Bracketology: Top Seeds Remain Unchanged

    
December 29th, 2009

The weekly Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." . In late February, I release Bracketology updates daily as the season approaches crunch time.

 

Why should you care what I have to say? Did you know 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 indicates new to the field this week. Conference champions are not my end of season predictions, but the current RPI leader at the time of the posting (this switches to conference record once all leagues have started.)

   

ONE  

Kansas

Texas

Kentucky**

Purdue**

 

TWO

Syracuse

West Virginia**

Duke**

Villanova

 

THREE

UCONN

Kansas State**

North Carolina

Michigan State

 

FOUR

Georgetown 

Tennessee

Washington**

Ohio State

 

FIVE

New Mexico**

Ole Miss

Temple**

Clemson

 

SIX

Texas Tech

Florida State

Wisconsin

Texas A&M

 

SEVEN

Gonzaga

Northwestern

UAB**

Dayton

 

EIGHT

Butler**

Miami

Georgia Tech

Oklahoma St

 

NINE

UNLV

BYU

USC

Florida

 

TEN

Virginia Tech

Northern Iowa**

Mississippi St

St. Mary's**

 

ELEVEN

William & Mary**   

Cincinnati

Richmond

St. John's

 

TWELVE

Cornell** 

Baylor

California

Memphis

 

THIRTEEN

Nevada**

Western Carolina**

Siena**

Western Kentucky**

 

FOURTEEN

Buffalo**

Montana**

IUPUI**

Coastal Carolina**

 

FIFTEEN

Long Beach St**

UTSA**

Belmont**

Austin Peay*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Army**

Morgan St**

Vermont**

Sacred Heart** / Texas Southern**

 

** = 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. Up until conference play begins, 1st place is given to the highest RPI team. New teams this week in green.

 

America East - Vermont

A-10 - Temple

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - Belmont

Big 12 - Kansas St

Big East - West Virginia

Big Sky - Montana

Big South - Coastal Carolina

Big Ten - Purdue

Big West - Long Beach St

CAA - William & Mary

Conference USA - UAB

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Buffalo

MEAC - Morgan St

MVC - Northern Iowa

MWC - New Mexico

Northeast - Sacred Heart

Ohio Valley - Austin Peay

Pac-10 - Washington

Patriot - Army

SEC - Kentucky

Southern - Western Carolina

Southland - UTSA

SWAC - Texas Southern

Summit - IUPUI

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Nevada

WCC - St. Mary's

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In: St. John's, Baylor, California, Memphis

 

Last Out: Wichita St, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Rhode Island

Further Four: Washington St, Charlotte, Missouri St, Vanderbilt

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Charlotte, Tulsa