Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bracketology 101's First Field of 65 - Nov. 14

Here is Bracketology 101's First Field of 65 for the 2009-2010 season:

Bracket Breakdown
Last Four In
Oregon State, Memphis, Boston College, Northwestern

Last Four Out
South Carolina, Seton Hall, Florida State, Wisconsin

Next Four Out
Arizona, Creighton, Richmond, UNLV


Conference Breakdown
Big East (8), ACC (7), Big Ten (7), Big XII (6), SEC (5), Pac-10 (4), A-10 (2), C-USA (2), MWC (2)

America East - Boston University

ACC - North Carolina, Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Clemson, Wake Forest, Boston College

Atlantic Sun - Jacksonville

A-10 - Dayton, Xavier

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

Big Sky - Weber State

Big South - Radford

Big Ten - Michigan State, Purdue, Ohio State, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Northwestern

Big XII - Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M

Big West - Long Beach State

Colonial - Old Dominion

Conference USA - Tulsa, Memphis

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Akron

MEAC - Morgan State

MVC - Northern Iowa

MWC - BYU, San Diego State

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Murray State

Pac-10 - Washington, California, UCLA, Oregon State

Patriot - Holy Cross

SEC - Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Mississippi

Southern - Charleston

Southland - Sam Houston State

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - Western Kentucky

SWAC - Jackson State

WAC - Utah State

WCC - Gonzaga


The Seeds
The 1s
Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, Texas

The 2s
North Carolina, West Virginia, Purdue, Villanova

The 3s
Duke, Washington, Butler, Tennessee

The 4s
Connecticut, California, Mississippi State, Ohio State

The 5s
Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Michigan

The 6s
Dayton, Clemson, Louisville, Maryland

The 7s
Siena, Kansas State, Minnesota, Illinois

The 8s
Syracuse, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Gonzaga

The 9s
BYU, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, UCLA

The 10s
Xavier, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Northern Iowa

The 11s
San Diego State, Mississippi, Oregon State, Memphis

The 12s
Cincinnati, Boston College, Northwestern, Western Kentucky

The 13s
Old Dominion, Akron, Utah State, Charleston

The 14s
Long Beach State, Holy Cross, Oakland, Cornell

The 15s
Weber State, Jacksonville, Murray State, Sam Houston State

The 16s
Boston University, Morgan State, Radford, Robert Morris (Play-In Game), Jackson State (Play-In Game)

The Bracket
(Bracket courtesy Matt Reeves)

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Bracketology 101's Preseason Final Four

Here are Bracketology 101's preseason Final Four picks:

Final Four
Michigan State
West Virginia

National Championship
Kansas over Kentucky

Sunday, November 08, 2009

We're Back...Almost

The 2009-2010 college basketball season officially tips off this week - and so does a new season at Bracketology 101.

Over the next five months - just as we have for the last six years on this site - we will bring you our projections, insight, and opinions on all things bracket-related. As always, our focus will remain on our weekly bracket, but we will supplement the bracket with daily Games To Watch, polls, mailbags, tweets, podcasts, and more.

Our first orders of business are our conference champion picks and our first Field of 65, all of which will be posted later this week. Our preseason Final Four and national championship picks will also be posted. Check back later this week for our first posts of the new season.

Chris & Craig
Bracketology 101