Weekly Bracketology: Missouri, Notre Dame, Vandy Gain Bids

    
January 12th, 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 once all leagues have started.)

   

ONE  

Texas

Kentucky**

Kansas**

Syracuse

 

TWO

Purdue**

Villanova

Duke**

West Virginia**

 

THREE

Michigan State

Georgetown 

Tennessee

Kansas State

 

FOUR

Wisconsin

Pittsburgh

North Carolina

Gonzaga**

 

FIVE

UCONN

Temple**

BYU

Georgia Tech

 

SIX

Baylor

Clemson

Texas A&M

Florida State

 

SEVEN

Miami

Ole Miss

New Mexico**

Northern Iowa**

 

EIGHT

Dayton

UAB**

Butler**

UNLV

 

NINE

St. Mary's

Vanderbilt

Wake Forest

Mississippi St

 

TEN

William & Mary**  

Minnesota 

Missouri

California**

 

ELEVEN

Notre Dame

Cornell** 

Oklahoma St

Virginia Tech

 

TWELVE

Rhode Island

USC

Texas Tech

Florida

 

THIRTEEN

Siena**

Western Kentucky**

Nevada**

Murray State**

 

FOURTEEN

Western Carolina**

Kent St**

Northern Colorado**

Oakland**

 

FIFTEEN

Vermont**

Radford**

UTSA**

Morgan St**

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Army**

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 - West Virginia

Big Sky - Northern Colorado

Big South - Radford

Big Ten - Purdue

Big West - Long Beach St

CAA - William & Mary

Conference USA - UAB

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Kent St

MEAC - Morgan St

MVC - Northern Iowa

MWC - New Mexico

Northeast - Quinnipiac

Ohio Valley - Murray St

Pac-10 - California

Patriot - Army

SEC - Kentucky

Southern - Western Carolina

Southland - UTSA

SWAC - UAPB

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Nevada

WCC - Gonzaga

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In: Rhode Island, USC, Texas Tech, Florida

 

Last Out: Cincinnati, Washington, Louisiana Tech, Wichita St

Further Four: Ohio St, Missouri St, Memphis, Northwestern

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Cincinnati, Ohio St, Washington