Daily Bracketology: Monday's NCAA Tournament Projection

    
March 3rd, 2008

Another day, another daily Field of 65. (Except no Saturday's since there's little action Friday). This is a field based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." For one-bid leagues, I simply include the conference leader at the time of publishing. In case of ties, I use my projected winner.

 

Arrows indicate a team that moved up or down based on last night's performance. (Just because a team won or lost doesn't necessarily mean they'll move substantially.)

 

Note on Monday's Movement: The bubble is a mess right now.  Weak teams that have barely any good wins like Virginia Tech, UAB, and New Mexico are now simply because the teams that won quality games early are faltering in a big way (St. Joseph's losing to Temple at home being the worst example). Near the top, MSU's win over Indiana maintains the Spartans as a 6 seed, while Indiana is passed by Notre Dame. Arizona loses again, but still remains an 8 seed. Miami, who moves up due to RPI changes, is right on the Wildcats heels.. and the Hurricanes move up today's Bracketology knocks Texas A&M down to a 10. Maryland remains in the field despite a home loss, but they do fall past Davidson who moves up to an 11. None of the last 5 teams are very secure, and the last teams out like Dayton & Villanova have winnable games this week.. so expect more movement in or out.

 

ONE

Memphis*

Tennessee*

North Carolina

Duke*

 

TWO

Texas *

UCLA*

Kansas

Georgetown*

 

THREE

Xavier*

Louisville

Wisconsin*

UCONN

 

FOUR

Stanford

Vanderbilt

Purdue

Notre Dame

 

FIVE

Indiana

Drake*

Michigan State 

Marquette

 

SIX

Butler*

Washington State 

Clemson

Pittsburgh

 

SEVEN

BYU*

Gonzaga*

Oklahoma 

Saint Mary's 

 

EIGHT

USC

Mississippi State

Baylor

Arizona

 

NINE

Miami (FL)

UNLV 

Kansas State

Arkansas

 

TEN

Texas A&M

South Alabama*

West Virginia

Kent State*

 

ELEVEN

Arizona State

Illinois State

UMASS

Davidson*

 

TWELVE

Florida 

UAB

Maryland 

VCU*

 

THIRTEEN

New Mexico

Virginia Tech

Oral Roberts*

Cornell*

 

FOURTEEN

Boise State*

UNC-Asheville*

CS Northridge*

Rider*

 

FIFTEEN

UMBC*

Belmont*

American*

Lamar*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Robert Morris*

Austin Peay*

Portland State*

Morgan State* /Alabama State*

 

* = Conference champion

 

League Winners (31)

America East - UMBC

A-10 - Xavier

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - Belmont

Big 12 - Texas

Big East - Georgetown

Big Sky - Portland State

Big South - UNC-Asheville

Big Ten - Wisconsin

Big West - CS Northridge

CAA - VCU

Conference USA - Memphis

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Rider

MAC - Kent State

MEAC - Morgan State

MVC - Drake

MWC - BYU

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Austin Peay

Pac-10 - UCLA

Patriot - American

SEC - Tennessee

Southern - Davidson

Southland - Lamar

SWAC - Alabama State

Summit - Oral Roberts

Sun Belt - South Alabama

WAC - Boise State

WCC - Gonzaga

 

Last In:  UAB, Maryland, New Mexico, Virginia Tech

Last Out: Dayton, Villanova, Saint Joseph's, Syracuse

 

- Check out yesterday's Daily Bracketology to compare the subtle changes.

 

- Also, I've added the Early Bird Prediction: #1.. a filled in tournament bracket based on current Bracketology!