Bracketology: UW and SDSU In, Memphis and ASU Out

    
March 12th, 2010
The Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of today." The field below is not based on who I think deserves to be in, but a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand. The next Bracketology update will be on Saturday. Look below for commentary on today's changes.

 

Why should you care what I have to say? 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 font indicates new to the field this week. Conference champions are not my end of season predictions, but current leaders. Ties atop conference standings go to the higher RPI team. Check-mark () indicates automatic bid.

   

ONE  

Kansas**

Kentucky**

Duke**

Syracuse**

 

TWO

West Virginia

Ohio St

Purdue**

New Mexico**

 

THREE

Kansas State

Villanova

Baylor

Michigan State

 

FOUR

Wisconsin

Pittsburgh

Maryland

Georgetown

 

FIVE

Temple**

Vanderbilt

Tennessee

Butler

 

SIX

BYU

Texas A&M

Xavier

Richmond

 

SEVEN

Northern Iowa

UTEP**

Texas

Oklahoma St

 

EIGHT

Gonzaga

Florida State

Marquette

California**

 

NINE

UNLV

Louisville

Notre Dame

Clemson

 

TEN

Missouri

Old Dominion

St. Mary's

Utah St**

 

ELEVEN

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest

Cornell

Georgia Tech

 

TWELVE

Siena

Florida

Ole Miss

Washington

 

THIRTEEN

Illinois

San Diego St

Murray State

Oakland

 

FOURTEEN

Wofford

Akron**

Sam Houston St**

Montana

 

FIFTEEN

North Texas

UCSB**

Morgan St**

ETSU

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Vermont**

Winthrop

Robert Morris

Lehigh** / UAPB**

 

** = 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. Ties go to the higher RPI team. New teams this week in green.

 

America East - Vermont

A-10 - Temple

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - ETSU

Big 12 - Kansas

Big East - Syracuse

Big Sky - Montana

Big South - Winthrop

Big Ten - Purdue

Big West - UCSB

CAA - Old Dominion

Conference USA - UTEP

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Akron

MEAC - Morgan St

MVC - Northern Iowa

MWC - New Mexico

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Murray St

Pac-10 - California

Patriot - Lehigh

SEC - Kentucky

Southern - Wofford

Southland - Sam Houston St

SWAC - UAPB

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - North Texas

WAC - Utah St

WCC - St. Mary's

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In: San Diego St, Washington, Ole Miss, Illinois

 

Last Out: Rhode Island, Memphis, Minnesota, Arizona St,

Further Four:  Seton Hall, Mississippi St, Dayton, South Florida

 

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