Daily Bracketology: Villanova Moves Into the Field

    
March 13th, 2008

Another day, another daily Field of 65. This is a field based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." 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 Thursday's Movement: The big change today is that Villanova is now in the field after beating Syracuse (who is no longer even in the next four out). They replaced Ohio State, who is now first out.  Last in is Illinois State, who moved down due to some recent negative RPI changes (2 wins over Creighton no longer count as Top 50 wins). Also, I moved Arkansas up to a 9, switching places with South Alabama.. simply because on further review, that seems more appropriate. A lot of bubble teams are in action today so expect some more volatility tomorrow.

 

Also in the field for the first time is Mount St Mary's who beat Sacred Heart in the NEC title game. Yesterday I added the Early Bird Prediction: #3.. a predicted tourney based on today's bracketology (there's a UNC-UCLA final). Finally, sign up for our Bracket Contest and see if you can beat me in the final standings!

 

ONE

Memphis*

North Carolina

Tennessee*

UCLA*

 

TWO

Texas *

Kansas

Duke*

Georgetown*

 

THREE

Wisconsin*

Xavier*

Louisville

UCONN

 

FOUR

Stanford

Notre Dame

Purdue

Vanderbilt

 

FIVE

Drake*

Indiana

Butler*

Marquette

 

SIX

Michigan State

Washington State 

Gonzaga

BYU*

 

SEVEN

Clemson

Oklahoma 

Mississippi State

USC

 

EIGHT

Pittsburgh

West Virginia

Kansas State

UNLV 

 

NINE

Baylor

Davidson*

Miami (FL)

Arkansas

 

TEN

South Alabama

Saint Mary's 

Kent State*

Texas A&M

 

ELEVEN

Kentucky

Arizona

UMASS

New Mexico

 

TWELVE

Villanova

Arizona State

Illinois State

Western Kentucky*

 

THIRTEEN

George Mason*

San Diego*

Oral Roberts*

Cornell*

 

FOURTEEN

Boise State*

Siena*

Winthrop*

Belmont*

 

FIFTEEN

Stephen F. Austin*

UMBC*

CS Northridge*

Austin Peay*

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

American*

Mount St Mary's*

Portland State*

Morgan State* /Alabama State*

 

* = Conference champion

Bold = Tournament Bid

 

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 - Winthrop

Big Ten - Wisconsin

Big West - CS Northridge

CAA - George Mason

Conference USA - Memphis

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Kent State

MEAC - Morgan State

MVC - Drake

MWC - BYU

Northeast - Mount St Mary's

Ohio Valley - Austin Peay

Pac-10 - UCLA

Patriot - American

SEC - Tennessee

Southern - Davidson

Southland - Stephen F. Austin

SWAC - Alabama State

Summit - Oral Roberts

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WAC - Boise State

WCC - San Diego

 

Last In:  New Mexico, Illinois State, Ohio State, Arizona State

Last Out: Ohio State, Dayton, Oregon, Ole Miss

 

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

- I've added the Early Bird Prediction: #3.. a filled in tournament bracket based on current Bracketology!