Bracketology 08-09: Week Five

    
December 30th, 2008

 

 

Bracketology: December 30th

 

Our weekly and eventual Daily Field of 65 continues into New Year's week. The Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." Arrows indicate a team that moved up or down based on last week's performance. (Just because a team won or lost doesn't necessarily mean they'll move substantially though.)

 

Important: Up until the beginning of conference play, the #1 RPI team in the conference is listed as the projected champ! (The purpose is to prevent the bracketology series from merely being my own subjective views about who will eventually make it down the line.)

 

Note on Today's Movement:

Arrows indicate movement by seed. Two arrows equals a change of two seeds, etc..

 

ONE

North Carolina

Pittsburgh*

Oklahoma 

Duke*

 

TWO

Georgetown

UCONN

Texas

Wake Forest

 

THREE

Notre Dame

Purdue

Michigan State

UCLA

 

FOUR

Tennessee*

Clemson

Syracuse

Xavier*

 

FIVE

Gonzaga

Villanova

Arizona State

Butler*

 

SIX

Baylor

Louisville

Memphis

Michigan

 

SEVEN

Ohio State

Saint Mary's*  

Davidson*

Minnesota

 

EIGHT

Marquette

West Virginia

Illinois

BYU*

 

NINE

Dayton

Stanford* (new)

Florida

Texas A&M

 

TEN

Miami (FL)

Arizona

California 

Florida St

 

ELEVEN

Northwestern*

Maryland

Missouri

Wisconsin

 

TWELVE

Illinois State (new)

Evansville*  

UAB*

Utah State*

 

THIRTEEN

VCU* (new)

Siena*

Miami (OH)*

Western Kentucky*  

 

FOURTEEN

Liberty*

Stephen F Austin*

Portland State* (new)

Pacific*

 

FIFTEEN

East Tennessee St*

Cornell*

Vermont*

American*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Jacksonville State*

Oakland*

Mt. St. Mary's*

Morgan State* / UAPB*

 

* = Conference champion

Bold = Tournament Bid

 

League Winners (31)

America East - Vermont

A-10 - Xavier

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - East Tennessee St

Big 12 - Oklahoma

Big East - Pittsburgh

Big Sky - Portland State**

Big South - Liberty

Big Ten - Northwestern

Big West - Pacific

CAA - VCU**

Conference USA - UAB

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Miami

MEAC - Morgan State

MVC - Evansville

MWC - BYU**

Northeast - Mt. St. Mary's

Ohio Valley - Jacksonville State

Pac-10 - Stanford**

Patriot - American

SEC - Tennessee

Southern - Davidson

Southland - Stephen F Austin

SWAC - UAPB

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Utah State

WCC - St. Mary's**

** = New RPI leaders this week

 

Last In: Illinois State, Wisconsin, Missouri, Maryland

Last Out: Oklahoma State, UNLV, Kansas, LSU 

 

Dropped Out (at-large): Kansas , New (at-large): Illinois State

 

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

- Finally, sign up for the CHN Pickem Game and strut your stuff!