January 14th Bracket

East Southwest Southeast West
1 Ohio St Kansas Syracuse Duke
2 Connecticut Villanova San Diego St Pitt
3 UCF Florida Illinois Michigan St
4 Notre Dame Louisville Purdue BYU
5 Texas A&M Temple Kentucky Georgetown
6 Wisconsin Missouri West Virginia Texas
7 Tennessee North Carolina St Johns Washington
8 Arizona Vanderbilt Boston College Cincinnati
9 Marquette Minnesota Kansas St Georgia
10 Oklahoma St UNLV Butler St Marys
11 Gonzaga California USC Old Dominion
12 Xavier/Virginia Tech Miami Missouri St Michigan/Rhode Island
13 Utah St Harvard Charleston Belmont
14 Iona Oakland Long Beach St Kent St
15 Morehead St Bucknell Wagner Florida Atlantic
16 Maine/Jackson St Morgan St/Winthrop Montana Sam Houston St
In The Mix In Today Out Today By Conference
Florida St Oklahoma St Washington St Big East – 11
Clemson Rhode Island Dayton Big Ten – 7
UCLA Big 12 – 6
Colorado ACC – 5
Valparaiso SEC – 5
Maryland Pac Ten – 4
UAB MWC – 3
Memphis A10 – 3
Cleveland St WCC – 2

 

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  1. #1 by Josh on January 14, 2011 - 8:43 AM

    how does UCF jump 2 seed lines from the 13th to the 14th without playing a game?

  2. #2 by chris on January 14, 2011 - 2:27 PM

    UCF and Mich. State-3 seeds; you’re joking, right?

    How about moving some teams up to a 3 that deserve it, like Texas A&M and BYU.

  3. #3 by GJE on January 14, 2011 - 10:24 PM

    @Josh: In this case, in yesterday’s bracket UCF was a true #4 seed that was moved down to a #5 to make room for some of the Big East and Big Ten teams. For today’s bracket, UCF is the last #3 seed, mainly because of Purdue’s loss last night.

    In general, teams can move up or down without playing since the rankings are based on factors that change every day, like Strength of Schedule, wins against Top 50 RPI teams, etc.

  4. #4 by GJE on January 14, 2011 - 10:34 PM

    @chris: I had to place BYU in the West since San Diego St was already in the SouthEast, and BYU must be placed in one of those 2 regions. With the large number of Big Ten teams, I had to put Michigan in as a #12 in the West, which means that Michigan St could not be a #4 in that region, so I switched Michigan St and BYU in the bracket.

    Looking at it now, I probably should have moved Purdue to a #3 seed in the West and moved Michigan St over to the SouthEast region.

  5. #5 by chris on January 15, 2011 - 2:11 PM

    You’re telling me that M State moved 3 full lines from a 6 to a 3 just because they win one at home? They have lost every game that means anything thus far, nothing they do makes me think they will turn things around from a one and done tourny team this year. I would make them a 6 or 7 til they can win a few away from home.

    As far as UCF goes, you are telling me that C USA is stronger then the MWC this year cause last I checked BYU had one loss and so does UCF. The MWC is ranked 4th this year (ahead of the SEC and ACC. UCF has a SOS of something like 257 sagarin rating so do us all a favor and move UCF and M State out to a 7 seed where they both belong until they EARN the elite 3 or better seed.

  6. #6 by chris on January 15, 2011 - 10:27 PM

    In fact, move everyone that was a 3 seed down (some way down) and move BYU, TX, Ky, and T A&M up to a 3.

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