Bracketology: January 29th

    
January 29th, 2009

Bracketology: January 29th

 

This week marks the tipping point when the weekly Bracketology slowly begins to morph into a Daily Field of 65. Expect updates every 2-3 days for the next 2 weeks before the daily updates begin. The Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." Arrows indicate a team that moved up or down based on last week's performance. (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:

Last update was Jan 26. Arrows indicate movement by seed. Two arrows equals a change of two seeds, etc..

 

ONE  

UCONN

Wake Forest

Oklahoma 

Duke*

 

TWO

North Carolina

Pittsburgh

Michigan State*

Louisville*

 

THREE

Xavier*

Marquette

Clemson

Butler*

 

FOUR

Texas

Memphis*

Arizona State

Illinois

 

FIVE

Syracuse

Washington*  

Villanova

Purdue

 

SIX

Florida* 

UCLA

Gonzaga*

Kansas

 

SEVEN

Minnesota

West Virginia

Davidson*

Saint Mary's  

 

EIGHT

Virginia Tech

Ohio State

Kentucky  

Georgetown

 

NINE

California 

Florida St

Utah State* 

Missouri

 

TEN

UNLV  

Dayton

South Carolina

Tennessee

 

ELEVEN

Baylor

Siena*

Utah* (new)  

Miami

 

 

TWELVE

Michigan

USC  

Boston College (new)  

Oklahoma State  

 

THIRTEEN

Northern Iowa*  

Northeastern* (new)  

Western Kentucky*  

North Dakota St* 

 

FOURTEEN

Texas A&M - CC*

Portland St*

Buffalo*

Vermont*  

 

FIFTEEN

Long Beach St*  

Cornell*

VMI*

American*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Austin Peay*  

East Tennessee St*  

Morgan State*

Robert Morris* / Alabama St*

 

* = Conference champion

Bold = Tournament Bid

 

League Winners (31)

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

 

America East - Vermont

A-10 - Xavier

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - East Tennessee St

Big 12 - Oklahoma

Big East - Louisville**

Big Sky - Portland State

Big South - VMI

Big Ten - Michigan State

Big West - Long Beach State

CAA - Northeastern**

Conference USA - Memphis

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Buffalo

MEAC - Morgan State

MVC - Northern Iowa

MWC - Utah**

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Austin Peay

Pac-10 - Washington

Patriot - American

SEC - Florida**

Southern - Davidson

Southland - Texas A&M-CC

SWAC - Alabama St

Summit - North Dakota St

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Utah St

WCC - Gonzaga

** = New RPI leaders this week

 

Last In:  Michigan , USC, Boston College, Oklahoma State (last)

Last Out: BYU, Illinois State, Notre Dame,

 

At-Larges Dropped Out: Notre Dame, BYU, San Diego St