Bracketology Week Four: Kentucky #1 Seed

    
December 7th, 2009

The weekly Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." My weekly Bracketology updates are usually released later on Mondays. In late February into March, 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

Villanova

Texas**

Kentucky

 

TWO

Purdue**

West Virginia**

Syracuse

Duke**

 

THREE

Tennessee

North Carolina

Florida

Michigan State

 

FOUR

Ohio State

Georgetown 

UCONN

Washington**

 

FIVE

Texas A&M

Cincinnati

Wisconsin

UNLV**

 

SIX

Gonzaga

Ole Miss

Kansas State

Clemson

 

SEVEN

Vanderbilt**

Memphis

Butler

Texas Tech

 

EIGHT

Georgia Tech

Florida State

Oklahoma St

Miami

 

NINE

Notre Dame

New Mexico

Seton Hall

Dayton

 

TEN

Illinois

Tulsa**

Northwestern

St. John's

 

ELEVEN

Temple**

Missouri State**

BYU

St. Mary's**

 

TWELVE

California

William & Mary**   

Cornell** 

Niagara**

 

THIRTEEN

San Jose St**

Loyola (Ill)**   

Western Kentucky**

Eastern Michigan**

 

FOURTEEN

Western Carolina**

Long Beach St**

Northern Colorado**

UTSA**

 

FIFTEEN

IUPUI**

Belmont**

Coastal Carolina**

Murray State**

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Army**

Morgan St**

Stony Brook**

LIU** / 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 - Stony Brook

A-10 - Temple

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - Belmont

Big 12 - Texas

Big East - West Virginia

Big Sky - Northern Colorado

Big South - Coastal Carolina

Big Ten - Purdue

Big West - Long Beach St

CAA - William & Mary

Conference USA - Tulsa

Horizon - Loyola (Ill)

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Niagara

MAC - Eastern Michigan

MEAC - Morgan St

MVC - Missouri St

MWC - UNLV

Northeast - LIU

Ohio Valley - Murray State

Pac-10 - Washington

Patriot - Army

SEC - Vanderbilt

Southern - Western Carolina

Southland - UTSA

SWAC - Texas Southern

Summit - IUPUI

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - San Jose St

WCC - St. Mary's

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In: Northwestern, St. John's, BYU, California

 

Last Out: Pittsburgh, Richmond, Baylor, South Carolina

Further Four: Charlotte, Louisville, Wake Forest, Minnesota

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large):  Louisville, Marquette, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota