Bracketology: Early Saturday Update

    
March 13th, 2010
The Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of today." The field below is not based on who I think deserves to be in, but a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand. The next Bracketology update will be on Saturday. Look below for commentary on today's changes.

 

Why should you care what I have to say? In 2007 & 2008,  I was considered to have one of the Top 2 or 3 brackets amongst 53 national experts including Joe Lunardi, Gary Parrish and the like. (Admittedly my 2009 final bracket was rather weak.. not sure what happened. Can't win 'em all.)

 

Notes:

Arrows ( ) indicate movement by seed. Green font indicates new to the field this week. Conference champions are not my end of season predictions, but current leaders. Ties atop conference standings go to the higher RPI team. Check-mark () indicates automatic bid.

   

ONE  

Kansas**

Kentucky**

Duke**

Syracuse

 

TWO

West Virginia**

Kansas State

Ohio St

Purdue**

 

THREE

Villanova

Baylor

New Mexico

Michigan State

 

FOUR

Georgetown

Wisconsin

Pittsburgh

Tennessee

 

FIVE

Temple**

Vanderbilt

Maryland

Butler

 

SIX

Xavier

Texas A&M

Richmond

Northern Iowa

 

SEVEN

UTEP**

BYU

Texas

Oklahoma St

 

EIGHT

Gonzaga

California**

UNLV

Notre Dame

 

NINE

Florida State

Marquette

Louisville

Clemson

 

TEN

Missouri

Old Dominion

St. Mary's

San Diego St**

 

ELEVEN

Utah St**

Wake Forest

Cornell

Georgia Tech

 

TWELVE

Siena

Illinois

Washington

Virginia Tech

 

THIRTEEN

Florida

Ole Miss

Murray State

Oakland

 

FOURTEEN

Wofford

Akron**

Sam Houston St**

Montana

 

FIFTEEN

North Texas

UCSB**

Morgan St**

ETSU

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Vermont**

Robert Morris

Lehigh

Winthrop / UAPB**

 

** = Automatic Bid

 

 

League Leaders/Winners (31)

- Leaders throughout the season are merely the first place team in the standings as of the update, and not projected winners. Ties go to the higher RPI team. New teams this week in green.

 

America East - Vermont

A-10 - Temple

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - ETSU

Big 12 - Kansas

Big East - West Virginia

Big Sky - Montana

Big South - Winthrop

Big Ten - Purdue

Big West - UCSB

CAA - Old Dominion

Conference USA - UTEP

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Akron

MEAC - Morgan St

MVC - Northern Iowa

MWC - San Diego St

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Murray St

Pac-10 - California

Patriot - Lehigh

SEC - Kentucky

Southern - Wofford

Southland - Sam Houston St

SWAC - UAPB

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - North Texas

WAC - Utah St

WCC - St. Mary's

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In: Ole Miss, Florida, Virginia Tech, Washington

 

Last Out: Rhode Island, Minnesota, Mississippi St, Seton Hall

Further Four: Arizona St, Memphis, South Florida, UAB

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): None

 

Also check out Saturday's NITology projections.