Bracketology: Final NCAA Projection

    
March 14th, 2010
This is the final Bracketology projection of the season.. its been a pleasure putting these articles together all season. Hope you enjoyed following them. The field below is not based on who I think deserves to be in, but a prediction of what the committee will do. Check below for commentary on the final 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 since yesterday's update (not the early morning version). 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.

 

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ONE  

Kansas

Kentucky

Duke

Syracuse

 

TWO

West Virginia

Ohio St**

Kansas State

Villanova

 

THREE

Baylor

Georgetown

Pittsburgh

New Mexico

 

FOUR

Temple

Purdue

Wisconsin

Tennessee

 

FIVE

Michigan State

Maryland

Butler

Vanderbilt

 

SIX

Richmond

Xavier

Texas A&M

Gonzaga

 

SEVEN

Northern Iowa

BYU

Oklahoma St

Notre Dame

 

EIGHT

Texas

UNLV

Florida State

Louisville

 

NINE

Marquette

Georgia Tech

Clemson

California

 

TEN

St. Mary's

San Diego St

UTEP

Old Dominion

 

ELEVEN

Missouri

Wake Forest

Washington

Cornell

 

TWELVE

Minnesota

Siena

Utah St

Illinois

 

THIRTEEN

Murray State

New Mexico St

Oakland

Wofford

 

FOURTEEN

Ohio

Sam Houston St

Houston

Montana

 

FIFTEEN

North Texas

UCSB

Morgan St

Vermont

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

ETSU

Robert Morris

Lehigh

Winthrop / UAPB

 

** = Projected 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 - Ohio St

Big West - UCSB

CAA - Old Dominion

Conference USA - Houston

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Ohio

MEAC - Morgan St

MVC - Northern Iowa

MWC - San Diego St

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Murray St

Pac-10 - Washington

Patriot - Lehigh

SEC - Kentucky

Southern - Wofford

Southland - Sam Houston St

SWAC - UAPB

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - North Texas

WAC - New Mexico St

WCC - St. Mary's

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In: Illinois, Utah St, Minnesota, Wisconsin

 

Last Out: Virginia Tech, Mississippi St, Florida, Ole Miss

Further Four: Seton Hall, Rhode Island, Memphis, South Florida

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): None Today

 

Also check out Sunday's NITology projections.

 

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