Bracketoloy: February 23rd

    
February 22nd, 2009

The Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." Arrows indicate the amount of seeds a team moved since the last update. (Just because a team won or lost doesn't necessarily mean they'll move substantially though.)

 

Why should you care what I have to say? Did you know, last year I was considered to have one of the Top 2 or 3 brackets (depending on the scoring rubric) amongst 53 national experts including Joe Lunardi, Gary Parrish and the like).

 

Movement:

Previous update was February 20th. Arrows indicate movement by seed. Two arrows equals a change of two seeds, etc..

 

To major changes at the top. Kansas moves up merely due to its continually improving RPI at the expense of Marquette. Lots of jostling in the middle seeds, especially with big wins by Texas and Kentucky over the weekend. UNLV is back in the field thanks to a huge win over UNLV, while Temple makes their debut due to the continual struggles of Virginia Tech.

 

*The late Arizona/ASU game is not accounted for in this update (I need sleep!).

 

ONE  

Pittsburgh

Oklahoma 

UCONN

North Carolina*

 

TWO

Duke

Memphis*

Michigan State*

Clemson

 

THREE

Villanova

Kansas

Louisville

Wake Forest

 

FOUR

Marquette

Missouri

Illinois

Purdue

 

FIVE

Arizona State

Gonzaga*

Xavier*

Florida St

 

SIX

LSU* 

Washington*

Syracuse

UCLA

 

SEVEN

West Virginia

Utah*

Ohio State

California

 

EIGHT

Butler*

Texas

Arizona

Dayton

 

NINE

Utah State* 

South Carolina

Florida 

Wisconsin

 

TEN

Minnesota

BYU

Kentucky

Boston College

 

ELEVEN

Tennessee

Siena*

Creighton*  

Penn St

 

TWELVE

UNLV (new today)

Kansas St

Temple (new today)

San Diego St  

 

THIRTEEN

Davidson*

VCU 

Western Kentucky*

Vermont*  

 

FOURTEEN

Buffalo*

North Dakota St* 

American*

Weber St*  

 

FIFTEEN

Jacksonville*  (new today)

Long Beach St  (new today)

Cornell*

Texas A&M - CC*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Robert Morris*

Tennessee-Martin*

Morgan State*

Radford/ Alabama St*

 

* = Conference champion

Bold = Tournament Bid

 

League Winners (31)

- Winners are merely the first place team in the standings as of today. Ties are given to the higher RPI team.

 

America East - Vermont

A-10 - Xavier**

ACC - North Carolina

Atlantic Sun - Jacksonville**

Big 12 - Oklahoma

Big East - UCONN

Big Sky - Weber St

Big South - Radford

Big Ten - Michigan State

Big West - Long Beach St**

CAA - VCU

Conference USA - Memphis

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Buffalo

MEAC - Morgan State

MVC - Creighton

MWC - Utah

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Tennessee-Martin

Pac-10 - Washington

Patriot - American

SEC - LSU

Southern - Davidson

Southland - Texas A&M-CC

SWAC - Alabama St

Summit - North Dakota St

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Utah St

WCC - Gonzaga

** = New conference leaders

 

Last In: UNLV, Kansas St, San Diego St, Temple (last)

 

Last Out: Saint Mary's, UAB, Miami, Oklahoma St

Further Four: Providence, Texas A&M, Michigan, USC

 

Dropped Out Today (at-large): Virginia Tech, Cincinnati (for UNLV, Temple)