Daily Bracketology: Selection Sunday Afternoon

    
March 16th, 2008

This is a mid-afternoon update following last night's hectic midnight edition. In this latest version, I have the benefit of the new RPI #'s.. and there were some major shifts overnight.  Pittsburgh is the biggest beneficiary, moving to a 3 seed as their RPI soars to 15th. Arkansas is now the top 7 seed, and would most likely be a top 6 seed if they win the SEC Championship. Mississippi State drops to a 9 seed, allowing Miami to move up. The Hurricanes are 7 spots higher than MSU according to the computer. Down at the bubble, Illinois State is now the last team in.. with Ohio State hot on their tail. Finally, Fullerton locked up the Big West title late last night and jumps past two other 15 seeds.

 

Check back after the completion of the SEC Final for this season's final NCAA Tournament Projection.  Happy bracketeering,

 

Shawn Siegel

 

ONE

North Carolina*

Memphis*

UCLA*

Tennessee*

 

TWO

Texas *

Kansas

Duke

Wisconsin*

 

THREE

Georgetown

Stanford

Xavier

Pittsburgh*

 

FOUR

Louisville

Drake*

UCONN

Notre Dame

 

FIVE

Butler*

Vanderbilt

Indiana

Clemson

 

SIX

Michigan State

Washington State 

Marquette

Purdue

 

SEVEN

Arkansas*

USC

West Virginia

Gonzaga

 

EIGHT

Oklahoma 

UNLV* 

BYU

Miami (FL)

 

NINE

Mississippi State

Texas A&M

Kent State*

Davidson*

 

TEN

Kansas State

Saint Mary's 

South Alabama

Kentucky

 

ELEVEN

Arizona

Temple*

Baylor

St. Joseph's

 

TWELVE

Western Kentucky*

Villanova

Oregon

Illinois State

 

THIRTEEN

George Mason*

San Diego*

Oral Roberts*

Cornell*

 

FOURTEEN

Siena*

Winthrop*

Boise State*

Belmont*

 

FIFTEEN

Austin Peay*

CS Fullerton*

American*

UMBC*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Portland State*

Mount St Mary's*

Northwestern State*

Coppin State*  / Mississippi Valley St*

 

* = Conference champion

Bold = Tournament Bid

 

League Winners (31)

America East - UMBC

A-10 - Temple

ACC - North Carolina

Atlantic Sun - Belmont

Big 12 - Texas

Big East - Pittsburgh

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 - Coppin State

MVC - Drake

MWC - UNLV

Northeast - Mount St Mary's

Ohio Valley - Austin Peay

Pac-10 - UCLA

Patriot - American

SEC - Arkansas

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, Villanova, Oregon, Illinois State

Last Out: Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Arizona State, New Mexico

 

- 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!

- Finally, sign up for our free Bracket Contest and see if you can beat me in the final standings!