Bracketology: Now Tuesday & Friday

    
February 9th, 2010

 

The Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." 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. Beginning this week, I'll be posting Bracketology updates every Tuesday & Friday.  In late February, I release Bracketology updates daily as the season approaches crunch time.

 

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 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).

   

ONE  

Kansas**

Syracuse**

Kentucky**

Villanova

 

TWO

Duke**

Purdue

Georgetown 

Michigan State**

 

THREE

West Virginia

Kansas State

Wisconsin

New Mexico**

 

FOUR

Tennessee

Vanderbilt

BYU

Gonzaga

 

FIVE

Ohio St

Temple

Texas

Butler**

 

SIX

Northern Iowa**

Georgia Tech

UNLV

Pittsburgh

 

SEVEN

Wake Forest

Baylor

Texas A&M

Rhode Island

 

 

EIGHT

Ole Miss

Xavier

Florida State

California**

 

NINE

Cornell** 

St. Mary's**

Missouri

Charlotte**

 

TEN

UAB

Maryland

Richmond

Louisville

 

ELEVEN

Siena**

Florida

Clemson

UTEP**

 

TWELVE

Oklahoma St  

Old Dominion

Illinois

Wichita St

 

 

THIRTEEN

Utah St**

Northeastern**  

Murray State**

Kent St**

 

FOURTEEN

Charleston**

Oakland**

Weber St**

Pacific**

 

FIFTEEN

Sam Houston St**

Coastal Carolina**

Morgan St**

Arkansas St**

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Stony Brook**

Belmont**

Robert Morris**

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 - Charlotte

 

ACC - Duke

 

Atlantic Sun - Belmont

Big 12 - Kansas

 

Big East - Syracuse

Big Sky - Weber St

Big South - Coastal Carolina

Big Ten - Michigan St

Big West - Pacific

CAA - Northeastern

Conference USA - UTEP

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Kent St

MEAC - Morgan St

MVC - Northern Iowa

MWC - New Mexico

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Murray St

Pac-10 - California

Patriot - Lehigh

SEC - Kentucky

Southern - Charleston

Southland - Sam Houston St

SWAC - Jackson St

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - Arkansas St

WAC - Utah St

WCC - St Mary's

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In: Oklahoma St, Old Dominion, Illinois, Wichita St

 

 

Last Out: Dayton, Marquette, Virginia Tech, Washington, Cincinnati

 

Further Four: South Florida, Notre Dame, Virginia, Northwestern

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Arizona, Cincinnati, Mississippi St

 

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