NCAA Tournament Bracketology: #2

    
January 22nd, 2007

Power Sweet Sixteen Rankings

With only one more week until February, the conference races are starting to heat up across the country. Moreover, with all the parity in college basketball, the debate about seedings and the NCAA Tournament is beginning extra early this season. With Pittsburgh and Kansas losing this weekend, who gets the #1 and #2 seeds? Where does Arizona fit in? In other words, how will this week's results affect March Madness All Season's Power Sweet Sixteen Rankings? I will post the rankings every Sunday until I begin to release complete brackets starting in February.

- Standard bracketing rules apply (no two teams from the same conference in the same half-bracket unless there are more than 8 teams, etc.)
- Numbers in parenthesis next to the team indicate what 1-16 ranking they are

San Antonio Region:
1. Florida (4)
2. Oregon (5)
3. Duke (12)
4. Butler (13)

San Jose Region:
1. UCLA (1)
2. Ohio State (8)
3. Marquette (11)
4. Oklahoma State (16)

East Rutherford Region:
1. North Carolina (3)
2. Pittsburgh (6)
3. Kansas (9)
4. Washington State (14)

St. Louis Region:
1. Wisconsin (2)
2. Texas A&M (7)
3. Air Force (10)
4. Clemson (15)

17th Team: Nevada

Others Considered: Arizona, Memphis, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Indiana

Inside or Outside
The Tournament Bubble as of Today

by Shawn Siegel

Last 6 Teams In:
#28: Missouri State (down)
#29: Georgetown (up)
#30: UNLV
#31: Florida State
#32: Syracuse
#33: Michigan
#34: Boston College (down)

Last 6 Teams Out:
Drexel (up)
West Virginia (down)
Vanderbilt (up)
New Mexico State
Creighton
Purdue (down)

Most Likely to Fall Out:
Missouri State, Boston College, Michigan

Most Likely to Move In:
Drexel, New Mexico State, Vanderbilt