Monday, January 24, 2005

Bracketology 101's Field of 65 - Jan. 24

Here are Chris and Craig's Bracketology selections for Jan. 24:

Week In Review
The PAC-10 was tough this week. Stanford has been on a roll, while Oregon, UCLA, and ASU have all been stumbling. ASU gets in ahead of the other 3 because of their wins over Vandy, Temple, and Santa Clara out of conference and they have won at both Oregon and Stanford in conference. Oregon has the strongest RPI and no bad losses and although Stanford had some bad out of conference losses early in the season they have won four in a row including a win against Arizona and at UCLA. UCLA has the worst RPI out of the 4 and has lost its last 3 games which overshadows their previous wins over Oregon, Washington, and ASU.

Some may still think that UCLA deserves a bid over GW or Temple. Temple gets the automatic bid out of the A-10 since they will probably only lose 2 or 3 games in conference since they have already won at Xavier and UMass and have an easy schedule from here on out. GW still deserves an at-large bid because of their out of conference wins against Michigan State and Maryland. Minnesota and UAB have yet to beat anyone so they don't deserve a bid and Indiana still has some work to do to make up for their poor start.

We welcome your comments and questions.

Conference Breakdown: Big East (7), ACC (6), Big XII (6), PAC-10 (5), C-USA (5), Big Ten (4), SEC (4), A-10 (2), MVC (2), WAC (2), WCC (2).

Last Four In
George Washington, Oregon, Texas A&M, Stanford

Last Four Out
UCLA, Minnesota, UAB, Indiana

The Field Of 65

America East
Vermont

A-10
Temple, George Washington

ACC
North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Miami, Maryland

Atlantic Sun
Mercer

Big 12
Oklahoma St., Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech

Big East
Syracuse, Boston College, Pitt, UConn, Notre Dame, Villanova, Georgetown

Big Sky
Portland State

Big South
Winthrop

Big Ten
Illinois, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Iowa

Big West
Pacific

Colonial
Old Dominion

C-USA
Cincinnati, Marquette, Louisville, Charlotte, DePaul

Horizon
Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Ivy
Princeton

MAAC
Fairfield

MCC
UMKC

MAC
Western Michigan

MEAC
Norfolk State

MVC
Southern Ill., Wichita State

MWC
Utah

Northeast
Monmouth

Ohio Valley
Samford

PAC-10
Washington, Arizona, Oregon, Arizona State, Stanford

Patriot
Bucknell

SEC
Kentucky, Miss. St., Alabama, Florida

Southern
Davidson

Southland
SE Louisiana

SWAC
Southern

Sun Belt
Ark.-Little Rock

WCC
Gonzaga, St. Mary's

WAC
UTEP, Nevada

*Note - In the conferences where mulitple bids were given the first place team was given the automatic bid. In the case of a tie, overall record was the tie-breaker.

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Anonymous said...

Where are the seeding projections?