Bracketology: Butler Locks Up Spot, Villanova Tumbles

    
March 8th, 2011
The latest 2011 NCAA Tournament Bracketology field as things stand after Tuesday's action. The field below is not who I think deserves to be in, but simply a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand.

 

Why should you care what I have to say? In 2007, 2008 & 2010, my NCAA Tournament projections ranked in the Top 3 amongst 50+ national experts including Joe Lunardi, Gary Parrish and the like. Over the last 3 years, I've ranked 3rd overall amongst bracketologists according to the Bracket Project

 

Notes:

Arrows indicate how many seeds (not spots) a team has moved up or down since the last update (Sunday night). Teams in Green are new to the field today. Teams in CAPS have locked up a bid. ** = Projected Automatic Bid

 

ONE

Kansas**

Ohio State**

Pittsburgh**

North Carolina**

 

TWO

Notre Dame

Duke

Purdue

Texas

 

THREE

San Diego St**

Florida**

BYU

Syracuse

 

FOUR

Wisconsin

Louisville

Arizona**

Kentucky

 

FIVE

St. John's

Xavier**

Kansas St

West Virginia

 

SIX

Georgetown

UCONN

Texas A&M

Vanderbilt

 

SEVEN

Utah St**

Temple

UNLV

Cincinnati

 

EIGHT

OLD DOMINION**

Missouri

UCLA

BUTLER**

 

NINE

George Mason

Florida St

Illinois

Georgia

 

TEN

GONZAGA**

Tennessee

Villanova

UAB**

 

ELEVEN

Washington

St. Mary's

Clemson

Richmond

 

TWELVE + 1

Alabama

Virginia Tech

BELMONT**

Michigan St / Colorado

 

THIRTEEN + 1

Missouri St / Boston College

Harvard**

OAKLAND**

Bucknell**

 

FOURTEEN

INDIANA ST**

Long Island**

MOREHEAD ST**

Long Beach St**

 

FIFTEEN

Kent St**

WOFFORD**

Northern Colorado**

ST. PETER'S**

 

SIXTEEN + 2

Boston University**

UNC-ASHEVILLE**

UALR** / Texas Southern**

McNeese St** / Bethune-Cookman**

 

 

League Leaders/Winners (31)

- #1 team according to current standings or tournament results. Standings ties given to the higher RPI team.

- ALL CAPS = locked up bid

- New leaders in green

 

America East - Boston University
A-10 - Xavier
ACC - North Carolina
Atlantic Sun - BELMONT
Big 12 - Kansas
Big East - Pittsburgh
Big Sky - Northern Colorado
Big South - UNC-Asheville
Big Ten - Ohio St
Big West - Long Beach St
CAA - OLD DOMINION
Conference USA - UAB
Horizon - BUTLER
Ivy - Harvard
MAAC - ST PETER'S
MAC - Kent St
MEAC - Bethune-Cookman
MVC - INDIANA ST
MWC - San Diego St
Northeast - Long Island
Ohio Valley - MOREHEAD ST
Pac-10 - Arizona
Patriot - Bucknell
SEC - Florida
Southern - WOFFORD
Southland - McNeese St
SWAC - Texas Southern
Summit - OAKLAND
Sun Belt - UALR
WAC - Utah St
WCC - GONZAGA
 

Last In: Boston College, Missouri St, Colorado, Michigan St

 

First Out: Marquette, Michigan, Cleveland St, UTEP

Further Four: Memphis, Penn St, USC, Colorado St

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): UTEP

New (at-large): Boston College

 

Conference Bids

- Multiple Bid Leagues

 

Big East - 10

Big 12 - 6

ACC - 6

SEC - 6

Big Ten - 5
A-10 - 3

MWC - 3

Pac-10 - 3
CAA - 2

MVC - 2

WCC - 2

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CUSA - 1
Horizon - 1