Bracketology Wednesday: Illinois & Florida Fall

    
March 3rd, 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. This week, I'll post a Bracketology update again on Friday. Next week I'll do daily updates.

 

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).

   

ONE  

Kansas**

Syracuse**

Kentucky**

Duke**

 

TWO

Kansas State

Ohio St**

West Virginia

Purdue

 

THREE

Villanova

New Mexico**

Pittsburgh

Vanderbilt

 

FOUR

Michigan State

Wisconsin

Butler**

Temple

 

FIVE

Gonzaga**

Tennessee

Maryland

BYU

 

SIX

Xavier**

Texas A&M

Baylor

Georgetown 

 

SEVEN

Clemson

Texas

Richmond

Northern Iowa**

 

EIGHT

UTEP**

UNLV

Oklahoma St

California**

 

NINE

Missouri

Wake Forest

Marquette

Florida State

 

TEN

Louisville

UAB

Georgia Tech

Old Dominion**

 

ELEVEN

Utah St**

Virginia Tech

Notre Dame

St. Mary's

 

TWELVE

Florida

Mississippi St

Siena**

Cornell** 

 

THIRTEEN

Illinois

UCONN

Kent St**

Murray State**

 

FOURTEEN

Wofford**

Oakland**

Weber St**

Sam Houston St**

 

FIFTEEN

Coastal Carolina**

Morgan St**

UCSB**

Troy**

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Stony Brook**

Belmont**

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 - Xavier

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - Belmont

Big 12 - Kansas

Big East - Syracuse

Big Sky - Weber St

Big South - Coastal Carolina

Big Ten - Ohio 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 - 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: Notre Dame, UCONN, Mississippi St, St. Mary's

 

Last Out: Rhode Island, Dayton, San Diego St, Ole Miss

Further Four: Arizona St, Charlotte, Washington, Wichita St

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): None