Daily Bracketology: Tuesday's Field of 65

    
February 19th, 2008
Another day, another Field of 65. As you should know by now, I'm projecting the NCAA Tournament field on a daily basis for the rest of the year (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 Tuesday's Movement: Another win for Louisville pushes them a spot past Drake. Texas A&M takes a fall from the last 6 seed to the 1st 8 seed.. allowing Marquette to jump a pod. Team in that range are very close, and any loss or drop in RPI is significant. URI's loss to a quality Xavier team merely drops them one position, but they fall from the final 8 to the first 9. (switching places with idle USC). Syracuse doesn't drop despite the loss to L'Ville, mainly because Saint Joseph's had a bad home loss to La Salle and moves down to a 12 seed. They're now (along with Florida) just hanging on by a thread, and could easily drop out of the field if some of the  Next in Line teams win upcoming games.

 

Also, Boise State officially moves into the WAC lead, replacing USU. And down towards the bottom, Cornell keeps moving up in the RPI and moves up to a 14 for the first time.

 

ONE

Memphis*

Tennessee*

Duke*

North Carolina

 

TWO

Kansas*

UCLA*

Texas

Georgetown*

 

THREE

Xavier*

Purdue*

UCONN

Butler*

 

FOUR

Stanford

Wisconsin

Louisville

Drake*

 

FIVE

Michigan State 

Kansas State

Indiana

Notre Dame 

 

SIX

Washington State 

Saint Mary's

Marquette

Pittsburgh

 

SEVEN

Vanderbilt

Clemson

Arizona

Gonzaga*

 

EIGHT

Texas A&M

BYU*

Arkansas

USC

 

NINE

Rhode Island

Oklahoma 

Mississippi State 

West Virginia

 

TEN

Baylor

UNLV

Maryland 

Ohio State

 

ELEVEN

South Alabama

Oregon

Arizona State

Syracuse

 

TWELVE

Kent State*

Saint Joseph's

Florida

Western Kentucky*

 

THIRTEEN

Davidson*

VCU*

Oral Roberts*

Boise State*

 

FOURTEEN

CS Northridge*

UNC-Asheville*

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 - Kansas

Big East - Georgetown

Big Sky - Portland State

Big South - UNC-Asheville

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 - Western Kentucky*

WAC - Boise State

WCC - Gonzaga

 

Last In: Arizona State, Syracuse, Saint Joseph's, Florida

Last Out: Dayton, UMASS, Houston, Wake Forest

 

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