Bracketology Friday: Rhode Island's Back

    
March 5th, 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. I'll next post a Bracketology update again on Monday. 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).

   

ONE  

Kansas**

Syracuse**

Kentucky**

Duke**

 

TWO

Ohio St**

Kansas State

West Virginia

Villanova

 

THREE

Purdue

New Mexico**

Pittsburgh

Vanderbilt

 

FOUR

Michigan State

Wisconsin

Butler**

Temple**

 

FIVE

Maryland

Tennessee

Texas A&M

BYU

 

SIX

Xavier

Gonzaga**

Baylor

Georgetown

 

SEVEN

Clemson

Texas

Richmond

Northern Iowa**

 

EIGHT

UTEP**

UNLV

Florida State

Oklahoma St

 

NINE

California**

Missouri

Marquette

Wake Forest

TEN

Louisville

Georgia Tech

Old Dominion**

Utah St**

 

ELEVEN

Notre Dame

Virginia Tech

St. Mary's

Florida

 

TWELVE

Rhode Island

Siena**

Cornell** 

Illinois

 

THIRTEEN

UAB

UCONN

Kent St**

Murray State**

 

FOURTEEN

Wofford**

Oakland**

Weber St**

Sam Houston St**

 

FIFTEEN

Coastal Carolina**

Morgan St**

UCSB**

Troy**

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Stony Brook**

Belmont**

Quinnipiac**

Lehigh** / Jackson St**

 

** = 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 - Stony Brook

A-10 - Temple

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - Belmont

Big 12 - Kansas

Big East - Syracuse

Big Sky - Weber St

Big South - Coastal Carolina

Big Ten - Ohio St

Big West - UCSB

CAA - Old Dominion

Conference USA - UTEP

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Kent St

MEAC - Morgan St

MVC - Northern Iowa

MWC - New Mexico

Northeast - Quinnipiac

Ohio Valley - Murray St

Pac-10 - California

Patriot - Lehigh

SEC - Kentucky

Southern - Wofford

Southland - Sam Houston St

SWAC - Jackson St

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - Troy

WAC - Utah St

WCC - Gonzaga

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In: Notre Dame, UCONN, Mississippi St, St. Mary's

 

Last Out: San Diego St, Ole Miss, Memphis, Mississippi St

Further Four: Dayton, Arizona St, Washington, Wichita St

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Mississippi St

 

 

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