Bracketology: March 14

    
March 14th, 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 March 13th (9 PM). Arrows indicate movement by seed. Two arrows equals a change of two seeds, etc..

  

Update as of 3/14, 11:30 AM

Temple & Duquesne will meet in the A-10 finals, meaning that the bubble has burst for.. Saint Mary's. Baylor, USC, and Nevada, and less-likely Tulsa, could all knock bubble teams out with tourney wins today. You have to figure at least one of those teams will win today.. sorry Creighton. Utah & BYU swap places in the 7-8 range, with the Utes advancing to the MWC finals. UCLA's loss to USC allows Gonzaga to to jump into a four spot.  Siena and BC switch spots in the 9-10 zone, not because of BC's close loss to Duke, but simply RPI changes. Another win by SDSU moves them closer into lock position.

 

ONE  

Pittsburgh

North Carolina*

Louisville* 

Michigan State*

 

TWO

UCONN

Memphis*

Oklahoma 

Duke

 

THREE

Villanova

Wake Forest

Kansas

Washington

 

FOUR

Missouri*

Syracuse

Gonzaga*

Florida St

 

FIVE

Xavier

UCLA

Clemson

Illinois

 

SIX

Arizona State*

West Virginia

Purdue

LSU* 

 

SEVEN

Marquette

Tennessee

Butler

Utah*

 

EIGHT

Texas

Ohio State

Oklahoma St

BYU

 

NINE

California

Wisconsin

Dayton

Siena***

 

TEN

Utah State*

Texas A&M

San Diego St  

Boston College

 

ELEVEN

Michigan

Minnesota

South Carolina

Penn St

 

TWELVE

Creighton

Temple*  (new today)

Western Kentucky***

Northern Iowa***

 

THIRTEEN

VCU***   

Cleveland St***

American*

North Dakota St*** 

 

FOURTEEN

Binghamton*

Buffalo*

Portland St***  

Robert Morris***

 

FIFTEEN

Stephen F Austin*

Cornell***

ETSU*** 

Morgan State*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Radford***

Morehead St***

CS Northridge

Chattanooga***  (new today) / Alabama St*

 

* = Conference Leader

*** = Automatic Bid

Bold = Tournament Bid

 

League Leaders/Winners (31)

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

 

America East - Binghamton

A-10 - Temple

ACC - North Carolina

Atlantic Sun - ETSU***

Big 12 - Kansas

Big East - Louisville

Big Sky - Portland St***

Big South - Radford***

Big Ten - Michigan State

Big West - CS Northridge

CAA - VCU***

Conference USA - Memphis

Horizon - Cleveland St***

Ivy - Cornell***

MAAC - Siena***

MAC - Buffalo

MEAC - Morgan State

MVC - Northern Iowa***

MWC - Utah

Northeast - Robert Morris***

Ohio Valley - Morehead State***

Pac-10 - Arizona St

Patriot - American

SEC - LSU

Southern - Chattanooga***

Southland - Stephen F. Austin

SWAC - Alabama St

Summit - North Dakota St***

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky***

WAC - Utah St

WCC - Gonzaga***

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In:  Minnesota, South Carolina, Penn St, Creighton (last)

 

Last Out: Saint Mary's, Maryland, New Mexico, Providence

Further Four: Auburn, Arizona, UNLV, Florida

 

Dropped Out Today (at-large): Saint Mary's (for Temple/Duquesne A-10 Winner)

 

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