Bracketology 08-09: Week One

    
December 1st, 2008

This is the first of what will start as a weekly and eventually daily Field of 65. 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 night's performance. (Just because a team won or lost doesn't necessarily mean they'll move substantially.)

 

Important: Up until the beginning of conference play, the #1 RPI team in the conference is listed as the projected champ! (w/ the exception of Davidson at this point)

 

Note on Today's Movement:

 

This is the first Daily Bracketology edition of the year.. and thus everything is new.. so no

 

ONE

North Carolina

UCONN

Pittsburgh

Duke

 

TWO

Gonzaga*

Oklahoma

Notre Dame

Tennessee*

 

THREE

Texas

Xavier*

Purdue

Syracuse*

 

FOUR

UCLA

Michigan State

Wake Forest

Villanova

 

FIVE

Memphis

Louisville

Davidson*

Georgetown

 

SIX

Baylor

Clemson*

Arizona State

Miami (FL)

 

SEVEN

Kansas

Florida

Marquette

Wisconsin

 

EIGHT

BYU

California

Illinois*

Dayton

 

NINE

UAB*

Ohio State

Florida St

Butler*

 

TEN

Saint Mary's 

Michigan

Washington State

Western Kentucky*

 

ELEVEN

Ohio*

Texas A&M

Utah*

Missouri

 

TWELVE

LSU

Seton Hall

Minnesota

George Mason*

 

THIRTEEN

USC

Utah State*

Evansville*

Mercer*

 

FOURTEEN

Long Beach State*

Niagara*

VMI*

Oakland*

 

FIFTEEN

American*

Murray State*

Cornell*

Albany*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Eastern Washington*

Lamar*

Mount Saint Mary's*

Hampton*  / UAPB*

 

* = Conference champion

Bold = Tournament Bid

 

League Winners (31)

America East - Albany

A-10 - Xavier

ACC - Clemson

Atlantic Sun - Mercer

Big 12 - Oklahoma

Big East - Syracuse

Big Sky - Eastern Washington

Big South - VMI

Big Ten - Illinois

Big West - Long Beach State

CAA - George Mason

Conference USA - UAB

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Niagara

MAC - Ohio

MEAC - Hampton

MVC - Evansville

MWC - Utah

Northeast - Mount St Mary's

Ohio Valley - Murray State

Pac-10 - California

Patriot - American

SEC - Tennessee

Southern - Davidson* (Wofford actually leads Davidson in RPI 37 to 43, but I'm breaking the RPI rule here)

Southland - Lamar

SWAC - UAPB

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Utah State

WCC - Gonzaga

 

Last In: LSU, Seton Hall, Minnesota, USC

Last Out: UNLV, Cincinnati, Virginia Tech, West Virginia

 

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

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

 

Post your thoughts below about the projected field of 65..