Bracketology Late Night: Penn St In, Florida Takes #2 Seed

    
March 12th, 2011
The latest 2011 NCAA Tournament Bracketology field as things stand as of Saturday night at 9 pm (with the Big East title game yet to come). The field below is not who I think deserves to be in, but simply a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand.

 

Why should you care what I have to say? In 2007, 2008 & 2010, my NCAA Tournament projections ranked in the Top 3 amongst 50+ national experts including Joe Lunardi, Gary Parrish and the like. Over the last 3 years, I've ranked 3rd overall amongst bracketologists according to the Bracket Project

 

Notes:

Arrows indicate how many seeds (not spots) a team has moved up or down since the last update (Saturday Morning). Teams in Green are new to the field today. Teams in CAPS have locked up a bid.

 

ONE

Ohio State**

Kansas**

Notre Dame**

North Carolina**

 

TWO

Pittsburgh

Duke

San Diego St**

Florida**

 

THREE

Texas

UCONN**

BYU

Louisville

 

FOUR

Purdue

Kentucky

Syracuse

Wisconsin

 

FIVE

Arizona

St. John's

Kansas St

Xavier

 

SIX

Vanderbilt

Texas A&M

West Virginia

Georgetown

 

SEVEN

Cincinnati

UNLV

Utah St**

Temple

 

EIGHT

OLD DOMINION**

UCLA

George Mason

WASHINGTON**

 

NINE

Missouri

BUTLER**

Florida St

Marquette

 

TEN

GONZAGA**

Tennessee

Clemson

Michigan St

 

ELEVEN

Richmond**

Villanova

MEMPHIS**

Penn St

 

TWELVE + 1

Illinois

BELMONT**

Colorado

St. Mary's / Michigan

 

THIRTEEN + 1

Virginia Tech / Georgia

OAKLAND**

PRINCETON**

BUCKNELL**

 

FOURTEEN

INDIANA ST**

LONG ISLAND**

MOREHEAD ST**

Long Beach St**

 

FIFTEEN

AKRON**

WOFFORD**

NORTHERN COLORADO**

ST. PETER'S**

 

SIXTEEN + 2

BOSTON U**

UNC-ASHEVILLE**

UALR** / Alabama St**

UTSA** / HAMPTON**

 

Last In: Georgia, Virginia Tech, Michigan, St. Mary's

 

First Out: Alabama, Boston College, UAB, Missouri St

Further Four: UTEP, Cleveland St, USC, Harvard

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Alabama

New (at-large): Penn St

 

 

Conference Bids

- Multiple Bid Leagues

 

Big East - 11

Big Ten - 7

Big 12 - 6

ACC - 5

SEC - 5
A-10 - 3

MWC - 3

Pac-10 - 3
CAA - 2

WCC - 2

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CUSA - 1
Horizon - 1
MVC - 1

 

 

League Leaders/Winners (31)

- #1 team according to current standings or tournament results. Standings ties given to the higher RPI team.

- ALL CAPS = locked up bid

- New leaders in green

 

America East - BOSTON U
A-10 - Richmond
ACC - North Carolina
Atlantic Sun - BELMONT
Big 12 - Kansas
Big East - UConn
Big Sky - NORTHERN COLORADO
Big South - UNC-ASHEVILLE
Big Ten - Ohio St
Big West - Long Beach St
CAA - OLD DOMINION
Conference USA - MEMPHIS
Horizon - BUTLER
Ivy - PRINCETON
MAAC - ST PETER'S
MAC - AKRON
MEAC - HAMPTON
MVC - INDIANA ST
MWC - SAN DIEGO ST
Northeast - LONG ISLAND
Ohio Valley - MOREHEAD ST
Pac-10 - WASHINGTON
Patriot - BUCKNELL
SEC - Florida
Southern - WOFFORD
Southland - UTSA
SWAC - Alabama St
Summit - OAKLAND
Sun Belt - UALR
WAC - Utah St
WCC - GONZAGA