Sunday, November 27, 2005

Bracketology 101's "Field of 65" - Nov. 28th

Here is Chris and Craig's latest field:

Last Four In
Hawaii, Akron, UAB, San Diego State

Last Four Out
Cincinnati, North Carolina, Michigan, Colorado State

Conference Breakdown
Big East (7), Big Ten (6), SEC (6), ACC (5), Big 12 (5), PAC-10 (5), C-USA (2), MVC (2), MWC (2), WAC (2), MAC (2), A-10 (2)

America East - Boston University

ACC - Duke, Boston College, N.C. State, Wake Forest, Maryland

Atlantic Sun - Gardner-Webb

A-10 - George Washington, Temple

Big East - UConn, Villanova, Louisville, Syracuse, West Virginia, Georgetown, Notre Dame

Big Sky - Montana

Big South - Winthrop

Big Ten - Illinois, Michigan State, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio State

Big 12 - Texas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Kansas

Big West - CSU Fullerton

Colonial - Old Dominion

C-USA - Memphis, UAB

Horizon - Wisc.-Milwaukee

Ivy - Penn

Metro Atlantic - Iona

MAC - Ohio, Akron

MCC - Oral Roberts

MEAC - Hampton

MVC - Northern Iowa, Creighton

MWC - UNLV, San Diego State

Northeast - Fairleigh Dickinson

Ohio Valley - Murray State

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

Patriot - Bucknell

SEC - Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Arkansas

Southern - Davidson

Southland - Sam Houston State

SWAC - Alabama A&M

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

WCC - Gonzaga

WAC - Nevada, Hawaii

The Seeds

The 1s
Duke, UConn, Texas, Oklahoma

The 2s
Villanova, Gonzaga, Louisville, Memphis

The 3s
Boston College, Florida, Michigan State, Illinois

The 4s

Iowa, Kentucky, Arizona, Maryland

The 5s

Alabama, Washington, UCLA, N.C. State

The 6s

Indiana, Nevada, Wake Forest, LSU

The 7s

GW, Wisconsin, Northern Iowa, Stanford

The 8s

Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Ohio State, Syracuse

The 9s

West Virginia, Ohio, Oklahoma State, Oregon

The 10s

Texas Tech, Kansas, Georgetown, UNLV

The 11s

Bucknell, Notre Dame, Creighton, Temple

The 12s

Old Dominion, Hawaii, Akron, UAB

The 13s

San Diego State, Winthrop, Penn, Western Kentucky

The 14s

CSU-Fullerton, Iona, Wisc. Milwaukee, Oral Roberts

The 15s

Davidson, Boston University, Gardner-Webb, Murray State

The 16s
Montana, Sam Houston State, Hampton, Fairleigh Dickinson, Alabama A&M

The Bracket

This Week's Bracket

Bracket courtesy Matt Reeves.

Questions? Comments? E-mail Chris and Craig at

Friday, November 25, 2005

Bracketology 101's Top 10 Mid-Majors

This is the first in a new weekly series at Bracketology 101. Each Friday throughout the college basketball season, we will pick a topic and come up with a "Top 10" list that ranks the best players, teams, conferences, fans, home courts...and more. Point totals will be comprised of votes from Chris and Craig, as well as from the newest member to the Bracketology 101 family, Jason "Pecker" Polayes. Pecker is a college basketball fan and aspiring bracketologist, but he is best known for his role as manager of the Univeristy of Connecticut men's basketball team. To contact Pecker, or to ask him to clean up a puddle of sweat or to do your laundry, you can e-mail him at

This week's Top 10 ranks the best mid-major teams in the country. All teams not in the "Big 6" conferences were considered. The list takes into account games already played this season, as well as where we think teams will be at the end of the year. As always, we welcome your comments, and we invite our readers to post their own list. Enjoy...

Top 10 Mid-Majors
Teams were ranked on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scale by the three voters. First place votes are in parentheses.
1. Gonzaga 29 (2)
2. Memphis 28 (1)
3. Northern Iowa 18
4. Nevada 17
4(tie). Bucknell 17
4 (tie). George Washington 17
7. Ohio 16
8. Old Dominion 12
9. Wisconsin-Milwaukee 5
10. Creighton 2
10 (tie). UNLV 2
10 (tie). Winthrop 2
Also receiving consideration: CS-Fullerton, Denver, Murray State

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Bracketology 101's First "Field of 65"

Here are Chris and Craig's long-awaited first "Field of 65" for the 2005-2006 season:

Last Four In
Southern Illinois, Akron, UNLV, Temple

Last Four Out
Michigan, North Carolina, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt

Conference Breakdown
Big East (7), ACC (6), Big Ten (6), Big XII (5), SEC (5), PAC-10 (5), MVC (3), C-USA (2), A-10 (2), MAC (2), MWC (2).

The Seeds

The 1s
Duke, Connecticut, Texas, Michigan State

The 2s
Oklahoma, Villanova, Arizona, Kentucky

The 3s
Stanford, Gonzaga, Louisville, Boston College

The 4s
Illinois, Wake Forest, Memphis, West Virginia

The 5s
Syracuse, UCLA, Alabama, Indiana

The 6s
Maryland, George Washington, Iowa, Kansas

The 7s
Northern Iowa, Florida, N.C. State, Nevada

The 8s
LSU, Washington, Texas Tech, Wisconsin

The 9s
Arkansas, Ohio, Georgetown, Iowa State

The 10s
Miami (Fla.), San Diego State, California, Creighton

The 11s
Old Dominion, Houston, Notre Dame, Ohio State

The 12s
Temple, Southern Illinois, UNLV, Akron

The 13s
Penn, Illinois-Chicago, Western Kentucky, Bucknell

The 14s
Winthrop, Boston University, Manhattan, Davidson

The 15s
Murray State, Oral Roberts, East Tennessee State, Cal-State Fullerton

The 16s
Alabama A&M, Hampton, Fairleigh Dickinson, Montana, Northwestern State

Questions? Comments? E-mail Chris and Craig at

Coming Tomorrow To Bracketology 101

On Wednesday, Bracketology 101 will unveil its first "Field of 65" of the season. Now that the real games have started, and pre-season tournaments are underway, it's time to start thinking about who's in, who's out, and who's on the bubble (yes, the bubble exists even in late November).

A complete field, along with seeds, will be posted tomorrow.

Until then, enjoy the games.

Chris & Craig