Bracketology: UNC Takes #1 Seed, Memphis Out

    
March 6th, 2011
The 2011 NCAA Tournament Bracketology field is based on how the tourney projects as of now. The field below is not necessarily who I think deserves to be in, but simply a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand. In late February, I release Bracketology updates more frequently as the season approaches crunch time.

 

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'm 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 in the past week. Teams in Green are new to the field today.

 

ONE

Kansas**

Ohio State**

Pittsburgh**

North Carolina**

 

TWO

Notre Dame

Duke

Purdue

Texas

 

THREE

San Diego St**

Florida**

BYU

Syracuse

 

FOUR

Arizona**

Wisconsin

Louisville

Kentucky

 

FIVE

Georgetown

St. John's

Xavier**

Kansas St

 

SIX

West Virginia

UCONN

Texas A&M

Vanderbilt

 

SEVEN

Utah St**

UNLV

Temple

Villanova

 

EIGHT

Missouri

Old Dominion**

Cincinnati

Florida St

 

NINE

George Mason

UCLA

Georgia

Butler**

 

TEN

St. Mary's**

UAB**

Illinois

Washington

 

ELEVEN

Tennessee

Alabama

Richmond

Clemson

 

TWELVE

Virginia Tech

BELMONT**

Harvard**

Michigan St

 

THIRTEEN + 2

Colorado / Gonzaga

Missouri St / UTEP

Charleston**

Oakland**

 

FOURTEEN

Bucknell**

INDIANA ST**

Long Beach St**

MOREHEAD ST**

 

FIFTEEN

Long Island**

Kent St**

FAU**

Iona**

 

SIXTEEN + 2

Northern Colorado**

UNC-ASHEVILLE**

Boston University** / Texas Southern**

McNeese St** / Bethune-Cookman**

 

** = Automatic Bid

 

 

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 University
A-10 - Xavier
ACC - North Carolina
Atlantic Sun - BELMONT
Big 12 - Kansas
Big East - Pittsburgh
Big Sky - Northern Colorado
Big South - UNC-Asheville
Big Ten - Ohio St
Big West - Long Beach St
CAA - Old Dominion
Conference USA - UAB
Horizon - Butler
Ivy - Harvard
MAAC - Iona
MAC - Kent St
MEAC - Bethune-Cookman
MVC - INDIANA ST
MWC - San Diego St
Northeast - Long Island
Ohio Valley - MOREHEAD ST
Pac-10 - Arizona
Patriot - Bucknell
SEC - Florida
Southern - Charleston
Southland - McNeese St
SWAC - Texas Southern
Summit - Oakland
Sun Belt - FAU
WAC - Utah St
WCC - Saint Mary's
 

Last In: UTEP, Gonzaga, Missouri St, Colorado

 

First Out: Boston College, Michigan, Cleveland St, Marquette

Further Four: Memphis, Penn St, Colorado St, USC

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Cleveland St, Colorado St, Memphis

New (at-large): Colorado, Gonzaga

 

Conference Bids

- Multiple Bid Leagues

 

Big East - 10

Big 12 - 6

SEC - 6

ACC - 5

Big Ten - 5
A-10 - 3

MWC - 3

Pac-10 - 3
CAA - 2

CUSA - 2

MVC - 2

WCC - 2

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Horizon - 1