NCAA Bracketology Feb 2nd: UCONN Out

    
February 2nd, 2010

The weekly Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." The field below is not necessarily who I think deserves to be in, but simply a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand. In late February, I release Bracketology updates daily as the season approaches crunch time.

 

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 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**

Villanova**

Syracuse

Kentucky**

 

TWO

Michigan State**

West Virginia

Georgetown 

Duke**

 

THREE

Purdue

Texas

Kansas State

BYU**

 

FOUR

Temple

Wisconsin

Vanderbilt

Tennessee

 

FIVE

Ohio St

Gonzaga**

New Mexico

Pittsburgh

 

SIX

Georgia Tech

Butler**

Northern Iowa**

Baylor

 

SEVEN

Florida State

Ole Miss

Wake Forest

Xavier**

 

EIGHT

UAB**

Clemson

California**

UNLV

 

NINE

Cornell** 

St. Mary's

Rhode Island

Missouri

 

TEN

Mississippi St

Texas A&M

Charlotte

Oklahoma St  

 

ELEVEN

Siena**

Cincinnati

Richmond

Louisville

 

TWELVE

Old Dominion

Arizona

Maryland

Wichita St

 

THIRTEEN

Utah St**

George Mason**  

Murray State**

Charleston**

 

FOURTEEN

Oakland**

Weber St**

Kent St**

Pacific**

 

FIFTEEN

Coastal Carolina**

Sam Houston St**

Arkansas St**

Morgan St**

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Stony Brook**

Jacksonville**

Robert Morris**

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 - Strony Brook

A-10 - Xavier

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - Jacksonville

Big 12 - Kansas

Big East - Villanova

Big Sky - Weber St

Big South - Coastal Carolina

Big Ten - Michigan St

Big West - Pacific

CAA - George Mason

Conference USA - UAB

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Kent St

MEAC - Morgan St

MVC - Northern Iowa

MWC - BYU

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Murray St

Pac-10 - California

Patriot - Lehigh

SEC - Kentucky

Southern - Charleston

Southland - Sam Houston St

SWAC - Jackson St

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - Arkansas St

WAC - Utah St

WCC - Gonzaga

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In: Louisville, Old Dominion, Arizona, Maryland

 

Last Out: Virginia, UTEP, Florida, Dayton

Further Four: UCONN, Seton Hall, North Carolina, Illinois

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Dayton, North Carolina, Northwestern, UCONN, William & Mary