Daily Bracketology: Thursday

    
February 28th, 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 Thursday's Movement: Apparently nobody really wants the last few at-large bids. Bubble teams continue to lose.. and today's victim was Rhode Island who has blown an impressive 14-1 start. URI's fall bumps Florida up to an 11, UAB to 12 seed, and allows Illinois State to move into the field for the first time all season.  The Redbirds beat Creighton last night and have an extremely important game against fellow bubble squad SIU on tap to close the regular season. The other big winner of the day is Mississippi State who moves more firmly into an 8 seed, while fellow SEC team Arkansas drops substantially to a 10 seed.

 

ONE

Memphis*

Tennessee*

North Carolina

Texas *

 

TWO

Duke*

UCLA*

Kansas

Georgetown*

 

THREE

Xavier*

UCONN

Louisville

Wisconsin

 

FOUR

Stanford

Vanderbilt

Purdue*

Indiana

 

FIVE

Notre Dame

Michigan State 

Marquette

Drake*

 

SIX

Butler*

Washington State 

Clemson

Pittsburgh

 

SEVEN

Arizona

BYU*

Saint Mary's

Gonzaga*

 

EIGHT

Kansas State

USC

Mississippi State

Oklahoma 

 

NINE

UNLV 

Texas A&M

West Virginia

Baylor

 

TEN

Arkansas

Miami (FL)

South Alabama*

UMASS

 

ELEVEN

Kent State*

Saint Joseph's

Arizona State

Florida 

 

TWELVE

Syracuse

Maryland 

Davidson*

UAB

 

THIRTEEN

Illinois State

VCU*

Oral Roberts*

Boise State*

 

FOURTEEN

Winthrop*

CS Northridge*

Rider*

Cornell*

 

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 - Winthrop

Big Ten - Purdue

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: Syracuse, Maryland, UAB, Illinois State

Last Out: Houston, Villanova, Ohio State, Southern Illinois

 

- 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!