Daily Bracketology: Sunday's Field of 65

    
March 2nd, 2008

Another day, another daily Field of 65. (Except no Saturday's since there's little action Friday). This is a field based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." For one-bid leagues, I simply include the conference leader at the time of publishing. In case of ties, I use my projected winner.

 

Arrows indicate a team that moved up or down based on last night's performance. (Just because a team won or lost doesn't necessarily mean they'll move substantially.)

 

Note on Sunday's Movement: There's too many subtle changes to chronicle them all after a busy Saturday. The big loser of the day is Syracuse who drops out of the field, replaced by Villanova. Nova was idle, but moves in because other bubble teams like Houston, Ohio State, and Southern Illinois all lost. Oklahoma was one of the day's big winners as the Sooners now have 8 Top 50 wins according to the new RPI. They jump to a 7 seed. Also in the Big 12, Baylor moves up to an 8 while struggling Texas A&M and Kansas State fall to 9's. Arizona State and Illinois State solidified their spots with quality home wins, while Florida and Saint Joseph's slip closer down to the cutoff point. The lone change at the top of the bracket is Duke replacing Texas as a #1 seed. The Blue Devils late comeback over NC State might turn out to be huge.

 

ONE

Memphis*

Tennessee*

North Carolina

Duke*

 

TWO

Texas *

UCLA*

Kansas

Georgetown*

 

THREE

Xavier*

Louisville

Wisconsin*

UCONN

 

FOUR

Stanford

Vanderbilt

Purdue

Indiana

 

FIVE

Drake*

Notre Dame

Marquette

Michigan State 

 

SIX

Butler*

Washington State 

Clemson

Pittsburgh

 

SEVEN

BYU*

Gonzaga*

Oklahoma 

Saint Mary's 

 

EIGHT

USC

Arizona

Mississippi State

Baylor

 

NINE

UNLV 

Arkansas

Kansas State

Texas A&M

 

TEN

Miami (FL)

South Alabama*

West Virginia

Kent State*

 

ELEVEN

Maryland 

Arizona State

Illinois State

UMASS

 

TWELVE

Davidson*

Florida 

Saint Joseph's

UAB

 

THIRTEEN

VCU*

Villanova

Oral Roberts*

Cornell*

 

FOURTEEN

Boise State*

UNC-Asheville*

CS Northridge*

Rider*

 

FIFTEEN

UMBC*

Belmont*

American*

Lamar*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Robert Morris*

Austin Peay*

Portland State*

Morgan State* /Alabama State*

 

* = Conference champion

 

League Winners (31)

America East - UMBC

A-10 - Xavier

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - Belmont

Big 12 - Texas

Big East - Georgetown

Big Sky - Portland State

Big South - UNC-Asheville

Big Ten - Wisconsin

Big West - CS Northridge

CAA - VCU

Conference USA - Memphis

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Rider

MAC - Kent State

MEAC - Morgan State

MVC - Drake

MWC - BYU

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Austin Peay

Pac-10 - UCLA

Patriot - American

SEC - Tennessee

Southern - Davidson

Southland - Lamar

SWAC - Alabama State

Summit - Oral Roberts

Sun Belt - South Alabama

WAC - Boise State

WCC - Gonzaga

 

Last In:  Florida, Saint Joseph's, UAB, Villanova

Last Out: New Mexico, Syracuse, Kentucky, Virginia Tech

 

 

- Check out yesterday's Daily Bracketology to compare the subtle changes.

 

- Also, I've added the Early Bird Prediction: #1.. a filled in tournament bracket based on current Bracketology!