Daily Bracketology: Selection Sunday Early Morning

    
March 15th, 2008
Things simply got wild on Saturday.. Illinois and Georgia in their respective conference title games? Seriously? Triple-OT in the WAC title game. Temple locking up a bid. Pittsburgh soaring up the field after beating Georgetown to win the Big East tournament. Tennessee's #1 seed in jeopardy after losing to Arkansas. And that's just the start of it.

 

Temple's win knocks Arizona State out of the field for now.. with the Sun Devils and Ohio State the two teams closest to the edge. Realistically, none of the final six teams in the field are safe.. and if one of Georgia or Illinois wins, then things really get sticky on the bubble.

 

Other teams not mentioned that improve seeds include Wisconsin (moving up to a #2), Clemson (to a 5), UNLV (to an 8), and Kent State (to a 9). As always, the arrows tell the complete story of the day's movement.

 

*Note that this update was made at midnight on Sunday before the RPI was updated. There will be an update at around 11 (or whenever I get the new RPI #'s), followed by the final projection after the SEC Championship.

 

 

ONE

North Carolina*

Memphis*

UCLA*

Tennessee*

 

TWO

Texas *

Kansas

Duke

Wisconsin*

 

THREE

Georgetown

Stanford

Xavier*

Louisville

 

FOUR

Pittsburgh*

Drake*

UCONN

Notre Dame

 

FIVE

Butler*

Vanderbilt

Indiana

Clemson

 

SIX

Michigan State

Washington State 

Marquette

Purdue

 

SEVEN

USC

Gonzaga

Arkansas*

West Virginia

 

EIGHT

Oklahoma 

UNLV* 

Mississippi State

BYU

 

NINE

Miami (FL)

Texas A&M

Kent State*

Davidson*

 

TEN

Kansas State

Saint Mary's 

South Alabama

Kentucky

 

ELEVEN

Baylor

Arizona

Temple*

St. Joseph's

 

TWELVE

Illinois State

Western Kentucky*

Villanova

Oregon

 

THIRTEEN

George Mason*

San Diego*

Oral Roberts*

Cornell*

 

FOURTEEN

Siena*

Winthrop*

Boise State*

Belmont*

 

FIFTEEN

Austin Peay*

American*

UMBC*

CS Fullerton*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Portland State*

Mount St Mary's*

Northwestern State*

Coppin State*   / Mississippi Valley St*

 

* = Conference champion

Bold = Tournament Bid

 

League Winners (31)

America East - UMBC

A-10 - Temple

ACC - North Carolina

Atlantic Sun - Belmont

Big 12 - Texas

Big East - Pittsburgh

Big Sky - Portland State

Big South - Winthrop

Big Ten - Wisconsin

Big West - CS Fullerton

CAA - George Mason

Conference USA - Memphis

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Kent State

MEAC - Coppin State

MVC - Drake

MWC - UNLV

Northeast - Mount St Mary's

Ohio Valley - Austin Peay

Pac-10 - UCLA

Patriot - American

SEC - Arkansas

Southern - Davidson

Southland - Northwestern State

SWAC - Mississippi Valley State

Summit - Oral Roberts

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Boise State

WCC - San Diego

 

Last In:  Saint Joseph's, Illinois State, Villanova, Oregon

Last Out: Arizona State, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, New Mexico

 

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

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