Bracketology: Week Six

    
January 5th, 2009

Bracketology: January 5th

 

Our weekly and eventual Daily Field of 65 continues into Christmas week. The Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." Arrows indicate a team that moved up or down based on last week's performance. (Just because a team won or lost doesn't necessarily mean they'll move substantially though.)

 

Important: Up until the beginning of conference play, the #1 RPI team in the conference is listed as the projected champ! (The purpose is to prevent the bracketology series from merely being my own subjective views about who will eventually make it down the line)

 

Note on Today's Movement:

Arrows indicate movement by seed. Two arrows equals a change of two seeds, etc..

 

 

ONE

Pittsburgh*

Duke*

North Carolina

UCONN

 

TWO

Wake Forest

Oklahoma 

Texas

UCLA

 

THREE

Michigan State*

Georgetown

Notre Dame

Clemson

 

FOUR

Syracuse

Tennessee*

Butler*

Xavier*

 

FIVE

Purdue

Villanova

Arizona State

Marquette

 

SIX

West Virginia

Memphis*

Baylor

Michigan

 

SEVEN

Boston College (new)

Minnesota

Ohio State

Davidson*

 

EIGHT

California

Saint Mary's*  

Gonzaga

Illinois

 

NINE

Wisconsin

Dayton

Louisville

Florida St

 

TEN

Illinois State

Texas A&M

Maryland

 

UNLV (new)

 

ELEVEN

Miami (FL)

Stanford

Missouri

Kansas (new)

 

TWELVE

BYU

Utah*  (new)

Evansville*  

Boise State* (new)

 

THIRTEEN

Siena*

Northeastern*  (new)

Miami (OH)*

Western Kentucky*  

 

FOURTEEN

VMI* (new)

Stephen F Austin*

Portland State*

Pacific*

 

FIFTEEN

Mercer* (new)

Cornell*

Vermont*

American*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Jacksonville State*

Oakland*

Robert Morris* (new)

Morgan State* / UAPB*

 

* = Conference champion

Bold = Tournament Bid

 

League Winners (31)

America East - Vermont

A-10 - Xavier

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - Mercer**

Big 12 - Oklahoma

Big East - Pittsburgh

Big Sky - Portland State

Big South - VMI**

Big Ten - Michigan State**

Big West - Pacific

CAA - Northeastern**

Conference USA - Memphis**

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Miami

MEAC - Morgan State

MVC - Evansville

MWC - Utah**

Northeast - Robert Morris**

Ohio Valley - Jacksonville State

Pac-10 - California**

Patriot - American

SEC - Tennessee

Southern - Davidson

Southland - Stephen F Austin

SWAC - UAPB

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Boise State**

WCC - St. Mary's

** = New RPI leaders this week

 

Last In: BYU, Kansas, Missouri, Stanford

Last Out: Arkansas, Florida, Oklahoma State,  LSU 

 

Dropped Out (at-large): Arizona, New (at-large): Boston College, UNLV, Kansas