Bracketology: February 20th

    
February 20th, 2009

The Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." Arrows indicate the amount of seeds a team moved since the last update. (Just because a team won or lost doesn't necessarily mean they'll move substantially though.)

 

Why should you care what I have to say? Did you know, last year I was considered to have one of the Top 2 or 3 brackets (depending on the scoring rubric) amongst 53 national experts including Joe Lunardi, Gary Parrish and the like).

 

Movement:

Previous update was February 18th. Arrows indicate movement by seed. Two arrows equals a change of two seeds, etc..

 

Dayton, Creighton, and Tennessee-Martin are our new conference leaders. Creighton has won six in a row and is now a serious at-large contender. Davidson is our biggest loser today, as a home loss to Citadel puts them down at 56th in the RPI. A lot of the team's the moved up seeds, merely did because of other team's pitfalls instead of great wins. On the bubble, Miami and UNLV drop out of the field in place of Penn St and Kansas St.

 

ONE  

Pittsburgh

Oklahoma 

North Carolina*

UCONN

 

TWO

Memphis*

Duke

Michigan State*

Clemson

 

THREE

Wake Forest

Villanova

Marquette

Louisville

 

FOUR

Kansas

Missouri

Purdue

Illinois

 

FIVE

UCLA

Arizona State

Gonzaga*

Xavier

 

SIX

Syracuse

Ohio State

LSU* 

Dayton*

 

SEVEN

Washington*

West Virginia

Florida St

California

 

EIGHT

Utah*

Utah State* 

South Carolina

BYU

 

NINE

Florida 

Butler*

Boston College 

Arizona

 

TEN

Wisconsin

Minnesota

Texas

Tennessee

 

ELEVEN

Siena*

San Diego St  

Cincinnati

Creighton*  (new today)

 

TWELVE

Davidson*

Kentucky

Virginia Tech

Penn St (new today)

 

THIRTEEN

Kansas St (new today)

VCU 

Western Kentucky*  (new today)

Buffalo*

 

FOURTEEN

North Dakota St* 

American*

Weber St*  

Vermont*  

 

FIFTEEN

Belmont*

CS Northridge* 

Cornell*

Texas A&M - CC*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Robert Morris*

Tennessee-Martin*  (new today)

Morgan State*

Radford/ Alabama St*

 

* = Conference champion

Bold = Tournament Bid

 

League Winners (31)

- Winners are merely the first place team in the standings as of today. Ties are given to the higher RPI team.

 

America East - Vermont

A-10 - Dayton**

ACC - North Carolina

Atlantic Sun - Belmont

Big 12 - Oklahoma

Big East - UCONN

Big Sky - Weber St

Big South - Radford

Big Ten - Michigan State

Big West - CS Northridge

CAA - VCU

Conference USA - Memphis

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Buffalo

MEAC - Morgan State

MVC - Creighton**

MWC - Utah

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Tennessee-Martin**

Pac-10 - Washington

Patriot - American

SEC - LSU

Southern - Davidson

Southland - Texas A&M-CC

SWAC - Alabama St

Summit - North Dakota St

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky**

WAC - Utah St

WCC - Gonzaga

** = New conference leaders

 

Last In: Wisconsin, Kentucky, Miami, Cincinnati (last)

 

Last Out:  Michigan, UAB, Temple, Saint Mary's

Further Four: USC, Providence, UNLV, Miami

 

Dropped Out Today (at-large): Miami (for Penn St, Kansas St)