highest RPI team. New teams this week in green.

 

America East - Vermont

A-10 - Temple

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - Belmont

Big 12 - Kansas St

Big East - West Virginia

Big Sky - Northern Colorado

Big South - Coastal Carolina

Big Ten - Purdue

Big West - Long Beach St

CAA - William & Mary

Conference USA - Tulsa

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Eastern Michigan

MEAC - Morgan St

MVC - Missouri St

MWC - New Mexico

Northeast - Sacred Heart

Ohio Valley - Austin Peay

Pac-10 - Washington

Patriot - Army

SEC - Kentucky

Southern - Western Carolina

Southland - UTSA

SWAC - Texas Southern

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Nevada

WCC - St. Mary's

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In: BYU, Charlotte, California, Vanderbilt

 

Last Out: Minnesota, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Xavier

Further Four: Northern Iowa, Wake Forest, Richmond, Mississippi St

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large):  Notre Dame