Daily Bracketology Friday: Bubble Disaster

    
March 14th, 2008

Another day, another daily Field of 65. This is a field based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." Arrows indicate a team that moved up or down based on last night's performance. (Just because a team won or lost doesn't necessarily mean they'll move substantially.)

 

Note on Friday's Movement: Embarrassing. That's the only word that properly describes the performance of yesterday's bubble teams. Some of the losses (Oregon to WSU, ASU to USC, Dayton to Xavier) are excusable.. while others were downright pathetic. UMASS blowing a 17 point half-time lead to Charlotte being perhaps the worst, considering how close they came to earning a bid. Ole Miss losing to lowly Georgia and Baylor losing to Colorado (both teams ranked below 125th) are equally pathetic. The list could go on but you've probably seen all the results by now.

 

St. Joseph's moves into the field for now.. replacing UMASS. This has less to do with SJU's win over Richmond, but my conviction that two A10 teams will end up in the field. Illinois State and Ohio State are the big winners of the day, moving up slightly despite being idle. The Buckeyes must win today or Oregon will probably move back in instead.

 

Up in the higher seeds, a win over Arizona and losses by UCONN & Louisville allows Stanford to move back into a 3 seed.  Baylor drops to a 10 seed after the Colorado debacle, but should still be fairly safe.  Finally, sign up for our free Bracket Contest and see if you can beat me in the final standings!

 

ONE

Memphis*

North Carolina

Tennessee*

UCLA*

 

TWO

Texas *

Kansas

Duke*

Georgetown*

 

THREE

Wisconsin*

Xavier*

Stanford

Louisville

 

FOUR

UCONN

Vanderbilt

Purdue

Notre Dame

 

FIVE

Drake*

Indiana

Marquette

Butler*

 

SIX

Michigan State

Washington State 

Gonzaga

BYU*

 

SEVEN

Clemson

Oklahoma 

Mississippi State

USC

 

EIGHT

Pittsburgh

West Virginia

Kansas State

UNLV 

 

NINE

Miami (FL)

Davidson*

Arkansas

South Alabama

 

TEN

Baylor

Kent State*

Saint Mary's 

Texas A&M

 

ELEVEN

Kentucky

Illinois State

Ohio State

Arizona

 

TWELVE

Arizona State

Villanova

St. Joseph's

Western Kentucky*

 

THIRTEEN

George Mason*

San Diego*

Oral Roberts*

Cornell*

 

FOURTEEN

Boise State*

Siena*

Winthrop*

Belmont*

 

FIFTEEN

Stephen F. Austin*

UMBC*

CS Northridge*

Austin Peay*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

American*

Mount St Mary's*

Portland State*

Morgan State* /Alabama State*

 

* = Conference champion

Bold = Tournament Bid

 

League Winners (31)

America East - UMBC

A-10 - Xavier

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - Belmont

Big 12 - Texas

Big East - Georgetown

Big Sky - Portland State

Big South - Winthrop

Big Ten - Wisconsin

Big West - CS Northridge

CAA - George Mason

Conference USA - Memphis

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Kent State

MEAC - Morgan State

MVC - Drake

MWC - BYU

Northeast - Mount St Mary's

Ohio Valley - Austin Peay

Pac-10 - UCLA

Patriot - American

SEC - Tennessee

Southern - Davidson

Southland - Stephen F. Austin

SWAC - Alabama State

Summit - Oral Roberts

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Boise State

WCC - San Diego

 

Last In:  New Mexico, Villanova, Arizona State, Illinois State

Last Out: Oregon, New Mexico, VCU, Dayton

 

- Check out yesterday's Daily Bracketology to compare the subtle changes.

- I've added the Early Bird Prediction: #3.. a filled in tournament bracket based on current Bracketology!