Tournament Bracketology: Week Three

    
December 1st, 2009

The weekly Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." My weekly Bracketology updates are usually released later on Mondays. In late February into March, I release Bracketology updates daily as the season approaches crunch time.

 

Why should you care what I have to say? Did you know 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.)

 

Movement:

This is the second update of the season (missed last week due to the holidays).. hence a ton of changes. Arrows indicate movement by seed. Green indicates new to the field this week. Too many changes to run through them all this week..

   

ONE  

Kansas

Duke**

Villanova

Texas**

 

TWO

Kentucky

Purdue

West Virginia**

Syracuse

 

THREE

Tennessee

Michigan State

North Carolina

Washington**

 

FOUR

Ohio State

Georgetown 

UCONN

Florida

 

FIVE

Gonzaga

Clemson

Texas A&M

Cincinnati

 

SIX

Ole Miss

Oklahoma St

Kansas State

California

 

SEVEN

Marquette

Portland**

Florida State

UNLV**

 

EIGHT

Butler

Vanderbilt**

Memphis

BYU

 

NINE

Miami

Dayton

Georgia Tech

Louisville

 

TEN

Wisconsin**

Minnesota

Michigan

Notre Dame

 

ELEVEN

Seton Hall

Maryland

Siena**

Temple**

 

TWELVE

William & Mary**   

Tulane**

Missouri State**

Loyola (Ill)**   

 

THIRTEEN

San Jose St**

Cornell** 

Western Kentucky**

Eastern Michigan**

 

FOURTEEN

Western Carolina**

Long Beach St**

Montana**

Belmont**

 

FIFTEEN

Sam Houston St**

IUPUI**

VMI**

Eastern Kentucky**

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Boston University**

Army**

Morgan St**

LIU** / Texas Southern**

 

** = Automatic Bid

Bold = Locked Up Tournament Bid (only relevant in March)

 

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. Up until conference play begins, 1st place is given to the highest RPI team. New teams this week in green.

 

America East - Boston U.

A-10 - Temple

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - Belmont

Big 12 - Texas

Big East - West Virginia

Big Sky - Montana

Big South - VMI

Big Ten - Wisconsin

Big West - Long Beach St

CAA - William & Mary

Conference USA - Tulane

Horizon - Loyola (Ill)

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Eastern Michigan

MEAC - Morgan St

MVC - Missouri St

MWC - UNLV

Northeast - LIU

Ohio Valley - Eastern Kentucky

Pac-10 - Washington

Patriot - Army

SEC - Vanderbilt

Southern - Western Carolina

Southland - Sam Houston State

SWAC - Texas Southern

Summit - IUPUI

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - San Jose St

WCC - Portland

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In: Michigan, Notre Dame, Seton Hall, Maryland

 

Last Out: Northwestern, Pittsburgh, St. John's, South Carolina

Further Four: Richmond, Illinois, Tulsa, New Mexico

 

Dropped Out In Latest Update (at-large): Arizona State, Illinois, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tulsa, UCLA, Wake Forest, Xavier