Weekly Bracketology: K-State #2 Seed

    
January 19th, 2010

The weekly Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." . 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 the current RPI leader at the time of the posting (this switches to conference record starting next week.)

   

ONE  

Kentucky**

Kansas**

Syracuse**

Villanova

 

TWO

Texas

Duke**

Michigan State

Kansas State

 

THREE

Tennessee

Pittsburgh

Georgetown 

West Virginia

 

FOUR

Purdue

Temple**

Wisconsin**

Gonzaga**

 

FIVE

Clemson

BYU

Georgia Tech

Northern Iowa**

 

SIX

Baylor

Vanderbilt

Ole Miss

New Mexico**

 

SEVEN

North Carolina

Butler**

Mississippi St

UAB**

 

EIGHT

Ohio St

Florida State

UCONN

Texas A&M

 

NINE

Wake Forest

Dayton

William & Mary**  

Missouri

 

TEN

St. Mary's

Rhode Island

UNLV

California**

 

ELEVEN

Cornell** 

Louisiana Tech**

Xavier

Arizona St

 

TWELVE

Siena**

Cincinnati

Richmond

Virginia Tech

 

THIRTEEN

Northwestern

Notre Dame

Western Kentucky**

Murray State**

 

FOURTEEN

Northern Colorado**

Western Carolina**

Oakland**

Buffalo**

 

FIFTEEN

Vermont**

Radford**

Sam Houston St**

Morgan St**

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Lafayette**

Long Beach St**

ETSU**

Quinnipiac** / UAPB**

 

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

 

America East - Vermont

A-10 - Temple

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - ETSU

Big 12 - Kansas

Big East - Syracuse

Big Sky - Northern Colorado

Big South - Radford

Big Ten - Wisconsin

Big West - Long Beach St

CAA - William & Mary

Conference USA - UAB

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Buffalo

MEAC - Morgan St

MVC - Northern Iowa

MWC - New Mexico

Northeast - Quinnipiac

Ohio Valley - Murray St

Pac-10 - California

Patriot - Lafayette

SEC - Kentucky

Southern - Western Carolina

Southland - Sam Houston St

SWAC - UAPB

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Louisiana Tech

WCC - Gonzaga

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In: Richmond, Virginia Tech, Northwestern, Notre Dame

 

Last Out: USC, Marshall, Old Dominion, Oklahoma St

Further Four: Illinois, Louisville, Washington, Florida,

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Florida, Miami, Minnesota, Oklahoma St, Texas Tech, USC