Daily Bracketology: One Day to Go!

    
March 15th, 2008

Note on Saturday's Movement: The bubble is still highly unclear this morning (that makes it fun..), though Saint Joseph's obviously helped themselves tremendously by beating Xavier. What would be interesting though is if Temple beats them today.. whether the committee would take 3 A10 teams. I moved Oregon into the last spot in the field, replacing Ohio State who lost a well-fought game to Michigan State. The reality though is that any team below a 10 seed should be terribly insecure heading into Sunday evening.

 

At the top of the bracket, the big winner of the day is Drake, who moves up to a 4 seed following Purdue's loss to lowly Illinois. In the middle of the bracket, Pittsburgh moves up to a 7 seed by beating ranked Marquette, knocking USC down to the top 8 seed. Davidson and Arkansas join USC as 8 seeds, replacing Miami and Kansas State who fizzled out of their respective tournaments.  Finally, sign up for our free Bracket Contest and see if you can beat me in the final standings!

 

*I put up an early morning edition before the new RPI #'s came in. At noon, there was an update based on the new #'s.. which included MSU replacing Purdue as a 5 seed, Clemson replacing Gonzaga as a 6, and Temple moving up to the 2nd to last team out.

 

ONE

Memphis*

North Carolina

Tennessee*

UCLA*

 

TWO

Texas *

Duke*

Kansas

Georgetown*

 

THREE

Wisconsin*

Stanford

Xavier*

Louisville

 

FOUR

UCONN

Notre Dame

Vanderbilt

Drake*

 

FIVE

Indiana

Butler*

Marquette

Michigan State

 

SIX

Purdue

Washington State 

BYU*

Clemson

 

SEVEN

Pittsburgh

Gonzaga

Oklahoma 

Mississippi State

 

EIGHT

USC

West Virginia

Davidson*

Arkansas

 

NINE

UNLV 

Miami (FL)

Texas A&M

Kansas State

 

TEN

Kent State*

Saint Mary's 

South Alabama

Kentucky

 

ELEVEN

Baylor

Illinois State

Arizona

St. Joseph's

 

TWELVE

Western Kentucky*

Arizona State

Villanova

Oregon

 

THIRTEEN

George Mason*

San Diego*

Oral Roberts*

Cornell*

 

FOURTEEN

Boise State*

Siena*

Winthrop*

Belmont*

 

FIFTEEN

UMBC*

Austin Peay*

CS Fullerton*

American*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Portland State*

Mount St Mary's*

Northwestern State*

Morgan State* / Mississippi Valley St*

 

* = 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 Fullerton

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 - Northwestern State

SWAC - Mississippi Valley State

Summit - Oral Roberts

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Boise State

WCC - San Diego

 

Last In:  Saint Joseph's, Arizona State, Villanova, Oregon

Last Out: Ohio State, Temple, New Mexico, UMASS

 

- 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!