Bracketology: Villanova Loses #1 Seed

    
February 16th, 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. For the next few weeks, I'll be posting Bracketology updates every Tuesday & Friday.  In late February, I release Bracketology updates daily as the season enters 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**

Kentucky**

Duke**

Syracuse**

 

TWO

Purdue

Villanova

West Virginia

Kansas State

 

THREE

Michigan State**

New Mexico**

Georgetown 

Ohio St

 

FOUR

Wisconsin

Gonzaga**

Vanderbilt

BYU

 

FIVE

Butler**

Wake Forest

Pittsburgh

Temple

 

SIX

Tennessee

Texas

Texas A&M

Baylor

 

SEVEN

Richmond**

Northern Iowa**

California**

Xavier

 

EIGHT

Missouri

Maryland

Clemson

Illinois

 

NINE

Georgia Tech

UNLV

Florida State

UTEP**

 

TEN

Louisville

Old Dominion**

Siena**

Rhode Island

 

ELEVEN

Virginia Tech

Charlotte

Cornell** 

UAB

 

TWELVE

Oklahoma St  

St. Mary's

Ole Miss

Florida

 

THIRTEEN

Marquette

Utah St**

Murray State**

Kent St**

 

FOURTEEN

Charleston**

Oakland**

Weber St**

Sam Houston St**

 

FIFTEEN

Coastal Carolina**

Morgan St**

UCSB**

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 - Richmond

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 - 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 - 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 - Gonzaga

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In: Marquette, Florida, Ole Miss, Saint Mary's

 

Last Out: Dayton, Cincinnati, Mississippi St, San Diego St

Further Four: Notre Dame, William & Mary, Wichita St, Virginia

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Dayton

 

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