Bracketology: Week One!

    
November 13th, 2009

The weekly Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." (which for week one is only a prediction.) My weekly Bracketology updates are usually released Monday mornings. 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.)

 

Movement:

This is the first update of the season.. hence no changes. Normally, arrows indicate movement by seed. Two arrows equals a change of two seeds, etc..

   

ONE  

Kansas**

Michigan State**

Villanova**

North Carolina**

 

TWO

Texas

Kentucky**

West Virginia

Duke

 

THREE

Tennessee

Purdue

Butler**

Washington**

 

FOUR

Ohio State

Michigan

California

Dayton**

 

FIVE

Georgetown 

UCONN

Maryland

Mississippi State

 

SIX

Illinois

Clemson

Minnesota

Louisville

 

SEVEN

Kansas State

Clemson

Xavier

South Carolina

 

EIGHT

Oklahoma 

Texas A&M

Ole Miss

Siena**

 

NINE

UCLA

Vanderbilt

Memphis**

Gonzaga**

 

TEN

Tulsa

Oklahoma St

Cincinnati

Wake Forest

 

ELEVEN

Creighton**

BYU

Seton Hall

Wisconsin

 

TWELVE

Nevada**

Old Dominion**   

Syracuse

Florida

 

THIRTEEN

Western Kentucky**

Arizona State

Akron**

Cornell** 

 

FOURTEEN

Charleston**

Long Beach St**

Weber State**

Jacksonville**

 

FIFTEEN

Sam Houston St**

Oakland**

Boston University**

Radford**

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Mount St. Mary's**

Holy Cross**

South Carolina St**

Murray State** / Jackson State**

 

** = Automatic Bid

Bold = Locked Up Tournament Bid (only relevant in March)

 

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 are given to the higher RPI team.

 

America East - Boston U.

A-10 - Dayton

ACC - North Carolina

Atlantic Sun - Jacksonville

Big 12 - Kansas

Big East - Villanova

Big Sky - Weber State

Big South - Radford

Big Ten - Michigan State

Big West - Long Beach St

CAA - Old Dominion

Conference USA - Memphis

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Akron

MEAC - South Carolina St

MVC - Creighton

MWC - BYU

Northeast - Mount St. Mary's

Ohio Valley - Murray State

Pac-10 - Washington

Patriot - Holy Cross

SEC - Kentucky

Southern - Charleston

Southland - Sam Houston State

SWAC - Jackon State

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Nevada

WCC - Gonzaga

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In: Arizona St, Florida, Syracuse, Wisconsin

 

Last Out: Utah State, Pittsburgh, Florida State, Missouri

Further Four: Boston College, Arizona, Penn State, La Salle

 

Dropped Out In Latest Update (at-large): NONE